Check Out Actor Lee Byung-hun ‘Strike A Pose’ In Magazines
For those who like K-Movies or K-Dramas, surely you are already quite familiar with the face of Lee Byung-hun who often appears in the Korean entertainment industry, right? The senior actor who also played a role in the box office movie Terminator Genisys (2015) has several times appeared as a cover model of well-known magazines both in South Korea and abroad.
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Are you curious about Lee Byung-hun‘s career and appearance in several magazines? Let’s check out in more detail in the article below!
In 2008, Lee Byung-hun was present as one of the models for the Vogue Magazine June 2008 Issue by presenting a dark concept and featuring Chae Soo-hoon as a hairstylist for his appearance in this photo session.
Lee Byung-hun was dressed with the concept of a fallen angel with an all-black theme and also added various creepy properties such as skulls, black wings, and crows for his photoshoot for the Vogue Magazine June 2008 Issue.
Let’s look at some of the results of Lee Byung-hun’s photoshoot for the Vogue Magazine June 2008 Issue.
In 2009, Lee Byung-hun appeared as a model in Vogue Magazine after he released the drama Iris and also I Come With The Rain movie where he also acted with one of the top international actors, Josh Hartnett. In this photoshoot, Vogue Magazine presented Lee Byung-hun and talked about the Korean actor’s meeting with Josh Hartnett at the Busan International Film Festival.
The two international actors conducted a photoshoot session together for Vogue Magazine and the location used was in the outdoor area of a hotel in Haeundae using the Italian 1950 Classic and Macho concept. Before attending the Busan International Film Festival, Lee Byung-hun met with Josh Hartnett at Incheon airport after he finished shooting for the drama.
According to one source who was on the set of Lee Byung-hun and Josh Hartnett’s photoshoot, the Korean actor acted as a translator for Josh Hartnett when he revealed that he only slept for 2 hours and immediately underwent around 40 interviews on the same day, but Josh Harnet also revealed that he enjoyed taking a photoshoot together with Lee Byung-hun.
Josh Hartnett also revealed that he first saw Lee Byung-hun’s acting in the movie A Bittersweet Life (2005) and praised Lee Byung-hun’s acting skills that his figure was reminiscent of the popular French actor Alain Delon. “He can be good or he can be bad, and that’s what makes him dangerous. That’s the reason that Byung-hun is well-cast in gangster movies,” Josh Hartnett said.
This time Lee Byung-hun’s part revealed how he felt about working with Josh Hartnett. “Josh is an actor who has a free soul. When there are blockbusters or low-budget films or even genres like I Come With The Rain, he always brings his feelings into every character that he plays. We have a lot in common,” said Lee Byung-hun.
In Lee Byung-hun and Josh Hartnett’s appearance in Vogue Magazine 2009, there were 12 pages containing their photos and including the magazine cover. Let’s look at Lee Byung-hun and Josh Hartnett’s photo collection in the November 2009 Issue of Vogue Magazine.
In 2012, Lee Byung-hun also did a photoshoot with Vogue Japan Magazine and they conducted an interview session about Lee Byung-hun’s career in the United States because he has managed to star in the role of one of the characters in the Hollywood movie G.I Joe.
Vogue Japan conducted an indoor photo session with Lee Byung-hun in Napa Valley, located on the West Coast of California. Lee Byung-hun recounted how he got the role and challenged himself to agree to film arrangements abroad to become an international actor.
Interview sessions for Vogue Japan are conducted in English without a translator. The interview began with the first question about how he felt as a top Asian star who is now in America and Lee Byung-hun answered that he was happy and agreed with the newcomers and that this step was a new level aimed at becoming an actor.
During his 20-year career as a famous actor in Asia, he would feel good if he received the same respect and acknowledgment internationally. Lee Byung-hun also got the opportunity to meet Bruce Willis on the film set and he shared that when they first met, Lee Byung-hun offered to shake hands in support and Bruce Willis bowed respectfully and greeted him according to the Asian tradition. Lee Byung-hun was quite surprised by the response from Bruce Willis and he only found out later that the Hollywood actor had asked the producer, “Is he a movie star from Asia?”
“Even though Bruce Willis is one of Hollywood’s top stars, he can greet everyone well and make the film more palatable by speaking to young or capable actors. He (Bruce Willis) is really a very good actor. As someone who works as an actor, it is an experience that I will never forget.” – Lee Byung-hun, Vogue Japan 2012
Another interview question was regarding Lee Byung-hun’s popularity in the United States and he answered that there was something interesting. Lee Byung-hun talked about how before the G.I Joe filming process began, there was a formal dinner party held at a famous restaurant in Los Angeles where all the actors, producers, and supervisors of the production were in attendance of the event. Lee Byung-hun shared that at the moment he was having a strict diet program and could not drink wine but could still eat chicken breast or fish. So he decided to greet everyone before deciding to go home early.
However, due to the popularity of the event, outside the restaurant were a lot of paparazzi waiting, and he didn’t want to be noticed by them leaving the place. Lee Byung-hun, who was accompanied by his manager, was tidying up his clothes and also pretending to comb his hair while walking out the door, but none of the paparazzi reached Lee Byung-hun at that time.
Even so, it was one of those funny moments that are also embarrassing, Lee Byung-hun considered it was natural. The next question was, why did Lee Byung-hun decide to start a career in Hollywood, he already had achieved popularity and could make big money in Asia? The actor replied that his job would be better if there were more people watching his work in Hollywood films as one of the largest markets in the movie industry.
Lee Byung-hun also stated that he had great support from South Korea, but some responses were also not positive. So his debut as a Hollywood film actor is expected to be one of the good achievements for him who was already 41 years old at the time. Lee Byung-hun also explained that he spent time in Los Angeles and the other half in Seoul and that he has a big opportunity to live in Los Angeles soon.
In November 2015, Lee Byung-hun returned as a model in Vogue Korea for the November Issue. In this photo session, Lee Byung-hun along with other actors, such as Jo Seung-woo and Yoon Shik-baek, presented the magazine with a very manly concept.
Wearing blazer suits, suits, and shirts that make the three actors look very manly and handsome, this time, the photoshoot looks like they are top actors with a very high-class style.
W Magazine January Issue ’17
Lee Byung-hun became a model with a very trendy and colorful appearance in W Magazine January Issue ’17. Unlike the magazine photoshoots he had done before, the concept of the photoshoot this time looks very different from Lee Byung-hun’s hairstyle which is colored with blonde highlights with some trendy outfits.
In the photo above, we can see Lee Byung-hun with his new appearance and wearing an orange sweater showing his very manly charisma. And, who thinks that the actor who played the character Kang Jae-hoon in the K-Drama A Single Rider (2017) is past the age of 45 years old?
In another photo in W Magazine January Issue ’17, Lee Byung-hun looks very handsome wearing a formal red suit with a V-neck shirt and a watch as his flagship accessory. The senior actor also looked different from the look of his beard and a thin mustache.
Next, Lee Byung-hun wore a black turtle neck with the same outer white-patterned flower. This photoshoot is done by taking the side of Lee Byung-hun’s face from the left. Even with a macho expression, Lee Byung-hun still looks very calm and attractive, right?
In the photo above, Lee Byung-hun shows the front of his face in full with an outfit different from the previous photos. The actor, who won the 52nd Baeksang Art Award, wore a black blouse and a necklace with a gold dream catcher that drew the attention of this photo session. He was also seen holding a cigarette and the smoke gave a special effect to this photo.
Still with an eccentric look like the previous photos, this time Lee Byung-hun stared at the camera lens with sharp eyes and a pose that displayed his charisma as an actor as well as a professional model. With a yellow background, Lee Byung-hun wore an outfit in a color that was inversely proportional to a velvety dark green bathrobe with a flower-patterned shirt inside.
In the photo above, Lee Byung-hun looks really cool wearing a black leather jacket with a tassel under his arm and a plain white t-shirt. Despite his age, Lee Byung-hun looks 20 years younger in this photoshoot.
In the photo above, this time Lee Byung-hun poses with his back to the camera and doesn’t show any facial expressions. Nevertheless, this photo is one of the photogenic results produced by Lee Byung-hun with this pose. The outfit worn by Lee Byung-hun is jeans and a black jacket with a unique motif depicting some feathers on the back making this look very iconic.
In 2011, Lee Byung-hun again appeared as a model for another magazine, Elle Pictorial Magazine in January 2011. His appearance this time was still with the same concept as the photoshoot he had previously done. With a suit and formal attire, Lee Byung-hun poses in front of the camera against the background of the view outside the cool hotel.
It is known that the shooting process for Elle Magazine‘s photoshoot was carried out in Singapore with its tropical climate. Some photos of Lee Byung-hun also show sweat that comes out to be one of his attractive poses in this photoshoot session.
In the photo below, we can see Lee Byung-hun on the edge of the pool in his official black clothes with a plain white blouse showing his male charisma.
In addition, Lee Byung-hun is also seen in other all-white formal clothes with jeans that make his outfit look relaxed but can be used for formal occasions. Lee Byung-hun looks like a hot daddy, right?
In another photoshoot for Elle Magazine, Lee Byung-hun is seen showing a more relaxed side of his personality by wearing a black sports jacket and shorts and a fancy watch that serves as his flagship accessory.
Still in the same outfit as before, Lee Byung-hun seemed to be enjoying the cool outside scenery while leaning on the view by the door. Because this photo is still one of the photos taken a long time ago, the charisma of Lee Byung-hun who is still young looks very charming, right?
Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones and South Korean actor who successfully spread his wings to the worldwide screen, Lee Byung-hun, will be paired in the latest film titled Red 2: Red Affair. The couple’s film became the main cover of the world fashion magazine, Elle Magazine, and they looked captivating next to one another.
The photoshoot of Lee Byung-hun and Zeta-Jones was a great success thanks to the good chemistry between the two of them. They became more and more familiar as they filmed together. They are also perfect in the complicated and glamorous concept of the film.
The film also tells the story behind the scenes between Lee Byung-hun and Zeta-Jones exclusively. Specifically the story of how Red brought Lee Byung-hun side by side with one of the legendary actresses in Hollywood. Red 2 is a kind of action comedy film which is a sequel to the film of the same title from 2010. The film was formerly starring Bruce Willis, Anthony Hopkins, and Helen Mirren.
The process of shooting the two artists was exclusively carried out in Los Angeles and the production team agreed that Lee Byung-hun wore satin to draw his image as a neat and powerful character while Catherine Zeta-Jones tried two pieces of skirt and laces to look for a 1940s style dress.
Lee Byung-hun is also very charismatic in the photoshoot done together with this Hollywood actress so their chemistry looks very good.
Let’s look at photos taken of Lee Byung-hun and Catherine Zeta-Jones for Elle Korea August 2013 Edition below:
In 2013, Lee Byung-hun also got good news because he had just gotten married to his wife named Lee Min-jung. The happy occasion was enshrined by a photoshoot of the couple in love for Elle Magazine where they both look delighted to be getting married.
In the photo session, Lee Min-jung looked very elegant in a wedding dress. Actor Ha Jae-kyung in the drama Boys Over Flowers also shared stories about marriage in the theater performed by her husband.
“I was very touched by the sincere proposal from Byung-hun. Because it was a time when I could feel the strength of excitement. I could not do anything and I was only able to cry,” said Lee Min-jung.
Lee Min-jung himself married Lee Byung-hun at the Hyatt hotel in Seoul on August 10th, 2013. Where their wedding received wide attention as top Korean celebrities were invited.
In 2018, Lee Byung-hun returned to the photo session with Elle Magazine. In every photo taken, Lee Byung-hun always looks manly and classy because of his career as an actor who has charisma and every photoshoot always receives a constructive impression.
Lee Byung-hun has indeed not appeared in a photo for a long time. More than a few years ago he was more active in a career in Hollywood. The photoshoot was carried out after Lee Byung-hun was on hiatus from the entertainment world for 7 years and had just made a comeback with the drama Mr. Sunshine (2018).
There are many who say that Lee Byung-hun’s photoshoot with Elle Magazine looks like the character Eugene Choi that he plays on Mr. Sunshine with a noble aura. Lee Byung-hun also recently won the Grand Prize at the 2018 APAN Star Awards for his acting in the role of Eugene Choi in Mr. Sunshine.
The photos that dominate in black and white look very classy to be seen by fans of Lee Byung-hun after the actor decided to go on hiatus and play the drama again after a few years. Even so, Lee Byung-hun’s charisma hasn’t diminished at all, has it?
The figure of Lee Byung-hun who is always seen with a suit and formal clothing concept shows his side full of charisma, elegance, and luxury.
What do you think about Lee Byung-hun in this Elle Magazine photoshoot?