Lee Byung Hun to be first Korean actor to present at the Oscars
Famous Korean actor Lee Byung Hun is making an exciting appearance at this year's Oscars on February 28. The star of Masquerade and Terminator Genisys will be the first Korean actor to present an award at the prestigious Academy Award ceremony, which will be seen by audiences in more than 200 countries worldwide. Another Korean celebrity is expected to appear as well.
Lee Byung Hun has enjoyed an acclaimed and prolific acting career ever since he was first noticed in 1991 in a talent competition. The 45-year-old actor won multiple awards for his work in Korean movies and dramas. His 2012 movie, Masquerade, rose to become one of the all-time top grossing movies in South Korea. The movie won Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay at the Grand Bell Awards, and Lee Byung Hun won Best Actor for playing the dual role of King Gwanghe and his impostor.
The Korean star debuted in Hollywood in 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and followed up with movies like Terminator Genisys and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. He will next appear in the American movie Misconduct, which is scheduled to be released in February. He has also continued with roles in Korean films and will co-star with Kang Dong Won and Kim Woo Bin in the action thriller Master.
According to Lee Byung Hun's agency, the actor feels very honored and excited to be invited to the Oscars.
There may be another Korean celebrity joining Lee Byung Hun at the star-studded event in Los Angeles.
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