Life is said to begin at the age of forty. But for these Korean performers, 40 isn't simply the start of their careers; it's confirmation of their continued professionalism and popularity in the Korean entertainment industry. It's simple for us, as fans, to fall in love with handsome, seductive, beautiful, and captivating actors. Every time they appear in films, we can sense their charisma and see how much their co-stars admire them.
1. Cha Seung-Won
Cha Seung-won began his career as a fashion model in 1988. He has excellent looks, height, and confidence. He is one of the most versatile Korean performers, demonstrating his versatility in roles and genres.
2. Lee Byung-Hun
He is the first South Korean actor to present an Oscar. He's also an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences member.
3. Kim Min-Jong
Kim Min-Jong began his career as a matinée idol with a soft, serious image in Korean cinema and television in the 1990s. He is well-known as a solo vocalist in addition to acting. His role in the 2012 drama, A Gentleman's Dignity, helped him get more admirers.
4. Ji Jin-Hee
When a talent agent from SidusHQ approached him about pursuing a career in entertainment, he first turned down the offer. He accepted it later on. He made his acting debut in the historical drama Dae Jang Geum in 2003. The series was a great hit, with good ratings and popular abroad.
5. Jang Dong-Gun
He is one of Korea's highest-paid actors and brand endorsers. He's routinely placed first in polls of the most bankable celebrities (as ranked by industry insiders). He enjoys baseball and plays alongside Lee Jong-hyuk, Hyun Bin, Kim Seung-woo, Hwang Jung-min, Ji Jin-Hee, and other actors in the celebrity amateur baseball club "Playboys."
6. Bae Yong-Jun or Bae Yong joon
With his debut drama, Salut D'Amour, in 1994, he garnered popularity and success as a rookie actor. In 2002, he appeared in the romantic melodrama series Winter Sonata, which helped him gain even more fame.
7. Lee Jung-Jae
Lee Jung-Jae rose to prominence as a model. He began acting in 1994, and his breakthrough came in the 1998 film An Affair, thanks to his excellent looks and ability.
8. Jung Woo-Sung
The first Korean UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador was Jung Woo-Sung. He is one of Korea's best performers, with reviewers praising his versatility and performances in melodrama, action, romance, and other genres.
9. Joo Jin-Mo
Park Jin-tae is his real name. For his stage name, he used his manager's name. He co-starred with Shin Min-ah in the 2003 boxing drama Punch. He starred in the successful romantic comedy flick 200 Pounds Beauty in 2006.
10. Lee Sun-Gyun
He is known for his kind, loving, and lovely Oppa image on TV, but when he featured as a stone-hearted chef in the drama Pasta, he shed that persona. He is still working with director Hong Sang-soo.