Indeed, there may have been hundreds of actors playing the role of CEO in Korean dramas, but nobody is as marvelous as these following 10 best male actors in terms of expressions, romance, chemistry, and—of course—the way they portray the sophisticated aura of a dreamy young CEO. So check out the following list of best male actors who play the dreamiest CEO in Korean romance dramas, and vote for your favorite at the end of the article!
The Alluring Attraction of a Young Dreamy CEO in Korean Dramas – Only a Few Actors Can Get the Viewers Melting
You can never deny the irresistible charm of men in suits! That is especially when they wear suit while sitting in a place of power, managing their people, and leading their company to success. There’s always that alluring charm attracting you when you watch a young dreamy CEO falling in love in Korean dramas.
Yes, sometimes Korean CEO romance drama might be a little bit cliché. The plot of having a young dreamy CEO having his head over heels with an ordinary female lead may have been too predictable and mainstream.
However, we can’t deny that there is always a special and unique charm offered by these cliché CEO romance dramas. And that is especially when we have the perfect Korean male actors who manage to bring out the right emotions, expressions, and chemistry in every second of the scene, along with the sophisticated charisma of a young CEO in power.
And these 10 best male actors have managed to portray the dreamiest CEO in Korean romance drama.
10 Best Male Actors as Your Dreamiest CEO in Korean Romance Dramas
1. Kim Seon Ho as Han Ji Pyeong
When talking about the best male actors who play the dreamiest CEO in Korean romance dramas, you can never resist the charm of Kim Seon Ho as Han Ji Pyeong in “Start-Up”.
There is a great reason why Han Ji Pyeong ignited the second-lead syndrome: because Kim Seon Ho was just too brilliant in portraying the character. With his outstanding acting skills, Kim Seon Ho managed to find that perfect spot between a successful young leader with all its charismatic traits and the comical side of Han Ji Pyeong and all his clumsiness.
Not only that, Kim Seon Ho also flawlessly depicted all the different sides of Han Ji Pyeong. From a wise mentor both to Nam Do San and Seo Dal Mi, a “dedicated grandson” to Dal Mi’s grandmother, and a young man in love, Kim Seon Ho successfully brought the viewers to fall deeply in love with Han Ji Pyeong. That is why it was truly heartbreaking to watch Kim Seon Ho’s expression when Han Ji Pyeong witnessed Seo Dal Mi gradually slipping away from his side.
But still, when he returns to his office and in front of his employees, Kim Seon Ho emanates all his hidden charisma and turns into his own version of charismatic CEO in Korean romance dramas, and that is what makes him deserve the Best Actor title.
2. Park Seo Joon as Lee Young Joon & Park Sae Ro Yi
Second on the list of best male actors who play the dreamiest CEO in Korean romance drama is Park Seo Joon.
Actor Park Seo Joon took on the roles of two completely opposite CEO: Lee Young Joon in “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?” and Park Sae Ro Yi in “Itaewon Class”. And with his incredible acting skills and years of experience, Park Seo Joon turned into different characters with the contradictory charms of a CEO.
Lee Young Joon in “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?”
As Lee Young Joon, Park Seo Joon is your mainstream CEO with a good look, millions of talents, and a bottomless pit of money. He came from a wealthy family and became the CEO by inheriting his family business. Just one gaze and one stride of Lee Young Joon, and everyone will lose their head falling in love with his elegance and charisma. And apparently, “everyone” includes not only Kim Mi So, but also Lee Young Joon himself.
Park Sae Ro Yi in “Itaewon Class”
On the other hand, Park Sae Ro Yi is the total opposite of Lee Young Joon, with a much darker background. Having started his company to get his revenge, Park Sae Ro Yi went through a rough patch and worked extremely hard for a long time before becoming the CEO. He is a straight arrow, honest, and has a heart for humanity and justice. These are rare traits to find in a CEO.
Lee Young Joon is more delicate and endearing, while Park Sae Ro Yi is incredibly intense and fierce. However, Park Seo Joon managed to master both roles and steal our hearts with his different charms. He is truly one of the best actors who managed to bring a different side of a dreamy CEO in Korean romance drama.
3. Ahn Hyo Seop as Cha Min & Kang Tae Moo
You may think that Ahn Hyo Seop is a newcomer on the small screen. However, you can never deny that he is one of the best male actors who play the dreamiest CEO in Korean dramas.
At first look, Cha Min of “Abyss” and Kang Tae Moo of “A Business Proposal” may be similar. Both are the heirs of chaebol families, talented, handsome, and incredibly charming. However, even when in a similar trait of a dreamy CEO, Ahn Hyo Seop turned into a different character in both dramas.
Cha Min is much sweeter and gentler. Harboring years of feelings for Go Se Yeon, he is loyal and extremely caring to the love of his life even after he takes on the CEO seat of his family’s business.
At the same time, Kang Tae Moo is a CEO character who is calmer and more serious. He is extremely workaholic and demands efficient time management. He only cares about stuff that will be beneficial for his company and therefore seems aloof and awkward on the outside.
Playing opposite characters is a difficult task, indeed. However, portraying similar ones while giving them a touch of iconic characteristics is a whole different level of challenge. And Ahn Hyo Seop managed to complete this challenge brilliantly! That is why he deserves to be among the best male actors who portray the dreamiest CEO in Korean romance dramas.
4. Lee Jong Suk as Kang Chul
Next, we have Lee Jong Suk as one of the best male actors portraying the dreamiest CEO, Kang Chul, in Korean romance fantasy drama, “W: Two Worlds”.
Kang Chul is truly the dreamiest and most perfect CEO of all Korean romance dramas. All excellent traits and flawless qualities of this man stem from one reason: he doesn’t exist.
Yes, Kang Chul is merely a character from a webtoon drawn by the female lead’s father. Not only that, Kang Chul is so perfect and powerful that he can actually change his own storyline. And here lies a massive challenge for Lee Jong Suk’s skills.
How do you think a person must fulfill the satisfaction of portraying a perfect character who doesn’t exist? To portray a character living inside a webtoon who is too handsome, too smart, too charming, and too charismatic, an actor must be almost perfect himself to fulfill all these characteristics.
And remarkably, Lee Jong Suk has performed exceptionally well. He embodied the character of Kang Chul and fulfilling all the expectations about how the perfect male webtoon character should be like. Therefore, he deserves to become the best male actor to play the dreamiest CEO in Korean romance dramas.
5. Hyun Bin as MANY CEO
Highest-paid actor Hyun Bin seems to have a long list of CEO roles in his list of Korean romance dramas. From Kim Joo Won in “Secret Garden”, Koo Seo Jin in “Hyde Jekyll, Me”, and Yoo Jin Woo in “Memories of the Alhambra”, Hyun Bin possesses a definite iconic charm of a CEO.
From the arrogant Kim Joo Won, the sweet Koo Seo Jin, and the intense Yoo Jin Woo, which one makes you fall in love the most?
6. Park Hyung Sik as An Min Hyuk
When discussing best male actors as the dreamiest CEO in Korean romance dramas, there is no way we would miss best idol actor Park Hyung Sik as An Min Hyuk in “Strong Woman, Do Bong Soon”.
As the CEO of the biggest gaming company in South Korea and a man deeply captivated by the love of his life, Park Hyung Sik managed to perfectly switch between the two personas with the perfect timings and expressions. Having a CEO as your boyfriend may sometimes be a hassle, but we would gladly take Park Hyung Sik’s An Min Hyuk in our arms, indeed! What about you?
7. Seo Kang Joon as Nam Shin (III)
Nothing beats the duality of Seo Kang Joon as human CEO Nam Shin and Android CEO Nam Shin III in “Are You Human Too?” when we talk about the best dreamy CEO actors in Korean romance dramas.
As human CEO Nam Shin, Seo Kang Joon must portray a ruthless character with a cold heart who will do anything to the people who stand in his way. However, Nam Shin III is entirely the opposite. He is kindhearted, caring, innocent, and full of love. Watch when these two characters meet, and you will see how incredibly brilliant Seo Kang Joon’s acting as both versions of CEO.
This incredible duality performance makes Seo Kang Joon deserve his place as one of the best actors who play the dreamiest CEO in Korean romance dramas. Do you think so too?
8. Lee Min Ki as Seo Do Jae
Compared to other CEO roles in Korean romance dramas, Lee Min Ki seems less dazzling in this list of best male actors. However, that is only on the outside. Because if you take a look closer, his role as CEO Seo Do Jae in “The Beauty Inside” is far more profound.
Having the unique condition of not being able to recognize people’s faces brings a whole different value to the role of CEO Seo Do Jae. Lee Min Ki needs to portray all the elegance, determination, and charismatic traits of a young CEO. However, at the same time, he also must show the complexity of that dumbfounded feeling when he fails to recognize his own colleagues or even his own family while upholding such traits.
This profound complexity makes Lee Min Ki deserve the place among the best male actors as your dreamiest CEO in Korean romance dramas.
9. So Ji Sub as Joo Joong Won
Best fantasy romance drama, “Master’s Sun” brings us one of the dreamiest CEO Joo Joong Won, portrayed by Seo Ji Sub.
Having his life turned upside-down because of a girl with supernatural power brings Joo Joong Won to believe that ghosts exist. And So Ji Sub, being a veteran actor himself, managed to portray Joo Joong Won’s character with the perfect combination of arrogance, obnoxity, and warmth, all at the same time. So Ji Sub makes you feel like you want this character to get you out of your demise and save you from the darkness, even when the character harbors a dark secret himself.
As one of the most experienced figures in the world of Korean dramas, So Ji Sub perfectly portrayed the dreamy CEO Joo Joong Won’s character and deserves the place as Best Actor.
10. Kim Jae Wook as Noh Go Jin
Last but not least is Kim Jae Wook as Noh Go Jin in “Crazy Love” Korean drama.
Kim Jae Wook’s portrayal as the genius CEO Noh Go Jin in “Crazy Love” truly was magnificent. Not only he manage to emanate the sophisticated charisma of his crazily genius character, but he also successfully showed how this crazy genius finally embraces his humanity. As Noh Go Jin, Kim Jae Wook successfully transformed himself into a brand-new type of dreamy CEO in Korean romance dramas, and he deserved the best actor honor!
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