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Overview (2)

Born in Seoul, Korea
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Phillip Rhee is a master martial artist, actor and filmmaker best known for creating the "BEST of the BEST" film franchise with his producing partner and mentor Peter E. Strauss (Executive VP and Mandalay Pictures) and Frank Giustra, a Canadian Billionaire and founder of Lions Gate. The first "Best of the Best" starring academy award nominated actors, James Earl Jones, Eric Roberts, Louise Fletcher, Sally Kirkland and Chris Penn was distributed through Sony Pictures. "Best of the Best 2" through 20th Century Fox and "Best of the Best 3", directed and starring Rhee and Gina Gershon was picked up by Miramax, and the fourth installment of "Best of the Best: Without Warning", directed and starring Rhee and Ernie Hudson was also acquired by Miramax/Dimension Films.

2015 AMC Movie Review by Chief Editor John Campea chose "Best of the Best" as his favorite movie of all time.

In 2015, "Best of the Best" was chosen by Fandango's 15 most inspirational sports movies of all time along with "Rocky".

In 2010, Rhee partnered with former President of Warner Bros, Jim Miller and launched "Stereo Pictures" a 3D conversion technology studio based in L.A. and Korea, servicing major Hollywood studios and consumer electronic giants such as Samsung, LG and game developers Blizzard.

Rhee, an avid martial artist holds a 6th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, 3rd degree in Hap Ki Do and Kendo and is one of the most sought after teachers in the world. His former students include the son of President, Ronald Reagan, Chairman of Warner Chappell, former Chairman of Fox, Chairman of ACI and numerous sports and film celebrities.

Rhee speaks three languages and lives with his fashion designer wife, Amy and his son Sean.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Amy Rhee (1990 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (9)

Brother of award winning fight choreographer and stunt coordinator, Simon Rhee.
6th Dan Black Belt in Tae-Kwon Do and 3rd Dan Black Belt in Hap Ki Do.
Was considered for the lead role in Mortal Kombat (1995).
Phillip was off-shore post Stereoscopic 3D Producer on "Titanic 3D", "John Carter of Mars", "Transformers:Dark of the Moon", "Smurfs", "Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter", "Hoodwink Too", "Chronicles of Narnia:Voyage of Dawn Treader" and "George Romero's Dawn of the Dead 3D".
In his earlier days, Phillip was a bodyguard to Tennis bad-boy John McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal at the Las Vegas Thomas and Mac center.
Phillip studied martial arts when he was four years old and became one of four chosen to represent the U.S. Tae Kwon Do team in the Korean Olympics/Asian Games, which became the genesis of the movie the "Best of the Best".
As a martial arts master, Phillip's former students include the son of the late President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, Samuel Goldwyn, Sly Stallone, Chairman of Warner Chappell, Co-Chairman of 20th Century Fox, Chairman of Greenburg Traurig, Uber Manager Gavin Polone, Writer/Director Scott Frank, Boaz Yakin, Ed Solomon and celebrities such as Josh Brolin and top stunt and fight coordinators, Robert Alonzo and J J Perry to name a few.
His older brother Simon Rhee is an award winning fight choreographer for such movie as Terminator: Genisys and former President of the International Stunt Association. His stunt awards include "Rush Hour 3" and "Letters to Iwojima" directed by Clint Eastwood.
In the early 90's, Rhee was set for a breakout role in the action film "Kato" AKA "Ballistic". Written by noted scribe David J. Schow, the film was to be produced by Oliver Stone and director by legendary Hong Kong action master John Woo. Warner Bros. were going to distribute. Sadly the production never happened.

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