Lee Byung-hun was selected as the most wanted boyfriend in Japan, topping a list that includes stars from several countries.
Japanese monthly magazine CREA picked the No. 1 actor to date in Hollywood and Asia. Lee was chosen as the top actor among 40 Asian superstars. Among Hollywood actors, Zac Efron from the movies “Hairspray” and “High School Musical: Graduation” was picked as the best boyfriend.
The magazine introduced Lee’s background in film and television dramas, his participation in UNICEF as a special delegate, his educational background and the languages he is fluent in (Korean, English, French and Mandarin Chinese). In addition, CREA announced that Lee’s Japanese single album had received the “Best Asian Artist Award” in the 23rd Golden Disk Award Ceremony.
The publication noted that most of Lee’s roles on screen were strong and manly, giving Lee his “poker face” image. However, at Cannes, Lee was moved to tears when he received a standing ovation for his movie “The Good, the Bad, the Weird.” CREA mentioned this incident, revealing the actor’s hidden inner warmth.
“The Good, the Bad, the Weird,” along with Lee’s other two movies “G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” and “I Come with the Rain” are being released in Japan this summer. Lee will spend his summer promoting his movies. (Korea Herald)