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Army enlistment day for Shin Dong-wook

Annnnnnnd another one is off for his two-year military service. This time it’s Shin Dong-wook (Soulmate, Wish Upon a Star), who reported for duty on the afternoon of July 20 for four weeks of basic training, after which he will serve his 20 months of active duty.

His management rep said about his departure, “Shin Dong-wook received his draft notice at the end of June. In recent days he has been putting his affairs in order and says he will come back healthy and well.”

(They all look so young so plainly dressed and with their hair shorn short, don’t they?)


Sign reads: “Noona will wait for you”
Yes, I w— uh,
she will!

Shin Dong-wook has been acting since he graduated from university as a theater and film major, and was accepted in an open recruitment for KBS in 2003. His big breakout was with the (awesome and awesomely funny!) 2006 romantic comedy series Soulmate, which had middling ratings but was a hit with younger viewers with its sharp wit and humor. He followed that with roles in dramas Cloud Stairs, War of Money, and most recently, SBS’s Wish Upon a Star this year.

To be honest, he hasn’t had the career I thought he would, and although he has acted fairly steadily, I don’t think he’s really managed to break through to the next level. Hopefully he’ll get that chance once he returns to civilian life in 2012.



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They always seem so different with their hair buzzed off but in some way, totally adorable.

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OMO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I WILL WAIT FOR HIM! When he comes back with his rock hard bodaaay!

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Let's hope he comes back all nice and buff (and safe of course! ;) )

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on the bright side, there will be many returns from the army in 2012 :D

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"Noona will wait for you”
I can't stop cracking up. This is way too funny. He looks so young. Hopefully, after two years in the military, he will have a breakthrough role. 오빠, hwaiting!!! <3

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Wow... so many going off in 2010! Don't be sad though! That means all of them will be back in 2012!
(and I don't mean to jinx this but anyone know if Hyun Bin will be enlisting soon? ><)

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Depression has set in... First Lee Jun Ki, then Nam Gil, now Shin Dong Wook. I will wake up in 2012.

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OMG~ Why didn't I heard anything that Shin Dong Wook Oppa went to military one month after Lee Jun Ki and Kim Nam Gil??????? WAAAAAAAAAAAEEEEEEEEE???????? Oppa, miane I wasn't able to see you off... T_T :'(

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Oh man!

Shin Dong Wook --- Is he leaving to military service??!!! Wow, how impressive.....

......I can't believe that all of Korean actors like Kim Nam Gil, Lee Jun Ki, Lee Wan, etc.....all already going to miltary service THIS year (2010) --- TILL in 2012, oh jeez!

Good luck & Do your best, Shin Dong Wook! =) (turns to sad puppy pouts)

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Hyun Bin's off in... November?

(sorry)

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I think he's a little unlucky too.... The good shows he's been on have been cult hits and the rest are pretty filler or mediocre. He basically just needs a BIG HIT. Actors with less talent have gotten famous, after (and may I add, sadly, pretty often too.)

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Thank God! No SOULMATE sequel for another two years, but I am hoping for a NEVER on this one...

Anyway, I wish him good luck during his military service! :)

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aww...he looks adorable...will miss him...do you know if kim ji hoon did his military service yet?....it seems like he should have since he's an 81er

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Soulmate was my first kdrama! Aw, poor guy never really got a chance to hit it big did he? Hopefully he'll do well when he comes back in 2012.

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oh my goodness he looks like a baby :|

but oh, soulmate. i loved him in that drama.
i loved that drama.
ohhh memories [:
(its on my ever growing "must rewatch when i have time" list...)

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Whoa, surprised me there with the buzz cut, the army ritual of shaving the head always gets me. He was great in Soulmate, am still waiting for him to accept a new drama of equal awesomeness.

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yes I heard ( read ) somewhere about Hyun Bin will enlist in November, and maybe soon for Rain too.

Noona will wait for you! :P

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Hair does make a difference.

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Farewell Shin Dong Wook!!! see you in two years!!!!

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With all these guys going in, are there any coming out yet?

I wonder if someone has made a chart with all the entries and exits?

Good Luck to all of them! And, to us, who will be bereft of their screen times.

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OMO we lost another hottie to the army... waughh sniff sniff

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oh! tht! chick! sshi will also be waiting for u
And for jjh, krw...... :p

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I think he made a good move... he isn't the only actor who couldn't make until 27.... and some of them even they had a long break (almost 2 years) when they could instead to do the army thing
one of them is Kim Nam Gil(b. 1981) who had very few works in 2007 and 2008, and now when he is famous and have a solid fanbase he just left in the army 5 days ago
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another one is Hyun Bin(b. 1982) himself who didn't even work in 2007 and -in 2008 only one drama Worlds within with extremely low ratings (however Hyun Bin was a household name at 23)-rumous he will go in Nov

another huge star is Kang Dong Won(b. 1981) who didn't filmed anything at all in 2008-this one doesn't make dramas...he goes only for movies wich in korea are filmed in 2-3 months and don't have the hectic schedule that kdrama has

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"To be honest, he hasn’t had the career I thought he would, and although he has acted fairly steadily, I don’t think he’s really managed to break through to the next level."

Totally agree with you. I think so too. He can definitely do better. Liked him in Soulmate and Cloud Stairs. Hope to see more of him after his national service.

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They actually look older with their hair short - but anyway farewell.

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Not if you are Kim Jun-Ki. Then you look like a high schooler whose cheeks you want to pinch and send off to bed with a warm glass of milk.

Good luck to SDW and hope the army enlistment goes well!

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Yes, I will.
Love him in Soulmate!

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November? ): any chance that Hyun Bin will squeeze out a drama by then? Lol.
& agree with AuntieMame, there should be a list somewhere out there!
I'm hoping for a Soulmate 2 too but I doubt there will be a second one.

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he looks better with long hair (he looked very HOT and HANDSOME in SOULMATE)

oh...i'll never forget him... i hope he gets better roles and projects after his service.

SHIN DONG WOOK oppa saranghae !!!! ;)

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nooo he was awsome in soulmate he deserves better than most of the boring koreans who made it poor him

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That should be Lee Jun-Ki. Egads...such a mistake to make...

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haha all namjas are muhri-bbal. we're losing a lot of good looking men this year :( hope they come back better than ever!

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wahhhhhhh *sobs* they've taken another one of my babiesss! Good luck Shin Dong Wook! See you in 20 months!

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Good luck, Dong Wook-sshi! I wub you! :-* The young'ins will never take your spot in my heart. I have a huge fan heart after all...keke.

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It's funny how all of these incredibly good-looking actors look so silly with their heads shaved--BUT Hyun Bin will look still look beautiful, even with a crew-cut.

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Awwwwww his eyes are red he must have been crying
And I agree I loved him in soulmate but everything hes done after that has not caught my interest especially since he was never the lead. Hopefully when he gets out he'll choose better drama roles

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I like him a lot, and hope he really does break through.

His hair . . . I think it works better for him long.

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I liked him so much in Soulmate. Hopefully he'll return as a masculine, tall man brimming with sexiness. Is that too much to hope for?

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Yes, I'll wait for you, too! Here's hoping he has a breakthrough in his career post-MS, too.

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he was the lead in Cloud Stairs & it's one of my fave dramas of him! it's a must see at least in my opinion! they all look so cute or strange with their chopped hair :)) i like it longer (with a hairband like in soulmate hahaha) but he's cute really! i like him a lot! he's one of my 10 best K actors on the list!
i will also wait.....kidaril kae Shin dong ssi! God bless! bogoshipo already! take care!

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Hahaha wow, he looks so different with no hair!

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He looks so different with his hair buzzed off. I nearly did not recognize him.
Ahhh his eyes are red and puffy.... I wonder if he was crying.

Two years will come and go faster than a speeding bullet....!!!

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Oh my goodness. I almost didn't recognize him. He looks so different from when he was in Soulmate (which, yes, was like 4 years ago). I had to really study his face before I finally recognized him. Hair really does make a difference. :P

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Shin Dong Wook....you're one of few Kdrama actors who made me cried my eyes out(CloudStairs)(the other one was JGS in Hwang Jini)....Waaaaaah....good luck in your MS...and yes, this ahjumma will wait for ya :(

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omo I'm definitely gonna miss him~~
i like his acting since Soulmates dramas, then War of MOney and then Wish Upon a Star (which i think his character is so sad :'(=)

one of the things that i am attracted to him is his low-bass-voice ^^
gonna miss him~~
oppa hwaiting~~

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I like him so much. The first drama I watch about him is Cloud Stair Case & he makes me moved. I love him so much.

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Bothered with the hair? Don't be! With your hair gone, think about why you're not casted in leading roles? Have you done your best? Be strong! Depend on yourself to achieve number one again! I know you will be!

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You're still so cute too me. You make me laugh. I'll be waiting for you when you're back.
Love and support you always!

Judy

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