The Gallup Korea Research Institute has revealed the most shining Korean movie stars in 2022. As a result, prominent actors such as Youn Yuh Jung, Lee Jung Jae, Ma Dong Seok, and more were included on the list. Check out the most shining Korean movie stars of the year 2022 below.
Most Shining Korean Movie Stars of the Year in 2022
The Gallup Korea Research Institute performed a survey for the most shining “Korean Movie Stars of the Year 2022” between November 7–24, 2022. The survey involved 1,771 individuals aged 13 and up from all around South Korea, excluding Jeju.
As a result, Squid Game cast Lee Jung Jae topped the list with the most votes, 34.4% of votes. This year, the actor caught the eyes of movie lovers in Korea. But this time, not only as an actor but also as a new talented director. The Emmy winner has proven that he is a talented actor and filmmaker with his directorial debut film, Hunt.
In the Midnight Screening section at Cannes Film Festival 2022, Lee Jung Jae’s first directorial film Hunt was screened for the first time. The action crime movie is known as a star-studded film since many A-list actors participate in it. They were Jung Woo Sung, Jeon Hye Jin, Heo Sung Tae, Joo Ji Hoon, Kim Nam Gil, Lee Sung Min, Jo Woo Jin, Hwang Jung Min, Yoo Jae Myung, and Park Sung Woong. In addition, a new actress who is currently playing in the Korean drama “Alchemy of Souls Part 2,” Go Yoon Jung, also took part in the film.
The espionage film Hunt hit local cinemas in South Korea on August 10, 2022. The film has gained the attention of moviegoers since released. It exceeded 1 million admissions within four days of release and topped the Korean box office for five days in a row.
With his outstanding directorial debut Hunt, Lee Jung Jae took home two prestigious awards this year: the Best New Director Award at the 2022 Blue Dragon Film Awards and the 2022 Buil Film Awards.
TOP 10 Korean Movie Stars of the Year 2022
Below are the top 10 Korean movie stars who are shining in 2022.
1. Lee Jung Jae
Actor Lee Jung Jae gained 34.4% of votes for his performance in Hunt.
2. Ma Dong Seok
Actor Ma Dong Seok gained 18.8% of votes for this performance in The Roundup 2.
3. Song Kang Ho
Actor Song Kang Ho gained 13.15% of votes for his performance in Broker and Emergency Declaration.
4. Youn Yuh Jung
Actress Young Yuh Jung gained 7.7% of votes for her performance in Pachinko.
5. Hwang Jung Min
Actor Hwang Jung Min gained 6.5% of votes for his performance in Narco-Saints and Hunt.
6. Jung Woo Sung
Actor Jung Woo Sung gained 6.5% of votes for his performance in Hunt.
7. Lee Byung Hun
Actor Lee Byung Hun gained 6.0% of votes for his performance in Emergency Declaration.
8. Hyun Bin
Actor Hyun Bin gained 5.5% of votes for his performance in Confidential Assignment.
9. Yoo Hae Jin
Actor Yoo Hae Jin gained 5.2% of votes for his performance in Owl and Confidential Assignment.
10. Son Suk Ku
Actor Son Suk Ku gained 5% of votes for his performance in The Roundup 2.
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