Article: Top 10 Korean Actors Who Showed Amazing Performance As Both The Hero And The Villain

Korean dramas and films are known for their well-detailed plots. The success of each story depends on the way each character acts. In the Korean entertainment industry, many actors have played the roles of hero and villain very well. These are the Top 10 Korean actors who have provided viewers with appreciable acting as the hero and villain.

1. Im Siwan

Im Siwan is a South Korean actor and singer known for his versatile acting. He is best known for his role in the film, 'The Attorney (2013)'; which was a massive success at the box office.

Some of the most notable characters played by him include his parts in 'Summer Strike,' 'Run On,' 'Hell are other people,' 'Tracer,' 'Unlocked,' and many more.

When he starred in 'Summer Strike,' 'Run on' and many other dramas and films, the fans saw a charming character. In the movie 'Unlocked,' he played the part of a psychopath serial killer and hacker that gave fans chills. He also played the villain in 'Emergency Declaration.' He proved himself a fantastic actor with outstanding performances as the Villain and Hero.

2. Taecyeon

Taecyeon is a South Korean singer, rapper, actor, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the K-pop boyband 2 PM. He starred in multiple successful dramas and movies. He has shown fans exemplary performances in 'Save Me, 'Let's Fight Ghost,' 'Blind,' etc. One of his most notable performances includes his role as Jang Jun Woo/Jang Han Seok in the drama 'Vincenzo.'  It is the sixth highest-rated drama in tvN's history. Taecyeon played the character of the main antagonist in this drama and executed it extraordinarily. In the parts where he acted like an innocent guy, it was compelling that he was a good character, whereas, in the latter parts, he portrays the role of the villain very well by acting as a psychopath with a creepy smile who cannot accept failing.

3. Lee Dongwook

Lee Dongwook is another ell-know South Korean actor with multiple successful projects in his acting career. He played the role of the grim reaper in one of the most well-known and loved Korean shows, 'Goblin: The Lonely and Great God.' Other than his roles in 'Touch Your Heart' and many other dramas in which he plays the part of a charming and kind character, he has also played the role of a psychopathic dentist who seems to be very friendly when he first comes across the screen but is a different type of character in the drama 'Hell is other people.' His part in this drama spooked viewers due to his significant performance.

4. Kim Jae Wook

Kim Jaewook is a South Korean actor and model, primarily known for his parts in 'Her Private Life,' 'The Guest,' etc. Other than his part as the hero, he is also well-known for his part as the villain in the drama 'Voice,' which gave viewers chills.

5. Park Bo-gum

Park Bo-gum is a South Korean known for his diverse range of roles. He played the role of an aspiring and hard-working model and actor in 'Record of Youth,' a genius in 'Reply 1988' and many others. He has shown outstanding performances in all of the dramas and films. He also played the part of a psychopath lawyer in the drama 'Hello Monster' well-recognized just like all the other roles he played. He is one of the most recognized South Korean actors.

6. Lee Jong Suk

Lee Jong Suk is an actor from South Korea. He has performed well in his dramas and films, portraying joyful and kind characters, including 'Big Mouth,' 'W,' etc. When he played the role of the villain in the film 'V.I.P.,' he proved that he is skilled in doing justice to all kinds of parts, whether positive or negative characters. But it did not receive a good response from the viewers due to its violent content.

7. Wi Ha Joon

Wi Ha Joon is a Korean model and actor. He is best known for his role in 'Squid Games' and is an internationally recognized and famous artist. He played the role of a crazy yet friendly person in the drama 'Bad and Crazy,'. He took a 360-degree turn in his part in the film 'Midnight.' He played the role of a psychopathic killer in the movie and performed remarkably well.

8. Kim Young Kwang

Kim Young Kwang is a South Korean actor/model. He has won many awards for his performance and diverse parts. His notable dramas and films include 'Secret Life of my secretary, 'Mission: Possible' and many more. In one of his recent shows, called 'Somebody, he plays the part of a psychopathic serial killer with a highly mixed personality. He shows an entirely different side of his acting capability and talent in this series.

9. Lee Soo-Hyuk

Lee Soo-Hyuk is a Korean entertainer and model primarily known for his part in the drama 'Doom at Your Service' and 'The Scholar Who Walks the Night.' He plays the role of a bloodthirsty Vampire called Gwi in the latter and is known well for his evident performance.

10. Choi Tae Joon

He is a South Korean actor. He has starred and shown impressive enactments in dramas, including 'So I Married an Anti-fan,' 'Suspicious Partner,' etc. He won an award for his supporting the Villain part in the drama 'Missing 9.'