Friday, December 30, 2011

Won Bin Becomes ‘Actor of the Year’ for Two Consecutive Years

Gallup Korea conducted a survey to select the “Actor of the Year,” and Won Bin has been chosen as the best actor for two years in a row. Gallup Korea said on December 22 that they had conducted a survey with 1,728 respondents from both men and women aged 13 or older across the nation from November 18 until December 6 to ask the best movie star of the year, and Won Bin obtained 11.3 percent of the votes. Gallup Korea let the respondents select two actors and counted the total votes.

Won Bin obtained explosive popularity with his appearance in the movie “The Man From Nowhere” last year, and he received the greatest support again even though he did not appear in any movie this year. Actor Park Hae Il, who appeared in the movie “Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon,” has been ranked second by obtaining 9.5 percent of the votes. According to the Gallup’s analysis, the handsome actor Won Bin received great support from teenagers (24.3%) and the twenty-somethings (18.4%), and the actor Park Hae Il with a friendly image obtained great support from the thirty-somethings (17.7%) and the forty-somethings (10.6%). Actor Jang Dong Gun, who was listed second, dropped to third, but he is the only actor who has been included in the top five for four consecutive years. Actress Kim Ha Neul, who played the role of a blind woman in the movie “Blind,” ranked in fourth place by obtaining 8.2 percent of the votes, and the actor Kong Yoo, who presented excellent acting in “Crucible,” ranked in fifth place by obtaining 5.8 percent of the votes.

In addition, Lee Byong Hun (4.8%), Song Kang Ho (4.8%), Ha Ji Won (3.1%), Ahn Sung Ki (3.0%), and Han Seok Kyu (3.0%) were included on the top ten. Actor Han Seok Kyu has not appeared in a movie this year, but he seemed to regain his image as a successful actor by his appearance in the SBS drama “Deep Rooted Tree” that has been obtaining huge popularity. Actors such as Won Bin (2010), Lee Byong Hun (2009), Song Kang Ho (2008), and Jeon Do Yeon (2007) have been named as “Actor of the Year” of Gallup Korea up to now.

source: KBS Global

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Upcoming Korean movie "Never Ending Story"

Starring: Um Tae-woong, Jung Ryu Won, Yoo Seon, Park Ki-woong, Park Sung Kwang

Directed by Jung Yong joo


Synopsis :

Dong-Joo (Uhm Tae-Woong) is a quite guy and a romanticist. Throughout his whole life he hasn't worked very much. Dong-Joo live's with his younger sibling and only plan seems to win the lottery. One day, Dong-Joo is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Song-Kyung (Jung Ryeo-Won) is a 28-year-old bank teller. She meticulously has a plan for everything. One day, she is suddenly she is diagnosed with a terminal illness. After that, Song-Kyung makes changes in her plans and prepares for her own funeral.

Dong-Joo then meets Song-Kyung who seems to be a polar opposite from him. Dong-Joo starts to plan out the rest of his life. Song-Kyung takes Dong-Joo out on a date.

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This movie will be released on January 19, 2012.