Lee Byung Hun

Lee Byung Hun

Lee Byung Hun (이병헌) was born on July 12, 1970 in South Korea. Lee Byung Hun movies and tv shows: Mr. Sunshine...
Lee Byung Hun is a member of South Korea


First Name: Byung Hun
Family Name: Lee
Native Name: 이병헌
Nationality: South Korean
Gender: Male
Born: July 12, 1970
Age: 48
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 footprints 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.

On August 28, 2014, Lee was blackmailed by singer Dahee 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. Dahee and Lee Ji-yeon were arrested on September 1, after Lee reported the crime to police when they handed him two suitcases to transport the money. It was later revealed that the crime was fully intentional and pre-planned, as both Dahee and Lee Ji-yeon looked for plane tickets to escape to Europe and purchased two suitcases to be used for transporting the money. Moreover, the two women attempted to film an additional video of Lee hugging Lee Ji-yeon by secretly placing a smartphone in a kitchen sink, but they failed to do so. However, Lee Ji-yeon claimed that the blackmailing was an impulsive act after Lee broke up with her, for which Lee Byung Hun’s agency released an official statement stating that Lee had not once met her alone and that he mentioned to the two women that he wanted to stop meeting them when he sensed ulterior motives from them after talking about their financial difficulties and their demanding he buys them a house. The final trial was held at the Seoul District Court on January 15, 2015, where Dahee was sentenced to a year in jail and Lee Ji-yeon to a year and two months in jail. On February, following the sentencing, Lee requested a pardon for the women while the prosecution in charge felt that the sentence was too lenient. On March, both women, who were in jail for six months, received a suspended sentence for two years following Lee's pardon request.
(Source: Wikipedia)