An Actor is an Actor

An Actor is an Actor (2013)

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Oh Young is a nameless actor who dreams of becoming a big movie star. Then one day, he makes his breakthrough with a film and becomes a star overnight. He discovers a new hidden world of fame, power, and pleasure, but inevitably all things have a dark side, which puts everyone around him in danger.

  • Native title:

    배우는 배우다
  • Also Known as:

    Rough Play; Baewooneun Baewooda

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26 of 31 people found this review helpful
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Jan 5, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
Usually i don't write reviews, but i had to do it for this movie!

I wanted to see this movie because of Lee Joon, his acting in this movie was brilliant, amazing, like let me stand up and clap, you just can't dinied that it was awesome.

i read some comments about this movie, that this movie is a mess, only beating up each other, sex and nothing more.

this movie is read more about how a fame can ruin a life, starting from nothing, becoming something, and in the end again starting from beginning.

if you want to see how good is Lee Joon, then you can watch it, but be ready for a lot of sex scenes and fights.
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Feb 11, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
If you guys watch the movie ??? ??? (Rough Cut) first, I believe you’ll watch this with better understanding. They’re not related but they have similar storyline. And in the first movie things were more clear, it makes it easy to understand things. But second one has a more artistic touches than other one. You can feel a litlle bir lost, if you don’t know writer’s style.

You should know, the english read more names of these movies not make sense. First movie’s name can be translated as “Movie is just a movie” and this one’s name is “Actor is just an actor”. But they called it Rough Cut and Rough Play!! why!?

People talks about +19 scenes of Lee Joon but noone talks about his great acting in Rough Play [??? ???] I watched him in Ninja Assasin before and it was good for a rookie. Now he’s really great. You should really see this movie. There are +19 scenes but Lee Joon’s acting makes them like insignificant almost, kinda, not really, NOPE!!!

There are so many actors/actresses in the movie so you remember only Lee Joon and few others when the movie is done.But this doesn't mean they're bad. It's just they don't play important roles.

They use Claire de Lune by Claude Debussy which is amazing and totally suits the movie.

You should really watch this movie. No matter how much you try to describe this movie, that'll never be enough. Director, writer and Lee Joon made wonders with what they have.
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    Daniella Jun 16, 2014

    waste of time

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    Sweety-Face Apr 26, 2014

    is the sex scene real or fake 0_o???

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      jonssister May 5, 2014

      I feel like it's real, but I'm not sure. He said in an interview that he pretty much stayed in bed all day without pants on when they shot this.

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      Sweety-Face May 10, 2014

      that's my boy, he has grown

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      sam30317 7 days ago

      Lmao!! Your sentence is hilarious!

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      sam30317 7 days ago

      yes, at that the time i read it, it was funny.

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    MaTiN Apr 25, 2014

    omg! this movie just surprised me! it was too much tooooo much! i m that shocked that it leaves me speechless! just one sentence "i did not expect tho from Lee Joon" everyone i will start to like i fantasise an clean and innocent image! but this tally ruined my imagination about Lee Joon...............

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    lantis Apr 19, 2014

    the last scene was unnecessary i already gave the message before that... lee joon was spectacular in his role...i really didn't expect an idol to have that talent in acting!

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    Rike Apr 15, 2014

    The acting was great! absolutely brilliant... but the movie itself .. maybe it was just beyong me? couldn't really follow all the jumps to the future/past. But I think I got the message in the end.
    my conclusion: Acting and message great, but execution just too difficult to follow for me.

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    lisadramas Apr 7, 2014

    Wow, Joon has a potential to go far in his acting career, but then again that was noticeable in IRIS 2. It's a good movie. :)

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    LoveAsianWorld Mar 6, 2014

    A nice movie, but I don´t really understand what the Point is... :D
    It could be that I´m still very Young and haven´t watched so many movies with Scenes like they have in here but... it´s just not my type I think.
    One Thing I Need to say: Lee Joon is awesome in this movie!! *O*

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    Ranchi Mar 4, 2014

    As soon as I read the title, I wondered, "what's the correlation between this and the movie 'rough cut' (a movie is a movie)"??

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    beep90 Mar 4, 2014

    why the fudge are people so obsessed with the bed scene? dntu guys watch western movies? whats the big deal..let my joonie do what he wants ! he is an excellent actor ! thats what we should be concerned with !!

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      Dak-shi 8 days ago

      In Korea bed scene's aren't very welcomed so maybe that's why everyone is concerned about him?I started watching k-dramas/movies for their innocence since i hate american movies because of their numerous bed scenes and so that's why people may be disturbed.

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      sam30317 7 days ago

      Never saw this movie, but i do see alot of "concerns" from ppl when i go to movie/show pages that are more for adults & none of that teen-love stuff. Im starting to think that the sex topic is taboo since korean & japanese barely have good kissing scenes, let alone just have sex scenes.

      It depends on the show/movie, so im also guessing that the ppl who were "obsessed" were young and fans of Lee Joon, not knowing what they were getting themselves into, lol

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      Dak-shi 7 days ago

      Yeah i think they watch it only because of Lee Joon..Maybe i'm right but..personally i hate this movie. -.-...I love lee joon but this is seriously too much!I think even i could play his role because seriously..nothing there was hard...I think even you would play crazy psychopath XDD

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    Nayomira Mar 2, 2014

    I don't know why people keep saying bad things about this movie. It's not the kind of movie for everyone, if you don't get the artistic/confusing kinda of thing this movie has going on, then don't watch it, because you'll really not understand it and mostly, you'll not enjoy it...
    Joon is amazing in this, I never thought he could be this kind of actor, it's really amazing! He delivered everything and beyond! Really amazing! Loved it~

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    remo Feb 25, 2014

    lee joon is a great actor and he could show that in another work i have to say that i did not like the movie he should not do bed scene to be popular as he is already

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    terrorizingkids Feb 23, 2014

    This is an artistic movie, if you don't like this kind of movie, just don't watch it, because you will not appreciate it.

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    milafanway Feb 11, 2014

    Lee Joon is an actor. This movie blow me away and well the movie is ok I guess but Joone shined and not for his nude scenes d'uh


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Oct 24, 2013
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 38 min.


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    6.9 (scored by 583 users)
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