Jang Geun Suk mad a jump to the big screen in 2006 in the Japanese horror film (One Missed Call: Final) he played the role of a deaf boy. Using his past experience with the Japanese language, Geun-Suk was able to communicate with his Japanese co-stars with ease. He also learned sign language in preparation for his role.
In 2007, Geun-Suk was cast in the rock music themed film “The Happy Life.” His portrayal of Hyeon-ju in “The Happy Life” allowed Gun-Suk to show off his masculine charms, as well as display his skills as a singer.
In the same year he played the role of (Park Won-Jae) in (The Longest 24 Months)
In 2008 he played his second musical role in cinema as (Shin Eun-gyu) in (Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do)
Geun-Suk’s next role in the 2009 thriller The Case of Itaewon Homicide was his first villain role. The film is based on a true story of a murder that occurred at a Burger King restaurant in Itaewon, South Korea. Geun-Suk portrayed the role of Pearson, a disturbed, young Korean-American accused of stabbing a student to death. Gun-Suk had to speak his lines in English throughout the film, a job he did well, according to BeyondHollywood.com: “Jang Keun Suk performs very well as the sullen Pearson.”
Film critics and moviegoers also praised Keun-Suk for his acting. A movie review posted on LondonKoreanLinks.com said: “The casting is cleverly done with Jang Geun-suk as the ‘innocent’ accused, his popularity allowing the audience to feel some empathy and warmth to an otherwise unattractive character. He does well in this role, a break from his normal cheerful persona and, combined with the fact he has to speak English through most of the film, it’s quite impressive. Its not perfect American accent of course, but it plays a vital part in itself.”
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