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Incredibly versatile actors who change skins like chameleons

By alim17   Thursday, May 26, 2016   110,571   11,302   48
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While there are typecast actors, there are also actors who are always pushing their own limits by trying different roles, showing that they can change color at whim and proving they are true artists.


Check out these talented and versatile actors below!


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Kim So Yeon


This veteran actress with over 20 years of experience under her belt has done it all.  She may be known best for her antagonist roles, but she's more than that.  She can go from conniving manipulator in 'All About Eve' and badass warrior in 'Iris' to ditzy prosecutor in 'Prosecutor Princess' and grieving mother in 'When One's Home Is Happy' with the snap of the fingers - and she's very good at it.


Joo Won


Joo Won was all angst and evil manipulation in 'Baker King Kim Tak Goo,' which set his path to stardom from the get-go, but since then, he's never allowed himself to get comfortable with one role. He does action scenes in 'Yong Pal,' melodramatic scenes in 'Baker King Kim Tak Goo,' then comedic roles as the clumsy agent in '7th Grade Civil Servant' and the sensitive, tortured composer in 'Nodame Cantabile.' And you can't forget about the doctor with disabilities in 'Good Doctor'!


Ji Sung


Ji Sung did seven entirely different characters all in one drama, so it'd be hard to argue that he's not versatile, especially since he would switch personas in literally one second. Apart from his multiple personalities in 'Kill Me, Heal Me,' he also plays the cute, lovable, yet clumsy chaebol son in 'Protect the Boss' and then the vengeful, ill-natured bad boy in 'Secret.'  


Song Joong Ki


Respect for how he is always pushing his versatility through different roles. That in itself is not easy to do, yet he always plays a different character: the innocent, animalistic, supernatural being in 'The Werewolf Boy'; the flirty and suave scholar in 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal'; the vengeful bad boy in 'Nice Guy'; and then the manly, dutiful soldier in 'Descendants of the Sun.'  


Park Seo Joon


Park Seo Joon is most well-known for his image as a clean-cut 'hoonnam,' the gentlemanly ideal boyfriend that makes women feel protected and warm inside. However, he actually has a pretty extensive filmography.  He played the simpleminded, lovestruck fool in 'Shut Up Family' as well as the stubborn and rude socialite and bad boy in 'Gold, Appear!' which started his rise to stardom.  He also played the abrasive, cold shouter in 'She Was Pretty' and will be in a historical drama later this year.


Park Bo Young


Park Bo Young is an underrated actress.  She was amazing in 'Oh My Ghost' as both a shy and meek girl who can barely talk without stuttering and a loudmouthed, forward ghost who curses like no other.  She played those two characters amazingly, sometimes switching back and forth in an instant.  She also played the sickly character in 'The Werewolf Boy' and other characters in film.



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    kiki_pridyastari Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    i love joo won and jisung's acting. they really like chameleon

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    shanty Sunday, May 29, 2016



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    renkian Sunday, May 29, 2016

    FORGOT TO MENTION KIM GO EUN. From a beautifully broken seventeen year-old in 'Muse', to a psychotic sister in 'Monster', to a darling in 'Cheese in the Trap', to a vengeful warrior in 'Memories of the Sword' to a tough gangster in 'China Town'....AND DEFINITELY YOO AH IN. They're seriously two of the most versatile actors of this generation/

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    L_catzzz Saturday, May 28, 2016

    Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum!!!!!

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    April_Mirage Saturday, May 28, 2016

    This list is great! but I'm a bit disappointed that Jo In Sung is not in this list. He should be here.

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    LordLiar18 Friday, May 27, 2016

    I've no complain about this list :)They are all very versatile actors and actresses especially Joo Won, Ji sung and Song Joon Ki...I would add a lot more actors and actresses though :p

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    juliesburnell (Banned) Friday, May 27, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    LycLogx Friday, May 27, 2016

    Don't forget Lee Kwang Soo too~~! Serious model, Comedy roles in Running Man, various cameos, Romantic in It's Okay It's Love, Innocent Man but a whole new character in SBS Mini Series Puck!...

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    Zico_BBC Friday, May 27, 2016

    Joo Won is the ultimate versatile actor in Kdrama industry. Accept doing two doctors' roles which were exactly like north and south pole, He has outdone himself from time to time.

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