South Korean actor Lee marries

AFP-JIJI

Top South Korean movie star Lee Byung-hun, one of the best known faces of the “Korean Wave” of popular culture, married actress Lee Min-jung on Saturday.

The 43-year-old, who starred in last year’s blockbuster costume drama “Masquerade,” told reporters the wedding was “a dream come true” shortly before tying the knot with longtime girlfriend Lee.

“There was thunder and lightning this morning. There is an old saying that thunder and lightning are a good sign for newlyweds. We will do our best to live a long, happy life,” the bride said.

He is well known as the star of a number of popular television dramas, including the spy series “Iris,” as well as for his films.

His role as a swashbuckling gambler in the pan-Asian hit series “All In” has earned him a particularly devoted following in Japan.