My favorite lines from Bruno Mars’ song “Just The Way You Are”are: “And when you smile the whole world stops and stares for a while. Because, you’re amazing just the way you are”. Every time I hear the song, and that particular line, I am always reminded of Jo Hyun Jae.
Because Jo Hyun Jae is almost always cast in serious roles, we don’t see him smile a lot in his dramas. But when he does, it’s like the sun bursting forth from the clouds. Off screen, however, on certain occasions he smiles, even laughs, with such refreshing charm and charisma.
The winner’s smile… at the 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards (2006)
The sad smile while saying goodbye to fans upon Army enlistment (2008)
The boyish smile during Army enlistment (2008)
The happy smile at the Tokyo Fan Meeting (2008.06)
The radiant smile from the Korea Fan Meeting (2008.07.19)
Irresistible smile during CAFE fans visit the set of “Actress is too much” (2012)
The shy smile during Japanese fans’ visit the set of “Actress is too much” (2012)
The tipsy smile during wrap-up party for “3 Dads, 1 Mom” (2008)
The embarrassed smile from the TV show “Night Heart: Only You TV Special” (2005)
The bright-eyed smile at the Japan Dinner Show (2010)
The angelic smile (2005)
Heart-attack-inducing smile at the Japan Dinner Show (2012)
Head-turning smiles while filming “Advertising Genius, LTB” (2013)Heart-stopping smile at an airport in Japan (2014)
Credit: Photos as labelled.