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My Top Favorite Korean Actors

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Introduction

I can vividly remember my resistance in watching anything with subtitles way back, because I thought it would be a hassle to do that. So, I wasn’t always appreciative of Korean movies, until Train to Busan came out in 2016. I’ve always been a sucker for zombie movies, even if I’m too scared to watch them, which was why I decided to give it a try after the countless of times my subordinate urged me to watch it. And when I did, I completely fell in love with it, and probably watched it 20 times! There are only two movies that I can watch over and over without getting sick of them: Warm Bodies, and Train to Busan.

Since I got so impressed with Train to Busan and had a crush on Gong Yoo, I checked out all his projects, which lead me to watching more Korean movies, as well as television series. And that was the start of my great love for anything Korean: movies, series, music (particularly BTS), food, and culture.

In this article, I’d like to share my top favorite Korean actors:

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1. Gong Yoo

Well, it’s obvious why Gong Yoo has to be my Top 1 Favorite Actor. He opened my eyes to everything Korean! Born as Gong Ji-cheol on July 10, 1979 in Busan, South Korea, he’s been an active actor since 2001. He is currently under Management SOOP Corporation.

I already mentioned that I saw him first in Train to Busan (2016), which is not only my ultimate favorite Gong Yoo movie, and not only my ultimate favorite zombie movie, but it’s also my ultimate favorite movie of all time! Other excellent movies that I watched starring Gong Yoo are Seo Bok (2021), Kim Ji-young: Born 1982 (2019), The Age of Shadows (2016), A Man and a Woman (2016), The Suspect (2013), Silenced (2011), Finding Mr. Destiny (2010), She’s on Duty (2005), and Spy Girl (2004).

As for Korean Dramas, my most favorites are Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016-2017) and Coffee Prince (2007). His other awesome K-Dramas that I’ve watched are Big (2012) and Hello My Teacher (2005).

Gong Yoo has been acknowledged many times as a great actor through the following awards: New Star Award at the 2003 11th SBS Drama Awards for Screen, Special Award for Actor in a Miniseries at the 2006 25th MBC Drama Awards for One Fine Day, Excellence Actor Award at the 2007 26th MBC Drama Awrds for Coffee Prince, Popular Star Award at the 2011 32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards for Silenced, Best Actor at the 2014 19th Chunsa Film Art Awards for The Suspect, Daesang Grand Prize at the 2016 Korea Film Actors Association Awards for A Man and a Woman, Best TV Actor, and Actor of the Year at the 2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards for Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (also known as Goblin).

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2. Song Joong-ki

Song Joong-ki was born on September 19, 1985 in Dong District, Daejeon, South Korea, and has been active since 2008 under SidusHQ and Blossom Entertainment. My favorite Song Joong-ki movies are A Werewolf Boy (2012), and The Battleship Island (2017). I’ve also watched Space Sweepers (2021), Penny Pinchers (2011), and his supporting role in the movie, A Frozen Flower (2008).

My most favorite Song Joong-ki K-Dramas are Vincenzo (2021), Arthdal Chronicles (2019), Descendants of the Sun (2016), and The Innocent Man (2012). I’ve also watched him in Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010), as well as his episodes on the variety show, Running Man.

Song Joong-ki earned a lot of recognitions through the following awards: Best Newcomer in a Variety Show at the 2010 SBS Entertainment Awards for Running Man, Popularity Award and Best Couple Award with Yoo Ah-in at the 2010 KBS Drama Awards for Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Producer’s Award at the 2011 SBS Drama Awards for Deep Rooted Tree, Top Excellence Award Actor at the 2012 20th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards, and at the 1st K-Drama Start Awards for The Innocent Man, Netizen’s Award and Best Couple Award with Moon Chae-won at the 2012 KBS Drama Awards for The Innocent Man, Favorite Actor at the 2013 6th Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards for A Werewolf Boy, Most Popular TV Actor and iQiyi Global Star Award at the 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards for Descendants of the Sun, Outstanding Korean Actor at the 2016 11th Seoul International Drama Awards for Descendants of the Sun, Daesang Grand Prize, Best Couple Award with Song Hye-kyo, and Best APAN Star Award at the 2016 5th APAN Star Awards for Descendants of the Sun, Presidential Award at the 2016 7th Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards, Daesang Grand Prize at the 2016 9th Korea Drama Awards for Descendants of the Sun, Best Couple with Song Hye-kyo and Asia Best Couple with Song Hye-kyo at the 2016 30th KBS Drama Awards for Descendants of the Sun, Best Performer Award at the 2017 29th Korean Producer Awards for Descendants of the Sun, and Best Actor Film at the 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award.

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3. Hyun Bin

Hyun Bin was born as Kim Tae-pyung on September 25, 1982 in Songpa District, Seoul, South Korea, and has been active since 2003. His current company is VAST Entertainment. My favorite Hyun Bin movie is Rampant (2018), but I’ve also watched The Negotiation (2018), and Confidential Assignment (2017). My favorite drama series are Crash Landing on You (2019 – 2020), Memories of the Alhambra (2018 – 2019), and Secret Garden (2010 – 2011).

Hyun Bin has been acknowledged for his acting ability through the following awards: Special TV Actor Award at the 2004 MBC Entertainment Awards for Nonstop 4, Best New Actor at the 2004 MBC Drama Awards for Ireland, Top Excellence Actor Award, Popularity Award, and Best Couple Award with Kim Sun-a at the 2005 MC Drama Awards for My Name is Kim Sam-soon, Most Popular Actor at the 2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards for A Millionaire’s First Love, Popularity Award, Netizen Award, and Best Couple Award with Sung Yu-ri for The Snow Queen at the 2006 KBS Drama Awards, Top Excellence Award for Actor in a Drama Special, Top 10 Stars, Netizen Popularity Award, and Best Couple Award with Ha Ji-won at the 2010 SBS Drama Awards for Secret Garden, Daesang Grand Prize for TV at the 2011 47th Baeksang Arts Awards for Secret Garden, Top Star Award at the 2017 6th Korea Film Actors Association Awards for Confidential Assignment and The Swindlers, Most Popular Actor at the 2020 56th Baeksang Arts Awards for Crash Landing on You, and Daesang Grand Prize at the 2020 7th APAN Star Awards for Crash Landing on You.

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4. Song Kang

Song Kang was born on April 23, 1994 in Suwon, South Korea and has been active as an actor since 2017 under Namoo Actors. My ultimate favorite drama series is Sweet Home (2020), but I’ve also watched seasons 1 and 2 of Love Alarm (2019 – 2021), Navillera (2021), and I’m currently watching his ongoing Netflix series, Nevertheless (2021). He has been recognized as Male-actor Rising Star at the 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award.

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5. Park Bo-gum

Park Bo-gum was born on June 16, 1993 in Seoul, South Korea. He has been an active actor singe 2011 under Blossom Entertainment. I’ve watched him on the movies, Seo Bok (2021), Coin Locker Girl (2015), The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014), and Blind (2011). My most favorite Bo-gum drama series are Record of Youth (2020), Love in the Moonlight (2016), Reply 1988 (2015 – 2016), and Hello Monster (2015). I’ve also watched Encounter (2018 – 2019), and Naeil’s Cantabile (2014).

Park Bo-gum has been acknowledged as a great actor through the following awards: Popularity Award and Best Supporting Actor at the 2015 KBS Drama Awards, Rising Star Award at the 2016 11th Max Movie Awards for Coin Locker Girl, Best Rising Star and Best Kiss with Lee Hye-ri at the 2016 4th Annual DramaFever Awards for Reply 1988, Best New Actor at the 2016 5th APAN Star Awards for Reply 1988, Excellence Actor Awards at the 95h Korea Drama Awards for Reply 1988, Asia Star Award at the 2016 tvN10 Awards for Reply 1988, Best Actor Star Award at the 2016 1st Asia Artist Awards for Reply 1988 and Love in the Moonlight, Most Influential Korean Drama Personality at the 2016 Melodi Awards, Star of the Year at the 2016 OSEN Awards, Asia Star Actor Award at the 2016 1st Asia Artist Awards, Top Excellence, Netizen Award, and Best Couple with Kim Yoo-jung at the 2016 30th KBS Drama Awards for Love in the Moonlight, Most Popular Television Actor at the 2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards for Love in the Moonlight, and Outstanding Korean Actor at the 2017 12th Seoul International Drama Awards for Love in the Moonlight.

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6. Yeo Jin-goo

Yeo Jin-goo was born on August 13, 1997 in Seoul, South Korea, and has been active as an actor since 2005 under Janus. My favorite movie of his are Shoot Me in the Heart (2015), and Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013), but I’ve also watched him in A Frozen Flower (2008).

My favorite Jin-goo drama series are Hotel Del Luna (2019), My Absolute Boyfriend (2019), The Crowned Clown (2019), Reunited Worlds (2017), Circle (2017), and Orange Marmalade (2015). I’ve also watched Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), Potato Star (2013), The Royal Gambler (2016), and I’m currently watching Beyond Evil (2021).

At a very young age, Yeo Jin-goo has received awards for his excellent acting skills for the following: Best Young Actor at the 2008 SBS Drama Awards for IIjimae, Tazza, Gourmet, Best Child Actor at the 2012 5th Pierson Movie Festival for Moon Embracing the Sun, 20’s Upcoming 20’s at the 2012 6th Mnet 20’s Choice Awards for Moon Embracing the Sun, Best Child Actor at the 2012 4th Pierson Movie Festival for Moon Embracing the Sun, Best Young Actor at the 2012 MBC Drama Awards for Moon Embracing the Sun and Missing You, Child Actor to Man at the 2012 6th Style Icon Awards, The Rising Star at the 2012 28th Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards, Best New Actor at the 2012 21st Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards for Hwayi: A Monster Boy, Best New Actor at the 2012 33rd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards and 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards for Hwayi: A Monster Boy, Best New Actor at the 2014 14th Director’s Cut Awards for Hwayi: A Monster Boy, Rookie Award at the 2015 4th Marie Claire Film for Shoot Me in the Heart, Most Popular Actor at the 2015 51st Baeksang Arts Awards for Shoot Me in the Heart, Best New Actor at the 2015 KBS Drama Awards for Orange Marmalade, Excellence Actor Award in a Serial Drama at the 2016 SBS Drama Awards for The Royal Gambler, and Most Promising Actor at the 2017 tvN Movies Awards for Hwayi: A Monster Boy.

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7. Lee Seung-gi

Lee Seung-gi was born on January 13, 1987 in Dobong-gu, Seoul, South Korea and has been active in the entertainment industry since 2004. He is a Jack of all trades! He’s a singer, actor, host, model, and CEO since June 1, 2021 of Human Made. Previously, he was under Hook Entertainment since 2004, but has recently established his own company.

My ultimate favorite Seung-gi drama series is Mouse (2021), which is also my ultimate favorite K-Drama with a serial killer theme this year. I’ve also watched his other awesome series such as Vagabond (2019) and have high hopes of a second season, Gu Family Book (2013), and My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (2010).

He is widely acknowledged both as a music artist and actor, so he has received lots of recognitions from both professions, but I’ll only share his film and television awards: Popularity Award at the 2008 7th KBS Entertainment Awards for 1 Night 2 Days, Netizen’s Popularity Award at the 2009 3rd SBS Entertainment Awards for Strong Heart, Hot Male Drama Star at the 2009 Mnet 20’s Choice Awards for Brilliant Legacy, Excellence in Acting, Best Couple Award with Han Hyo-joo, and Top 10 Stars Award at the 2009 17th SBS Drama Awards for Brilliant Legacy, Most Popular TV Actor at the 2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards for Brilliant Legacy, People’s Choice Popular Actor at the 2010 Seoul International Drama Awards for Brilliant Legacy, Top Excellence MC Award at the 2010 9th KBS Entertainment Awards for 1 Night 2 Days, Netizen’s Popularity Award and Top Excellence MC Award at the 2010 4th SBS Entertainment Awards for Strong Heart, Best Couple with Shin Min-a, Top 10 Stars Award, and Excellence in Acting at the 2010 18th SBS Drama Awards for My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Daesang Grand Award at the 2011 10th SBS Entertainment Awards for 1 Night 2 Days, Netizen’s Popularity Award and Top Excellence MC Award at the 2011 5th SBS Entertainment Awards for Strong Heart, Top Excellence Award, Popularity Award, and Best Couple Award with Suzy at the 2013 32nd MBC Drama Awards for Gu Family Book, Outstanding Leading Actor at the 2014 3rd Asia Rainbow TV Awards for Gu Family Book, Popularity Award at the 2015 Korean Film Actor’s Guild Awards for Love Forecast, Daesang Grand Award at the 2018 12th SBS Entertainment Awards for Master in the House, Best Teamwork Award and Producer’s Award at the 2019 13th SBS Entertainment Awards for Master in the House and Little Forest, Top Excellence Award and Best Couple with Bae Suzy at the 2019 27th SBS Drama Awards for Vagabond, Hot Star Award at the 2020 14th SBS Entertainment Awards for Master in the House, and Best Male Variety Performer at the 2021 57th Baeksang Arts Awards for Master in the House, Sing Again, and Busted!

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8. Park Seo-joon

Park Seo-joon was born as Park Yong-kyu on December 16, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea, and has been active as an actor since 2011 under Awesome ENT. My Favorite movies of his are The Divine Fury (2019), and Midnight Runners (2017). I’ve also watched The Beauty Inside movie. My ultimate favorite Seo-joon drama series are Itaewon Class (2020), What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018), Fight for My Way (2017), and Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016 – 2017). I’ve also watched A Witch’s Love (2014), She Was Pretty (2015), and Kill Me, Heal Me (2015).

Park Seo-joon has gained the following awards: Best New Actor at the 2013 2nd APAN Star Awards for Pots of Gold, New Star Award at the 2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards for One Warm Word, Best Fashion in TV at the 2015 1st Fashionista Awards for She Was Pretty, Popularity Award, Top 10 Stars Award, and Best Couple Award with Ji Sung at the 2015 MBC Drama Awards for Kill Me, Heal Me, and She Was Pretty, Popular Star Award at the 2015 36th Dragon Film Awards for The Chronicles of Evil, Best New Actor at the 2017 26th Buil Film Awards for Midnight Runners, Best New Actor at the 2017 37th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards for Midnight Runners, Popular Star Award at the 2017 6th Korea Film Actors Association Awards for Midnight Runners, Excellence Award, Netizen Award, and Best Couple Award with Kim Ji-won at the 2017 KBS Drama Awards for Fight for My Way, Best Couple Award with Kim Ji-won at the 2018 KBS World Global Fan Awards for Fight for My Way, Outstanding Korean Actor at the 2018 13th Seoul International Drama Awards for Fight for My Way, Best New Actor at the 2018 9th KOFRA Film Awards for Midnight Runners, Top Excellence Award at the 2018 6th APAN Star Awards for What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, Annual Shining Beauty Idol at the 2018 Cosmo Beauty Awards, Special Merit Award at the 2018 8th Korea Tourism Awards, and AFA Rising Star Award at the 2019 13th Asian Film Awards.

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9. Ji Chang-wook

Ji Chang-wook was born on July 5, 1987 in Anyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, and has been active as an actor since 2006 under Glorious Entertainment. My favorite drama series are Melting Me Softly (2019), Suspicious Partner (2017), The K2 (2016), and Healer (2014 – 2015). I’ve also watched Backstreet Rookie (2020), and Empress Ki (2013 – 2014).

Here are Ji Chang-wook’s award recognitions: Excellence Award at the 2011 KBS Drama Awards for Smile Again, New Star Award at the 2011 KBS Drama Awards for Warrior Baek Dong-soo, Best New Actor at the 2013 7th The Musical Awards for The Days, Excellence Award at the 2013 MBC Drama Awards for Empress Ki, Popularity Award and Best Couple Award with Park Min-young at the 2014 KBS Drama Awards for Healer, Most Popular Actor Overseas at the 2015 China TV Drama Awards for Healer, Best Dressed Actor at the 2016 31st Korea’s Best Dresser Swan Awards for The K2, Asia Celebrity Actor, and Best Actor at the 2019 4th Asia Artist Awards.

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10. Jung Hae-In

Jung Hae-In was born on April 1, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea, and has been active as an actor since 2013 under FNC Entertainment. The series that made me a fan of his is Something in the Rain (2018), but I’ve also watched him in One Spring Night (2019), While You Were Sleeping (2017), Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), and Blood (2015). The last project I’ve seen him in, is Tune in for Love, the only Jung Hae-In movie I’ve watched so far.

These are Jung Hae-In’s award recognitions: Excellence Award and K-Star Award at the 2018 APAN Star Awards for Something in the Rain, Artist of the year, Asia Talent, and Best Emotive at the 2018 Asia Artist Awards, Best Icon and AAA Potential Actor at the 2019 Asia Artist Awards, Most Popular Actor at the 2018 Baeksang Arts Awards for Prison Playbook, Best New Actor at the 2019 Cine 21 Awards for Tune in for Love, Best New Actor at the 2020 Grand Bell Awards for Tune in for Love, Top Excellence Award at the 2019 MBC Drama Awards for One Spring Night, New Star Award at the 2016 SBS Drama Awards for That’s the Way It Is, and Popularity Award and Hallyu Artist Award at the 2018 The Seoul Awards for Something in the Rain.

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11. Jang Ki-yong

Jang Ki-yong was born on August 7, 1992 in Ulsan, South Korea, and has been active as an actor since 2012 under YG/YGKPlus. My most favorite drama series are My Roommate is a Gumiho (2021), Search: WWW (2019), and Come and Hug me (2018). I’ve also watched Kill It series (2019), and his latest movie entitled, Sweet & Sour (2021). Currently, Born Again (2020) is on my ‘watch later’ list on iQIYI.

These are Jang Ki-yong’s award recognitions: Best New Actor at the 2018 APAN Star Awards for My Mister, Rookie Award at the 2018 Asia Artist Awards, Fashion Model Award at the 2014 Asia Model Awards, Best New Television Actor at the 2019 Baeksang Arts Awards for Come and Hug Me, Best Dressed Model at the 2015 Korea’s Best Dresser Swan Awards, Rising Star Award at the 2018 Korea Hallyu Awards, Excellence Award, and Best Couple Award at the 2018 MBC Drama Awards for Come and Hug Me.

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12. Yang Se-jong

Yang Se-jong was born on December 23, 1992 in Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea, and has been an active actor since 2016 under Good People Entertainment. My most favorite series are My Country: The New Age (2019), Still 17 (2018), Temperature of Love (2017), and Duel (2017). He received award recognitions for Temperature of Love as Best New Actor during the 2018 APAN Star Awards, Best New Actor at the 2018 Baeksang Arts Awards, and Best New Actor at the 2017 SBS Drama Awards. He also earned an Excellence Award at the 2018 SBS Drama Awards for Still 17.

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13. Nam Joo-hyuk

Nam Joo-hyuk was born on February 22, 1994 in Busan, South Korea, and has been active as a model and actor since 2013 under Management SOOP. I’ve only watched one movie that stars him, entitled, Josee. My most favorite Joo-hyuk series are Start-Up (2020), The Bride of Habaek (2017), and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016). I’ve also watched The School Nurse File (2020).

These are Nam Joo-hyuk’s award recognitions: Fashion Model of the Year Awards at the 2014 3rd CFDK Awards, Best New Actor at the 2015 4th APAN Star Awards for Who Are You: School 2015, Popularity Award at the 2015 29th KBS Drama Awards for Who Are You: School 2015, Breakout Actor at the 2016 11th Soompi Awards for Who Are You: School 2015, Style Icon at the 2016 8th InStyle Star Icon, Best New Actor at the 2016 36th MBC Drama Awards for Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, Rising Star Award at the 2017 5th Drama Fever Awards for Cheese in the Trap, Rising Star Award at the 2018 6th Marie Claire Asia Star Awards for The Great Battle, Best New Actor at the 2018 2nd The Seoul Awards, 2018 38th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards, 2018 39th Blue Dragon Film Awards, and 2019 10th KOFRA Film Awards for The Great Battle.

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14. Lee Joon-gi

Lee Joon-gi was born on April 17, 1982 in Busan, South Korea, and has been active in the entertainment industry as an actor, singer, dancer, and model since 2001. He is under Namoo Actors agency. My ultimate favorite drama series of his are Flower of Evil (2020), Lawless Lawyer (2018), and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016). I’ve also watched Criminal Minds (2017), The Scholar Who Walks the Night (2015), and Arang and the Magistrate (2012).

These are Lee Joon-gi’s accomplishments: Popular Star Award and Best On-Screen Couple Award with Kam Woo-sung at the 2006 27th Blue Dragon Film Awards for King and the Clown, Best New Actor at the 2006 5th Korean Film Awards for King and the Clown, Best New Actor, Popularity Award, and Korean Wave Popularity Award at the 2006 43rd Grand Bell Awards for King and the Clown, Best New Actor and InStyle Fashionista Award at the 2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards for King and the Clown, Best New Actor at the 2006 6th Korea Youth Film Festival, Best New Actor at the 2006 29th Cinema Film Festival for King and the Clown, Best Actor at the 2006 3rd Max Movie Awards, Overseas Star Award at the 2007 10th Shanghai International Film Festival, Rising Star Award at the 2007 27th Hawaii International Film Festival, Excellence Award at the 2007 26th MBC Drama Awards for Time Between Dog and Wolf, South Korean Artist of the Year at the 2007 China Fashion Awards, New and Superior Star Award at the 2007 3rd Andre Kim Best Star Awards, K-Wave Special Award at the 2007 2nd Asia Model Awards, Most Popular Actor at the 2007 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards for Fly, Daddy, Fly, Most Popular Actor for the 2008 3rd Seoul International Drama Awards, Top Excellence Award, Netizen Popularity Award, and Top 10 Stars at the 2008 16th SBS Drama Awards for IIjimae, Popularity Award at the 2009 28th MBC Drama Awards for Hero, Special Plaque of Appreciation at the 2009 Tourism Authority of Thailand, Martial Arts Actor Award at the 2009 Korean Martial Arts Federation for Time Between Dog and Wolf, and IIjimae, Grand Prize Korean Wave at the 2012 5th Skapa Awards, Best Couple Award with Shin Min-a at the 2012 31st MBC Drama Awards for Arang and the Magistrate, Outstanding Korean Actor at the 2013 8th Seoul International Drama Awards for Arang and the Magistrate, Top Excellence Award at the 2013 2nd APAN Star Awards for Two Weeks, Excellence Award and Best Couple Award with Nam Sang-mi at the 2014 28th KBS Drama Awards for Gunman in Joseon, Outstanding Korean Actor at the 2015 10th Seoul International Drama Awards for Gunman in Joseon, Top Excellence Award and Top 10 Stars Award at the 2015 34th MBC Drama Awards for Scholar Who Walks the Night, Hallyu Star Award, Top 10 Stars Award, and Best Couple Award with LeeJi-eun at the 2016 24th SBS Drama Awards for Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, Actor of the Year at the 2016 Taiwan’s KKTV Awards for Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, Most Popular TV Actor at the 2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards, Fabulous Award at the 2017 2nd Asia Artist Awards for Criminal Minds, Best Male Asian Star at the 2018 StarHub’s Night of Stars Awards for Lawless Lawyer, Actor of the Year at the 2018 13th Soompi Annual Awards for Criminal Minds, Asia Celebrity, and Best Artist Award at the 2020 5th Asia Artist Awards for Flower of Evil.

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15. Kim Soo-hyun

Kim Soo-hyun was born on February 16, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea, and has been active as an actor since 2007 under KeyEast and Gold Medalist. My ultimate favorite Soo-hyun series are It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (2020), and My Love from the Star (2013 – 2014). His other works that I’ve watched are Moon Embracing the Sun series (2012), and Real movie (2017).

These are Kim Soo-hyun’s achievements: Excellence Award at the 2012 APAN Star Awards for Moon Embracing the Sun, Top Excellence Award and Hallyu Star Award at the 2014 APAN Star Awards for My Love from the Star, Daesang Grand Prize at the 2015 APAN Star Awards for The Producers, Popular Star Award at the 2021 APAN Star Awards for It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, Daesang Grand Prize and AAA Hot Issue Award at the 2020 Asia Artist Awards for It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, CF Model Award at the 2011 Asia Model Awards, Best Television Actor at the 2012 Baeksang Arts Awards for Moon Embracing the Sun, Best New Actor, and Most Popular Actor at the 2014 Baeksang Arts Awards for Secretly, Greatly, Most Popular Actor at the 2014 Baeksang Awards for My Love from the Star, Asia Star Award at the 2014 BIFF with Marie Claire Asia Star Awards, One of the Global Ten Outstanding Young Persons at the 2019 Big Ben Awards, Popular Star Award at the 2012 Blue Dragon Film Awards for The Thieves, Best Korean Spokesmodel in China at the 2015 Busan International Advertising Festival, China’s Favourite Korean Advertising Model at the 2016 Busan International Advertising Festival, South Korean Entertainment Influencer Award at the 2015 China the Wind from the East Entertainment Awards, Dream Icon Award at the 2013 Cosmo Beauty Awards in China, Best New Actor at the 2013 Grand Bell Awards for Secretly, Greatly, Popularity Award at the 2015 Grand Bell Awards, Global Best TV Actor at the 2015 Huading Awards for My Love from the Star, Best Actor and Fashionista Award at the 2016 InStyle Star Icon Awards, Best Actor in Asia at the 2014 International Drama Festival in Tokyo, Best New Actor, Popularity Award, and Best Couple with Suzy at the 2011 KBS Drama Awards for Dream High, Daesang Grand Prize, Best Couple with Cha Tae-hyun and Gong Hyo-jin, and Netizen Award at the 2015 KBS Drama for The Producers, Best Dresser Male Artist at the 2011 Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards, Best Actor at the 2012 Korea Broadcasting Awards for Moon Embracing the Sun, Best New Actor, and Most Popular Actor at the 2011 Korea Drama Awards, Daesang Grand Prize, and Hallyu Star Award at the 2014 Korea Drama Awards for My Love from the Star, Daesang Grand Prize, and Hallyu Star Award at the 2014 Korea Drama Awards for The Producers, Most Popular Star Award at the 2015 Korea Film Actor’s Association Awards, Popular New at the 2012 Korea Youth Film Festival for The Thieves, Top Excellence Award, and Popularity Award at the 2012 MBC Drama Awards for Moon Embracing the Sun, 20’s Blue Carpet Popularity Award at the 2012 Mnet 20’s Choice Awards, Favorite Actor at the 2012 Nickelodeon Korea Kids’ Choice Awards for Moon Embracing the Sun, Men’s Fantasia Award at the 2013 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival for Secretly, Greatly, New Star Award at the 2010 SBS Drama Awards, Top Excellence Award, Netizen Popularity Award, Top 10 Stars, and Best Couple Award with Jun Ji-hyun at the 2014 SBS Drama Awards for My Love from the Star, Best Korean Actor, and People’s Choice Popular Actor at the 2014 Seoul International Drama Awards, Hallyu Award at the 2011 SKY PerfectV! Awards in Japan, Actor of the Year at the 2016 Soompi Awards for The Producers, Best Actor at the 2014 Sseoljeon Awards for My Love from the Star, New Icon at the 2011 Style Icon Awards, Style Icon at the 2014 Style Icon Awards, and Model of the Year at the 2013 TVCF Awards.

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16. Jang Dong-yoon

Jang Dong-yoon was born on July 12, 1992 in Daegu, South Korea, and has been active as an actor since 2016 under Dongyi Company. He’s my newest favorite actor, so I’ve only finished watching Search (2020), and The Tale of Nokdu (2019), and I’m currently watching School 2017 series on Netflix.

These are Jang Dong-yoon’s award recognitions: Best New Actor at the 2021 APAN Star Awards for The Tale of Nokdu, Best Actor in a One Act/Special/Short Drama at the 2018 KBS Drama Awards for Just Dance, Excellence Award and Best Couple with Kim So-hyun at the 2019 KBS Drama Awards for The Tale of Nokdu, and Rising Star Award at the 2019 Korea First Brand Awards.


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