When actor Dustin Nguyen decided to leave Hollywood three years ago to start life over in Vietnam, he had no idea what life would bring him.
It turns out it was the greatest move he could have made.
“It’s just destiny, I suppose,” Nguyen, 52, tells PEOPLE of returning to his native country. “If you’d asked me 10 years ago if I’d live in Vietnam or work in Vietnam, I would never have even thought of it. But I’ve found a lot of creative satisfaction for me as an actor, and eventually as a producer and a director here.”