Lee's most noticeable works are: Joint Security Area; A Bittersweet Life; The Good, The Bad, and The Weird; and I Saw The Devil. Lee made his acting debut in 1991, when he auditioned in the KBS Super Talent, and got his first role in the television drama "Asphalt My Hometown". Lee's later movie, Joint Security Area, directed by Park Chan-wook, was a smash hit. He won Best Actor jointly with Song Kang-ho at the 2000 Pusan Film Critics Awards. After Lee's role in Bungee Jumping of Their Own, his acting gathered widespread recognition. In 2001, he played the role of Lee Min-chul in the Korean drama Beautiful Days with Choi Ji-woo. He then starred in the drama All In with Song Hye-kyo, for which he won the Grand Prize (Daesang) at the 2003 SBS Drama Awards and Best Actor at the 42nd Paeksang Arts Awards. In 2004, Lee played the lead in the movie Everybody Has Secrets with Choi Ji-woo, Chu Sang-mi and Kim Hyo-jin. A Bittersweet Life, released in 2005. His first villain role was in the 2008 Korean western film The Good, the Bad, the Weird directed by Kim Ji-woon. In December 2007, it was confirmed that Lee was cast as the villain Storm Shadow in the live-action G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra film. It was directed by Stephen Sommers and also starred Sienna Miller and Channing Tatum. T From October to December 2009, Lee starred in the Korean drama IRIS with Kim Tae-hee. It marked his return to TV drama in 6 years since All In in 2003. For his performance, Lee received the Grand Prize (Daesang) award at the 2009 KBS Drama Acting Awards and Best Actor at the 46th Paeksang Arts Awards. In 2010, Lee starred in Kim Ji-woon's thriller film I Saw the Devil with Choi Min-sik. In 2011, he will reprise his role as Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe 2, which will be released on August 10, 2012. Lee is fluent in English and able to speak French and Mandarin, in addition to his native Korean. His western name is "Brian". He has a major in French Literature, as well as in Theater and Cinematography. (Wikipedia)

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[add roles]Dramas

Year Title # of Epis. Role Rating
2011 Gaikoukan Kuroda Kosaku 10 Supporting Role John 7.18
2009 IRIS 20 Main Role Kim Hyun Jun 8.19
2003 All In 24 Main Role Kim In Ha 7.27
2001 Beautiful Days 24 Main Role Lee Min Chul 7.48
1999 Happy Together 16 Main Role Seo Tae Poong 6.36
1998 White Nights 3.98 20 Main Role Min Kyung Bin N/A
1997 Wedding Dress 22 Supporting Role Hyung Suk 7.00
1995 Son of the Wind 20 Main Role Jang Hong Pyo 9.00
1995 Asphalt Man 16 Main Role Dong Jun 6.89
1994 Scent of Love 52 Main Role Kim Jun Ho N/A

[add roles]Films

Year Title Role Rating
2014 Memories of the Sword Main Role Deok Ki 8.00
2012 Masquerade Main Role King Gwanghae / Beggar Ha Sun 8.55
2010 I Saw The Devil Main Role Kim Soo Hyeon 8.23
2010 IRIS: The Movie Main Role Kim Hyeon Jun 6.95
2010 The Influence Main Role W 6.52
2008 The Good, The Bad, The Weird Main Role The Bad (Park Chang Yi) 7.82
2008 I Come With the Rain Main Role Su Dong-po 5.94
2007 Hero Supporting Role Kang 7.69
2006 Once in a Summer Main Role Yun Suk Young 7.74
2005 A Bittersweet Life Main Role Kim Sunwoo 7.66
2004 Three... Extremes Main Role Director ( 7.31
2004 Everybody Has Secrets Main Role Choi Su Hyun 6.36
2002 Addicted Main Role Dae Jin 7.30
2001 Bungee Jumping of their Own Main Role Seo In Woo 7.07
2000 Joint Security Area Main Role Sgt. Lee Soo-hyeok 8.47
1999 The Harmonium In My Memory Main Role Kang Su Ha 7.74
1995 Who Drives Me Mad? Main Role Lee Jong Du N/A

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Lee Byung Hun

Lee Byung Hun


  • Name: Lee Byung Hun
  • Native name: 이병헌

Personal Details

  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: July 12, 1970
  • Age: 43
  • Nationality: Korean