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.

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  • Feb 11, 2014 1 of 0 episodes seen
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    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 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
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    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 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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  • The actors both have to deal with crisis in their career and trying hard to keep their right mind.
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  • I decided to watch this movie because Lee Joon is the main role but it really suprised me! The history behind is amazing, Lee Joon is a F**KING GREAT actor, omg i almost cry with him when he was acting (like, his role)and showing all the emotions. Brilliant movie, the final for me was sad but so great! My favorite film from now on.
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  • Rike 4 days ago
    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.
  • Dramalife 12 days ago
    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. :)
    1 ❤
  • 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*
  • 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)"??
  • 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 !!
  • 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~
    2 ❤
  • 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
  • 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.
    2 ❤
  • 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
    1 ❤
  • reiscarlet Feb 8, 2014
    I understood the ending like this:
    He decided to continuing being an actor and changed his character and became more timid and gentle not to get into trouble anymore. The moment of filming was shown, together with the guy he "hated" but he was okay with him that time and agreed to be "punched".
    I didn't get what was with that girl but perhaps he confessed in such way and that was the girl he loved all the time....? I don't know.
    3 ❤
    • Ni_azevedo Mar 6, 2014
      I just considered it as that he learned that the fame was not a thing for him and very dangerous and that he must stay true to what he loved and so he kinda started from the beginning again because he has learned his lesson
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  • bornfreeonekiss Feb 5, 2014
    Boring :|
    2 ❤
  • YoungSoonGi Jan 30, 2014
    If someone knows where to watch this with English Subtitles, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send me the link, I really want to watch this!
  • NamiKaze Jan 28, 2014
    plot and everything aside.. joon really delivered. srsly didnt expect this. hes awesome and im really harsh on "idol"-actors... i wish i could meet him and tell him this myself. his "idiot" image is a image made by media and variety (and of course joon himself for some parts) but i think hes an intelligent person with a lot of talent. the movie was confusing i agree.. but if you want to see his great acting give it a try. i wouldnt watch it if youre uncomfortable with violent scenes..there are a lot
    5 ❤
  • irida_space Jan 17, 2014
    Should rewatch it sometime in the near future.
  • irida_space Jan 17, 2014
    I'm really impressed with Lee Joon's acting skills!
    4 ❤


An Actor is an Actor

An Actor is an Actor


  • Main Title: An Actor is an Actor
  • Native title: 배우는 배우다
  • Also Known as: Rough Play; Baewooneun Baewooda

General Details

  • CountrySouth Korea
  • Released Date: October 24, 2013
  • Average Duration 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Genres: Action, Drama, Mature


  • Score: 6.94 (scored by 420 users)
  • Ranked: #778
  • Popularity: #101
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