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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 22 August 1971Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Birth NameRichard Yun
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rick Yune was born on August 22, 1971 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Richard Yun. He is an actor and producer, known for The Fast and the Furious (2001), Die Another Day (2002) and Olympus Has Fallen (2013).

Trivia (11)

Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, class of 1994.
He is of Korean descent, and prior to acting, was a Hedgefund Trader on Wall Street. During college worked as a Model and was the first Asian Model for Versace and Polo Sport. His campaigns were photographed by Bruce Weber.
Qualified for the Olympic Trials in Tae Kwon Do when he was 19.
Changed the spelling of his last name from "Yun" to "Yune" for Screen Actors Guild (SAG) purposes.
Graduated from Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia.
Brother of actor Karl Yune.
His favorite action film is Léon: The Professional (1994).
Voted sexiest villain by People magazine's Sexiest Men issue.
A former Golden Gloves boxer.
Parents are Tom Taeho Yune and Wonhui Park.
Had a relationship with Nastassja Kinski.

Personal Quotes (15)

In a lot of ways, the make-up was the character.
Jaws was still a handsome, big guy. He got the girl. He was my favorite villain. I tried to make this guy endearing somewhat because all he wanted to do was unite his country.
To be here today is just beyond my wildest dreams.
This is the Bond of the new millennium. Everything is updated, from the action sequences to the interaction between the characters. All the elements reflect changes that have occurred in the world in recent years.
I believe our country has to do whatever we can do to protect ourselves-we're king of the hill. We need to protect democracy and the lives of those who live in the free world.
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.
That's when it really came together for me that I was in a Bond film, to have my own spy car!
History will tell where I stand in the ranks of Bond villains, I have no control over that.
When you have a background in combat sports, people think you're this martial arts expert, but really I'm just a guy who is able to do certain things without making a mess of himself.
Being an American is such a rich environment, because there's so many people from other countries and cultures, and through that you're able to see other people's experiences.
I was worried about being the nut that ruined 40 years of Bond history.
I can't understand why anyone would want nuclear warheads. If you shoot them off, it's not like you can take over that country-all you do is kill millions of people.
Since I was a kid I've wanted to be in a Bond movie.
It was tough to try to be serious in front of Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan with all this stuff in my face. There's never been a character that's looked this extreme.
I was thinking about that, about what lines you'd be willing to cross if someone took your loved one or child.

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