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Speed Racer is Raining, Ooh Baby, It's Raining

Speed Racer is Raining, Ooh Baby, It's Raining

South Korean actor/singer Rain, aka Jung Ji Hoon, poses with the “The Mach 5″ at a special advance screening of his latest live action film adaptation Speed Racer at the ImaginAsian Center on Friday in Los Angeles.

This will be the first appearance in a Hollywood film for Rain, 25. He’ll play Taejo Togokhan, a rookie racer.

Speed Racer will premiere on Saturday, May 3, as the closing film at the Tribeca Film Festival, and will be released nationwide on Friday, May 9.

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  • desireé

    WHO??????

  • jen 1

    What a nice name he had taken up for his western career. I am so glad he did not go for john, david, michael etc.

    It is sad that the foreign actors have to take up western names but they have to if they want to make it in hollywood….

  • shoegal421

    he was in time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world issue. he’s a very successful actor and singer in asia.

  • pastel

    oh gosh, soo fugly and yess who is he ?

  • sam p

    i love him(i cant undrestand what he sing lol) but wth with this new look
    i know how to dance!

  • Helena

    #4, instead of critisizing his looks, maybe you could ACTUALLY google his name and find out who he is. *roll*

  • Tesss

    Eww SO UGLY. Sorry For Him Fan

  • sam p

    sorry i mean:
    i love him(and cant understand what he sings lol) but wtf with this look
    he knows how to dance!

  • eve

    He looks different here. I can’t understand what he sings but i love it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om1d2BxD_TE

  • [☆F a m o u s☆]

    i have a feeling this movie is going to be really bad – and its expected to be.

  • melis

    Ahh what a treat, about DANG time —give him some luv people!!!
    A warm welcome -Rain- Jung.
    Luv his music too-
    can’t wait for SR!

  • candy

    LOVE THE WHITE BAG

  • Serena

    he looks a lot hotter with shorter hair and sans glasses

  • mylabs

    This guy was in the korean drama Full House. Really funny series. Got me addicted to korean dramas.

  • http://www.celebrityfanchat.com CelebrityFanChat Raph

    He is cool. Good Luck to Rain

  • JOO

    He will make his Hollywood debut in the movie Speed Racer. And he is already no.1 singer and actor in asia.

  • http://www.madonna.com madonna

    The face is weird but the body HOT.

  • ..

    He is already a very popular Pop star in Far East Asia . So why do you think Hollywood would used him ?

  • robin

    Glad to see he finally getting some recognition here in the U.S.

    He is an amazing performer and good actor

  • legs

    he’s a very good dancer.

  • Casey

    Thanks, Jared!

    Yes, I’m another who became addicted to Korean dramas through “Full House” and Bi (Rain) on AZN TV. Comcast Cable discontinued AZN TV from its channel line-up three weeks ago, and I am having terrific withdrawals as I don’t find most of television interesting.

    I’m an over sixty woman (with a university student) who loves Bi (Rain) and, hopefully, things will work out for him in film in the U.S. and, also, be successful in gaining a broader interest with his music. He has an interesting life story and is multi-talented!

    As with the previous poster, I want to see him with shorter hair though he must have it long for projects. Congratulations, Bi!

  • Emma

    he looks like a cute nerd :) lol

  • oh snap!

    THANK YOU JARED FOR THIS RAIN POST!!

    I”M SOOOO HAPPY HE’S COMING TO THE US, I LOVE HIS SONG EVEN THROUGH I DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT HES SAYING, I HOPE HE’LL MAKE AN ENGLISH ALBUM :)

  • oh snap!
  • Megan

    OMG!!! My hubby is there!!!

  • Megan

    He’s such a hottie!! He looks so beautiful in this MV!!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=AImmjTeP0ec

  • o

    glasses with no lens..interesting

  • Passerby

    Oh gosh Rain needs to cut his hair. He looks so bad in these pictures. He should cut his hair and accept Stephen Colbert challenge to go on his show to do a danceoff.

  • iwul

    my favorit actor ..he look handsome

  • rAINY

    Rain is my idol!
    He’s such a good kid, beautiful person inside and out.
    GO GO RAIN… I will support you 4 EVER !!!

  • rainonme

    i freakn love this guy! i can’t wait till SR comes out!!! ahh go RAIN!!!

  • http://iyampop.blogspot.com/ hamper

    he lost too much weight for his new movie. he looks so different!

  • Lisa

    He’s really really famous in Asia.
    He can sing, DANCE (LIKE WHOA!!!!) and act.

  • raye

    i can understand who ppl maynot find him attractive at first (he looks weird in these pictures o_____0) but Rain is one of the most hottest korean male ever!

    Thanks Jared for putting him on here!

  • candy

    He shouldn;t wear lipstick. Is he gay?

  • vidstr1

    hope the movie is good…

  • Fleurdelis

    He’s literally the “Usher” of Asia so don’t hate on someone you don’t really know about. But he does need a haircut pretty badly.

  • Karren

    Rain is so cute!!!

  • acid

    ok. he may look really geeky asian, but you’ve got to see his “work” in some pretty good korean drama. He is smoking hot on screen. Simple pics on the red carpet doesn’t justify. Don’t underestimate Rain people. He’s hotter than any hollywood actor.

  • Paulie

    He looks like an Asian lesbian.

  • jolierocks

    hmmm…he needs to cut his hair..i like the older look better

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0MnYS89Rdo&feature=related

  • jolierocks

    here’s what ‘RAIN’ is about…hahaha

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=AImmjTeP0ec

  • mackhenzi

    at long last!! he’s finally entered hollywood!! can’t wait to see him in the movie.. Thanks for posting his pics. I know a lot of you doesn’t have a good first impression of him. But wait till you see his acting, singing and dancing skills!!! you’ll go gaga over him!

  • SPie

    His first major American appearance… and this is the way they decide to package him?!

    Majorly disappointed.

  • myrain

    i love him but his hair so ugly..

  • greenpeace

    i also not liking his new ‘ajumma’ image right now…lol!

  • xiaoxi

    Colbert has challenged Rain to a “dance-off” and Rain has accepted, or so I’ve read. Supposedly, Rain will be on the Colbert Report on Monday (4/28).

    Not a big fan of his current look (too fussy and fey!) but he can look incredibly sexy–no Jang Dong Gun, but still, pretty hot. And one of the sexiest singing voices ever–when he is singing in Korean.

    Looking forward to having more Asians in American entertainment MINUS the martial arts! There is some incredible talent (and wonderful eye candy, for the gents and ladies! :-))

  • Shar

    Can’t wait till he finish filming that Ninja Assasin movie, so he can cut his hair and gain weight again. Too skinny and girly looking, but it is for a movie project so it’s ok!!!!

  • black

    .—————-Jared—————–now this is really nice of you.

    And he´s even going to be in another movie directed by those “Matrix Brothers”—-that´s why his hair has to be so damn long.

    Rain sure as hell is going to have an impact in the US.

  • Shar

    Black, it’s called Ninja Assasin, or something to that effect!

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