Thursday, 19 July 2007

Lee Byung-hun (이병헌)

Did you know that his official site has not been updated since 2005? Well, now you do. And when you click for the site's English version, his biodata is still in Korean. Get with the program, people!

Anyways, after much surfing, I've got some tidbits on the 37-year-old. It all started in 1991 with the TV drama Asphalt in My Hometown. However, Mr. Lee only started to make heads turn with the release of the movie Bungee Jumping of their Own (2001).

The actor, who also sings, speaks fluent English and Korean and is able to converse in French and Mandarin. Also, he has a very strong following in Singapore. During his visit to the neighbouring country in 2005, the star launched his biography entitled Limited, Brave and Human, a 3-disc DVD set. In it, the star talked about life and his acting career.

On the personal front, Mr. Lee's father passed away in 1997, when he was shooting the movie Harmonium in my Memory. His younger sister, who is eight years his junior, was the 1st runner-up in the 1996 Miss Korea beauty contest. Must be a helluva looker. Oops, pardon my French.

Of course, everybody knows about his short-lived romance with his All In co-star, Song Hye-kyo.

The Japanese ladies love Mr. Lee. He held a concert in Budokan, Japan earlier this year and celebrated his birthday with 16,000 of his fans in Tokyo last week.

Name: Lee Byung-hun

Date of birth: July 12, 1970

Height: 177 cm

Weight: 68 kg

Blood type: O

Religion: Buddhism

Hobbies: Swimming, taekwondo, arm wrestling, ski boarding, golfing , travelling and snorkeling.

Movies:

  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra (2009)
  • The Good, The Bad & The Weird (2008)
  • I Come With The Rain (2008)
  • Hero (2007, Japanese-cameo)
  • Once in a Summer (2006)
  • A Bittersweet Life (2005)
  • Three Extremes - segment "Cut" (2004)
  • Everybody Has Secrets (2004)
  • Addicted (2002)
  • My Beautiful Girl, Ma-ri (2002, animation)
  • Bungee Jumping of Their Own (2001)
  • Joint Security Area (2000)
  • Harmonium in My Memory (1999)
  • Elegy of the Earth a.k.a Lament (1997)
  • Kill the Love (1996)
  • Runaway (1995)
  • Who Drives Me Mad? (1995)
  • Armageddon (1995, animation)

TV dramas:

  • IRIS (2009)
  • All In (2003)
  • Beautiful Days (2001)
  • Road (2001)
  • Sally is Back (1999)
  • Sun Flower (1999)
  • Happy Together (1999)
  • White Night 3.98 (1998)
  • White Sand (1997)
  • I Do (1997)
  • Beautiful My Lady (1997)
  • Son of Wind (1995)
  • The Asphalt Guy (1995)
  • The Fragrance of Love (1994)
  • Police (1993)
  • The Sorrow of the Survivor (1993)
  • Tomorrow Love (1992)
  • Dawn (1992)
  • Days of Sunshine (1992)
  • Wild Sunflower (1992)
  • Flower That Never Wilt (1991)
  • Family (1991)
  • Asphalt in My Hometown (1991)

4 Comments:

rubie said...

Hi there! It's so good to see passionate fellow Malaysians starting and running a very popular blog on everything Korean. Syabas!

It's true that LBH's official Korean homepage hasn't been updated in awhile but hopefully things will change pretty soon.

Just want to help clarify a little bit on Mr. Lee's filmography especially..

'Lament' is actually another name for the 1997 movie 'Elegy of the Earth' and it's not a new movie.

LBH has 3 movies unlisted which are a cameo in the 2007 Japanese movie, Hero (starring Takuya Kimura) and he's currently filming "The Good, The Bad and The Weird" alongside actors Song Kang Ho & Jung Woo Sung as well as the international venture "I Come With The Rain" with Josh Hartnett, Shawn Yue and Takuya Kimura as stated in one of the earlier updates posted here. These two movies are slated for a 2008 release.

Indeed, LBH started his career very early in the 90's and his biggest break & recognition only appear in 2000 in the movie JSA.

Again, well done on a really popular and well-updated blog on Korean news updates & tidbits. Take care!

rubie said...

Hi Liz,

Hope this helps to update LBH's Kpopped page of movies he's done and new ones coming soon. ^^

GI Joe (Paramount Pictures, August 2009)
The Good, The Bad & The Weird (July 2008)
I Come With The Rain (autumn 2008, French-US collaboration)
HERO (2007, Japanese-cameo)
Once in a Summer (2006)
A Bittersweet Life (2005)
Everybody Has Secrets (2004)
Three, Monster aka Three, Extremes - CUT (2004, Korea-Japan-HongKong horror compilation)
Addiction aka The Poisoning (2002)
My Beautiful Girl, Ma-ri (2002, animation)
Bungee Jumping of Their Own (2000)
Joint Security Area - JSA (2000)
Harmonium in My Memory (1998)
Elegy of the Earth aka Lament (1997)
Kill the Love (1996)
Who Makes Me Crazy (1995)
Runaway (1995)
Armageddon (1995, animation)


All the best, Malaysian sisters.. fighting!

Liz said...

Thanks rubie, for the list of movies, we have updated our list!

rubie said...

Terima Kasih, Liz. Appreciate it! ^^

 

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