50 KOREAN ACTORS TO LOVE
#33 - Kim Yoon-seok
A true scene stealer in every sense of the word, the remarkably magnetic KYS continues to stun on the big screen as his career keeps climbing higher and higher.
At first glance strikingly similar in skill, appearance and even aura to fellow (tremendous) actor Song Kang-ho, KYS has the same quality that draws people into his world. Once they’re sucked in, no one gets out until he lets them.
Although admittedly overlooked for many years, he hit his big break with mega-thriller “The Chaser” in 2008 and has not looked back since. After earning high praise for his work in “Running Turtle,” he went on to star in the box-office hit “Jeon Woochi.” His second project with Ha Jung-woo and director Na Hong-jin — “The Yellow Sea” — has garnered critical acclaim.
In other words — yes, he is indeed on a roll. And he’s not stopping.