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Byung-hun Lee

Byung-hun Lee

Byung-hun Lee is an international superstar who is recognized as one of the starters of the Korean Boom in television and film. Known as one of the Four Kings in Asia, Lee is the only actor to sell out the Tokyo Dome with 45,000 screaming fans. Having completed a 70,000-fan arena tour in Japan in 2007, he has solidified his position as one of Asia's top stars.

Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, and originally wanted to be a film director of motion pictures but fell into acting. He started his acting career in 1991 with a Korean television drama, Asphalt, My Hometown. Since then he has done many dramas on the small screen, including Tomorrow Love, Police, Son of Wind, White Knight 3.98, Happy Together, Beautiful Days and All In.

Although much of his early success came from television dramas, Lee's real passion was for making films on the big screen. His most recent films were Kim Jee Woon's The Good, the Bad, and the Weird and Tran Anh Hung's I Come with the Rain. Other credits include Kim Jee Woon's A Bittersweet Life, Park Chan Wook's Three Extremes, Everybody Has a Little Secret, Addiction, Bungee Jumping of Their Own and Park Chan Wook's Joint Security Area. He is currently in production on Iris, Korea's highest budgeted TV drama to date.

Lee is currently an ambassador for UNICEF and Tourism Ambassador for France. He has also received France's Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2006.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.

Byung-hun Lee Facts

BirthdayJuly 12, 1970 (53)
BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Byung-hun Lee compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Terminator: Genisys
The Magnificent Seven
Red 2
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Terminator Genisys
Rush Hour 4: Face/Off 2 with Sean Combs and Byung-Hun Lee
The Age of Shadows
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