After completing studies in film and theater at Hanyang University, and later the Korean University of Fine Arts, LEE Seok-hoon worked in various capacities in the film industry beginning in the early 1990s. He was a props master on <The Fates Of The Women of Yi Dynasty> (1991) and also took part in works such as <Saturday, 2:00 pm> (1998), <Zzang> (1998) and <White Valentine> (1999). His directing career began with the 2000 short <For The Peace Of All Mankind> and then <Super Glue> in 2001. He moved on to features in 2006 with <See You After School>, the BONG Tae-gyu high school comedy. Sticking with leading man BONG, LEE then made the romcom <Two Faces of My Girlfriend> in 2007. He scored a commercial hit in 2012, when his comedy drama <Dancing Queen>, featuring UHM Jeong-hwa as a middle-aged woman trying to launch herself as a singer while her husband, played by HWAN Jung-min, runs for office, reached over four million admissions. Shortly thereafter, he also served as a script editor on <Rockin' on Heaven's Door>. LEE was even more successful with his follow-up directing effort, the major period swashbuckler <The Pirates>. Starring SON Ye-jin and KIM Nam-gil, the 2014 summer hit soared over 8.6 million viewers. Sticking with the large canvas of his previous work, LEE moved on to the mountaineering blockbuster <The Himalayas>, teaming up with HWANG again.