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5 K-Stars Who Appeared in Hollywood Films: Jun Ji Hyun, Lee Joon Gi, More – Kdramastars

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South Korean stars are getting more recognition outside their home country. The limitless opportunity that Hallyu brings to the entertainment also helps these artists to discover and hone their potential in the very competitive industry. 
Prominent actors and actresses, namely Jun Ji Hyun, Lee Byung Hun, Rain, and more, who are well-respected in Korea also captivated the foreign viewers as they made appearances in Hollywood films. Get to know which movies they showcased their versatility in. 
Dubbed one of the K-drama queens and became a household name in South Korea is Jun Ji Hyun. She made numerous projects both in movies and dramas. She has already built a strong branding in the public’s eyes. 
In 2009, the “Jirisan” actress appeared in the action-horror film “Blood: The Last Vampire.” This was considered her big break into the western film industry. It was also the reason why she had the English name, Gianna Jun. 

Meanwhile, in 2011, she was cast again in a new Hollywood film, “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.” She shared the frame with phenomenal actor Hugh Jackman. Jun Ji Hyun also had her first on-screen kiss with “The Greatest Showman” lead star.
Through his professional experiences in acting, Lee Joon Gi has found a strong support system from his fans. He is now one of the well-loved Korean actors whose forte is to play challenging roles in thriller and mystery genres. 
Due to his jaw-dropping stunts in his previous dramas. He was discovered and invited to act with actress Milla Jovovich in the final installment of the series, “Resident Evil.” Even Milla was amazed by Lee Joon Gi’s talented performance. She also praised the actor for his action stunts that not many Hollywood actors can do.
Now that she’s been dominating various Netflix series, brilliant actress Bae Doona had already displayed her award-winning acting in the sci-fi movie “Cloud Atlas” in 2012. This also marked her Hollywood debut. She acted with actors Tom Hanks and Halle Berry. 
This also opened many doors for the actress and became an ambassador of the famous fashion brand Louis Vuitton. 
Jung Ji Hoon is widely known as Rain. He is one of the pillars of K-Pop. He also dominated Hollywood just like how he exhibited powerful charisma on stage. When he is on hiatus in the music scene, the singer-actor acts in dramas and films.
Back in 2008, Rain stunned many after he appeared in the movie “Speed Racer” and played the role of Taejo Togokahn. It was also his first Hollywood action film. The following year, the “Doctor Ghost” star landed his first movie lead role in “Ninja Assassin.”
Veteran actor Lee Byung Hun started to gain recognition after he participated in the movie franchise, GI Joe where he portrayed the role of Storm Shadow. Apart from this, he also starred in “The Good, the Bad” (2008) and “Red 2” (2013). Due to his consistent appearance in Hollywood, he became the first South Korean actor to be invited as presenter in the 88th Academy Awards. 
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