Posted by Sophie-Ha Thursday, September 14, 2023

Top leading male idol actors picked by industry experts


Star News recently commemorated its 19th anniversary, marking nearly two decades of comprehensive entertainment coverage. The news organization was established on September 1, 2004, a time when the entertainment scene was just beginning to witness a surge in celebrity activities. Looking back, it's evident that entertainers’ roles have magnificently broadened, shaping the modern entertainment realm.

The escalating number of "multi-entertainers," particularly among idol singers who have now ventured into acting and other creative sectors, is clear evidence of this evolution.

Unlike in previous years, when the term "actor-singer" was merely tagged as a label, it is now acknowledged as a significant marker of versatility and talent. Currently, it is a coveted title that suggests a high level of star power coupled with exceptional acting skills, thereby exponentially increasing an artist's appeal and marketability.

As part of its anniversary celebrations, Star News conducted a survey among 31 industry experts, including representatives from entertainment management companies and production houses. The purpose of the survey was to identify those actor-singers who have had a momentous impact on the industry this year, and those who hold promising potential for the future. Each industry expert was asked to pick two idol actors.

So here are the top male idol actors chosen by industry experts:

Rank 5 - 2PM's Ok Taecyeon, U-KISSLee Jun Young (1 votes each)

Rank 4 - SF9's Rowoon, ZE:A's Park Hyung Sik (2 votes each)

Rank 3 - ASTRO's Cha Eun Woo (4 votes)

Rank 2 - ZE:A's Siwan, EXO's D.O. (11 votes each)

Rank 1 - 2PM's Lee Jun Ho (21 votes)

  1. Cha Eun Woo
  2. D.O.
  3. misc.
  4. Rowoon
  5. Siwan
  6. Hyungsik
  7. Taecyeon
  8. Junho
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NoThanksImGood2,225 pts Thursday, September 14, 2023 10
Thursday, September 14, 2023

Not including GOT7's Jinyoung is ridiculous.

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sayaris77 pts Friday, September 15, 2023 1
Friday, September 15, 2023

It's more about impact in 2023 than acting.

I don't specially like CEW as an actor but he did Island (1&2) and he will have another drama later. He had a movie too. So good actor or not, he released a lot of work this year.

My favourite are Park Hyun-Shik, he was great in Our Blooming Youth (sadly the writing wasn't) and I'm excited for Dr Slump and Rowoon. Destined with You is super fun. He will have The Matchmaker too in October.

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