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Hallyu wave: Korean actors that look identical

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The Korean movie/drama industry has gained a lot of wave these past few years, enthralling viewers from all over the world with their charismatic leads and cheesy dramas. Many people who are unfamiliar with the Korean drama industry might be perplexed as to who is who in certain dramas. 

The following is a list of actors from Korean dramas that look similar.

  1. Hwang In Yeop & Lee Joon Gi  
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Hwang In Yeop, who plays a prominent role in the recently released drama “True Beauty,” is said to have debuted in 2018. He is a singer and a model in addition to being an actor. Although Lee Joon Gi, who is slightly older than Hwang In Yeop, began his career as a model in 2001, specializing in minor roles in various dramas, he rose to prominence thanks to his character role in “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo.”

2. Kim Go Eun & Park So Dam 

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While Kim Go Eun and Park So Dam are the same age group, they are known for their distinct acting styles. Kim Go Eun, who has appeared in a number of fascinating dramas, rose to prominence after starring as the Goblin’s bride in the drama “Goblin.” She was later on casted as the main female lead in Lee Min Ho’s comeback drama, “The King: Eternal Monarch,” which was one of the most talked-about dramas of last year. As for Park So Dam, she is best known for her appearance in the award-winning Oscar movie “Parasite,” as well as the new K-drama “Record of Youth,” which also starred Park Bo Gum.

3. Park Hyung Sik & Kwak Tae Geun

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The similarity between these two is so frightening despite their age differences. Park Hyung Sik who started off in a boy band gained stardom in his role in ‘Strong Woman Do Bong Soon’ where he was in love with a petite woman with unimaginable strength. Kwak Tae Geun on the other hand is well known for his roles in popular K-dramas like Doctor John, Kill me heal me, Familiar wife, etc.

4. Kim Ji Hyun & Jin Kyung

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Kim Ji Hyun, also known as Lee El is best known for her supporting roles in dramas such as It’s Okay, That’s Love, Goblin, A Korean Odyssey, and Black. In the film What a Man Wants, she had her first leading role. While Jin Kyung has featured in many famous dramas like Blood, Dr. Romantic, Oh My Venus, Uncontrollably Fond, etc.

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