Lee Byung-hun ( born July 12, 1970) is a South Korean actor. He first achieved fame as a border-guard soldier in the box office hit Joint Security Area (2000). He went on to star in popular television dramas Beautiful Days (2001) and All In (2003). He received critical acclaim for his performances in Kim Ji-woon's A Bittersweet Life (2005), The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008) and I Saw the Devil (2010). In 2009 he returned to television in the popular drama Iris.
Lee, along with Ahn Sung-ki, are the first Korean actors to imprint their hand and foot prints on the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.