Lee Byung-hun collects Star Asia Award at New York film fest

July 6, 2016

SEOUL, July 6 (Yonhap) — South Korean Lee Byung-hun received the Star Asia Award at the 15th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), his agency said Wednesday.

Recognized for his contribution to Asian films and Hollywood productions, Lee was one of the award’s three recipients along with Hong Kong’s Miriam Yeung and John Lloyd Cruz of the Philippines.

Lee picked up the award at the ceremony that preceded the New York premiere of his latest work, Korean political thriller “Inside Men,” at the Lincoln Center. After the screening, the actor attended a question and answer session with the film’s audience.

He is best known for his lead roles in Korean films such as “A Bittersweet Life” (2005) and “The Good, The Bad And the Weird” (2008). He also appeared in several Hollywood action films, including “Red 2″ (2013) and “Terminator Genisys” (2015).

This year’s NYAFF was held from June 22 to July 5.

South Korean actor Lee Byung-hun (Yonhap)

South Korean actor Lee Byung-hun (Yonhap)

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