Korean actor Lee Min-ho has been named the most influential Asian film industry figure at a movie awards ceremony hosted by Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, his agency said Wednesday.
Lee was chosen as the “Asian Cinema Pioneer” at the inaugural Weibo Movie Awards Ceremony held in Shanghai on Monday night, MYM Entertainment said.
Winners were selected based on an online vote of 100 million Weibo subscribers who are film fans, according to the organizer.
Lee Min-ho (Official website)
Lee catapulted to stardom with his role in the 2009 TV drama “Boys Over Flowers,” and has starred in a variety of films and shows such as “City Hunter” and “The Heirs.” He currently has 2,883 followers on Weibo.
Most recently, he appeared in “Bounty Hunters,” a South Korea-Chinese coproduced action film slated to open on July 1. In November, he is set to appear on an SBS TV series whose title roughly translates to “Legend of the Blue Sea” together with Jun Ji-hyun, the “My Love from the Star” heroine who also has a large following in China. (Yonhap)