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Lee Byung-hun (이병헌) born August 13, 1970. He is a South Korean actor, singer and model. 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). Lee has starred in four films—Masquerade, Inside Men, Joint Security Area and The Good, the Bad, the Weird—on the list of highest-grossing films in South Korea.

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 a T-1000 in Terminator Genisys (2015). 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. Lee, along with 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.

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

In 2013, he reprised his role as Storm Shadow in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. 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 recognised 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. In October, he won Best Actor at the Grand Bell Awards for his dual role in the lavish period drama Gwanghae. The film was a box office hit, becoming the 7th film in Korean history to surpass 10 million admissions.

Lee co-starred in the American film RED 2 (2013), the sequel to the 2010 action-comedy hit RED, alongside Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich. Lee played a T-1000 in Terminator Genisys (2015), opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. Lee and Schwarzenegger previously met in 2010, when Schwarzenegger visited Korea while Lee was the Californian Tourism Ambassador. On 28 February 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.

Feb 25, 2016 (ID: 17026) By Dewanti

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