Rain makes a splash with his MTV win.

JoongAng Daily 6/7/2010 — Korean singer and actor Rain won the award for Biggest Badass Star at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, held yesterday at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. Rain is the first native Korean to ever win an award from MTV and the fourth Asian star to win one after Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan and Ken Jeong.

The Korean hallyu (Korean wave) star won the award for his role as Raizo in the movie “Ninja Assassin,” directed by the Wachowski Brothers, beating out Hollywood heavyweights such as Angelina Jolie, Chris Pine, Channing Tatum and Sam Worthington.

The Biggest Badass Star award is one of the new categories introduced in this year’s MTV Movie Awards. Actor Lee Byung-hun was also nominated but failed to make the final list.

Before his departure to the City of Angels, Rain commented that his participation in the MTV Movie Awards is meaningful and shows how far he has come….

» You can read Yim Seung-Hye’s article in its entirety on the JoongAng Daily site HERE.

— Stephe ^@@^

~ by Cloud USA on June 7, 2010.

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