Jung Woo-sung Wins at Asian Film Awards

March 25, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Posted in Movies, Stars | 3 Comments
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Top Korean movie star Jung Woo-sung won best supporting actor’s award at the third Asian Film Awards for his role in kimchi-western “The Good, the Bad, the Weird.” Directed by Kim Ji-woon, the star-studded blockbuster was the highest grossing film in Korea last year. The film received eight nominations at the Asian Film Awards – best film, best director, best actor (Song Kang-ho), best supporting actors (Lee Byung-heon, Jung Woo-sung), cinematography, visual effects and best composer. Na Hong-jin’s thriller hit “The Chaser” followed with three of its own nominations, but the film failed to win any. Another Korean film “Rough Cut,” directed by Jang Hoon and starring So Ji-seop, also came away empty, but its star So did garner international attention by being nominated in the category of best newcomer.

In the meantime, Japanese films swept top honors at the Asian Film Awards, winning best film for “Tokyo Sonata,” best director for Hirokazu Koreeda of “Still Walking,” and best actor for Masahiro Motoki of “Departures.”

Source: KBS World

Actor Jung Woo-sung Launches Men’s Cosmetics Line

January 13, 2009 at 8:44 pm | Posted in Stars | 2 Comments
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Words alone do not do Jung Woo-sung justice. His brand of manly beauty includes a tall, well-proportioned body, crystal-clear skin, and clean-cut features seemingly created by a meticulous sculptor.

The man of beauty recently started business in men’s cosmetics. He has long been interested in beautification, as his appearance suggests. When asked what his motivation as a businessman was, he said, “I was always interested in the cosmetics field because I am someone whose beauty is consistently evaluated. I also wanted to share my tips on how to maintain good skin with men who are negligent of skincare. I know I don’t have special knowledge in this field, but I took the courage to do what I like.”

He has always determined his life’s direction and even dropped out of high school to be an actor. His new challenge as a businessman also demonstrates his determination.

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Jung Woo-sung First Asian Actor to Star in American TV Drama

December 30, 2008 at 5:22 pm | Posted in Stars, Television | Leave a comment
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Actor Chung Woo-sung will become the first Asian actor to star in a U.S. TV drama.

A drama production industry insider said SSD, the domestic producer of the TV drama “City Hunter,” which will star Chung, has signed a contract with the U.S. drama production firm Fox TV Studios for joint investment, production and distribution.

FTVS is a subsidiary of the large U.S. media group News Corporation, which owns 20th Century Fox, Wall Street Journal and New York Post. FTVS has also produced the popular TV shows “Burn Notice” and “The Shield.”

SSD’s partnership with FTVS will result in the production of “City Hunter” as a U.S. TV show. The show will consist of several seasons. All 13 episodes of season one will be written in English and will be distributed worldwide.

The show will star many famous Hollywood actors. The majority of the scenes will be filmed in Seoul and Tokyo. Filming will begin early next year.

It has yet to be decided which channel the show will be broadcast in the United States. If FTVS distributes the show on Fox TV, one of the subsidiaries of the News Corporation, all American viewers will be able to see Chung Woo-sung.

“City Hunter” is based on the same-titled popular cartoon by Japanese writer Tsukasa Hojo. SSD, which invested in and distributed “Taewangsasingi,” holds the copyright. The cartoon is about private detective Ryo Saeba, who confronts the evil.

Source: KBS Global
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Jung Woo-sung to Receive ‘Achievement in Acting Award’ in Hawaii

September 24, 2008 at 11:02 am | Posted in Events, Stars | Leave a comment
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Famous actor Jung Woo-sung will receive the ‘Achievement in Acting Award’ at the 2008 Hawaii International Film Festival, to be held from October 9 to 19. According to Sidus HQ, Jung’s management agency, and the film festival headquarters, Jung will receive the coveted award which is given out to one actor for his or her outstanding performance every year. The headquarters also plans to introduce “The Good, the Bad, the Weird,” the latest film featuring the popular actor.

The Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival was established in 1981 and is one of the leading international film festivals in the Oceania and Pacific regions. In 2006, film director Bong Jun-ho received the “Audience Choice Award” for his film “The Host” and last year, director Kwang Kyung-taek received the “Audience Choice Award” and “Best Director Award” for “A Love.”

Jung plans to attend the award ceremony and meet with the local audience and movie industry personnel.

Source: KBS GLOBAL
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