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Dec 12 2008, KBS World
Korea’s top celebrities have gotten together to take part in a photo exhibition to promote adoption. Voluptuous actress Kim Hye-soo, star of “The Chaser” Ha Jung-woo, singer Lee Seung-ki, actress Song Yun-ah were among some twenty celebrities who participated in the “6th Letters of Angels” photo exhibition sponsored by the social Welfare Society, Inc.
Cho Sei-hon, a famed photographer and the chief of Angel Village, took the heartwarming photos of celebrities with babies up for adoption. Having started back in 2003, the photo exhibition has featured numerous stars holding babies. So far 80 celebrities and 150 babies have been photographed for the exhibition, and 90% of the babies have been adopted. Kim Hye-su, in particular, has been rounding up support for the project, posting photos and articles about the exhibition on her personal homepage.
The exhibition will be held from December 17 through 23 at Insa Art Center in Seoul, and can also be viewed online at http://gallery.lovefund.or.kr.
Ha JW and Ha Ji Won have been most productive Korean actor/actress in last 5 years ( 2003-2008 ). Ha has played leading or supporting roles in 9 released films since 2003. In addition, 3 films are waiting to release or in production. Meanwhile, he has appeared 2 TV dramas and 5 films titled special starring or cameo.
Except for cameo appearance, he did about 3 works per year. There were not only art films such as Time, Breath by Kim Ki Duk but also Korean box office hit, The Chaser. This shows it is not a coincidence that he is named “blue chip in Korean film industry” with great acting skill and popularity.
2008.10.10 ~ 2008.10.12
|Rank||Title||Country||3-day Adm / Total Adm||3-day Gross / Total Gross (won)||Release Date||Screen|
|1||Eagle Eye||U.S.||559,671 / 647,994||3,698,309,500 / 4,223,971,000||2008/10/09||390|
|2||Mamma Mia!||U.S.||168,363 / 3,840,967||1,079,492,500 / 25,076,011,000||2008/09/04||290|
|3||Modern Boy||South Korea||129,629 / 656,411||865,327,500 / 4,308,745,500||2008/10/02||403|
|4||GO GO 70s||South Korea||107,445 / 492,670||715,699,000 / 3,206,620,000||2008/10/02||312|
|5||The Divine Weapon||South Korea||76,569 / 3,680,765||476,191,000 / 23,911,337,500||2008/09/04||276|
|6||Dream||South Korea||39,016 / 50,317||267,157,000 / 338,434,500||2008/10/09||121|
|7||The Truck||South Korea||35,490 / 522,934||242,662,500 / 3,527,312,500||2008/09/25||234|
|8||The Women||U.S.||34,075 / 43,148||230,530,000 / 284,969,500||2008/10/09||151|
|9||Babylon A.D.||U.S.||30,018 / 216,724||184,972,500 / 1,410,818,000||2008/10/02||197|
|10||Rough Cut||South Korea||24,621 / 1,301,141||175,187,500 / 8,818,349,500||2008/09/11||129|
Ha JW and Kim Hye Soo were voted as No.1 man and woman of “The most beautiful face”, according to recent survey of 52 top Korean photographers and photojournalists by Korean film magazine “Movieweek”.
Photographers’ comments on the face of Ha JW
“Not only kaleidoscop but also natural face” – Lee Bo Kyung ( Bo Lee )
“Even plain face makes infinite room to express more.” – Kim Jeong Soo
“He has very impressive face. He knows how actor is shoot and he shows that exactly. His understanding of the situation is so excellent that work result is excellent, too. When I shoot him, he showed me charismatic acting that only actor can do. His facial expressions and body movements were what just a model cannot show at all.” - Kim Hyun Sung
“Rapidly and wonderfully rising actor. Actor of actors who has an infinite of potential for growth. I can’t measure the depth” – Son Hong Joo, Cine21
Premiere Korea 2005 ~ 2007
1. Kim Young Chul/My Father
2. Song Kang Ho/Secret sunshine
3. Song Kang Ho/The show must go on
4. Jeon Do Yeon/Secret sunshine
5. Ye Ji Won/Femme Fatale
6. Im Soo Jung/Happiness
7. Ryu Deok Hwan/Our town
8. Cha Seung Won/My son
9. Lim Chang Jung/Scout
10. Park Chul Min /Scout
11. Seol Gyung Gu/His Voice
12. Gang Dong Won/M
13. Yoo Joon Sang/Return
14. Kim Min Joon/Love
15. Lee Tae Ran/Lovers Over The Shoulders
16. Park Hae Il/Shim’s Family
17. Kong Hyo Jin/M
18. Park Hee Sun/Seven days
19. Kim Hye Soo/Eleventh mom
20. Kim Myung Min/Return
21. Daniel Henny/My father
22. Ha Jung Woo / Never forever
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