Jo Seung-woo (born February 12, 1980) is a South Korean actor and musical star best known for his roles in Marathon, Tazza: The High Rollers and Jekyll and Hyde.
There's a lot of talk aboutJo Seung-woo.There are rumors that he is sharp, he's bad-tempered, he hates side scripts and that he doesn't do musicals unless he's paid a lot. Most of them are exaggerated or just plain rumors. He's not frequently published in media and it's hard to see him anywhere besi…
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Chunhyang, and he ended up winning the part from among a field of 1,000 actors.Chunhyangwould screen as the first Korean film in competition at Cannes , although domestically it failed to attract much of an audience.
andThe Last Empress.Soon he was drawn back into the film industry, however, with a key supporting role inWanee and Junah(2001), plus leading roles inWho R. U.?(2002) and Kwak Jae-yong 's popularThe Classic(2003). Particularly afterThe Classichis popularity continued to grow, and in 2004 he appeared in Im Kwon-taek 's 99th filmLow Life, which flopped at the box office.
andJekyll and Hydethat had fans scrambling to find tickets.His success at pursuing both film and musicals make him an unusual case among contemporary actors.
). He then headlinedTazza: The High Rollers, the 2006 film adaptation of Huh Young-man 's manhwa , which went on to become one of the biggest Korean blockbuster hits of all time.He followed that withGo Go 70s, about a rock and roll band during the height of the Park Chung-hee military regime , andThe Sword with No Name, in which he played a fictional royal guard in love with Empress Myeongseong .
Jo's much-anticipated return to the stage was marked with controversy following reports that his salary would be the highest for any musical theater actor in Korean history. While producers fear that demands for similarly high fees could follow (which could eventually put them out of business), others say that the fee is justified, based on the hope that Jo will help spark a renaissance in a once vibrant but now stagnant musical theater industry.And true enough, when tickets went on sale, the demand was so high that the online reservation server broke down after 15 minutes, with all of the performances in which Jo is scheduled to appear already sold out.
Jo made his small screen debut in MBC 'sHorse Doctor, a 2012 historical series based on a true story about a Joseon -era low-class veterinarian specializing in the treatment of horses who rises to become the royal physician.
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