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So Ji-sub for High Cut
by | November 13, 2012 | 48 Comments

Some of these High Cut shoots are hit or miss, but you can never go wrong with So Ji-sub doing what he does best: smolder. He’s really someone who’s turned it into an art form, to the point that he’s kind of turned acting into modeling with movement (which I find awesome and unintentionally Zoolanderesque). Try it — pick up an old episode of something and test it out. It’ll be a fun way to spend the afternoon. *sits back with popcorn*

He certainly makes a suit — and subsequent lack thereof — look good, that’s for sure. I can’t say the concept is that inspired though, because the cover picture sets up all sorts of expectations, and then doesn’t deliver on the saucy setup. Boo. Was the model with half a dress only available for half a day?

So Ji-sub has kept rather busy this year, with the 20-episode drama Ghost and his current action thriller movie Company Man, where he plays a salaryman… at a company that contracts out killers. He decides he wants out of the biz, which upsets his boss. Methinks you don’t want to piss off higher-ups if they’re professional hitmen. Just my unsolicited advice for the day.

He also made an appearance on variety show Infinity Challenge and was surprisingly a good sport about it, since they made him look absolutely ridiculous. The magazine asked him if he’d consider another appearance, and he laughed it off, saying that his variety stint was only looked upon favorably because it was a one-time thing. Aw, too bad, because the guy who was willing to wear the funny costumes for a laugh was my favorite, even over Smolder Guy.

Company Man is in theaters now.

Via My Daily


48 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. MsB

    All I can say is DAMN! Love this man!

  2. Katherine

    I still haven’t seen any of his work yet *my bad*. I just like staring at him LOL. (I sound so shallow *smh*). I really like the 4th picture, something about it just makes me melt.

    • 2.1 satsuki

      HAHA! I second that.

  3. MEL


  4. skelly

    Back when I watched What Happened in Bali, I sortof got the moody smolder, but I think the whole look has gotten more rigid, and mellowed into indigestion (or maybe, in moments of high drama, acid reflux). And why on earth would his chest be darker than his legs and feet? Laying on the beach in pants and shoes? Poorly planned self-tanning?

    • 4.1 Lisa-Loo-Loo

      I think dark chest light feet can be blamed o lighting…although poorly planned self-tanning is also a viable option.

      • 4.1.1 gracie

        FEET??? what FEET????….lol…

    • 4.2 visitor

      What, doesn’t everybody tan in sock and shoes??!

      • 4.2.1 visitor



    • 4.3 JoAnne


    • 4.4 Farhana

      I agree! When I watched him in Ghost I kept hoping for more than just the one expression! The rare moments where he smiled had to be my favourite though <3

  5. DayDreamer

    Ooooh, love the photos. What a yummy looking guy…I remember him as the boxer in a movie with the smelly feet, lol.

  6. ida

    Y’know, I used to think he was hot. Particularly in the dramabeans header of him with the caption ‘cut your own fruit’ or something.. But now, I dnt know what went wrong, but I dont see the appeal anymore. I think I’ve just got tired of his face.. Much like my opinion on Kim tae hee as well, where I used to think she was really pretty, and she is, but I’ve gotten tired of it or something..

    • 6.1 Tha

      Really?!?! I, on the hand, thinks he be even hotter as he age….so fye!

    • 6.2 Hiiyaaa

      Wow, yes, agree wholeheartedly on the SJS part!

      They used to have this dreamy, smoldering pic of him on dramawiki and he was just so alluring, but then something went wrong. Me trying to watch some of his ‘acting’ migth’ve had something to do with that.

  7. kuromi

    Now I have Ghost withdrawal T T

  8. ida

    Was ghost that good???

    • 8.1 Awe

      i liked GHOST drama. even bought the OST Burn Out–good walking jam song. Ghost had some kewl hi-tech toys and treats and some eye candy, as well. it was worth the time investment (for me).

  9. dtp_jnr

    So Ji Sub is the only k-celeb (actors, singers & entertainers) that i dream of…..when he announces his marriage, i would be sad for 3secs……..

  10. 10 Taber

    OMG! He is like the sweetest thing “EVER” If I wasn’t married to “Jiro Wang” I swear I use his body as a swimming pool, stroke, stroke ……..

    • 10.1 Lisa-Loo-Loo

      lol…stroke, stroke…golden!

      • 10.1.1 Taber

        LOL….Lisa-Loo-Loo it’s because he use to swim professionally… REALLY, TRULY there was no deep, aching, throbbing lustful meaning behind my comment, now if I would have said Breast Stroke then you would have caught me…..LOLLOLLOL..

        • Awe

          your comment is giving me Butterflies. (get it? STROKE ON) ok. i’ll take that BACK STROKE. hehe

    • 10.2 mary

      Hahaha you’re crazy but I love you too since you like Jiro Wang.

  11. 11 kumi

    He has the face of Pierrot.

  12. 12 MariePhils

    Wow! So Jisub. I loved him since Bali days and his ladt movie with Han Hyo Joo.

    Wish i was the girl in the first pic… hahaha! Gud am kdrama lovers

  13. 13 jomo

    He doesn’t look real any more.
    He looks like a caricature of his smouldering self.

    And, of course, Christopher Walken.
    I’d like to see SJS on Saturday Night Live asking for more cowbell.

    • 13.1 HeadsNo2

      I second this.

    • 13.2 JoAnne

      where is the petition I want in~

    • 13.3 come2noona

      Omo! Christopher Walken… I so see it!

      I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell!

    • 13.4 Awe

      dibs on being the cowbell! give me the sign up sheet, now!

  14. 14 Suzi Q

    He’s hot but the hairdo is not.Can’t stand the bedhead look especially the cowlick in the back.

  15. 15 swoony

    and just last night i was watching his music video and swooning over how hot he looks while he raps…LOL and here he is! wow…haha…

    i liked him in only you/always wit han hyo joo… i hope dey make a drama together…hehe

    • 15.1 MsB

      MV are funny as hell but I just enjoy watching him!

  16. 16 satsuki

    Mmmmmm… So Ji Sub can do no wrong.

    • 16.1 JoAnne

      in bed

  17. 17 Odet


  18. 18 sueteller

    Sigh… This man. Excuse me while I search my puddle of a brain for something intelligent to say. *swoon*

  19. 19 cg

    haven’t seen any of his dramas 🙁

    • 19.1 Conny

      Omg, that’s just not human!!!

      *scrolls back up to drool some more.

  20. 20 Fab

    So hot. I especially like his smile, where is it??
    Watched him in about 3 dramas, but that was years ago, miss him now.

  21. 21 katy


  22. 22 Cynthia

    Ben Stiller (in a recent interview) stated the real possibility of a ‘Zoolander 2’ being produced.

    Blue Steel vs Magnum vs The Smoulder in a to-the-death Model-Off.

    One can only dream……


  23. 23 dani305

    I like the top picture the most bc we don’t see any of the bird nest hair. Hair is a dealbreaker for me.

  24. 24 Monica

    After watching Ghost, I fell madly in love with him. He is so hot. He looks so good even when he doesn’t smile and yes, he gets better as he age. I enjoy the dama Ghost becos the storyline is interesting and full of suspense and although no romance, I still like it. Actually, KD should have more of this type of shows instead of non stop crying as in some heavy dramas. The chemistry among the leads of Ghost is wonderful.

    • 24.1 Quinn

      My gosh…his dramas are so good *melting into a puddle*. I felt in love with him in MISA (Sorry I love you) and 10 years later, it hasn’t changed. His most recent drama The Master’s Sun is…superb 🙂 Ahjussiiiiiii

  25. 25 Crazynoona

    I volunteer to be the girl in the 1st pic!!!!
    Good lord he’s smokin’ hot, and yes i agree too – he gets better as he age.

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