Lee Byung Hun is a South Korean actor, singer, and model. He has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of genres, most notably "Joint Security Area"; "A Bittersweet Life"; "The Good, the Bad, the Weird"; the television series "Iris"; "I Saw the Devil"; and "Masquerade". His critically acclaimed film "Inside Men" won him the Best Actor prize in three prestigious award ceremonies: 52nd Baeksang Art Awards, 37th Blue Dragon Awards and 53rd Grand Bell Awards—a feat that was unbroken since 2004. Lee has five films—"Joint Security Area", "The Good, the Bad, the Weird", "Masquerade", "Inside Men" and "Master"—on the list of highest-grossing films in South Korea.
In the United States, he is known for portraying Storm Shadow in "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" and its sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation", and starring alongside Bruce Willis in "Red 2". Lee was the first South Korean actor to present an Oscar at the annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Lee and Ahn Sung Ki were the first South Korean actors to imprint their hand and foot prints on the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Lee dated his All In co-star Song Hye Kyo; they broke up in 2004. Lee married actress Lee Min Jung on August 10, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt Seoul. The couple had briefly dated in 2006, then resumed their relationship in 2012. Lee's wife gave birth to their first child, a son, Lee Joon Hoo, on March 31, 2015.
In September 2014, Lee was embroiled in a legal battle with two women, singer Dahee from K-pop girl group GLAM and model Lee Ji Yeon, who blackmailed him for large sums of money in exchange for not revealing a compromising video of the actor Lee making sexual jokes. The two women were sentenced to a year and two months in jail respectively, both suspended for two years.