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Monday, January 20, 2014

Jang Geun Suk declares 'Pretty Man' as the last rom com of his life


Article: Jang Geun Suk "Pretty Man will be the last rom com of my life"

Source:
Star News via Naver

1. [+456, -35] That's why you haven't improved but rather gone backwards. Next time, pick a project reliant on your acting skills, not your looks. It's not even that you're bad at acting, why do you always only pick dramas or movies of that genre?

2. [+407, -34] I miss Yoo Seung Ho...

3. [+407, -69] "I was afraid of nicknames like the nation's dongseng or the nation's brother. I didn't want to limit myself to an image like that." Since when was he the nation's anything?

4. [+287, -11] I do want to seeother images from him

5. [+82, -6] You're not supposed to throw around words like last so easily. You'll look like a liar if that isn't true later.

6. [+77, -15] He doesn't want to be safe? Look at the characters he's been chosing. All of them guarantee safety through Japanese ajummas.

7. [+70, -8] He should've gone with a historical drama... His image actually matches it but he always goes for the pretty boy rom com roles.

8. [+55, -12] He's still a tryhard... Why even say it's his last? Should've just said that he doesn't regret his rom com roles but that he'll try harder to add more variety... He still has a long way to go.

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123 comments:

  1. Mercury & PerfectionJanuary 20, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    FINALLY, He has SO MUCH TALENT!! He can finally show his damn potential!

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  2. 3. [+407, -69] "I was afraid of nicknames like the nation's dongseng or the nation's brother. I didn't want to limit myself to an image like that." Since when was he the nation's anything?



    "Icon of Failure"

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  3. Am I the only one who thinks that he picked the same role after YAB and did terrible bad?

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  4. Is he the one picking this kind of drama or is it because producers call him only for this ?

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  5. Still laughing at the fact he calls himself Asia's Prince... so modest.

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  6. Actually when I watched Love Rain I thought he was an amazing actor. But when I knew about Pretty Man was like... seriously???

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  7. He has finally opened his eyes to reality, pretty boy characters ain't really his thing

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  8. Just don't grow your hair again

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  9. His pretty boy roles has been his image through the years and all of us are sick of it. I hope he'd get offers far from those roles

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  10. 2. [+407, -34] I miss Yoo Seung Ho...

    me too...

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  11. His acting skills are fantastic. He just chose to typecast himself as a "pretty boy" based on the roles he picked.


    Guess he's woken up from his "Asian's Prince" coma

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  12. i thought korean like him...........????

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  13. Everyone knows Lee Kwang Soo is Asia's Prince.

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  14. he's not even pretty

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  15. Dominique (도미니크)January 20, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Please YES! I want to see you play other roles! Like an evil antagonist or something! He always has that girlish pretty boy role!

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  16. [+407, -34] I miss Yoo Seung Ho...

    this is so random...?lol but i do too :))

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  17. Maybe... he's coming out

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  18. I always though the had talent but damz, he wasted all that shit for a long time.


    Get back to serious shit mate.

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  19. "Next time, pick a project reliant on your acting skills, not your looks" what looks tho....

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  20. is jgs the only kactor that gets hate from knetizens

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  21. they did? once upon a time?

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  22. "He should've gone with a historical drama"
    I agree, he was good in Hong Gildong as a prince.

    p.s. Pretty Man was such a waste. Idek, the ending felt rushed.

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  23. Used to think he's someone with so much potential. Started early, peaked early (circa 2008) and never thought he'd be at this point just 5 years later. Would be interesting to see his next work then

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  24. lol am i the only one here who actually liked Pretty Man? x''D its basically a live action " otome game " so i enjoyed it A LOT

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  25. If he picks one good role and acts well in it I really think he could be greatly praised for it so good luck to him, I hope he sticks to his word for his sake.

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  26. i guess "Asia Prince Jang Geun Suk" has finally realized how bad his roles have been lately

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  27. 8. [+55, -12] He's still a tryhard... Why even say it's his last? Should've just said that he doesn't regret his rom com roles but that he'll try harder to add more variety... He still has a long way to go.

    agree with this

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  28. Very true. The only drama I liked him in was Hong Gil Dong.

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  29. JGS = one trick pony.

    He should have done different acting roles a long time ago, instead of doing pretty much the same shit over and over again. That is why people have a hard time viewing him as a credible actor...

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  30. Try and action drama

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  31. The challenge is now to undo the typecasting. It is hard to take on different roles and have people see you different. I feel like he is too late to escape the image he has built now. However, maybe he'll get lucky and get a role and show of the skills. I did love him in Hong Gil Dong. However, I hope he speaks more humbly...still can't get over the "Asia's Prince" label.

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  32. Don't go back on your word now....

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  33. junsu_is_my_religionJanuary 20, 2014 at 8:48 PM

    #1 comment is somehow true its not like he lacks acting skills but if he keeps choosing same kind of prohect over and over he may lise it
    Please choose something different next time

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  34. Yes.


    I was really like his Betthoven Virus's era hair.

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  35. 3. [+407, -69] "I was afraid of nicknames like the nation's dongseng or the nation's brother. I didn't want to limit myself to an image like that." Since when was he the nation's anything?



    actually i think he could have been something like that if he'd stayed how he was in 2008.

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  36. doremifasolatido era--- thought he was the cutest there

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  37. i don't even feel sorry for him. he believed his own hype.

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  38. have you even looked at his filmography? he's played quite a few diverse roles. it's just been since "you're beautiful" that he's limited himself to rom coms.

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  39. Brings me back memories tbh

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  40. I'm happy he's realizing that those types of roles won't give him success all the time. I hope he doesn't completely write off RomCom. He's actually a great actor and he needs to go back to his roots, he was good prior to his role You're Beautiful, and then everything after that was a RomCom cause he wanted to keep that image. He needs to stop thinking about his image so much and focus on a character he really likes or wants to play, or a story that caught his interest. I hope he learns from this and chooses more diverse roles, but not completely write off RomCom.

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  41. I can't comment much on this because I've only seen Love Rain.....

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  42. it's a bit rude to say, he seems ungrateful to Pretty Man's director, staff and actors here. Sure the drama had poor ratings but when he signed for it he must have been happy at that time.

    "Should've just said that he doesn't regret his rom com roles but that he'll try harder to add more variety... He still has a long way to go."



    agree.

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  43. actually his still not to late, because people know he can act and his still in his 20s. Producers/writers also know that is why they wanted him from Empress K all it takes is for him to WANT TO CHALLENGE HIMSELF as an actor again. Which i think is what he wants to do now

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  44. You're missing out a lot, kid

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  45. He's been a one trick pony the past 3 years or so, but his overall filmography is very diverse, TBH. Much more diverse than a lot of other young actors his age.

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  46. at least he's self-aware... or he's getting there maybe

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  47. Agree with #1
    His acting is great but i think after YAB with a great success he start to stuck with pretty boy role...
    I miss him on bethoven virus, doremifasolatido and baby&me..
    Try to get another role and character, jks!

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  48. Yes! I hope he gets back to his 2008 mindset. Get back to being in good dramas and movies. Show people once again that he is actually a good actor apart from all the cray celeb antics he's been doing.

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  49. Have you been living under a rock?

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  50. "I was afraid of nicknames like the nation's dongseng or the nation's brother. I didn't want to limit myself to an image like that."



    He's so full of himself omg, if anything you're the nation's stale actor

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  51. well this is the same guy who said "love rain burned me". I expected he'd say the same about Pretty Man

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  52. I heard Hong Gil Dong is a very nice drama with a good OST.

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  53. THANK GOD HE'S SEEN THE LIGHT \O/ the only part of JGS that i liked in pretty man was at the end when he was crying and acting out a serious scene, everything else was unbearable to watch tbh

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  54. "I was afraid of nicknames like the nation's dongseng or the nation's brother. I didn't want to limit myself to an image like that."

    He's so full of himself lol, if anything he's the nation's stale actor.
    He didn't want to limit yourself to a "nation's ___" image, but instead limited himself to playing the same character in every drama of his ? Good job

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  55. so he's been reading netizen's comments hohohohooho

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  56. 3. [+407, -69] "I was afraid of nicknames like the nation's dongseng or the nation's brother. I didn't want to limit myself to an image like that." Since when was he the nation's anything?



    He never said he was a nation's something. Those nation titles need to go.

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  57. He's handsome, but I wouldn't necessarily call him "pretty".

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  58. nope. Not even close. Let me introduce you to one of the craziest members of Running Man.

    http://31.media.tumblr.com/bbd2791a8c3c092f222952124a2c2ee7/tumblr_mq6cicKAds1sbrtvno1_250.gif

    http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrf37zRIzf1qfhoylo1_500.gif

    http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqk8rv6YT01qk2u4ao2_500.gif

    http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsd2mxOISt1qia0fb.gif



    You're welcome.

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  59. "... 'Pretty man' as the last rom com of his life" LOL you should have done that earlier

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  60. Move aside for the real prince: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqobpkybV01qdcel5o1_500.gif

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  61. 2. [+407, -34] I miss Yoo Seung Ho...

    I love this random comment. Seung Ho is my favorite actor.

    So is Jang Geun Suk going to do more Beethoven Virus-type dramas?

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  62. Even then... he is missing the nation title...

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  63. I think he thought that because he was a pretty boy, he should only act accordingly... but he could do better!

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  64. He's a capable actor and his filmography before "You're Beautiful" was diverse. His Hwang Jini days were the best for me.

    Pretty Man wasn't his worst work (I save that title for "Mary Stayed Out All Night") but it didn't challenge him at all and the premise of him having to seduce a bunch of women isn't really ahjumma/public friendly. I really hope he chooses his next project very carefully.

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  65. 3. [+407, -69] "I was afraid of nicknames like the nation's dongseng or
    the nation's brother. I didn't want to limit myself to an image like
    that." Since when was he the nation's anything?


    LOL. Did he actually say that? Man the ego.

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  66. Yeah, next time pick something more challenging instead of doing something safe and boring!

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  67. Yep. He's more ambitious, instead of just a nation he wants a continent. He calls himself Asia Prince.

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  68. he should stopped after You're Beautiful.. i would love to see him doing sageuk again.. he was great in Hwang Jini and Hong Gil Dong

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  69. He's really good in Beethoven virus

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  70. I agree. Lee Kwang Soo had stealed that titles from Jang Geun Seek. LOL

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  71. After Love Rain: "I was burned by Love Rain"
    After Pretty Man: "Pretty Man will be my last Rom Com"

    AAwwwww so humble...

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  72. He is good actor. I miss him.

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  73. He was very handsome. Oh my gosh.

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  74. 2. [+407, -34] I miss Yoo Seung Ho...

    Not relate, but i agree, i miss him too.

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  75. Yes the new nickname. LOL

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  76. I don't know why JGS gets hated? He is vain, but there is many vain people in K-pop: Gyuri, Sooyoung, Jessica, Sulli, Krystal, Siwon and many others who think they are the best God has created.
    Love Rain burned him? did he lied? I don't think so. Love Rain was a mess because the writer and the director never did something to make the script or the direction of the drama better.
    Because he likes to do rom com dramas? are we going to hate the actors that only do action movies, too?
    IMO he only gets hated because people likes to hate whether they have a reason or not.

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  77. how come end up like this?

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  78. I would LOVE to see him in a melodrama. Heart wrenching and intense please.

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  79. it was fine for a while but he should have realized he isn't going to be pretty forever. most actors are afraid of getting stuck in an image but it seems like he didn't want to let it go.

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  80. It's the Japanese who like him... I think...

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  81. He doesn't want the nation title. He wants a whole continent...'Asia prince' :P

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  82. Hwangjini was the best I've seen him. not sure if it's because of the story itself is good or ha ji won was in it too, but it was the best.

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  83. I really liked him on Betthoven Virus, that drama was amazing... the actors, the music, everything was good.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq18IhDeAwQ

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  84. IKR?! I want this hair back:

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ImjhTHw1KBo/Tox1XL8jasI/AAAAAAAAAao/t72Vowx9tyc/s1600/6.jpg

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JX3qZWaJZsQ/Tox1TJHbdqI/AAAAAAAAAaY/S-bO-razUIE/s1600/2.jpg

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  85. JGS shouldn't throw words around like that hastily he's obviously going to do more rom coms later down in his career but he just needs more variety. There is nothing wrong with rom coms, you just shouldn't overkill one genre type.

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  86. shit.


    this is the first tim i found him attractive. he needs this haircut again for the love of all

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  87. "Pretty Man will be the last rom com of my life"

    http://media.giphy.com/media/yIsbuPCEOgNHO/giphy.gif

    I'm glad he going pick more diverse roles, but I hope these words don't bite him the butt later. Neitzens never forget.

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  88. He should take smaller projects for a while to establish a different image

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  89. "I was afraid of nicknames like the nation's dongseng or the nation's brother. I didn't want to limit myself to an image like that."



    well of course not. you was aiming for the whole continent's prince

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  90. Actors really need to branch out early in their careers.

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  91. the thing is JGS is actually a really good actor, even in shitty roles.


    he's definitely one of the most talented young Korean actors.


    like usual, netizen prejudices are baffling. he gets so much hate, when really he's one of their best

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  92. Its true his acting is great but people are sick because he only stick to pretty boy chracter until people sick of it. I am a fan of him... but i also sick of his drama too, always same chracter.... his old project was more fun to watch! and yes korean still has more way good actor than him!!

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  93. I miss yoo seung ho i miss song joong ki :(

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  94. Holy... This is the first time I've seen him in short hair and he's actually... handsome?

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  95. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09iDqnpvCUc

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  96. The yoo seung ho comment though lol
    I also miss him so so so much here sobs. Looking forward for the day he discharged!! :')

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  97. yup i agree, but i think he sticks in his own comfort zone too often. just think about lee jong suk and kim soo hyun who do a variety of types of roles. that's how you truly showcase your talent. jgs tends to play similar character archetypes which gets kind of old and makes you wonder if that's all he can do.
    it just takes that type of small flame of hate to spread and burn down a persons whole reputation. in my own opinion he's definitely not the best, but not talentless like they try to make it seem.

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  98. Wow, you guys are so harsh on him. As I recall, he really hasnt done anything to anyone. His personality might be a crazy, half joke half true, but dont you think that brings a variety within korean industry as a whole? He chooses bad projects, and yes lazy in that aspect as an actor, but damn...comments here are just the same as k-netizens. Just wondering if he deserves this, he is just living his life after all.

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  99. Because Yoo Seung Ho is The nation's dongsaeng since 2007 :)

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  100. What !? Hold me back people ... hold me back ....

    http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lp7tukertL1qdcel5o1_500.gif

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  101. How is that being full of yourself?? wtf.

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  102. not even from Jang Geun Seok lol. He was never accepted as the Asian Prince. Maybe Kim Hyun Joong.

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  103. calm down, that was just a reference to his previous article here on NB

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  104. Finally, he sees the light. I have nothing against him, yes his ego is bigger than Korea, but who wouldn't, specially after all the idolization he has received in Japan since YAB air. He has let go many great solid acting roles because of his ego and finally he seeing that is not taking him anywhere. I think that after 3 major drama flops he is afraid that no drama production is going to offer him anything again. Plus, he soon has go to the army and coming back he will face great career uncertainty, therefore, he needs to pick good solid grown up roles that will lead him to professional growth. It's really sad that such talent has gone to waist for the past 5 yrs. Hopefully, he will surprise us in the future.

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  105. http://i.minus.com/iHMslTGvQdMXg.gif

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  106. its ok doing rom-com.. it started to go wrong when he kept the pretty boy image.. from mary stayed all night to love rain and pretty man.. that's too much..

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  107. Icon of failure in korea but he is an icon of success in japan..and he is becoming one in china too and some other asian countries...

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  108. ...OMG I JUST REALIZED THAT!! HOLY CRAP! WTF HAPPENED TO HIM????? O.O

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  109. I watched Love Rain for Yoona and end up liking him as well (the drama is just beautiful to me) and I watched Pretty Man for IU and end up liking his character, it's sad that he seems so regretful that he took these dramas and turn up that the dramas not doing good with the ratings. what make the other actors actresses, pds, staffs effort be? i really want to give him chance. he need to be more humble with his words...

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  110. 7. [+70, -8] He should've gone with a historical drama... His image actually matches it but he always goes for the pretty boy rom com roles.
    ^ agreed.
    I first saw him in Hwang Jin-i and I think his looks suit historical drama.

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  111. he has one, but i forget the tittle. it's itaewon or something, i haven't watch it but some people say it's good and his acting also good

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  112. LOL, I am calm. I wasnt talking about this comment only tho, this whole section acts like they were dumped by him when he is only...just doing his own stuffs. Its sad that he doesnt take in more different roles with his given potentials, but he doesnt deserve a hate for that.

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  113. no,he literally used to be loved by koreans like until YAB...

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