Byunghun’s Hollywood HandPrint
Where do we begin this late update of the Hand Printing ceremony in LA recently? There have been lots of photos, clips and updates during the past weekend celebrating the momentous significant moment in Lee Byunghun’s career as an actor when he and veteran actor Ahn Sung Ki left their hand & foot prints at the historic and famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood amidst the cheering fans, public and media alike on Saturday, June 23.
Apart from that, do check out a super sharing at AKPFOFFICIAL on an exclusive coverage & photos from the event. Thanks so much for sharing this with everyone!
We apologize that the blog wasn’t updated immediately due to personal slowness but we will always share about Lee Byunghun.. whenever and as soon as possible.
It’s simply one of those days that it’s so hard to keep up with him.. LOL.
Byunghun-ssi inscribed “Republic of Korea Actor Lee Byung Hun” above his hand and foot print
Ahn, Lee leave permanent impression on Hollywood
By Lee Woo-young The Korea Herald
Korean actors Lee Byung-hun and Ahn Sung-ki became the first Korean actors to leave handprints and footprints in the forecourt of an iconic Hollywood theater.
The two stars left imprints of their hands and feet outside Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, on Saturday as part of events held during the “Looking East 2012 Korean Movie Festival” from Saturday to Sunday. Ten Korean films including “Unbowed,” “Poetry,” and “Thirst,” were screened during the two-day festival.
“I can’t believe I just got my handprints here. It’s an incredible moment because I used to take pictures in front of the handprints of Hollywood actors and actresses,” said Lee at the ceremony.
Lee appeared in the Hollywood blockbuster movie “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” in 2009. “It’s been a tremendous honor to leave my handprints and footprints here with other big stars,” said Ahn Sung-ki, one of the most respected and popular actors in Korea.
Ahn played a leading role in the Korean courtroom drama “Unbowed” released earlier this year.
Lee and Ahn join a long list of Hollywood stars to have participated in the same event since the ceremony started in 1927. The stars honored with handprints include Elizabeth Taylor, Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. Hong Kong movie director John Woo was the first Asian to have left his prints in Hollywood in 2002.