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

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    Park Seo-joon

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

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    Ji Chang-wook

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

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

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

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

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

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    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)

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

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    Lee Min-ho

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

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

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

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

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    Park Bo-gum

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

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    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)

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

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

  • 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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    Jo Jung-suk

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

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    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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    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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    Ma Dong-Seok

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

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

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