Byung Hun Lee

Lee Byung Hun

  • Name: Lee Byung Hun
  • Native name: 이병헌
  • Also Known as: Lee Byeong Heon, Brian
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 12, 1970
  • Age: 53
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. His critically acclaimed film "Inside Men" won him the Best Actor prize in three prestigious award ceremonies: the 52nd Baeksang Art Awards, the 37th Blue Dragon Awards, and the 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 hands and footprints on the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

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. In his spare time, Lee Byung Hun practices taekwondo. In addition to his native Korean, Lee speaks English, French and Mandarin Chinese fluently.

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.

On August 28, 2014, Lee was blackmailed by singer Da Hee from K-pop girl group GLAM and model Lee Ji Yeon, who blackmailed him for 5 billion won in exchange for not releasing, on the internet, a compromising video of him making sexual jokes while drinking with them on July 3. In March, both women, who were in jail for six months, received a suspended sentence for two years following Lee's pardon request.

Their second child was born on December 21, 2023.

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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
TBA Here
Korean Drama, 0000, 0 eps
(Main Role)
0
Main Role
0.0
2024 Squid Game Season 2
Korean Drama, 2024, 6 eps
Hwang In Ho (Main Role)
6
Hwang In Ho
Main Role
0.0
2022 Our Blues
Korean Drama, 2022, 20 eps
Lee Dong Seok (Main Role)
20
Main Role
8.6
2021 Squid Game
Korean Drama, 2021, 9 eps
Hwang In Ho (Guest Role)
9
Guest Role
8.4
2018 Mr. Sunshine
Korean Drama, 2018, 24 eps
24
Main Role
8.9
2011 Gaikoukan Kuroda Kosaku
Japanese Drama, 2011, 10 eps
John (Ep. 7-10) (Guest Role)
10
John (Ep. 7-10)
Guest Role
7.3
2009 IRIS
Korean Drama, 2009, 20 eps
Kim Hyun Jun (Main Role)
20
Main Role
7.9
2003 All In
Korean Drama, 2003, 24 eps
Kim In Ha (Main Role)
24
Main Role
7.6
2001 Beautiful Days
Korean Drama, 2001, 24 eps
Lee Min Chul (Main Role)
24
Lee Min Chul
Main Role
7.5
1999 8 Love Stories
Korean Drama, 1999, 16 eps
{Story 1} Lee Tae Sung (Ep. 1-2) (Main Role)
16
{Story 1} Lee Tae Sung (Ep. 1-2)
Main Role
7.8
1999 Happy Together
Korean Drama, 1999, 16 eps
Seo Tae Poong (Main Role)
16
Main Role
7.3
1999 Kaist
Korean Drama, 1999, 81 eps
Programmer Kang Seok Min (Ep.12) (Guest Role)
81
Programmer Kang Seok Min (Ep.12)
Guest Role
7.2
1998 White Nights 3.98
Korean Drama, 1998, 20 eps
Min Kyung Bin (Main Role)
20
Main Role
8.0
1997 Wedding Dress
Korean Drama, 1997, 22 eps
Hyung Suk (Support Role)
22
Hyung Suk
Support Role
7.3
1997 Beautiful My Lady
Korean Drama, 1997, 16 eps
Hwang Jun Ho (Main Role)
16
Hwang Jun Ho
Main Role
7.2
1995 Son of the Wind
Korean Drama, 1995, 20 eps
Jang Hong Pyo (Main Role)
20
Main Role
8.2
1995 Asphalt Man
Korean Drama, 1995, 16 eps
Dong Jun (Main Role)
16
Dong Jun
Main Role
7.2
1994 Scent of Love
Korean Drama, 1994, 52 eps
Kim Jun Ho (Main Role)
52
Main Role
7.7
1994 Police
Korean Drama, 1994, 16 eps
Oh Hye Seong (Main Role)
16
Main Role
10.0
1993 The Sorrow of the Survivor
Korean Drama, 1993, 16 eps
Lee Ja Myung (Main Role)
16
Main Role
5.0
1992 Tomorrow Love
Korean Drama, 1992, 103 eps
Shin Bum Soo (Main Role)
103
Main Role
9.0
1992 Morning Without Parting
Korean Drama, 1992, 10 eps
Seok Woo/ Byeong Ho (Main Role)
10
Seok Woo/ Byeong Ho
Main Role
5.0
1992 Days of Sunshine
Korean Drama, 1992, 0 eps
Choi Hyeong Man (Main Role)
0
Main Role
0.0
1991 Asphalt My Hometown
Korean Drama, 1991, 8 eps
Jin Woo (Main Role)
8
Jin Woo
Main Role
10.0
1991 Flowers That Never Wilt
Korean Drama, 1991, 24 eps
(Support Role)
24
Support Role
10.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
TBA I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Korean Movie, 0000,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2024 The Match
Korean Movie, 2024,
Cho Hun Hyun (Main Role)
Cho Hun Hyun
Main Role
8.0
2023 Concrete Utopia
Korean Movie, 2023,
Kim Young Tak (Main Role)
Kim Young Tak
Main Role
7.7
2022 Emergency Declaration
Korean Movie, 2022,
Park Jae Hyuk (Main Role)
Main Role
8.5
2020 The Man Standing Next
Korean Movie, 2020,
Kim Kyu Pyung (Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
2019 Ashfall
Korean Movie, 2019,
Ri Joon Pyung (Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
2018 Keys to the Heart
Korean Movie, 2018,
Jo Ha (Main Role)
Main Role
8.3
2017 The Fortress
Korean Movie, 2017,
Choi Myung Gil (Main Role)
Choi Myung Gil
Main Role
7.7
2017 A Single Rider
Korean Movie, 2017,
Kang Jae Hoon (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2016 Master
Korean Movie, 2016,
Jin Hyun Pil (Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
2016 The Age of Shadows
Korean Movie, 2016,
Jung Chae San (Support Role)
Jung Chae San
Support Role
8.0
2015 Inside Men: The Original
Korean Movie, 2015,
Ahn Sang Goo (Main Role)
Main Role
7.9
2015 Inside Men
Korean Movie, 2015,
Ahn Sang Goo (Main Role)
Ahn Sang Goo
Main Role
7.8
2015 Memories of the Sword
Korean Movie, 2015,
Deok Ki (Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
2012 Masquerade
Korean Movie, 2012,
Main Role
8.3
2011 Share the Vision
Korean Movie, 2011,
Hyeon Min (Main Role)
Hyeon Min
Main Role
0.0
2010 The Influence
Korean Movie, 2010,
W (Main Role)
W
Main Role
6.7
2010 I Saw the Devil
Korean Movie, 2010,
Kim Soo Hyun (Main Role)
Kim Soo Hyun
Main Role
8.2
2010 IRIS: The Movie
Korean Movie, 2010,
Kim Hyun Jun (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2008 The Good, the Bad, the Weird
Korean Movie, 2008,
Park Chang Yi [The Bad] (Main Role)
Park Chang Yi [The Bad]
Main Role
7.7
2008 I Come With the Rain
Hong Kong Movie, 2008,
Su Dong Po (Main Role)
Su Dong Po
Main Role
6.5
2007 Hero
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Kang Min Woo [Busan District Public Prosecutor's Office] (Support Role)
Kang Min Woo [Busan District Public Prosecutor's Office]
Support Role
7.8
2006 Once in a Summer
Korean Movie, 2006,
Yun Suk Young (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
2005 A Bittersweet Life
Korean Movie, 2005,
Kim Sun Woo (Main Role)
Kim Sun Woo
Main Role
7.6
2004 Three... Extremes
Hong Kong Movie, 2004,
{Cut} [Director] (Main Role)
{Cut} [Director]
Main Role
7.3
2004 Everybody Has Secrets
Korean Movie, 2004,
Choi Su Hyun (Main Role)
Main Role
6.5
2002 Addicted
Korean Movie, 2002,
Dae Jin (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2001 Bungee Jumping of Their Own
Korean Movie, 2001,
Seo In Woo (Main Role)
Seo In Woo
Main Role
6.7
2000 Joint Security Area
Korean Movie, 2000,
Lee Soo Hyeok (Main Role)
Main Role
8.3
1999 The Harmonium in My Memory
Korean Movie, 1999,
Kang Su Ha (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
1997 Lament
Korean Movie, 1997,
Jong Man (Main Role)
Jong Man
Main Role
6.0
1996 Kill The Love
Korean Movie, 1996,
"Love" (Main Role)
"Love"
Main Role
5.0
1995 Run Away
Korean Movie, 1995,
Lee Dong Ho (Main Role)
Main Role
6.6
1995 Who Drives Me Mad?
Korean Movie, 1995,
Lee Jong Du (Main Role)
Main Role
6.0
1995 Sunset on the Neon Lights
Korean Movie, 1995,
(Guest Role)
Guest Role
5.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2018 Mr. Sunshine Special
Korean Special, 2018, 1 eps
Eugene Choi (Main Role)
1
Main Role
8.3
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2022 Yoo Quiz on the Block Season 4
Korean TV Show, 2022, 75 eps
(Ep. 206) (Guest)
75
(Ep. 206)
Guest
7.5
2022 The Game Caterers Special 4
Korean TV Show, 2022, 2 eps
(Guest)
2
Guest
8.1
2021 Saturday Night Live Korea Season 10
Korean TV Show, 2021, 10 eps
[Host] (Ep. 1) (Guest)
10
[Host] (Ep. 1)
Guest
8.3
2018 MMTG
Korean TV Show, 2018, 320 eps
(Ep. 301) (Guest)
320
(Ep. 301)
Guest
8.1
2017 Master in the House
Korean TV Show, 2017, 238 eps
[Hint Fairy] (Ep. 70) (Guest)
238
[Hint Fairy] (Ep. 70)
Guest
8.7
2011 Healing Camp
Korean TV Show, 2011, 219 eps
(Ep. 85) (Guest)
219
(Ep. 85)
Guest
7.8
Articles
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Lee Byung Hun, Park Seo Joon, & Park Bo Young Tackle Conflicts in "Concrete Utopia"
News - Jul 13, 2023

Check out the new posters of "Concrete Utopia".

"Squid Game Season 2" Kicks Off Filming with BIGBANG's T.O.P. Still Included in the Cast
News - Jul 11, 2023

Netflix confirmed that the second season of Squid Game has officially started filming.

Lee Byung Hun, Park Seo Joon, & Park Bo Young Find Every Means to Survive in "Concrete Utopia"
News - Jul 6, 2023

Check out the latest character posters and a teaser from "Concrete Utopia".

Kim Sun Young, Park Ji Hoo, and Kim Do Yoon Heightens Anticipation for the K-Movie "Concrete Utopia"
News - Jul 3, 2023

Check out the new stills featuring the supporting characters of the upcoming thriller.

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  • First Name: Byung Hun
  • Family Name: Lee
  • Native name: 이병헌
  • Also Known as: Lee Byeong Heon, Brian
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: July 12, 1970
  • Age: 53

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