Occupation: Director, singer, songwriter
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Move over, Jay-Z: Jay Chou is in the house. The Taiwanese director-singer-songwriter has already conquered Asia with his sweet tunes and sultry style. Now he's set his sights on America, bringing "Chou style" to the silver screen as Kato in the blockbuster The Green Hornet. We know MTV has been charmed the network nominated him for Best Breakout Star. This may be the year he wins Hollywood's heart too.
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