2015

Any Joo Won fans here?

Joo Won plays a police officer in the film Catch Me (Steal My Heart)

Joo Won plays a police officer in the film Catch Me (Steal My Heart)

Joo Won (주원) is a Korean actor who has mostly worked in TV dramas (Cantabile Tomorrow, Good Doctor, 7th Grade Civil Servant, Bridal Mask, Ojakgyo Family, and King of Baking, Kim Takgu) though he has made some films, too. Those films include S.I.U, Don’t Click, Catch Me (Steal My Heart) and Fashion King.

Joo Won has many fans in his own right, but some also like him because they see a resemblance between him and slightly older actor Kang Dong-won (강동원), who is one of my faves, BTW.

Many Korean film fans think that Joo Won top, and Kang Dong-won look like they could be brothers. Photo compilation is from web site xiahpop.com

Many Korean film fans think that Joo Won top, and Kang Dong-won look like they could be brothers. Photo compilation is from web site xiahpop.com

(I must confess, I spent a bit too much time today looking for photos of the two of them to illustrate this point. Don’t even ask me how much time.  It’s embarrassing.)

A compilation of compilations! Far left, Joo Won and Kang Dong-won from web site dreamersradio.com. The other pairing is Joo Won and Kang Dong-won from web site allkpop.com

A compilation of compilations! Far left, Joo Won and Kang Dong-won from web site dreamersradio.com. The other pairing is Joo Won and Kang Dong-won from web site allkpop.com

Joo Won is the male lead in the film Catch Me (Steal My Heart), which I saw recently at a free screening presented by Ciné-Asie in Montreal.

If you join Cine-Asie’s Monthly Asian Film Screening Facebook page, you’ll hear about the next screening. (Sadly, screenings are not quite monthly these days, but the organization does plan to return to that frequency.) The next film will probably be The Face Reader, starring Song Kang-ho, in August.
You can read my review of Catch Me (Steal My Heart) at my blog Mostly Movies. (Strictly speaking, it’s mostlymovies.ca)

This is the poster for Catch Me (Steal My Heart). Kim Ah-joong plays the female lead.

This is the poster for Catch Me (Steal My Heart). Kim Ah-joong plays the female lead.

4 replies »

  1. Whoa, they could be brothers…maybe there’s a drama in this somewhere. It would probably get decent ratings.

  2. Hi Kathryn: I agree that there could be a story there. Many fans would be overjoyed to see the two of them together. But Kang Dong-won doesn’t like to do dramas now, probably because the pace is so exhausting. Maybe someone could write a film script? Fan girls with great imaginations could try it!

  3. Hi Jessica. Thanks for the new word! Kkonminam, yes? I might have to do some, um, further “language research” now.

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