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Lee Byung Hun (Lee Byunghun)

Lee Byung Hun (Lee Byunghun) Profile, Facts, and TMI

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Lee Byung Hun (Lee Byunghun) Profile

  • Birth Name: 이병헌 (Lee Byung Hun)
  • Stage Name: Lee Byung Hun
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1970.07.12
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Height: 177 cm
  • Weight: 72 kg
  • Blood Type: O
  • Agency: BH Entertainment
  • Family: Lee Min Jung (Actress)
  • Instagram: @byunghun0712

Lee Byung Hun (Lee Byunghun) Facts & TMI

  • Lee Byung Hun was born in Gyeonggi-do, Seongnam, South Korea
  • His family consists of father (Lee Jong Geun), mother (Park Jae Soon), himself, and younger sister (Lee Ji Ahn)
  • He attended to Hanyang University majoring in French Literature
  • Then he pursued master degree at Chung-Ang University majoring in Theater and Cinematography
  • In 2013, he married to actress Lee Min Jung
  • Their first son, Lee Joon Hoo, was born on March 31, 2015
  • Lee Byung Hun made his entertainment debut in 1991 through 14th KBS open talent audition
  • His acting debut also began in 1991 as the leading role in KBS drama Asphalt My Hometown
  • While his movie debut started in 1995 through Who Drives Me Mad?
  • In 2000, he made a breakthrough after starred in Park Chan Wook’s Joint Security Area
  • He has been more focused on movie than TV series since 2005 and he received critical acclaim for his acting performance in A Bittersweet Life
  • A Bittersweet Life was screened at 58th Cannes Film Festival for “Out of Competition” section
  • He gained more acknowledgement for his role in A Bittersweet Life as he became the nominee for Best Actor at Blue Dragon Film Awards and Grand Bell Awards
  • His performance in A Bittersweet Life also brought him to win Baeksang Arts Awards, Chunsa Film Art Awards, and Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
  • He starred in Hollywood movies which are G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and G.I. Joe: Retaliation
  • He also appeared in other Hollywood movies such as RED and RED 2 along with Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • In 2015, he starred in Hollywood box office, Terminator: Genisys, playing the character of T-1000
  • He is the first Korean actor who presents award at Academy Awards
  • He attended to 88th Academy Awards presenting an award for Best Foreign Language Film with Sofia Vergara
  • Lee Byung Hun joined Hollywood agency “United Talent Agency” in March 2017
  • Starting from 2018, he has returned to TV series starring in historical drama Mr. Sunshine
  • He establishes his own agency, BH Entertainment, managing several actors and actresses such as Han Ji Min, Kim Go Eun, Park Bo Young, Park Hae Soo, Lee Jiah, Jin Young, Han Hyo Joo, and many more
  • He is used to practicing Taekwondo during his spare time
  • In 2010, he sang original soundtrack for his drama IRIS entitled “Stay” and “Endless Road”
  • He also released his first album entitled “To Me” in 1999
  • In 2021, he made special appearance in Netflix’s global phenomenal series Squid Game playing the character of Front Man
  • He was pointed as California’s tourism ambassador for South Korea in 2010


Emergency Declaration‘ as Jae Hyuk (2022)
‘The Match’ as Cho Hun Hyun (TBA)
‘Concrete Utopia’ as Young Tak (TBA)
‘The Man Standing Next’ as Kim Kyu Pyeong (2020)
‘Ashfall’ as Lee Joon Pyeong (2019)
‘Keys To The Heart’ as Jo Ha (2018)
‘The Fortress’ as Choi Myung Kil (2017)
‘A Single Rider’ as Kang Jae Hoon (2017)
‘Master’ as President Jin (2016)
‘The Age of Shadows’ as Jung Chae San – cameo (2016)
‘Terminator: Genisys’ as T-1000 (2015)
‘Inside Men’ as An Sang Goo (2015)
‘Memories of the Sword’ as Yoo Baek / Deok Ki (2015)
‘Red 2’ as Han Cho Bai (2013)
‘Masquerade’ as King Gwanghae / Clown Ha Sun (2012)
‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ as Thomas Arashikage (2012)
‘I Saw the Devil’ as Soo Hyun (2010)
‘Iris: The Movie’ as Kim Hyun Joon (2010)
‘The Influence’ as W (2010)
‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’ as Thomas Arashikage (2009)
‘I Come with the Rain’ as Soo Dong Po (2008)
‘The Good, The Bad, The Weird’ as Park Chang Yi (2008)
‘Hero’ as Kang Min Woo (2007)
‘Once in a Summer’ as Yoon Suk Young (2006)
‘A Bittersweet Life’ as Sun Woo (2005)
‘Three… Extremes’ as Director (2004)
‘Everybody Has Secrets’ as Choi Soo Hyun (2004)
‘Addicted’ as Daejin (2002)
‘My Beautiful Girl, Mari’ as Namoo (2002)
‘Bungee Jumping of Their Own’ as Seo In Woo (2001)
‘Joint Security Area’ asSgt. Lee Soo Hyuk (2000)
‘The Harmonium in My Memory’ as Kang Soo Ha (1999)
‘Lament’ as Park Jong Man (1997)
‘Kill the Love’ as Love (1996)
‘Run Away’ as Lee Dong Ho (1995)
‘Sunset on the Neon Lights’ (1995)
‘Who Drives Me Mad?’ as Lee Jong Du (1995)

TV Series

Our Blues‘ as Lee Dong Seok (tvN/ 2022)
Squid Game‘ as Front Man (Netflix/ 2021)
‘Here’ (TBA/ 2020)
‘Mr. Sunshine’ as Eugene Choi (tvN/ 2018)
‘Diplomat Kosaku Kuroda’ as John (Fuji TV/ 2011)
‘IRIS’ as Kim Hyeon Jun (KBS2/ 2009)
‘All In’ as Kim In Ha (SBS/ 2003)
‘Beautiful Days’ as Lee Min Chul (SBS/ 2001)
‘Long Way’ as Woo Sik (SBS/ 2001)
‘8 Love Stories’ as Tae Sung (SBS/ 1999-2000)
‘KAIST’ as Guest Appearance (SBS/ 1999-2000)
‘Happy Together’ as Seo Tae Poong (SBS/ 1999)
‘White Nights 3.98’ as Min Gyeong Bin (SBS/ 1998)
‘Wedding Dress’ (KBS/ 1997-1998)
‘Beautiful Lady’ as Hwang Jun Ho (SBS/ 1997)
‘I Want’ (SBS/ 1997)
‘Son of Wind’ as Chang Hong Pyo (KBS2/ 1995)
‘Dream Racers’ (SBS/ 1995)
‘Scent of Love’ as Kim Jun Ho (SBS/ 1994)
‘Police’ as Oh Hae Sung (KBS2/ 1994)
‘The Sorrow of the Survivor’ as Yi Ja Myung (KBS2/ 1993)
‘Tomorrow Love’ as Shin Bum Soo (KBS2/ 1992-1994)
‘Days of Sunshine’ as Choi Hyung Man (KBS2/ 1992)
‘Dawn’ (KBS2/ 1992)
‘Family’ (KBS2/ 1991)
‘Flower That Never Wilt’ (KBS/ 1991)
‘Asphalt My Hometown’ as Jinwoo (KBS2/ 1991)


56th BaekSang Arts Awards: Best Actor (“The Man Standing Next”) – June 5, 2020
14th Asian Film Awards: Best Actor (“The Man Standing Next”) – 2020
29th Buil Film Awards: Best Actor (“The Man Standing Next”) – October 22, 2020
25th Chunsa Film Arts Awards: Best Actor (“The Man Standing Next”) – 2020
56th Daejong Film Awards: Best Actor (“Ashfall”) – June 3, 2020
55th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Actor in TV (“Mr. Sunshine”) – May 1, 2019
3rd Asia Artist Awards: Daesang (“Mr. Sunshine”) – 2018
6th APAN Star Awards: Daesang (“Mr. Sunshine”) – October 13, 2018
37th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best Actor (“Inside Men”) – November 25, 2016
52nd BaekSang Arts Awards: Best Actor (“Inside Men”) – June 3, 2016
34th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Popular Star Award (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”) – November 22, 2013
7th Asia Pacific Screen Awards: Best Actor (“Masquerade”) – December 15, 2013
13th Busan Film Critics Awards: Best Actor (“Masquerade”) – 2012
49th Grand Bell Awards: Best Actor & Popularity Award (“Masquerade”) – 2012
47th Baeksang Arts Awards: Daesang (“I Saw the Devil”) – May 26, 2011
46th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Actor in TV (“IRIS”) – March 26, 2010
30th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Popular Star Award (“G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”) – December 2, 2009
42nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Actor in Film (“A Bittersweet Life”) – April 14, 2006
39th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Actor in TV (“All In”) – 2003
34th Grand Bell Awards: Best New Actor (“Runaway”) – 1996
32nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Actor in TV (“Son Of Wind”) – 1996
6th Chunsa Film Art Awards: Best New Actor (“Who Drives Me Mad?”) – 1995

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