Monday, 4 February 2008

Lee Joon-ki (이준기)

It’s about time we profiled the pretty boy (yes, don't let the picture throw you off. It's a he!). The model-turned-actor is a martial arts enthusiast whose first TV appearance was back in 2001. It was in a commercial for the fashion label So Basic.

He then landed minor roles in various dramas in the following years, but hit it big when he was aptly cast as an effeminate entertainer in the period flick The King and the Clown (2005).

Set in the 15th century, Lee plays Gong-gil, an entertainer forced to satisfy the sexual and emotional cravings of King Yeonsan. The film became one of the highest-grossing locally-made flicks in South Korea.

After getting noticed, the 26-year-old appeared in a supporting role for the Lee Da-hae and Lee Dong-wook drama, My Girl. His movie, Fly, Daddy, Fly was released in 2006. The following year, the actor toplined the action drama Time Between Dog and Wolf.

Currently, the androgynous actor is trying to expand his influence overseas. He has appeared in a Japanese-Korean joint production, was approached by Chinese director Chen Kaige to make a movie, and inked a contract with Emperor Entertainment Group to aid his endeavours in the Chinese-speaking territories of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

In Oct 2007, the Busan native was honoured with the Rising Star Award at the Hawaii International Film Festival.

The latest news on the rising star is that he’s about to launch his career in China through a remake of a very popular Chinese drama series.

Ladies and gentlemen, pretty boy actor Lee Jun-ki:

Name: Lee Jun-ki/ Lee Joon-ki (이준기)
Date of birth: April 17, 1982
Height: 178cm
Weight: 66kg
Blood type: B
Family: Parents and a younger sister
Education: Seoul Arts College, majored in acting
Martial arts: 1st degree in Hapkido and Taekyon, 3rd degree in Taekwondo

Movies:

  • Virgin Snow (2007) – Korea/Japan co-production
  • May 18 / Splendid Day (2007)
  • Fly, Daddy, Fly (2006)
  • The King and the Clown (2005)
  • Flying Boys (2004)
  • Hotel Venus (2004) – Japan production
TV dramas:
  • Time Between Dog and Wolf (2007)
  • 101 Proposal - cameo (2006)
  • My Girl (2005)
  • Drama City, Eps 234 “What Should I Do?” (2004)
  • Star’s Echo (2004)
  • Nonstop 4 (2003)
Source: Wikipedia
Pic credit: HanCinema

I'm curious about Lee Jun-ki. Gimme more!

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8 Comments:

Dottie said...

Wang-ui Namja is one of my ALL-TIME favorite. The movie captures the toughest men in the weakest moments. Lee Jun-ki perfected the role of Gong-gil but for me it was Gam Wu-Seong who stole the show playing Jangsaeng. He kept the audience guessing about his 'love' for Gong-gil as he's brotherly in once sense and sensually the next. Jeong Ji-Yeong's explicitly sexual obsession of Gong-gil is overwhelming. Definitely worth the watch.

ladida said...

i'm sure he's a fine actor but this boy has very effeminate features. i bet it's hard for him to grow facial hair. maybe that's a fortunate thing... o.O ;P

blinkable said...

1st degree in Hapkido and Taekyon, 3rd degree in Taekwondo
^ he can come kick my butt at anytime XD

Annie said...

He can be pretty darn manly when he wants to be. Think he can't? check out "Time of Wolf and Dog," you'll be surprised.

Tsaritsu said...

lo amo, me encanta; no hay otro como el ,el genial que sea tan variable en sus trabajos, eso habla muy bien de el

Anonymous said...

Hiya! Any Malaysians who is a great fan of Lee Jun Ki? CR Lee Jun Ki Fan Group is looking for a representative from Malaysia to participate in their Christmas Project. If interested, please go to this link: http://www.crunchyroll.com/group/Lee_Jun-ki

This group has all representatives from other countries except Malaysia. Hope there's one here who are interested.

Should watch Iljimae. Its a great drama.

cheri said...

I don't really find him attractive in My Girl because he looks too feminine for my liking.But he's smoking hot with his short haircut in Time Between Dog and Wolf so I'm officially his fan now.

cathy said...

he's great actor , especially his million dollars smile . I like his eyes , very bright and cute .
iljimae is excellent drama , i prefer this drama than return of iljimae .
I would like to known if he's having any drama coming ?

 

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