Donghan Lee is a South Korean film director, screenwriter, and producer, who has been creating feature films since 2005. He is best known for his highly acclaimed and award-winning films such as The Attorney (2013), Ode to My Father (2014), The Fortress (2017), and Extreme Job (2019).
Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1973. He attended the Korea National University of Arts and graduated with a degree in Film Studies. After graduation, he worked as an assistant director for several films, including The Power of Kangwon Province (1998) and The Foul King (2000). In 2003, he made his directorial debut with the television series A Moment to Remember.
In 2005, Lee released his debut feature film, A Bittersweet Life. The film was a critical and commercial success, and was nominated for several awards. Following this success, Lee directed and wrote the romantic comedy My Little Bride (2004). The film was a box office hit and was nominated for several awards.
In 2013, Lee directed his most acclaimed film, The Attorney. The film is based on the true story of a South Korean lawyer who took on a case to free students who were falsely accused of being communists. The Attorney was a major success and won several awards, including Best Picture at the South Korean Academy Awards.
In 2014, Lee directed and wrote the family drama Ode to My Father. The film is based on the real-life experiences of Lee's father and follows a man's life from childhood to adulthood in the context of South Korean history. Ode to My Father was a commercial and critical success and was the highest-grossing Korean film of 2014.
In 2017, Lee directed The Fortress, a historical drama set during the Joseon dynasty. The film was a success and was nominated for several awards. In 2019, he directed the action-comedy film Extreme Job, which became the highest-grossing Korean film of all time.
Donghan Lee has become one of South Korea's most acclaimed film directors and is highly respected in the film industry. He is known for his unique style and for creating films that capture the essence of life in South Korea. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Grand Bell Award and the Busan Film Critics Award. His films continue to be popular throughout South Korea and the world.