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The Best Korean Actors Of All Time

Updated June 30, 2021 66.8k votes 4.4k voters 37.8k views91 items

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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    Ma Dong-Seok

    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)

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    My Love from Another Star (2013), Doctor Stranger (2014), Forest (2020), Bad Guys (2014), Cheese in the Trap (2016)

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    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)

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    Kingdom (2019), Princess Hours (2006), Hyena (2020), Asura (2016), Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017)

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    Reply 1997 (2012), Reply 1994 (2013), Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), 200 Pounds Beauty (2006), The Chase (2017)

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    Choi Woo-shik

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

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    Ok Taecyeon

    Bring It On, Ghost (2016), Dream High (2011), Who Are You (2013), Save Me (2017), The Game: Towards Zero (2020)

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    Hwang In-Yeop

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    Hotel Del Luna (2019), Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013), Orange Marmalade (2015), The Moon That Embraces the Sun (2012), The Crowned Clown (2019)

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    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)

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    Cho Seung Woo

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    It's Okay, That's Love (2014), That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013), A Frozen Flower (2008), A Dirty Carnival (2006), The King (2017)

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    Tunnel (2017), Rugal (2020), The Last Empress (2018), Gu Family Book (2013), Heirs (2013)

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    Black (2017), Autumn in My Heart (2000), East of Eden (2008), Player (2018), Dr. Jin (2012)

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    Parasite (2019), Snowpiercer (2013), The Host (2006), Thirst (2009), Memories of Murder (2003), The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)

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    A Korean Odyssey (2017), The Greatest Love (2011), Athena: Goddess of War (2010), Believer (2018), Splendid Politics (2015)

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    Jung Il-woo

    Cinderella and the Four Knights (2016), The Moon That Embraces the Sun (2012), Flower Boy Ramyun Shop (2011), Haechi (2019), 49 Days (2011)

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    Dr. Romantic (2016), Shiri (1999), The Berlin File (2013), My Paparotti (2013), Christmas in August (1998)

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    Full House (2004), I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006), Sketch (2018), Speed Racer (2008), Ninja Assassin (2009)

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    Sung Hoon

    My Secret Romance (2017), The Sound of Your Heart Reboot (2018), Oh My Venus (2015), Brothers in Heaven (2017), Five Children (2016)

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    Ahn Jae-hyun

    Cinderella and the Four Knights (2016), Blood (2015), The Beauty Inside (2018), My Love from Another Star (2013), Love with Flaws (2019)

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    Parasite (2019), Coffee Prince (2007), Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage (2019), My Mister​​​​​​​ (2018),​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​A Hard Day​​​​​​​ (2014)​​​​​​​

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    Hello Monster (2015), Master's Sun (2013), Reply 1997 (2012), The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (2018), Shopping King Louie (2016)

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    Yook Sungjae

    Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), Mystic Pop-up Bar (2020), Who Are You: School 2015 (2015), The Village: Achiara's Secret (2015), Plus Nine Boys (2014)

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    The Man from Nowhere (2010), Mother (2009), Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004), Autumn in My Heart (2000), My Brother (2004)

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