Lee Byung-hun Biography
Birthday: July 12, 1970 (Cancer)
Born In: Seongnam, South Korea
Lee Byung-hun is a South Korean actor, singer, and model who has garnered international recognition with his performance in Korean and Hollywood film. He is a master thespian whose work has received both critical acclaim and commercial success. Hailing from an affluent family, he made his acting debut at 21 years of age in the KBC drama ‘Asphalt My Hometown’. He made his big screen debut four years later in the romantic comedy ‘Who Drives Me Crazy’. However, it was the mystery thriller ‘Joint Security Area’ that made him a star. The film set a new record for the highest grossing Korean movie of all time. In the ensuing years, he demonstrated his versatility and range by taking up roles in films, such as the gangster action drama ‘A Bittersweet Life’; action western ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Weird’; psychological thriller ‘I Saw the Devil’; historical drama ‘Masquerade’; and political crime drama ‘Inside Man’. At the height of his career in Korea, Hollywood came calling. He has appeared in several US blockbusters, including ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra’ and its sequel ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’, ‘Terminator Genisys’, and ‘The Magnificent Seven’. Lee is an accomplished singer as well, having released his first and only album, ‘Lee Byung-hun – To Me’, in 1999.