Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Asian cinematic flavour

As many of you probably realise, some of Asian cinema's best loved actors are of the , er, chunky or short type - is this an asian phenomenon? After all, a certain plumpness of appearance is considered a sign of prosperity. Some examples include India's Johnny Lever (think indian danny devito), Sanjay Dutt; Korea's Zhang Dong Jian (chinese pronunciation) and HongKong's Chow Yun Fatt, Tony Leung (not chunky but rather short - hey , ever seen him beside taller leading ladies - quite comical) and Andy Lau (ditto) .

Of course there are younger and really good looking actors who make the ladies go ooh lala, like Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan (Indian cinematic idols) , Korea's Bae Jung Jun (erm , rather weedy) and Kwon Sang Woo ( the Stairway to Heaven guy, can't quite act, but hey with a build like that, who cares!) and HongKong's Stephen Fung, Alex Fong and Daniel Wu. Perhaps, the eye candy factor is a double edged sword !