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Posted by alim17 Thursday, May 26, 2016

Incredibly versatile actors who change skins like chameleons


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!

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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