Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rain nominated as 'Biggest Badass Star'

Rain has been nominated in the Biggest Badass Star category for the MTV Movie Awards, according to his agency J.Tune Entertainment, Monday.

This is the first time for a Korean actor to be acknowledged at a Hollywood event, alongside other top movie stars including Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie and Tom Cruise. The only two Asians in the category are Rain and Jackie Chan.

According to J.Tune Entertainment, the 27-year-old singer is well known as an actor in the United States, thanks to his debut action flick "Ninja Assassin."

Rain has proved his popularity in Hollywood by winning three prizes at the Hollywood's Green Planet Movie Awards in March. He took home the 10 Outstanding Asians in Hollywood award, the Asian Cultural Ambassador of the Year award and the Best International Entertainer award.

Meanwhile, the singer is currently appearing in various entertainment shows and music programs here, promoting his special album "Back to the Basic" and song "Love Song."

The MTV Movie Awards is held annually on MTV and nominees are selected by the producers and executives at MTV. Winners are chosen online by viewers. The voting starts on May 13, while the event kicks off on June 6 in Lost Angeles.

Source: Korea Times
By Han Sang-hee
Staff reporter

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