Jun 2016 VOL.62


  • 10 SCENE STEALERS④-CHO Jin-woong
  • by HWANG Hee-yeon, KIM Hyung-seok / 10.17.2014
  • Expressing with Subtle Glances

    There are actors who remain long in the memory despite only appearing in a few scenes. These are the scene stealers. Among the large pool of actors in film, these have reached a certain distinction. Here is a list of ten big scene stealers in the Korean film industry.
    Using his father's name, CHO broke into theater and has lived by that name. His name literally means ‘thunder’ and ‘man’. He claims to like the name and his appearance suits the image of a man as powerful as thunder. With a sturdy frame and tight lips, he can tell a lot of stories without much movement. When performing an action scene, he focuses more on details rather than overacting. Instead of frowning or laughing, he can just twitch his lips to express his message. He is a blue chip in the Korean film industry. In 2014, he clearly carved out his image as a bad guy in viewers’ minds in A Hard Day, Roaring Currents and KUNDO: Age of the Rampant. Acting fiercely but moderately, CHO Jin-woong is definitely a representation of a strong man.
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