• Cole Yoon

Insiders: The Top 10 Leading Men In The New Generation

Hyun Bin, Gong Yoo, and Jo In Sung, are legendary 'Leading Men', here is a list of who's up next according to industry insiders.


  1. Kim Woo Bin

Kim Woo Bin has long positioned himself as the next biggest star in Korea. He possess the rare mixture of acting chops and sex appeal that had propelled his career. With his hiatus due to long term health concerns seemingly on the bend, Korea is anticipating his return in star studded drama 'Our Blues'.




2. Park Seo Joon

'Fight for My Way' 'What's Wrong With Secretary Kim' 'Itaewon Class', Park Seo Joon list of hits are impressive. Already one of, if not, the hottest male actor in Korea, his role in an upcoming 'Marvel' movie is causing his stock to sky rocket.



3. Song Joong Ki

Concerns over his high profile divorce to Song Hye Kyo was quelled with the massive success of 'Vincenzo'. Song looks to continue his dominance in Korean Dramas for years to come.




4. Yoo Yeon Suk

Yoo Yeon Suk has cemented himself as one of Korea's most popular leading men in Korea. With hits such as 'Reply' series as well as 'Hospital Playlist', many fans are waiting for his next drama.




5. Kim Soo Hyun

Kim Soo Hyun sky rocketed to fame after 'Moon Embracing The Sun'. Although he took a major hit in popularity after thee disaster that was movie 'Real', he bounced back nicely with 'Psycho, but it's ok'.




6. Park Bo Gum

No list is complete without Park Bo Gum. Getting his major break from 'Reply 1988' and 'Encounter', he since hasn't looked back and is now a legitimate A lister.



7. Jang Ki Yong

One of Korea's hottest actor of the moment, Jang Ki Yong is poised to take over. With numerous CFs and hits like 'My Roommate is Gumiho' and upcoming drama with Song Hye Kyo, 'Now we are breaking up', his popularity will only rise. Currently in the army, fans are patiently waiting for him to return.



8.Cha Eun Woo

Already considered one of Korea's leading men this idol has the looks and acting chops to back it up. With hits like 'My ID is Gangnam Beauty' already under his belt the sky is the limit for this idol.


9. Jung Hae In

Jung Hae In has won over women in Korea with his vulnerable portrayal in 'Something in the Rain'. With projects lined up for him, his longevity as a leading man is all but guaranteed.



10. Nam Joo Hyuk

The most polarizing of the actors on our list. Nam Joo Hyuk's good looks are undeniable, unfortunately the same can't be said about his acting. Was this three years ago he would have been toward the top of the list however his stock has fallen considerably following the lackluster 'Bride of Habaek' and becoming overshadowed by 2nd lead 'Kim Seon Ho' in 'Start Up'. One thing he got going for him? His fans are one of the most passionate amongst actors in Korea.