Lee Byung-hun( Korean :이병헌; born July 12, 1970) is a South Korean actor known for starring in the critically acclaimedJoint Security Area(2000),A Bittersweet Life(2005),The Good, the Bad, the Weird(2008) andI Saw the Devil(2010). His more popular television dramas includeIris(2009),All In(2003) andBeautiful Days(2001).Lee, along with Ahn Sung-ki , are the first Korean actors to imprint their hand and foot prints on the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles .
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Lee auditioned in the 1991 KBS Super Talent Audition and was accepted, making his debut in the television dramaAsphalt My Hometown.His breakthrough role was in the 2000 filmJoint Security Areadirected by Park Chan-wook . He played a border-guard soldier who crossed to North Korea nightly and forged a friendship with a soldier on the opposing side. The film was a critical and commercial success and broke records as the highest grossing film in Korean history.His performance earned him Best Actor jointly with Song Kang-ho at the Pusan Film Critics Awards .He also starred in the filmBungee Jumping of Their Own, about a man whose girlfriend dies and is later reincarnated as a man.
In 2001 he played Lee Min-chul inBeautiful Days, a drama about an arrogant businessman who falls for an innocent orphan, played by Choi Ji-woo . He also starred in the filmAddictedas a man who falls into a coma and wakes up believing he is his dead brother. In 2003 he took the leading role in the poker dramaAll Inopposite Song Hye-kyo . For his performance, he won the Grand Prize at the SBS Drama Awards and Best Actor at the Baeksang Arts Awards .In 2004, Lee appeared in the romantic comedyEverybody Has Secrets.
In 2005 he earned critical acclaim for his performance inA Bittersweet Lifewhich was screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival .Lee was nominated for Best Actor at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and Grand Bell Awards , and won at the Chunsa Film Art Awards , Baeksang Arts Awards and the Critics Choice Awards. He also appeared in the romance filmOnce in a Summeropposite Soo Ae .
He took his first villain role inThe Good, the Bad, the Weird, a Korean western directed by Kim Ji-woon and also starring Song Kang-ho and Jung Woo-sung .The film revolves around three men in a race to acquire a treasure map and was also a major success, screening out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival .In 2009 he co-starred with Josh Hartnett and Takuya Kimura in the filmI Come with the Rain. He then made his American debut as Storm Shadow inG.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
In late 2009, Lee returned to TV in the espionage action thrillerIrisplaying a secret agent with Kim Tae-hee . It was one of the most expensive shows ever produced with filming locations in Hungary, Japan as well as South Korea.It became one of the highest rated dramas of 2009 and his performance earned him the Grand Prize at the KBS Drama Acting Awards and Best Actor at the Baeksang Arts Awards .
In 2010 Lee costarred with Choi Min-sik inI Saw the Devil, his third collaboration with director Kim Ji-woon . He played Soo-hyun, an intelligence agent who tracks a serial killer who murdered his fiance.It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won him the Grand Prize at the Paeksang Arts Awards .In 2012, he will reprise his role as Storm Shadow inG.I. Joe: Retaliation.
On 23 June 2012, Lee, along with Ahn Sung-ki , became the second Asians after director John Woo , and first Korean actors to leave their hand and foot prints on the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles . He was recognised as an emerging star in Hollywood for his role of Storm Shadow inG.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobraand its sequelG.I. Joe: Retaliation.
Lee will next appear in the American filmRED 2, the sequel to the 2010 action-comedy hitRED, alongside Bruce Willis , Catherine Zeta Jones , Helen Mirren and John Malkovich .The film is scheduled to be released in 2013.
Lee has formed his own management company BH Entertainment which manages many actors including Han Hyo-joo , Go Soo , and Han Chae-young . He owns a shop BHNC which sells hats, scarfs and wallets.
He has a younger sister, Lee Eun-hee, who was Miss Korea in 1996. He graduated from Hanyang University with a major in French Literature and the Graduate School of Chung-Ang University with a major in Theater and Cinematography.
Lee dated hisAll Inco-star Song Hye-kyo . They broke up in 2004.In Lee Byung-hun spare time he practices taekwondo.
|1995||Who Drives Me Mad?||누가 나를 미치게 하는가||Lee Jong-du|
|Runaway||런 어웨이||Lee Dong-ho|
|1996||Kill the Love||그들만의 세상||Love|
|1997||Elegy of the Earth||지상만가||Park Jong-man|
|1999||The Harmonium in My Memory||내 마음의 풍금||Kang Soo-ha|
|2000||Joint Security Area||공동경비구역JSA||Sgt. Lee Soo-hyeok|
|2001||Bungee Jumping of Their Own||번지점프를 하다||Seo In-woo|
|2002||My Beautiful Girl, Mari||마리 이야기||Namoo (voice)|
|2004||Everybody Has Secrets||누구나 비밀은 있다||Choi Su-hyeon|
|Three Extremes- segment "Cut"||Ryu Ji-ho|
|2005||A Bittersweet Life||달콤한 인생||Kim Sun-woo|
|2006||Once in a Summer||그해여름||Yun Suk-young|
|2008||The Good, the Bad, the Weird||좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈||Park Chang-yi, the Bad|
|2009||I Come with the Rain||N/A||Su Dongpo|
|G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra||N/A||Storm Shadow|
|2010||Iris: The Movie||아이리스||Kim Hyun-jun|
|I Saw the Devil||악마를 보았다||Kim Soo-hyeon|
|2012||Gwanghae||광해:왕이된 남자||King Gwanghae, Beggar Ha-sun|
|2013||G.I. Joe: Retaliation||N/A||Storm Shadow|
|1991||Asphalt My Hometown|
|Flower That Never Wilt|
|Days of Sunshine||Choi Hyung-man|
|Tomorrow Love||Shin Bum Soo|
|1993||The Sorrow of the Survivor||Ja-myung|
|1994||The Fragrance of Love||Kim Jun-ho|
|1995||Asphalt Man||Kang Dong-joon|
|Son of Wind||Chang Hong-pyo|
|1997||Beautiful My Lady||Hwang Jun-ho|
|1998||White Night 3.98||Min Gyeong-bin|
|1999||Happy Together||Suh Tae-poong|
|Love Story- Story 1:Sunflower||Tae-sung|
|Sally is Back|
|Beautiful Days||Lee Min-chul|
|2003||All In||Kim In-ha|
|2011||Diplomat Kosaku Kuroda||John (cameo)|
|Album #||Album Information||Tracklisting|
|1|| Lee Byung Hun - To Me|
|Single #||Single Information||Tracklisting|
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