Great Smiles, Guy Style

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Smiles hold a lot of power and can be one of the most memorable traits a person has, especially if they're an actor/actress. Together we'll take some time out with three of the best from each major drama-producing country. See if you agree with the selections and reasoning. At the end, I hope you'll tell me if you think I missed anyone you think should be here.


  • Seung Gi's smile is as beautiful as his singing voice. With those unique dimples, it totally reflects his sweet personality. He has a cheerful expression he's not afraid to use in photo shoots or to melt viewers into one of his many popular drama roles. I'm personally more acquainted with Seung Gi as a public figure and a singer, but when his name leapt to mind first when compiling this list.
  • See him in:  Brilliant Legacy,  My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, King2Hearts,  Gu Family Book

  • You all know this guy already right? This star has a fresh smile, that drives his fans crazy. Whether showing teeth or not, the effect of his expression is brilliant; the only difference is whether it's a cute tight lipped look or teasing smirk.
  • See him in:  Beethoven Virus,  Mary Stayed Out All Night,  You're Beautiful,  Love Rain
  • Lovingly called "The God of Acting", this humble and gorgeous ajusshi might just be "The God of Smiles" too. His age accentuates his face, as any wrinkles he has, they are strictly smile lines. When I first caught Ha Kyun's grin, I thought of the Cheshire cat since his upper lip almost forms a "3" shape. Make sure to catch him in the criminally underrated All About My Romance; you'll be infected by this perfect smile.
  • See him in:  Harvest Villa,  Brain,  All About My Romance


  • This big name seems to reserve his smile in his roles. Many of his characters have cold and stoic expressions when we first meet them. I think this is a smart tactic, as when the smile finally breaks, it means so much more. Plus Roy has "smiling eyes" too, making for an all around striking impression. If you want to see the best example of his fleeting smile, try him as Qin Zi Qi in Office Girls.
  • See him in: Red Wine My Fair Lady,  Miss Rose, Waking Up Love, Office Girls

  • This F4 alumnus has a smile like the fountain of youth; when he wears it, he looks almost ten years younger. It's a little unfortunate that his image concept is typically "charisma",  because it means very few promotional photos of his gorgeous smile. Luckily we have dramas to catch its glow.
  • See him beam in:  Ti Amo Chocolate, Material Queen, Autumn's Concerto,  Meteor Garden


  • A gorgeous veteran who entered the business by being scouted on the street, Tamaki-san is another who reserves his smiles. It's actually rare to see him showing teeth,  especially in promotional pictures. And his characters can be somewhat cold or serious. But once he finally does smile,  it totally transforms his face. No perfect teeth here,  but a great look even so.
  • See him in: Nodame Cantabile, Kekkon Shinai, Love Shuffle

  • Another one that needs no introduction. Matsumoto-san's smile is full of character and brightens his whole face. When I say character, I mean mischief; this J-pop and drama star can be almost as naughty as Domyouji in real life and can't even hide it.
  • See him in: Lucky Seven, Natsu no Koi wa Nijiro ni Kagayaku, Smile, Hana Yori Dango

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    Mssankacoffee Oct 1, 2014

    Park Shin Hoo, Kim Bum and Jang Geun Suk are my top three XD!

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    Dziwna Sep 9, 2014

    Where are Choi Si Won and Liu Jasper? They have killer smiles <3

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    Jo-hannah Sep 8, 2014

    Kim Bum should be #1 hahaha he has the perfect smile in Korea, I swear :3

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    rainruma Aug 27, 2014

    Park Si-Hoo should be #1 among all of them ...... when you say "Dazzling Smile" ....He's what comes to mind !!!

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    Tiihii Aug 23, 2014

    Kim Nam Gil too! His rare but beautiful smile <3 and Park Min Woo with his cute dimples

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    YassouNourBaklouti Aug 11, 2014

    yamada ryosuke
    yamada ryosuke
    yamada ryosuke

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    wildetiger Jul 26, 2014

    In my oppinion Park Shin Ho should be the first,he has a deadly smile.And do not forget Dennis Oh and Daniel Henney.

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    Kaylee Jun 21, 2014

    Where's Park Shi Ho? <3

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    Dumeking Jan 1, 2014

    Where's Hyun Bin

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      Herbalis Apr 6, 2014

      Seriously...where's my binnie?

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    wafa-aktouche Dec 31, 2013

    lee seung gi
    gong yoo
    kim buuuuum

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    0hellgirl0 Dec 21, 2013

    Yamamoto Yusuke
    Miura Haruma
    Matsumoto Jun
    Lee Seung Gi

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    jaesica Nov 17, 2013

    Yamamoto Yusuke<3
    Jang Geun Suk<3
    Kim Bum<3

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    Labouma Nov 7, 2013

    Jang Geun Suk <3
    Vanness Wu <3
    Miura Haruma <3

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    little_cat_me Oct 29, 2013

    I strongly agree with Roy Chiu. His smile is so beautiful with his eye speak.

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    readpink Oct 28, 2013

    Park Yoochun and Park Jung Min I think should be part of the Korean list too XD
    I completely agree with 2/3 of the japanese guys <3

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