Lee Byung-hun

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Lee Byung-hun
201111 이병헌.jpg
Lee in November 2020
Born (1970-07-12) July 12, 1970 (age 51)
Seongnam, Gyeonggi, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
EducationHanyang University
OccupationActor
Agent
Spouse(s)
(m. 2013)
Children1
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationI Byeong-heon
McCune–ReischauerRi Pyŏnghŏn

Lee Byung-hun (Korean이병헌; born July 12, 1970[1]) is a South Korean actor and singer. He has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of genres, most notably Joint Security Area (2000); A Bittersweet Life (2005); The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008); the television series Iris (2009); I Saw the Devil (2010); and Masquerade (2012). His critically acclaimed film Inside Men (2015) won him the Best Actor prize in three prestigious award ceremonies: 52nd Baeksang Art Awards, 37th Blue Dragon Awards and 53rd Grand Bell Awards. 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. Lee was Gallup Korea's Actor of the Year in the Film division in 2012 and in the Television division in 2018.[2][3] In 2021, he had a recurring role in the Netflix survival drama series Squid Game.

In the United States, he is known for portraying Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and its sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), and starring alongside Bruce Willis in Red 2 (2013). He portrayed T-1000 in Terminator Genisys (2015), Billy Rocks, a knife-wielding gunslinger, in The Magnificent Seven (2016), and the Front Man in Squid Game (2021). 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.[4] 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.

Career[edit]

Beginnings and breakthrough[edit]

Lee's career began in 1991 after a KBS talent audition and making his debut in the television drama Asphalt My Hometown.[5] Lee drew attention with the action drama Asphalt Man and romantic film The Harmonium in My Memory,[6] but it was only in 2000 that he made his big breakthrough with Park Chan-wook's Joint Security Area. The film broke the box office record and became the highest grossing Korean film at the time.[7] Lee's role as a border-guard soldier won him the Best Actor award at the Busan Film Critics Awards.

Global stardom[edit]

In 2001, his popularity continued to climb when he starred in melodramas Beautiful Days and Bungee Jumping of Their Own.[8] In 2003, he received the Grand Prize at the SBS Drama Awards and Best Actor at the Baeksang Arts Awards for his role in the poker drama All In.[9] Due to his film and television roles, Lee experienced a rise in popularity across Asia, particularly Japan.[10][11]

From 2005, he focused on film, earning critical acclaim for his performance in A Bittersweet Life directed by Kim Jee-woon,[12][13] which was screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival.[14] Lee was nominated for Best Actor at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and Grand Bell Awards, and won at the Chunsa Film Art Awards, Baeksang Arts Awards and the Korean Association of Film Critics Awards.

He reunited with director Kim Jee-woon in the "kimchi western" The Good, the Bad, the Weird, taking on his first villain role.[15] The film was screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival.[16] Lee's eye-catching performance in the film led to increased global recognition for him.[17] This led to Lee's debut in Hollywood, where he played Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, also starring Channing Tatum and Sienna Miller.[18][19]

Back in Korea, he appeared in I Come with the Rain opposite American actor Josh Hartnett and Japanese actor Takuya Kimura.[20]

Lee returned to television in late 2009 in the espionage action thriller Iris as a secret agent who finds himself at the center of an international conspiracy.[21] He reportedly received over 100 million won per episode for his role, the third highest in the country's drama history.[22] Iris was one of the most expensive shows ever produced, and was a smash hit across Asia.[23][24] Lee's performance earned him the Grand Prize at the KBS Drama Awards and Best Actor at the Baeksang Arts Awards.[25][26]

In 2010, Lee starred in I Saw the Devil with Choi Min-sik,[27] his third collaboration with Kim Jee-woon, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.[28] His portrayal of the intelligence agent won him the Grand Prize at the Baeksang Arts Awards.[29]

Acclaim and Hollywood roles[edit]

Lee received acclaim for his portrayal of dual roles in the lavish period drama Masquerade.[30] The film was a box office hit, becoming the 7th film in Korean history to surpass 10 million admissions.[31] Lee won Best Actor at the Grand Bell Awards for his performance.[32][33] On June 23, 2012, Lee, along with Ahn Sung-ki, became the first Korean actors to leave their hand and foot prints on the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. He was recognized as an emerging star in Hollywood for his role of Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and its sequel, G.I. Joe: Retaliation.[34]

At G.I. Joe Australia Premiere

In 2013, he reprised his role as Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.[35][36] Lee then co-starred in the American film RED 2, the sequel to the 2010 action-comedy hit RED, alongside Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich.[37][38]

Following his sex-chat scandal, Lee returned with the martial arts film Memories of the Sword in 2015. The film was shot in late 2013 and scheduled for release in 2014, but was postponed due to Lee's scandal.[39] He received praise for his scene-stealing role as a young and ambitious warrior with a lowly status, but the film failed to do well and was criticized for its messy plot.[40] The same year, Lee played a T-1000 in Terminator Genisys opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger.[41][42] He then starred in Woo Min-ho's political crime thriller Inside Men,[43] which became the top grossing R-rated movie of all-time at the Korean Box Office.[44] Touted as the "star" of the film, Lee received critical acclaim and swept Best Actor awards at various film awards ceremonies.[45][46]

In 2016, Lee featured in the American crime thriller Misconduct.[47][48] On February 28, 2016, Lee attended the 88th Academy Awards and presented the "Best Foreign Language Film" award with actress Sofia Vergara. He was the first Korean actor to present an award at the Oscars.[49][50] The same year, Lee co-starred as knife-wielding gunslinger Billy Rocks in The Magnificent Seven with Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke.[51][52]

Returning to Korea, Lee starred in the crime thriller Master,[53][54] followed by mystery drama Single Rider.[55][56]

In March 2017, Lee signed on with major Hollywood agency United Talent Agency.[57] He was cast in the Hollywood action film Radiance. The film is directed by Patrick Lussier, who worked with Lee in Terminator Genisys.[58] Lee then starred in historical epic The Fortress,[59][60] and comedy-drama film Keys to the Heart.[61][62]

Return to television and acclaim[edit]

In 2018, Lee made his television comeback in historical war drama Mr. Sunshine written by Kim Eun-sook.[63] The series was a commercial and critical success, and Lee won the Grand Prize at the 6th APAN Star Awards.[64]

In 2019, Lee starred in the action film Ashfall.[65][66] In 2020, Lee starred in the political drama The Man Standing Next.[67] Both films were box office successes, and proved Lee's brand power as a lead actor.[68] Lee is set to star in political thriller aviation disaster film Emergency Declaration.[69][70]

In 2020, Lee is set to star in the drama Here written by Noh Hee-kyung, revolving around NGO volunteers.[71]

As of April 2021, he is filming Um Tae-hwa's disaster thriller film Concrete Utopia alongside Park Bo-young and Park Seo-joon.[72] In September 2021, he appeared on Netflix's survival drama Squid Game as Front Man.[73] In the 15th Asian Film Awards, he was awarded with Asian Film Excellence Award. He is the first Korean actor to be selected for the award, which is given for outstanding achievements in Asian cinema and culture.[74]

Other work[edit]

Lee formed a management company, BH Entertainment, which manages many actors including Han Hyo-joo, Go Soo, Jin Goo, Jinyoung and Han Ji-min.[75] He owns a shop, BHNC, which sells hats, scarves and wallets.[76]

Lee Byung-hun is noted in the video game industry for providing his likeness for the main character, Wayne Holden, in the 2006 game Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, for the Xbox 360, PS3 & PC.[77]

Ambassador roles[edit]

In 2010, Lee was named California's tourism promotion ambassador to Korea.[78]

In 2013, Lee was selected as an honorary ambassador for that year’s annual meeting of the Association of Film Commissioners International, a group dedicated to helping facilitate international coproductions.[79] The same year, he was appointed honorary ambassador to promote the 50th Daejong Film Awards.[80]

Personal life[edit]

Lee was born in Seongnam, South Korea. He has a younger sister, Lee Eun-hee, who won the Miss Congeniality portion of Miss Korea in 1996.[6] 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.[5][81] In his spare time, Lee Byung-hun practices taekwondo.[82][83]

Relationships[edit]

Lee was previously romantically linked with fellow All In lead Song Hye-kyo beginning in the early-2000s. The relationship, though kept completely low-key and rarely publicized, lasted fifteen months before they split in mid-June 2004.[84] Lee married actress Lee Min-jung on August 10, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Seoul.[85] The couple had briefly dated in 2006, then resumed their relationship in 2012.[86] Lee's wife gave birth to their first child, a son, Lee Joon-hoo, on March 31, 2015.[87] After he had to clear some debts following his father's death, Lee fell into a depression. He then started to suffer panic disorders, and found it difficult to attend award ceremonies. Lee credits his wife with helping him overcome his mental health challenges.[88]

Civil lawsuit & habitual gambling allegations[edit]

On December 9, 2009 Lee’s ex-girlfriend Kwon Mi-yeon filed a civil lawsuit alleging she was tricked into having a sexual relationship with the star based on the promise of marriage. She claimed Lee caused her mental anguish and physical damage along with claims that Lee is a chronic gambler and sued for 100 million won. Lee’s agency, BH Entertainment, countered that her claims were all false and that the lawsuit was retaliatory in nature due to the breakup. Lee countersued Kwon for defamation and extortion.[89][90][91]

Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, TV show host Kang Byung-kyu appeared on the set of the TV drama Iris that Lee was working on at the time. He was accused of bringing in gangsters and causing a disturbance due to a conflict with a producer that he claimed spread rumors that Kang was behind the feud between Lee and Kwon. Due to this incident Kang was arrested on assault charges. Kang was also later indicted on charges of blackmail and defamation with prosecutors alleging that Kang and Kwon colluded to blackmail Lee for large sums of money in November of 2009 before Kwon went on to file her civil lawsuit in December after Lee refused to pay.[92][93]

Lee was cleared of the illegal gambling charges on March 19, 2010, with prosecutors citing no evidence.[94] Kwon’s claim for damages was eventually dropped in August of 2010 due to her lack of participation in proceedings.[95] Kang was eventually sentenced to one year in prison and three years probation in 2013 on his fraud and assault charges.[96]

Blackmail scandal[edit]

On August 28, 2014, Lee was blackmailed by singer Dahee from K-pop girl group GLAM[97] and model Lee Ji-yeon[98] for 5 billion won (about $4 million) in exchange for not releasing, on the internet, a compromising video of him making sexual jokes while drinking with them on July 3.[99][100][101][102] Dahee and Lee Ji-yeon were arrested on September 1,[103] after Lee reported the crime to police when they handed him two suitcases to transport the money.[104] 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[105] and purchased two suitcases to be used for transporting the money.[106] 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.[107] However, Lee Ji-yeon claimed that the blackmailing was an impulsive act after Lee broke up with her,[108][109] 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[106] and their demanding he buy them a house.[110] The final trial was held at the Seoul District Court on January 15, 2015,[111] where Dahee was sentenced to a year in jail and Lee Ji-yeon to a year and two months in jail.[112][113] In February, following the sentencing, Lee requested a pardon for the women while the prosecution in charge felt that the sentence was too lenient.[114] In March, both women, who were in jail for six months, received a suspended sentence for two years following Lee's pardon request.[115] The K-pop girl group GLAM was disbanded following the sentencing of Dahee.

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Name
1999 Lee Byung Hun - To Me

Singles[edit]

Year Single Name
2008 "Itsuka (Someday)"

Soundtrack[edit]

Year Track Album
2010 "Stay" Iris OST
"Endless Road"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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