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“Best of the Best” Franchise Creator & Star Phillip Rhee Shares the “Best” is Yet Come!

Updated: Nov 29, 2023

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 (former chairman of Lionsgate) and Frank Giustra (founder of Lionsgate).

The first Best of the Best starred Academy Award-nominated actors, James Earl Jones, Eric Roberts, Louise Fletcher, Sally Kirkland, and Chris Penn was distributed through Sony Pictures. In 2015, Best of the Best was chosen by Fandango's 15 most inspirational sports movies of all time along with Rocky.

Rhee is a 7th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, 3rd degree in Hapkido, and Kendo and is one of the most sought after teachers in the world. His former students include top CEOs, industry titans, professional athletes, and film celebrities.

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