Lee Byung-hun

Active - 1999 - 2016  |   Born - Jul 12, 1970 in Seoul, South Korea  |   Genres - Drama

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  • In 1991, won a national television talent competition held by KBS in South Korea, which led to his acting debut on the country's television series Asphalt My Hometown.
  • Was a very popular actor in South Korea who appeared in numerous films and television shows for nearly 20 years before making his Hollywood debut in GI Joe: The Rise of the Cobra in 2009.
  • Has modeled for the designer Karl Lagerfeld in both fashion shows and print ads.
  • Was named a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.
  • Attended the launch of the Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS campaign for UNICEF in South Korea in 2006.
  • Delivered a message of hope to victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011 at the request of the Japan Committee for UNICEF.
  • In 2012, became one of the first two Koreans to leave his hand and foot prints outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood alongside fellow actor Ahn Sung-Ki.
  • Won the award for Best Foreign Actor at the 9th Huading Awards in Hong Kong.
  • Became the first Korean person to present at the Academy Awards in 2016.
  • Is the founder of BHNC, a fashion line that specializes in hats, scarves and other accessories.