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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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  • 1

    Gong Yoo

    1,573
    679

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

  • 2

    Park Seo-joon

    1,896
    865

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

  • 3

    Ji Chang-wook

    1,682
    823

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

  • 4

    Hyun Bin

    1,475
    721

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

  • 5

    Lee Dong-wook

    1,270
    696

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

  • 6

    Park Hyung-sik

    1,177
    661

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

  • 7

    Song Joong-ki

    1,348
    770

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

  • 8

    Lee Joon-gi

    1,104
    630

    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)

  • 9

    Lee Jong-suk

    1,287
    744

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

  • 10

    Yoo Ah-in

    1,043
    596

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

  • 11

    Lee Min-ho

    1,447
    858

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

  • 12

    Kim Soo-hyun

    1,406
    841

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

  • 13

    Park Bo-gum

    946
    560

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

  • 14

    Kim Woo-bin

    853
    523

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

  • 15

    Nam Joo-hyuk

    1,159
    731

    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)

  • 16

    Jung Hae-in

    851
    532

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

  • 17

    Ji Sung

    666
    432

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

  • 18

    Lee Seung-gi

    737
    494

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

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  • 19

    Jo Jung-suk

    628
    422

    Oh My Ghost (2015), Hospital Playlist (2020), The King 2 Hearts (2012), Hit-and-Run Squad (2019), The Drug King (2018)

  • 20

    D.O.

    657
    453

    100 Days My Prince (2018), Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017), Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018), Swing Kids (2018), My Annoying Brother (2016), It's Okay, That's Love (2014)

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  • 21

    So Ji-sub

    640
    451

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

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  • 22

    Ma Dong-Seok

    421
    296

    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)

  • 23

    Woo Do-hwan

    782
    591

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

  • 24

    Lee Byung-hun

    489
    363

    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)

  • 25

    Jang Hyuk

    466
    345

    Chuno (2010), My Country: The New Age (2019), Wok of Love (2018), Voice (2017), Shine or Go Crazy (2015)

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