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Star actors that have a longer nameless period in their career than you think

These top stars have a past that you can’t even imagine, especially this actress. 

Even the top of top stars does have their period of being nameless actors. We have gathered the star actors who have personally proved that “even though your beginning was weak, you will still have a prosperous ending.”

#Gong Yoo

A top star that is recognized by everyone. He is active with many main roles in big blockbusters throughout his career thanks to his aura and his outstanding acting skills. It’s impossible he had had a long period of being a nameless actor!

Star actors that have a longer nameless period

At the beginning of his debut, Gong Yoo mainly played the so-called lightweight characters, far from his current serious image.

Star actors that have a longer nameless period
A still cut from the movie “My Tutor Friend”

After the movie “My Tutor Friend,” in which he was scolded by Kwon Sang-woo, Gong Yoo has built up his acting skills step by step by appearing as minor roles in “Whenever The Heart Beats,” “Hard Love,” “20 years,” and “S Diary.” The work that gave Gong Yoo a leap forward as the main character is definitely “Hello My Teacher”. In the drama with Gong Hyo-jin, Gong Yoo showed off his fresh charm by playing the son of a chairman, Jo Sang-ah.

Star actors that have a longer nameless period
A still cut from SBS’s “Hello My Teacher”

Two years later, in 2007, he met his life-changing work, “Coffee Prince”. Choi Hangyul became a legend.

Star actors that have a longer nameless period
A still cut from MBC’s “Coffee Prince”
Star actors that have a longer nameless period
A still cut from tvN’s “Goblin”

Since then, Gong Yoo has solidified his position as a top star in the box office films industry through movies such as “Finding Mr. Destiny”, “Silenced”, “The Suspect”, and “The Age of Shadows” in addition to his representative works such as “Goblin” and “Train to Busan.

#Kim Nam-gil

Star actors that have a longer nameless period
Kim Nam-gil is a top star represented by his unrivaled charm.

If Kim Nam-gil, who won the Best Actor Grand Prize in 2019 with his role for “Fiery Priest,” is at the peak of his acting career, people expect that he would have been a natural top star from the start. However, in fact, he was a star of waiting.

Star actors that have a longer nameless period
Kim Nam-gil’s debut film is “School 1”, which aired in 1999.

After entering the television industry with a minor role, Kim Nam-gil appeared as “a friend of the protagonist” in popular dramas such as “Nonstop 4” and “Sweet Buns” but he did not receive much attention.

Star actors that have a longer nameless period

Even when reaching his first turning point with the daily drama “Be Strong, Geum-soon!”, he failed to continue his momentum as he died early. In fact… In the past, Kim Nam-gil had to leave early in every work and was called a death specialist following Kim Gap-soo.

Star actors that have a longer nameless period
“Queen Seondeok” was indeed a turning point in Kim Nam-gil’s acting career.

Kim Nam-gil played the main character Bidam in his first historical drama, imprinting his presence with acting skills and aura that did not fall behind Mi-shil Go Hyun-jung‘s stronghold. Since then, he has established himself as a top star with unrivaled sexiness by making hits such as “Bad Guy” and “The Fiery Priest” in succession as the male lead.

Star actors that have a longer nameless period

#Kim Tae-hee

Star actors that have a longer nameless period

There was also a time when Kim Tae-hee, who seemed to have been a star from birth, was just an unknown actress. Kim Tae-hee made her debut in 2000 with an advertisement for a women’s product. Four years later, she became famous thanks to “Love Story in Harvard” as well as earned the title of “Korea’s representative beauty”.

Star actors that have a longer nameless period
What happened to her after that is well known.
Star actors that have a longer nameless period

Kim Tae-hee was then recognized as a top star by starring in works such as “My Princess”, “Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love” and “Hi Bye, Mama!”.

Star actors that have a longer nameless period

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