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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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92 Responses to “Speed Racer is Raining, Ooh Baby, It's Raining”

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  1. 1
    desireé Says:

    WHO??????

  2. 2
    jen 1 Says:

    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….

  3. 3
    shoegal421 Says:

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

  4. 4
    pastel Says:

    oh gosh, soo fugly and yess who is he ?

  5. 5
    sam p Says:

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

  6. 6
    Helena Says:

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

  7. 7
    Tesss Says:

    Eww SO UGLY. Sorry For Him Fan

  8. 8
    sam p Says:

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

  9. 9
    eve Says:

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

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

  10. 10
    [☆F a m o u s☆] Says:

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

  11. 11
    melis Says:

    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!

  12. 12
    candy Says:

    LOVE THE WHITE BAG

  13. 13
    Serena Says:

    he looks a lot hotter with shorter hair and sans glasses

  14. 14
    mylabs Says:

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

  15. 15
    CelebrityFanChat Raph Says:

    He is cool. Good Luck to Rain

  16. 16
    JOO Says:

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

  17. 17
    madonna Says:

    The face is weird but the body HOT.

  18. 18
    .. Says:

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

  19. 19
    robin Says:

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

    He is an amazing performer and good actor

  20. 20
    legs Says:

    he’s a very good dancer.

  21. 21
    Casey Says:

    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!

  22. 22
    Emma Says:

    he looks like a cute nerd :) lol

  23. 23
    oh snap! Says:

    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 :)

  24. 24
    oh snap! Says:

    VOTE FOR RAIN http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1725112_1723512_1724727,00.html

  25. 25
    Megan Says:

    OMG!!! My hubby is there!!!

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