Lee Jung-jae

  • Golden Globe Awards

Nominee Profile 2022: Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game”

If, in real life, the global pandemic of the last two years has served to highlight the interconnectedness of the modern world, and how our fates are to some degree all inextricably linked, it has also proven, once and for all, the universality of a compellingly told story, no matter the language. For evidence, look no further than Netflix’s Squid Game, a South Korean survival drama about a group of desperate people, all saddled with deep financial debts, who are recruited from a cross-section of society to play against one another in a series of recreated children’s games with life-or-death stakes.