Yoo Ji-tae is a South Korean actor, film director, and screenwriter. After a stint as a fashion model, Yoo launched his acting career in 1998 and then rose to fame through the films Attack the Gas Station (1999) and Ditto (2000).
Yoo made his directorial debut with the feature film Mai Ratima in 2012, basing the story on a description he had written when he was still in college 15 years prior.
It depicts the improbable love connection that develops between a Korean guy in his 30s who is living on the lowest rung of society and a mail-order bride from Thailand who is in her 20s.
On January 26, 2012, filming got underway in the Gyeonggi Province, and on October 5, 2012, the film had its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival.
Yoo has stated that he intends to continue producing or directing films that are centered on significant social concerns since he is interested in the predicament of those who are less wealthy.
The 2013 Deauville Asian Film Festival awarded the Jury Prize to Mai Ratima for her film.
After that, he appeared in the suspense film Human Trust alongside Kichi Sato and Vincent Gallo, which was directed by Junji Sakamoto in 2013.
Yoo rehearsed singing for four hours every day for more than a year in preparation for his role as Bae Jae-chul, an internationally recognized tenor who loses his voice as a result of thyroid cancer, in the biopic The Tenor – Lirico Spinto. In addition, Yoo took private English and Japanese classes.
Yoo Ji-tae Net Worth 2022
Yoo Ji-tae has an estimated net worth of $275 million as of 2022. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, and lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics.