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TUE, 2014-12-23  KST

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Ma Dong-seok

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The atmosphere is so brutal. What on earth happened there? Actor (마동석) Ma Dong-seok overwhelms everyone with his presence, but he's actually a very warm-hearted and delightful actor. Let's go on a very special date with him right now.

Ma Dong-seok (마동석) is a much sought-after actor here in Korea. Some say that Korean films can be divided into two parts; the ones that star Ma Dong-seok (마동석) and the ones that don't. He took part in 9 different films in 2013, and is opening the new year with "Murderer", where he played his first lead. Not only that, he played the role of a murderer for the first time.

Ma Dong-seok (마동석) portrayed the role of a guy who punishes villains in the movies "The Neighbor" and "The Fives". But this time round, he's playing a villain. In fact, this actor is known for his intense charisma and strong image, so he must have received a lot of casting offers as a murder in the past. Then, what made him take up this one?

These days, celebrities making promises for the success of their movies or dramas have become a must. And Ma Dong-seok (마동석) also made a promise, a very special one.

Ma Dong-seok (마동석) is Korea's representative scene stealer. He starred in a large number of movies, but still has his own, strict way of choosing his movies.

Before Ma Dong-seok (마동석) turned to acting, he was active as a personal trainer of mixed martial artists. He's still very muscular and charismatic. Maybe because of that, even though Ma Dong-seok (마동석) has been showing diverse acting in various genres, he's still remembered as an actor with a strong image.

Don't judge a book by its cover and don't judge of a man by his looks. Ma Dong-seok (마동석) might look a bit scary on the outside, but he's a very pure- and soft-hearted guy. This time, we asked him what kind of roles he wants to portray in the future.

Ma Dong-seok (마동석) is an irreplaceable actor with amazing acting skills and special traits. We'll wait and see if this actor will become the new icon of a murderer after Ha Jung-woo and Choi Min-sik (하정우 & 최민식), and wish him the best of luck.

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