Simon Rhee - Best of the Best (Action Talks #41)

Action Talks with Eric Jacobus

28-12-2023 • 1 hr 56 mins

Simon Rhee is an action star, martial artist, and pioneer in American martial arts cinema with the Best of the Best series under his belt. Lately he's been the stunt coordinator for Lucifer and American Horror Story. You can see his IMDB here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0722223/ Edited by Milan Swagers Action Talks on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKvT1cdaRn78tV4vF78InER7GhxCKaxU5 Action Talks on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7D289YtkiQIkSVhNLDX8O2 Action Talks on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/action-talks-with-eric-jacobus/id1686666319 Telegram: t.me/ericjacobus My studio SuperAlloy: www.superalloyinteractive.com Blog: www.ericjacobus.com Timestamps: 0:00:57 Introduction 0:02:21 Origins of films like Best of the Best 0:04:39 Making real contact in fights 0:07:21 His first movie "Bruce Lee Fights Back from the Grave" 0:08:54 Inspirations and Kicking 0:14:48 Designing action for Best of the Best 0:22:50 Stuntwork in the early 90's 0:29:06 Koreatown Riots in 1992 0:37:17 Best of the Best 2 (1992) 0:45:14 Best of the Best 4 (1998) 0:50:27 Simon's Father 0:53:06 Buddhism can be brutal, i.e. Steven Seagal 0:56:16 Working with Wesley Snipes 1:02:34 Working with Hong Kong 1:09:59 Tom Cruise & Madonna 1:15:11 Working with David Mamet & Christopher Nolan 1:23:04 Lee Byung-Hun 1:25:26 Helping out Korean Pastor with orphanage (The Drobox) 1:27:41 On the Korean Action industry 1:33:53 What makes a realistic fight? 1:38:23 Director Park Chan-wook 1:40:49 Tauris Award Winning Fight scenes 1:45:32 On Fatherhood 1:53:39 Signing off


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