Hyun Bin Profile: Hyun Bin Facts & Ideal Type
Stage Name: Hyun Bin (현빈)
Birth Name: Kim Tae Pyeong (김태평)
Birthday: 25 September, 1982
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 184cm (6’0”)
Weight: 72kg (158 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Hyun Bin Facts:
– Hyun Bin was born in Jamsil-dong, Seoul, South Korea.
– He has one older brother.
– He graduated from Chung-Ang University in 2004 and majored in Theater Studies.
– In 2009, he enrolled at Chung-Ang University to get a Master’s degree.
– In the same year, it was announced that Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo are officially dating. However, they broke up in 2011, because Hyun Bin had to leave for military service.
– He debuted as an actor with the television series Bodyguard in 2003.
– He then starred in the sitcom Nonstop 4, and the romance drama Ireland.
– Hyun Bin made his film debut the same year in the sports movie Spin Kick.
– He became popular with the romantic comedy series My Lovely Sam Soon in 2005, which was a massive hit and for which he won the Top Excellence Award at the MBC Drama Awards.
– He starred in his first film as a lead actor in A Millionaire’s First Love.
– He then starred in the romance film I Am Happy, which was the closing film at the Busan International Film Festival in 2008.
– In 2009, he got a lot of praise for his portrayal as a sociopath in the gangster saga Friend, Our Legend.
– Hyun Bin experienced a comeback of fame in 2010, with Secret Garden.
– He then was rumored to be in a relationship with Secret Garden co-star Ha Ji Won. However,
– He contributed to the soundtrack of the drama That Man.
– In 2011, he starred in two films; Come Rain, Come Shine and Late Autumn.
– Him walking the red carpet at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival where the two films screened was one of his happiest achievements.
– In 2013, he spent most of his time shooting commercials and holding fan meetings all over Asia.
– On 29 October, 2013, he received the President’s award at the 50th Savings Day, for saving 35 billion won (approx. 3.3 million USD) within 17 years.
– On 7 March 2011, he volunteered to serve his 21 months of compulsory military service in the Marine Corps.
– After joining the Marines for his mandatory military service, he participated in the Seoul Reclamation Anniversary Marine Marathon Competition.
– He was discharged on 6 December, 2012.
– For his acting comeback after military service, Hyun Bin chose The Fatal Encounter, his first ever period film, in which he was criticized for his flat tone and lack of emotion in the film.
– Next, he starred in Hyde, Jekyll, Me (2015), a drama focused on Romance.
– Hyun Bin created his own agency VAST Entertainment in 2016.
– In February 2016, he was involved in an awareness campaign against animal cruelty. As part of the project, VAST Entertainment released pictures of him posing with a retired search- and rescue dog named Vision.
– He returned to the scenes with an action-thriller film called Confidental Assignment.
– He then starred in the crime action film The Swindlers, along with Yoo Ji Tae.
– On 15 December 2016, him and actress Kang Sora were reported to be dating.
– In 2018, he starred in the crime thriller The Negotiation, playing a villain role for the first time.
– In the same year, he returned to the small screen with the fantasy suspense drama Memories of the Alhambra, alongside Park Shin Hye.
– When asked how he thinks about marriage, he answered with; “I think about marriage. It’s my final goal. I dream about having a family.” If possible, he wants to get married before turning 40 years old.
Hyun Bin’s Ideal Type: Someone who’s kind; someone who has pretty hands; someone who eats a variety of food well; someone who is elegant rather than noisy; someone whom he can feel comfortable being with; someone who can accept and understand him being an actor.
Hyun Bin’s Movies:
Negotiation (Gyoseob) || 2020 – NIS agent
Rampant (창궐) || 2018 – Lee Chung
The Negotiation (협상)|| 2018 – Min Taegoo
The Swindlers (꾼)|| 2017 – Hwang Jisung
Confidental Assignment (공조)|| 2017 – Im Cheolryung
The Fatal Encounter (역린)|| 2014 – King Jeongjo
Come Rain, Come Shine (사랑한다, 사랑하지 않는다)|| 2011 – He
Late Autumn (만추) || 2011 – Hoon
I Am Happy ( 행복합니다) || 2009 – Jo Mansoo
A Millionaire’s First Love (백만장자의 첫사랑) || 2006 – Kang Jaekyung
Daddy Long Legs (키다리 아저씨) || 2005 – Hyungjoon
Spin Kick (돌려차기) || 2004 – Lee Mingyu
Hyun Bin’s Drama Series:
Crash Landing on You (Sarangui Boolshichak) || 2019-2020 – Ri Jeong-Hyeok [tvN]
Memories of the Alhambra (알함브라 궁전의 추억) || 2018 – Yoo Jinwoo [tvN]
Hyde, Jekyll, Me (하이드 지킬, 나) || 2015 – Gu Seojin / Robin [SBS]
Secret Garden (시크릿 가든) || 2010 – Kim Joowon [SBS]
Friend, Our Legend (친구, 우리들의 전설) || 2009 – Han Dongsoo [MBC]
Worlds Within (그들이 사는 세상) || 2008 – Jung Jioh [KBS2]
The Snow Queen (눈의 여왕) || 2006 – Han Taewoong / Han Deukgu [KBS2]
Nonstop 5 (논스톱 5) || 2004 – Cameo [MBC]
My Lovely Sam Soon (내 이름은 김삼순) || 2005 – Hyun Jinheon [MBC]
Ireland (아일랜드) || 2004 – Kang Gook [MBC]
Nonstop 4 (논스톱 4) || 2005 – Hyun Bin [MBC]
Bodyguard (보디가드) || 2003 – Stalker [KBS2]
Hyun Bin’s Awards:
2017 6th Korea Film Actors Association Awards || Top Star Award (“Confidental Assignment”, “The Swindlers”)
2014 18th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival || Producer’s Choice Award
2011 47th Baeksang Arts Awards || Grand Prize (Daesang) (“Secret Garden”)
2010 SBS Drama Awards || Best Couple Award with Ha Ji Won, Netizen Popularity Award, Top 10 Stars, Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special (“Secret Garden”)
2006 KBS Drama Awards || Best Couple Award with Sung Yu Ri, Netizen Award, Popularity Award (“The Snow Queen”)
2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards || Best New Actor (“Ireland”)
2004 MBC Drama Awards || Best New Actor (“Ireland”)
2004 MBC Entertainment Awards || Special Award, TV Actor Category (“Nonstop 4”)
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