Lee Byung-Hun can be easily called the King of Genres for his award-winning works in several movies regardless of their categories.
Since he began working in the TV and film industry in 1991, Lee Byung-Hun constantly received critical acclaim. Nearly a decade since his debut in 1991, the actor immediately pushed his Joint Security Area to the top of South Korea's list of highest-grossing films.
From there, the actor's popularity continued to rise, and his power remains influential until now.
Lee Byung-Hun Unmatched: Actor Wins New Award
The Korea Times reported that Lee Byung-Hun made it to the U.S.―Asia Entertainment Summit and Game Changer Awards list. He joined A-list individuals, including head of global TV at Netflix Bela Bajaria and Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton.
Asia Society hosts the annual event to give people in the entertainment industry in Asia the due credits they deserve for their massive contribution. Lee Byung-Hun, for his part, shared his talent through several movies and films in different genres in the past years.
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In South Korea, the actor famously spearheaded Masquerade; The Good, The Bad, The Weird; and A Bittersweet Life. Outside his home country, Lee Byung-Hun wowed the international audience during his appearances in The Magnificent Seven and Terminator Genisys
Lee Byung-Hun will officially receive the award during the Game Changer Awards ceremony on Monday at the Los Angeles Academy Museum. He will follow the footsteps of Korean singer and actor Rain, who previously nabbed the Entertainment Game Changer Award in 2019.
Lee Byung-Hun Recognized At 15th Asian Film Awards
Aside from the international recognition, the actor also recently received an award during the 15th Asian Film Awards earlier this month.
Lee Byung-Hun, who got the Excellence in Asian Cinema Award, became the first actor in Korea to score the honor. His participation in the now-hit Netflix series Squid Game added more reasons why he deserves to win the prize.
In addition, he became a gamechanger in the film and TV industry when he grabbed 10 best actor awards for his single role in the 2015 film Inside Men. He famously joined Cannes Film Festival before the Busan International Film Festival.
Lee Yong-Kwan, 26th BIFF's chairman, gave a heartfelt tribute to the actor, saying:
"Lee's contribution to Asian and world cinema is widely recognized by the audience and the film industry. His fearless attitude towards morphing into a completely different character in every film truly reflects Lee's professional dedication. Throughout his distinguished career, Lee has honed his acting skills and worked to raise the standard of film art. His finesse and passion show that he is a great fit for the title of Excellence in Asian Cinema."
Lee Byung-Hun is expected to garner more as he joins the Netflix romance film I Believe In A Thing Called Love as its producer.