Making a good drama is hard work. Like a good recipe, a lot of ingredients and special touches need to go in in order to have a phenomenal and successful result. Having the basics such as an amazing script and a talented director isn't enough. The script and directors need good actors to ensure that the end product is good. Just like actors can be picky with scripts, so are directors when it comes to casting actors in their dramas.
From 26th March to April 2nd, 30 Korean directors were interviewed to select the top actors and actresses that were exceptional in switching roles and not type-cast. In other words, the directors were asked to select "Combination" actors and actresses. But for fairness, actors who had not been active for more than five years were excluded from the survey.
Here are the Top Five "Combination" Actors:
5. Kim Soo Hyun
4. Hyun Bin
3. Song Joong Ki
2. Jo In Sung
1. Lee Byung Hun
Disappointed that your favorite actor didn't make the top 5 list? Maybe he is still in the Top 10!
So Ji Sub
came in at number 6 with 6 votes, Park Yoo Chun
came in at 7 with 4 votes, Park Shin Yang
came in at 8 with 3 votes. The 9th and 10th places were tied with a variety of actors. At number 9 with 2 votes each, we have: Han Suk Kyu
, Cha Seung Won
, Bae Yong Joon, Ryu Seung Ryong
, Uhm Tae Woong
, Song Seung Heon
, Lee Seung Gi
. At number 10 with 1 vote each, we have: Jang Dong Gun
, Jung Woo Sung
, Shin Ha Kyun
, Jang Hyun, Ko Soo
, Gong Yoo
, Kim Nam Gil
, and Lee Min Ho
What do you think of the rankings? Who would you list as your favorite top 10 combination actors?