Lee Byung-hun, one of the country’s most celebrated actors with roles in films like “The Good, the Bad, The Weird”, “I Saw the Devil”, “Masquerade”, etc, will be the first Korean to present an award in this year’s ceremony, which takes place on February 28, accorfing to his agency, BH Entertainment.
Lee has been appearing in Hollywood films since 2009, when he netted the role of Storm Shadow in the film G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, and has appeared since in blockbusters as “RED 2”, “Terminator Genisys” and recently in “Misconduct”.
Probably due to the recent accusations towards the Academy for overpresentation of white artists, the organization had to take some measures towards diversity, and Lee, with his career and overall popularity in Asian audiences was an obvious choice.
It has not been revealed yet which award he will be presenting.