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2011-2013: Acting Beginnings

Park Bo Gum made his acting debut on the big screen in the 2011 thriller film Blind, it was a supporting role, he portrayed a character named Dong Hyun, who was the protagonists younger brother. A year later in 2012, he appeared in a short role in the action comedy film Runway Cop, he portrayed the younger version of the protagonist, an over zealot overweith police detective who goes undercover as a fashion model to catch a suspect. In that same year he appeared in a short role for a couple of episodes in the period drama Bridal Mask.

Things would change in 2013 when Park Bo Gum appeared in his first major role in SBS' comedy-drama Wonderful Mama, the drama was a hit with critics and audiences alike, he portrayed the role of Go Young Joon, a playboy high-school student.

2014-2015: Breakthrough and Nationwide Recognition

In 2014, Park Bo Gum appeared as the younger teenage version of the lead character in the KBS2'S melodrama Wonderful Days, the drama was a huge success by critics and audiences, and Park Bo Gum was nominated for a few acting accolades for his performance in the drama series. He then starred as a very talented cellist in the KBS2'S romance comedy Nae Il's Cantabile, unfortunately, the drama received low viewership ratings and critics were not kind in their reviews for the drama series, they criticized the drama's weak narrative development and poor pacing. Although, Park Bo Gum received a bit of praise and was also nominated for his performance in the drama series.

In the span of the same year he appeared in a couple of films that were huge box office successes, the first was the action thriller film A Hard Day, it was a supporting role where he portrayed the character Officer Lee Jin Ho, the movie was screened at the Cannes Film Festival were it was acclaimed by film critics, and the second one was the naval war film The Admiral: Roaring Currents, the movie quickly became the highest grossing South Korean film of all time, the film received rave reviews from film critics and Park Bo Gum's performance was singlehandedly pick upon by critics for praise.

In 2015, Park Bo Gum decided to take his most challenging role to date, in his small screen comeback in the KBS2'S police procedural mystery I Remember You, even though the drama did not enjoy high viewership ratings audiences and critics alike were unanimous in their praise of Park Bo Gum's performance. Park Bo Gum was nominated and won a couple of acting awards at the 29th KBS Drama Awards. He starred on the big screen in the action thriller Coin Locker Girl, a film adaptation of the Japanese novel Coin Locker Babies by author Ryu Murakami. The film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and it enjoyed critical acclaim, in South Korea, the film was a huge success with audiences, critics were also giving praises to the film as a whole and they complimented Park Bo Gum's sensitive performance.

He then starred in tvN's Reply 1988, Park Bo Gum portrayed the role of Choi Taek, a genius go player who struggles into his everyday life. The drama was a critical darling and a huge success with audiences, Park Bo Gun was nominated and even won a few acting accolades for his performance in the drama series. he gained because of his role in the drama series, even more, recognition nationwide and he was considered as a new emerging artist of the South Korean wave.

2016-: Mainstream Recognition

He had a few guest stints on several variety shows and even appeared as a host on a few programs. In 2016, he starred with co-star Kim Yoo Jung in KBS2'S historical drama Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, the drama was a huge success nationwide and in other Asian countries as well, landing Park Bo Gum as a recognizable star of the Hallyu wave. In the drama series Park Bo Gum portrayed the role of Crown Prince Lee Yong who would later become a revered monarch. Once again Park Bo Gum was nominated and won several acting accolades.

Because of the drama series, huge success Park Bo Gum embarked on his very first Asia-wide fan meeting tour, he visited over eight cities in the Asian continent and meet more than 30,000 fans in the process. He decided to take a break from acting after finishing his role on Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, as of 2018 he is slated to return to the small screen on tvN's melodrama Encounter alongside co-star Song Hye Kyo, the drama is scheduled to air November 28.