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."
(Photo : Facebook (Kim Hyun Joong))

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.

Like Us on Facebook

"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.

 

Tagged :  Kim Hyun Joong

Featured

Editorial 11.27.14 | 07:47AM EST

With Multiple Chart-Topping Hits, 2014 Is The Year Of YG Entertainment

From their success at the MelOn Music Awards to the unstoppable hits from multiple artists, 2014 has been a great year for YG Entertainment.

Trends 11.26.14 | 08:15AM EST

Are Some After School Members Preparing To Graduate?

True to the band's concept structure, recent Instagram posts from member Jooyeon suggest that some key group members may be ready to move on to life After School.

Comeback / Teaser / Music Video 11.25.14 | 11:33AM EST

G-Dragon Confirms Big Bang Comeback Album Will Be Delayed Until 2015

After months of waiting, speculation that Big Bang would not be making a comeback until 2015 was confirmed by the group's leader during a recent press conference.

Editorial 11.25.14 | 08:31AM EST

7 K-Pop Videos That Should Have Gone Viral But Didn't

Tell your friends to stop watching C-Pop hit ‘Chick Chick’ and check out these weird and catchy K-Pop music videos instead.

KpopStarz Is Looking For Enthusiastic Entertainment Contributors Reach Millions On The Web.
Real Time Analytics