Lee Byung Hun

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.

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2018
0
Main Role
N/A
2011
10
John Supporting Role
7.3
2009
20
Kim Hyun Jun Main Role
8.1
2003
24
Kim In Ha Main Role
7.5
2001
24
Lee Min Chul Main Role
7.5
1999
16
Tae Sung (Ep.1-2) Main Role
7.3
1999
16
Seo Tae Poong Main Role
6.8
1999
81
Programmer Kang Seok Min (Ep.12) Guest Role
4.0
1998
20
Min Kyung Bin Main Role
N/A
1997
22
Hyung Suk Supporting Role
6.8
1997
16
Hwang Jun Ho Main Role
N/A
1995
20
Jang Hong Pyo Main Role
9.0
1995
16
Dong Jun Main Role
6.9
1994
52
Kim Jun Ho Main Role
7.0
1994
16
Oh Hye Seong Main Role
N/A
1993
16
Main Role
N/A
1992
103
Shin Bum Soo Main Role
N/A
1992
0
Main Role
N/A
1991
8
Jin Woo Main Role
N/A
1991
0
Supporting Role
N/A

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2017
Choi Myung Kil Main Role
N/A
2017
Kang Jae-Hoon Main Role
7.7
2016
Jin Hee Jang Main Role
8.2
2016
Jung Chae San Supporting Role
8.2
2015
An Sang Goo Main Role
8.3
2015
An Sang Goo Main Role
8.0
2015
Deok Ki Main Role
7.9
2012
King Gwang Hae | Beggar Ha Sun Main Role
8.5
2010
Kim Soo Hyeon Main Role
8.3
2010
Kim Hyeon Jun Main Role
7.0
2010
W Main Role
6.6
2008
The Bad (Park Chang Yi) Main Role
7.8
2008
Su Dong-po Main Role
5.8
2007
Kang Min Woo Supporting Role
7.9
2006
Yun Suk Young Main Role
7.8
2005
Kim Sunwoo Main Role
7.7
2004
Director ( Main Role
7.3
2004
Choi Su Hyun Main Role
6.4
2002
Dae Jin Main Role
7.3
2001
Seo In Woo Main Role
7.0
2000
Sgt. Lee Soo-hyeok Main Role
8.4
1999
Kang Su Ha Main Role
7.9
1997
Jong Man Main Role
N/A
1996
Love Main Role
N/A
1995
Lee Dong Ho Main Role
8.0
1995
Lee Jong Du Main Role
N/A
1995
Unknown Role
N/A

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    Mo-chan Mar 7, 2017

    His american filmography:
    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
    G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
    RED 2 (2013)
    The Magnificient Seven (2016)

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    DragonAlien Feb 3, 2017

    What an actor. He surprise me every time with his acting. I'd give him an Oscar for his performance in Inside Man.

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    katrina21 Jul 12, 2015

    happy birthday ahjussi :D

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    Lunacordelia Jun 24, 2015

    I was super surprised when I saw him in the Terminator genisys movie trailer! I don't know if i'll go see it, but he did look quite handsome! ~

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    NadyaReyS Oct 10, 2014 - edited

    Hollywood movie - "RED 2" is missing in the list

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    KateBison Sep 30, 2014 - edited
    Reveal Spoiler »
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      dokidokihitomi May 3, 2015

      It was reported to be false. Before you judge, be sure to have your facts clear. From what I see HE was the victim, not the chick who blackmailed him.

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      catshannah May 22, 2015

      he's a married man. he invited 2 single girls to his place while lee min jung was overseas and talked about their sex life while drinking.we don't know if anything else also happened but that was revealed to the public AND is true; which is also what he got blackmailed with. he is NOT the victim.

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      Mody Jan 31, 2016

      Being blackmailed makes him the victim.....
      U just said he got blackmailed for flirting. How is he nkt the victim omfg

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      FadouBebo Feb 1, 2016 - edited

      what happens in his personal life is not for us to judge ..He is an amazing actor and we should only emit opinions on his craft ...ps: I like Lee Ming Jung too so beautiful We should not judge her marriage ( who is perfect in this world and who has the perfect marriage or relationship?) After this scandal, she was mocked and her recent attempt to come back in a new drama after giving birth to her son was mocked by the "netizens" when an article dared to call her the Queen of comedy..She is great in that gender ( See her in Boys Over Flowers, Smile, you -superb family drama- and her last one was a hit too-Cunning Single Lady..She rarely has a flop in her career choices..Lee Byung Hun too even if he never stopped acting during and after the scandal in Hollywood and in Korea , people try to demean his performances in his new movies As he is super talented, it's hard for the haters to find flaws in his acting so by calling him a cheater they try boycotting his movies when he used to only have hits before this mess...People should really stop this witch hunt...The good thing is that he keeps on with his life not minding all this so people should too..

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      jxsilicon9 Jun 28, 2016

      Korean entertainers get blackmailed a lot. It would be hard to trust anyone. Of course that is the price of anyone that becomes famous.

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    katrina21 Jul 12, 2014

    happy birthday

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    blacklatina Jun 8, 2014

    OPPA,love U !!

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    pattyrn4 May 31, 2014

    Watch Addicted and you'll get addicted to LBH!

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    DimpledGangster May 30, 2014

    I like the fact that he seems to be so well-educated and making use of his kowledge in practice. A major in French Literature as well as Theatre and cinematography, nice Mr Lee.

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    supalove Nov 19, 2013

    MY ALL TIME FAVE KOREAN ACTOR RIGHT HERE, these aren't all his dramas though!!!

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    Sapaieo Sep 12, 2013

    I LOVE THIS GUY EVEN IN AMERICAN MOVIES AND HE CUSSED IN KOREAN IN ONE MY FAVORITE ONES! EEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    JustMe_U Aug 1, 2013

    Omg he's getting married to Lee Min Jung!

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      Es01 Aug 31, 2013

      there are a great couple

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      Juniko Oct 28, 2013

      13 years of difference. I find this beautiful.

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    lexies Jul 28, 2013

    He is in the Red 2?
    I saw him in trailer.

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      EXOtic Aug 7, 2013

      Yes he is. And he gets naked in it! hehe

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    delice Jul 13, 2013

    hbd

Details

  • Name:

    Lee Byung Hun
  • Native name:

    이병헌
  • Nationality:

    South Korean
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Born:

    July 12, 1970
  • Age:

    47