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Green Globe Film Awards face off between Kaneshiro, Rain and Chan

Posted: February 18, 2010 2:32 p.m.
Updated: February 19, 2010 2:29 p.m.
 
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- One of the most sought-after male leading actors in Asia, Takeshi Kaneshiro has been nominated in multiple categories for the Green Globe Film Awards, whose 100 Viewers' Choice Awards are selected by global movie lovers through an online voting system and will be presented at a Hollywood ceremony on March 23.

The half-Taiwanese, half-Japanese actor who is fluent in five languages and began his career as a pop idol, has been nominated for three awards: Best International Entertainer, Asian Cultural Ambassador of the Decade and 10 Best International Actors of the Decade.

Kaneshiro faces stiff competition in these categories with Korean entertainer Rain (Jeong Jihoon / Jung Jihoon / Bi-Rain) and Chinese fan favorite Jackie Chan.

In addition, the John Woo film Red Cliff starring Kaneshiro was nominated as Best International Film of the Decade and Red Cliff II was nominated as Best International Film and Best International Drama. The 2010 International Category Theme of the Green Globe Film Awards is "Asian Films."

Film lovers, critics and movie viewers from around the world vote for their favorite actors, movies and filmmakers at the Green Globe Film Awards online voting site at movie-voters.com.

Awards in the categories of major motion picture, environmental, humanitarian, animated and international films will be presented at the Green Globe Film Awards and Emperor's Dreams Dinner Gala on March 23, 2010 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in the California Ballroom with a sit-down dinner banquet and surprise performances by Hollywood's and Asia's top entertainers.

A celebrity tribute to the late award-winning Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa on the 100th anniversary of his birth, will be a highlight of the evening's events. Directors such as Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese were greatly impacted by the work of Kurosawa.

It has been said that Director John Woo made Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai" a required viewing for members of his film crew who were not familiar with Kurosawa during the filming of the Red Cliff series.

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