Films and Books Magazine Critically Evaluate Superstars Hyun Bin, Joo Won, Uhm Tae Woong and Salman Khan in the first in a series "Rate the Stars"

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Films and Books Magazine editors and readers have their say on the careers of some of Korea and Bollywood's top stars. In the first four of a series, "Rate the Stars," Films and Books reviews mega stars Salman Khan, Joo Won, Uhm Tae Woong and Hyun Bin.

August 1 Issue of Films & Books premiers a new series "Rate the Stars" with actor reviews of Joo Won, Uhm Tae Woong, Salman Khan, and Hyun Bin

Salman Khan's career, that now spans over two decades in the film industry, has seen lots of ups and downs, with controversies surrounding him at every step. He has regularly been referred to as the “bad boy of Bollywood”

In a new featured series, "Rate the Stars", Films and Books editors review and rate superstars from Korea, China, Asia, Bollywood and Asia. The first four features in the series rate Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan, as well as come-back king Hyun Bin, ratings prince Moon Joo Won and macho star Uhm Tae Won from Korea:

"F&B Actor Review: Salman Khan, Bollywood’s Bad Boy Superstar "
Born on December 27, 1965, Salman Khan is the eldest son of legendary screenwriter Salim Khan with his first wife Sushila Charak. Now, one of the biggest stars in Indian Cinema with a cult fan following, he is fondly known by the names Sallu, Bhai and Rambo of India by his friends and fans. His career that now spans over two decades in the film industry has seen lots of ups and downs, with controversies surrounding him at every step. He has regularly been referred to as the “bad boy of Bollywood”, but is also known to have a heart of gold participating in numerous charitable causes. He started his own NGO Being Human in the year 2007 that collects funds to support the underprivileged youth and also participates in improving health care facilities. Read more and see the F&B Rating...

"F&B Actor Review: Hyun Bin Come-Back" Hyun Bin, Korea’s favorite son, back from the marines at the end of 2012, has grown back his hair and is making appearances in preparation for his comeback, which to all accounts will be supported by countless fans. His big comeback is planned in an historical film, The King’s Wrath, hotly anticipated by critics, and fans in many countries.

This award-winning 30-year-old South Korean actor—best known for his looks, an unusually distinctive smile, and for his leading roles in TV series such as My Name is Kim Sam Soon in 2005 and “Secret Garden” in 2010—is perhaps the most anticipated comeback after mandatory armed forces services. Read more and see the F&B Rating...

"F&B Actor Review: Korea's Busiest Actor Joo Won"
Certainly, there is no stopping Joo Won from becoming South Korea’s biggest star in the near future. He has unique, dreamy good looks—complete with killer dimples—can play both the villain and protagonist. He can play both the charming and sweet boyfriend, and a sexy, masculine vigilante. He can play the savant genius. The comic clown. The tear-jerker lead. He makes his audiences feel sad, happy, angry, thrilled. And he can sing with the best. With a staggering repertoire of unlimited talent and the looks to back it all up, Joo Won is set to light the K-pop and K-drama world on fire. Best of all, he has the talent and versatility to stay the lead for the long term. He’s not a trendy cutie, here today, gone tomorrow. No doubt Joo Won will dominate the ratings for a long time. He has what it takes to be a genuine Korean superstar. Read more and the F&B Rating...

"F&B Rates the Stars: Reviewing Uhm Tae Woong"

Born on April 5, 1974, Uhm Tae Woong has emerged as one of the most popular and charming of South Korean actors. He doesn’t stand out as a “superstar” or “idol” as much as the consummate craftsman and artist. Not to say he’s not gorgeous on screen, or that he doesn’t have crowds of adoring fans. Yet the “Uhm Force” as he is nicknamed, is a quiet, happy, heart-warming presence in the K-Drama scene, who brings a steady acting hand, and an ability to slip deep into character, whether hero, romantic lead or villain. In real life, he seems quiet, comfortable, friendly and sports a warm smile. He’s also quietly masculine and down-to-earth, a contrast to many more fashionable superstars. And yes, he is an superstar and idol in his own right. Read more and see the F&B rating...

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