[27][28] The drama recorded its highest viewership ratings of 35%, and gained enormous popularity both domestically and internationally for its fashion, catchphrases and music. He graduated from Youngdong High School [102] and then studied at Chung-Ang University, where, in 2004, he majored in Theater Studies. Hyun Bin's first film was Shower in 2002.
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He has continually supporting projects by organizations such as Save the Children, Community Chest of Korea and international relief NGOs.
Hyun Bin drew praise from critics for his performance in melodrama film Late Autumn, which was screened at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. [69] For his acting comeback after military service, Hyun chose The Fatal Encounter, his first ever period film, in which he played the leading role of King Jeongjo who faced fierce party strife and assassination attempts during his reign. [96], In 2020, Hyun is set to star in the thriller film Bargaining. This event was held in remembrance of the historically significant event when the Marines won back the capital Seoul that had been taken during the 6.25 Korean War.

[36][37][38][39] It became the highest grossing Korean film released in China to date, taking in more than US$9.5 million over two weeks, which was unprecedented for a melodrama. [29] His portrayal as Kim Joo-won created a "Hyun Bin Syndrome" as his name and face were plastered everywhere, from newspapers to television and the internet. Throughout his career, he has been nominated for many awards, including five at the Baeksang Arts Awards, and won various acting recognition, including the Grand Prize (Daesang) for TV at the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards. [12] The movie was a hit with the young audience. Dubbed the "Prince of Trot", he made his debut in 2006 and has released three studio albums.

[56] [57], After joining the Marines and completing six months into his service, Hyun participated in the "Seoul Reclamation Anniversary Marine Marathon Competition". [58], He was discharged on December 6, 2012, and received a citation for being an exemplary soldier.

Hyun Bin first gained wide recognition for his role in the 2005 romantic comedy television drama My Name is Kim Sam-soon.Since then, he has appeared in leading roles in other successful television shows including; the romantic fantasy drama Secret Garden (2010–2011), fantasy drama Memories of the Alhambra (2018–2019), and romantic drama Crash Landing on You (2019–2020). [82][83][84] The Swindlers was another box office hit for Hyun. [101], Hyun was born and raised in Seoul and has one older brother. He ran a 6.25 km long course with 400 exemplary senior marines. Hyun Bin (born Kim Tae-pyung on September 25, 1982)[1] is a South Korean actor. [75][76], In 2015, Hyun made a comeback in the Korean drama scene after 4 years with romantic comedy series Hyde, Jekyll, Me. [7], Hyun shot to stardom with the 2005 romantic comedy series My Lovely Sam Soon with Kim Sun-a.,[8] for which Hyun won the Top Excellence Award at the MBC Drama Awards. [81] He then starred in crime action film The Swindlers, along with Yoo Ji-tae, about a prosecutor who plans to catch a con man who has swindled a large sum of money. [10][11], Following the success of My Lovely Sam Soon, Hyun starred in his first film as a lead actor in A Millionaire's First Love (written by internet novelist Guiyeoni).