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Rain: Ninja Assassin Will Open More Doors

South Korean star Rain bares his chest and grits his teeth in this still from the upcoming movie Ninja Assassin.

The 27-year-old actor, who plays Raizo, an orphan turned deadly assassin, told the AP that he was inspired by Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan for his leading role in his first American film.

“I hope the movie reaches the No. 1 at the box office,” Rain shared, “but regardless of the numbers, it will open doors for more opportunities in Hollywood not only for myself but for other Asian actors.”

Ninja Assassin hits theaters next Wednesday (November 25)!

20+ pictures inside of Rain getting his ninja on…

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Rain, Rain, Don't Go Away

Check out these first look shirtless stills of Korean actor Rain as Raizo in Warner Bros. Pictures’, Legendary Pictures’ and Dark Castle Entertainment’s new action flick Ninja Assassin.

According to Wiki, Raizo (Rain) is one of the world’s deadliest assassins, having been kidnapped as a child and raised by the Ozunu Clan, believed by the world to be a myth. When Raizo’s friend is executed by the clan, Raizo flees into hiding. He later reemerges, seeking revenge.

Ninja Assassin is slated for a November 25 release.

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Rain is a Ninja Assassin

Rain promotes his forthcoming movie Ninja Assassin during the Comic Con at the San Diego Conference Center on Thursday.

Ninja Assassin is an upcoming martial arts film directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) and starring Korean pop star, Rain.

Raizo (Rain) is one of the world’s deadliest assassins, having been kidnapped as a child and raised by the Ozunu Clan, believed by the world to be a myth. When Raizo’s friend is executed by the clan, Raizo flees into hiding.

The project was inspired by the ninja scenes featured in the Wachowskis‘ 2008 film Speed Racer, in which the actor Rain had impressed the Wachowskis with his portrayal as a fighter.

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People Magazine Mistakes Rain for Karl Yune

Speed Racer star Rain, aka rookie racer Taejo Togokhan, must have been glad he was featured in latest issue of People.

But instead of the 26-year-old Korean actor/pop star (inset), the mag accidentally published a picture of Karl Yune (Rick Yune‘s younger brother).

Poor Rain!

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Stephen Colbert & Rain's Dance-Off

25-year-old Korean pop star Rain shows up at the studio for an after hours dance-off with Stephen Colbert, the 43-year-old host of The Colbert Report.

The pair have been competing top spot on the Time 100 list, which determines the world’s most influential person.

Watch the video below to catch both Rain and Colbert in action!

You can check out Rain in the live action film Speed Racer, out in theaters today.

When it rains it pours…

Stephen Colbert & Rain’s Dance-Off

Stephen Colbert Gets Rained On, Again

For the second year in a row, South Korean actor/singer Rain narrowly beats Stephen Colbert in Time Magazine’s Poll Results of the most influential people.

Last year, Rain and Colbert placed No.1 and No.2, respectively, but this year they were both beat out by Shigeru Miyamoto, a video-game designer who created Mario, Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda.

Rain is already training a successor, Kevin Park, to his own Asian pop company at the mere age of 25.

Colbert‘s book, I Am America! (And So Can You!) has spent more than 23 weeks atop the NY Times Best Sellers list.

Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks came in at No.4 and No.5, respectively.

Rain on Speed Racer's Parade

South Korean actor/singer Rain attends the premiere of Speed Racer at the Nokia Theatre on Saturday in Los Angeles, Calif.

Rain, 25, recently posed with “The Mach 5″ at early advance screening at the ImaginAsian Center in Los Angeles.

Speed Racer opens nationwide on May 9th.

Last year Stephen Colbert did a hilarious music video parody of Rain, the Korean R&B phenom. Check it out.

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