Song Kang-ho is a South Korean actor who made his debut as a movie actor in The Day a Pig Fell into the Well in 1996, and came to national prominence with a series of critically acclaimed performances, including No. 3, Joint Security Area, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Memories of Murder, The Host, and A Taxi Driver. Song rose to international prominence for his performances in Snowpiercer (2013) and Parasite (2019), the latter of which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2020, The New York Times ranked him #6 on its list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century. Also, he was named Gallup Korea's Film Actor of the Year four times (2013, 2017, 2019 and 2020).