Korean actor Lee Byung-Hun was born on July 12, 1970 in Seoul, South Korea. He made his debut in 1991, appearing in the television drama Asphalt My Hometown. The early 1990s saw him focus on television, later focusing on movies from 1995’s Who Drives Me Mad? His breakout role was in 2000’s Joint Security Area, which became the highest grossing film in Korean history, and earned him a joint Best Actor Award from that year’s Pusan Film Critics Awards. It also became known internationally, when it was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival the following year.
He continues to appear in Korean projects such as Everybody Has Secrets and A Bittersweet Life, although he has branched out internationally, releasing his DVD biography in Singapore, and appearing in the American film GI Joe: The Risa of Cobra.