Erstwhile political candidate Augustus Cho isn’t a dictator; he just plays one on the big screen.
The fit, fiftysomething former taekwondo teacher and author had kept his acting career private until filming his role as a Northern Korean ruler in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” forced him to miss a Town Council candidates forum last year.
He also ran unsuccessfully for Chapel Hill mayor in 2009 and in the Republican primary against B.J. Lawson for Congress, for the seat held by Rep. David Price, in 2008.