Kim Hyun Joong Voted Best Actor At The Okinawa International Movie Festival For 'Lucky Guy' Music Video: Says He Wants Role In Japanese Film
By Jesse Lent | April 01, 2013 08:31 PM EDT
Kim Hyun Joong won the Best Actor Award at the fifth annual Okinawa International Movie Festival on Saturday for his role in the music video for the song "Lucky Guy."
Hyun Joong said he would like to shoot a feature film in Japan.
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"I was touched by the Japanese film 'Be with You'" Kim told CJ E&M enewsWorld. "I hope to film a movie in Japan someday."
Jackie Chan's "Chinese Zodiac (CZ12)" and "The Happy Life of Debbie" by Taiwanese director Tien-Yu Fu took home top honors at the 2013 Okinawa International Movie Festival.
"Wow! It's indeed good news and a pre-birthday gift to me," Chan said in a statement after receiving the award, according to the Hollywood Reporter
The action star turns 59 on Sunday.
"Thank you so much for this award, which is very encouraging. I'm so happy that you love 'Chinese Zodiac,' which I spent six years preparing and one year filming."
The filmmakers of "Chinese Zodiac (CZ12)" and "The Happy Life of Debbie" each were awarded prizes of $10,600 or 1 million yen. They won awards in the festival's categories of "Laugh " and "Peace" respectively.
Yoshimoto Kogyo, who owns a major talent agency in Japan, created the festival.
Hyun Joong also performed for two thousand fans on the Okinawa International Movie Festival's main stage, at the Project Creators Factory ceremony.
Dressed in a black tuxedo, Kim played a dozen songs including the hits "Heat," "U" and "I'm Yours."
"He has an aura of James Bond, the likes of which are rarely seen in Japan," said Okinawa International Movie Festival Judge Okuyama. "He′s a handsome man like Yujiro Ishihara and Keiichiro Akagi."
And while it might not be a Japanese feature film, Hyun Joong will join Eunhyuk, SBS and Yoon Shi Yoon for the follow-up to "K-Pop Star 2" scheduled to premiere on April 21.
The television program, which is reportedly a variety show, also features Yoo Se Yoon, Lee Su Geun, Kim Bum Soo and Yoon Jong Shin and is produced by Jang Hyuk Jae of "Family Outing" fame.
The first episode will reportedly be shot in Laos this week, with Hyun Joong and the other stars heading to the area on Thursday.
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