October 28, 2005

Jang Dong-gun to appear on cover of Time magazine

Filed under: Uncategorized — enews @ 1:52 pm

Top actor Jang Dong-gun has been selected as the most celebrated Korean star. An interview with Jang will be published as the cover story of the upcoming issue of the Asian edition of Time magazine, due for release in mid-November, and his picture will appear on the cover.

“It is the first time a Korean actor will appear on the cover of Time. It means that Jang has gained recognition as a top Korean actor,? said a person from Jang’s agency.

The cover story will also feature other prominent Korean figures widely acclaimed for their achievements, such as Professor Hwang Woo-suk, who drew the international spotlight for his epoch-making embryonic stem cell research, as well as Seoul Mayor Lee Myung-bak and Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon.

Jang is described in the story as a talented actor and box-office star known for his role in the movie “Taegugki,? which was the first domestically produced movie to top the box-office in Korea. He has also emerged as the most watched actor not only in Asia but in the global movie market as well, with his upcoming movies “Typhoon”and “The Promise” expected to draw a total of 10 million viewers when they open this December and January, 2006, respectively.

Time’s interview with Jang will cover his life as an actor and his successful efforts to establish a presence in the global movie market. Jang’s agency said that in his interview, the actor will talk not only about his career but also about the development of the Korean movie industry, its position in the global market, and his role as a member of the movie industry.

The interview schedule was set during the magazine cover photo shoot that was held Oct. 25 at a cafe in Gangnam, Seoul. The photo features Jang with long hair combed down, a gentle smile, and a piercing yet charming look in his eyes.


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