The Best Korean Actors Of All Time

If you're deciding on good Korean movies to watch, try ones featuring the best Korean actors of all time. Whether you're looking for the highest paid stars or hot Korean actors, this list of famous Korean male actors includes older actors over 40 as well as new and young celebs. One of the most talented Korean actors, Song Kang-ho gained even more international fame after Bong Joon-ho's Parasite won the Best Picture Oscar. Lee Byung-hun, Gong Yoo, and Hyun Bin are just a few other popular Korean actors who are known for their films and Korean dramas. 

Vote up the top South Korean actors, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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  • Gong Yoo
    1

    Train to Busan (2016), Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), The Age of Shadows (2016), Coffee Prince (2007), Big (2012)

  • Park Seo-joon
    2

    Itaewon Class (2020), What's Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018), Fight for My Way (2017), She Was Pretty (2015), The Divine Fury (2019)

  • Hyun Bin
    3

    Crash Landing on You (2019), Secret Garden (2010), Memories of the Alhambra (2018), Rampant (2018), My Lovely Sam-Soon (2005)

  • Lee Dong-wook
    4

    Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), The Beauty Inside (2015), Touch Your Heart (2019), Life (2018), Strangers from Hell (2019), My Girl (2005)

  • Nam Joo-hyuk
    5

    Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016), Who Are You: School 2015 (2015), The Bride of Habaek (2017), The Great Battle (2018), Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)

  • Kim Soo-hyun
    6

    My Love from Another Star (2013), The Moon That Embraces the Sun (2012), Dream High (2011), The Producers (2015), Secretly, Greatly (2013)

  • Lee Jong-suk
    7

    I Hear Your Voice (2013), W (2016), While You Were Sleeping (2017), Pinocchio (2014), Doctor Stranger (2014), Romance Is a Bonus Book (2019)

  • Jung Hae-in
    8

    While You Were Sleeping (2017), Prison Playbook (2017), Something in the Rain (2018), Tune in for Love (2019), One Spring Night (2019)

  • Strong Girl Bong-soon (2017), Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016), Suits (2018), Heirs (2013), The Juror (2019)

  • Ji Chang-wook
    10

    Healer (2014), Suspicious Partner (2017), The Bros (2017), The K2 (2016), The Empress Ki (2013)

  • Song Joong-ki
    11

    Descendants of the Sun (2016), Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010), Arthdal Chronicles (2019), A Werewolf Boy (2012), The Battleship Island (2017)

  • Lee Joon-gi
    12

    Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), The Scholar Who Walks the Night (2015), ​​​​​​ Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016), The King and the Clown (2005), My Girl (2005), Tale of Arang (2012)

  • Lee Min-ho
    13

    Boys Over Flowers (2009), The King: Eternal Monarch (2020), City Hunter (2011), Personal Taste (2010), Legend of the Blue Sea (2016), Heirs (2013)

  • Parasite (2019), Train to Busan (2016), Okja (2017), Fight for My Way (2017), Time to Hunt (2020), The Divine Fury (2019)

  • Lee Seung-gi
    15

    Vagabond (2019), A Korean Odyssey (2017), Gu Family Book (2013), The King 2 Hearts (2012), My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho (2010)

  • Yoo Ah-in
    16

    Burning (2018), Chicago Typewriter (2017), Six Flying Dragons (2015), Punch (2011), Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010)

  • Kim Woo-bin
    17

    Heirs (2013), Uncontrollably Fond (2016), School (2012), Friend 2 (2013), Master (2016)

  • Park Bo-gum
    18

    Reply 1988 (2015), Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (2016), A Hard Day (2014), Coin Locker Girl (2015), Encounter (2018)

  • Woo Do-hwan
    19

    The King: Eternal Monarch (2020), Tempted (2018), My Country: The New Age (2019), The Divine Fury (2019), Mad Dog (2017), Save Me (2017)

  • Kim Bum
    20

    Boys Over Flowers (2009), That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013), The Gifted Hands (2013), Hidden Identity (2015), Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead (2018)

  • So Ji-sub
    21

    Oh My Venus (2015), Master's Sun (2013), Sorry, I Love You (2004), My Secret Terrius (2018), The Battleship Island (2017)

  • Mr. Sunshine (2018), I Saw the Devil (2010), Joint Security Area (2000), A Bittersweet Life (2005), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), The Magnificent Seven (2016)

  • Cha Eun-woo
    23

    My ID Is Gangnam Beauty (2018), Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung (2019), Sweet Revenge (2017), Top Management (2018), My Brilliant Life (2014)

  • Ji Sung
    24

    Kill Me, Heal Me (2015), Doctor John (2019), Whatcha Wearin'? (2012), Familiar Wife (2018), Defendant (2017)

  • Ma Dong-Seok
    25

    Train to Busan (2016), Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017), The Bros (2017), The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019), The Outlaws (2017)