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Rick Yune (born August 22, 1971) is a Korean-American actor, screenwriter, producer, martial artist and former model.
- I love these characters that have a duality to them. I wanted to be Han Solo not Luke Skywalker. It’s more realistic for me, nobody is that square, especially in today’s world. We all have two sides to us, and that’s what makes us human. I love the movies where everybody was an outlaw in some way…
- On favoring complicated characters in “Exclusive Interview With Rick Yune On The Man With The Iron Fists” in We Got This Covered (2012)
- I mean there’s something magical about filmmaking and people that work within film. It’s the most beautiful thing, because so many people are coming together and they just think about a common goal. It’s almost similar to the military, but all of a sudden you’ll be in there and you’re about to do something and everybody is thinking about the next person. It’s not always the case, but the films that I’ve worked on it’s been that way, and it’s amazing. It makes you want to work harder…
- On working on a film with a language barrier amongst the crew in “Exclusive Interview With Rick Yune On The Man With The Iron Fists” in We Got This Covered (2012)
- In my opinion, as far as action is concerned, and physical action, the punches and kicks, they don’t really matter. Even shooting a gun. It all depends on, for me, what your intention is, what you put behind it and how it serves the film…
- On performing action scenes and stunts in films in “INTERVIEW: Rick Yune Talks OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN in Rama’s Screen (2013 Mar 21)
- Part of my heritage being Korean, it's going to be interesting going to Korea and answering these questions dealing with North and South Korea. It's difficult to deal with at times, this expectation. Being Asian, every single Asian person in the world expects you to represent them, you know?
- On his Korean heritage and starring in the film Die Another Day in “Rick Yune: Die Another Day” in BBC News (2002 Nov 20)