Good Actors

by izanagi_the_creator | created - 24 Jun 2013 | updated - 07 Sep 2013 | Public

in no particular order..

1. Byung-hun Lee

Actor | Dalkomhan insaeng

Byung-hun Lee was born in 1970 in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in a wealthy family, thanks to his father, who was a successful businessman. He never dreamed of pursuing acting until a friend of his mother's suggested it. He auditioned for the KBS television network in 1991 and was accepted. His ...

2. Takao Ohsawa

Actor | Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki

Takao Ohsawa was born on March 11, 1968 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor and producer, known for Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki (2012), Ichi (2008) and Metro ni notte (2006).

3. Kazunari Ninomiya

Actor | Letters from Iwo Jima

Kazunari Ninomiya was born on June 17, 1983 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Gantz (2010) and Gantz: Perfect Answer (2011).

4. Tatsuya Fujiwara

Actor | Batoru rowaiaru

Tatsuya Fujiwara was born on May 15, 1982 in Chichibu, Japan. He is known for his work on Battle Royale (2000), Death Note (2006) and Battle Royale II (2003).

5. Simon Yam

Actor | PTU

Simon Yam was born 19 March, 1955, also known as Yam Tat-wah, is a veteran Hong Kong-based actor and film producer. He started off as a supermodel before becoming an actor in the mid 1970s. He then signed with the Hong Kong television network TVB, starring and co-starring in a number of television ...

6. Yun-Fat Chow

Actor | Wo hu cang long

Chow Yun Fat is a charismatic, athletically built and energetic Asian-born film star who first came to the attention of western audiences via his roles in the high-octane/blazing guns action films of maverick HK director John Woo.

Chow was born in 1955 on the quiet island of Lamma, part of the ...

7. Simon Lui

Writer | Mak dau sin sang

Simon Lui was born on July 8, 1964 in Hong Kong. He is an actor and writer, known for Escape from Hong Kong Island (2004), Lung Fu Moon (2006) and Death Ouija 2 (2017).

8. Takuya Kimura

Actor | Bushi no ichibun

Takuya Kimura was born on November 13, 1972 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Bushi no ichibun (2006), Space Battleship Yamato (2010) and 2046 (2004). He has been married to Kudo, Shizuka since 2000. They have two children.

9. Seung-heon Song

Actor | Edeonui dongjjok

Song Seung Hun, born October 5, 1976 in Seoul, South Korea, is a model, singer and actor.

Song started his career as a model in 1995, modeling for the jeans brand STORM, and began acting in sitcoms and TV dramas in 1996.

Song is noted for his roles in Korean dramas like East of Eden, Autumn in My ...

10. Donnie Yen

Actor | Yip Man

Biography

Early Life

Donnie Yen was born in Guangzhou, China. His mother, Bow-sim Mark, was a kung fu master and his father, Kylster Yen, a newspaper editor and amateur musician. When Donnie was just two years old, the family moved to Hong Kong and then, when he was 11, to Boston, Massachusetts.

There...

11. Ekin Cheng

Actor | Fung wan: Hung ba tin ha

Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin is a Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer. Earlier in his career he was known as Noodle Cheng, though he has now reverted to a more conventional-sounding first name. Sometimes he uses Dior (because that was what it sounded like when his younger sister tried to call him) as a first...

12. Jordan Chan

Actor | Wan 9 zhao 5

Jordan Chan was born on July 8, 1967 in Hong Kong. He is an actor, known for Wan 9 zhao 5 (1994), Sun faa sau si (1998) and Initial D (2005). He has been married to Cherrie Ying since February 14, 2010. They have one child.

13. Bin Won

Actor | Ajeossi

Bin Won was born on November 10, 1977 in Gangwon-do, South Korea as Kim Do Jin. He is an actor, known for The Man from Nowhere (2010), Mother (2009) and Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004). He has been married to Na-Young Lee since May 30, 2015.

14. Yong-jun Bae

Actor | Seukaendeul - Joseon namnyeo sangyeoljisa

After a few roles in Korean TV movies, Yong-jun Bae became a star thanks to the series "Winter Sonata". Following this triumph, Yong-jun Bae could have chosen the easy way out and tapped into the opportunity. Instead he chose to try something different by debuting in cinema. His first part on the ...

15. Louis Koo

Actor | Moon to

Louis Koo was born on October 21, 1970 in Hong Kong as Louis Tin Lok Koo. He is an actor and producer, known for Moon to (2007), Sao du (2013) and Sit ting fung wan (2009).

16. Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

Actor | Faa yeung nin wa

Tony Leung Chiu Wai was born in Hong Kong on 27 June 1962. He and his younger sister were raised by their mother after his father left them. In 1982, after passing the training courses of TVB, Tony became a TV actor and became famous for his comedy style in such TV shows as Lu ding ji (1983) or Jue...

17. Anthony Chau-Sang Wong

Actor | Mou gaan dou

Anthony Wong Chau-Sang was born to a British father and a Chinese mother. He never knew his father, since the man left his family when Wong was four years old. He trained acting at ATV and later enrolled into the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

After working in several TV Series, he shot to ...

18. Edison Chen

Actor | Mou gaan dou

Edison Chen was born on October 7, 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as Chen Xing Hua. He is an actor, known for Infernal Affairs (2002), The Grudge 2 (2006) and The Dark Knight (2008).

19. Andy Lau

Actor | Mou gaan dou

Andy Lau Tak-wah, (born 27 September 1961) is a Hong Kong actor, singer-songwriter, presenter, and film producer. Lau has been one of Hong Kong's most commercially successful film actors since the mid-1980s, performing in more than 160 films while maintaining a successful singing career at the same...

20. Shun Oguri

Actor | Kurôzu zero

Shun Oguri was born on December 26, 1982 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Kurôzu zero (2007), Harlock: Space Pirate (2013) and Gintama (2017). He has been married to Yû Yamada since March 14, 2012.

21. Ken'ichi Matsuyama

Actor | Death Note

Kenichi Matsuyama was born in Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture. In 2001, Matsuyama started his career modeling and the following year made his debut as an actor landing a small role in the NTV drama "Gokusen". In 2003, Matsuyama made his film debut in a supporting role in "Bright Future". His major ...

22. Tom Cruise

Actor | Top Gun

In 1976, if you had told fourteen year-old Franciscan seminary student Thomas Cruise Mapother IV that one day in the not too distant future he would be Tom Cruise, one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, he would have probably grinned and told you that his ambition was to join the priesthood. ...

23. Daniel Craig

Actor | Casino Royale

One of the British theatre's most famous faces, Daniel Craig, who waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre, went on to star as James Bond in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015).

He was born Daniel Wroughton Craig on ...

24. Liam Neeson

Actor | Schindler's List

Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, to Katherine (Brown), a cook, and Bernard Neeson, a school caretaker. Liam worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by ...

25. Woo-sung Jung

Actor | Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom

Born as the youngest of three in Seoul, South Korea. He made his debut with a TV commercial in 1994 and applied for an open audition for a leading role in Gumiho (1994) opposite 'So-Young Ko'. This role launched his career as one of the most promising actors in Korea. He dropped out of high school ...