Hallyu star Wonbin has topped the list of Korea’s favorite actors

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Hallyu star Wonbin has topped the list of Korea’s favorite actors


Research company Gallup Korea conducted a questionnaire survey to find Korea’s favorite actor. According to the information released by the company on Dec. 22, both male and female subjects from the age 13 and up were asked who their favorite actor was. From Nov. 18 to Dec. 6, a total of 1,728 test subjects took part in the survey and picked two actors they liked best.

Actor Wonbin accrued the most preferential votes. This marks the second consecutive year that the Korean actor has topped the list compiled by Gallup Korea.
Although Wonbin did not star in any movies this year, it is thought that his popularity from the movie “The Man From Nowhere” released in 2010 was still enough for him to come in first place.

The second most favored actor by the respondents was Park Hae-il from this year’s action period piece “War of the Arrows.” Wonbin secured 24.3 percent of the votes from subjects in their teens and 18.4 percent of the votes of subjects in their 20s. Meanwhile Park received 17.7 percent of his votes from participants in their 30s and 10.6 percent of votes from subjects in their 40s.

Other actors to make it in the top 10 are Lee Byung-hun, Song Kang-ho and Ha Ji-won. Actor Jang Dong-gun was ranked third and is the only actor to have sustained his spot in the top 5 since 2008.

By Carla Sunwoo [carlasunwoo@joongang.co.kr]

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