Hallyu heartthrob Song Joong–ki recently made a much-anticipated return as a spaceship pilot in the film ‘Space Sweepers‘ and a lawyer to an Italian mafia in the drama ‘Vincenzo’. After debuting in 2008, the actor has steadily captivated audiences through many films and shows. Here are some of our favorite Joong-ki projects.
5 of Song Joong-ki’s Most Swoon-Worthy Roles
5. Nice Guy
‘Nice Guy‘ was Song Joong–ki’s first drama as the main lead. Of course, he was already popular having appeared in several well-loved dramas, movies, and variety shows before. Nonetheless, ‘Nice Guy’ was pivotal for his career, proving he had both the acting range and the ability to carry a series as the main lead. In it, his character Maru transforms from a kind medical student who sacrifices everything for the woman he loves to a man on a dark path seeking revenge against the woman who betrayed him.
4. Arthdal Chronicles
Song Joong–ki showed a decidedly unique image in the drama ‘Arthdal Chronicles‘. In fact, he portrayed two different characters named Eunseom and Saya. The fantasy story of various individuals and tribes seeking power in the ancient land of Arth is fascinating and previously unheard of amongst K-dramas. You naturally end up rooting for sweet Eunseom and Tanya (Kim Ji-won), but it was especially nice to see a muscular and rugged Song Joong–ki.
3. Descendants of the Sun
‘Descendants of the Sun‘ was Song Joong–ki’s long-awaited comeback project after the actor served his military service. Having just been a soldier, he was able to seamlessly transform into Special Forces Captain Yoo Si-jin. His character was adored by many for his bravery, honor, and wit. As with most post-military roles, Song Joong–ki was able to show a more mature side of himself which contrasted with his earlier flower boy image. And come on… the kilig was reeeeeeal!
2. Space Sweepers
You might be surprised to read this, but this is actually the movie that actually made me sit up and notice Joong-ki for the first time. His acting here is top-notch as the genius pilot Kim Tae-ho who is willing to do anything for money. Set in the year 2092, Kim Tae-ho and his fellow spaceship misfits chase after space debris for a living. They inadvertently come across a dangerous humanoid and attempt to make a large profit through a dangerous trade.
Naturally, since I only really took notice of Joong-ki in ‘Space Sweepers’, it might make sense to you now why this is on my top spot. It seems this guy just gets better with age! In ‘Vincenzo’, we see yet another side of Joong–ki as a consigliere to an Italian mafia. He returns to Korea in search of treasure hidden by the mafia, but accidentally gets embroiled in a lawsuit against an evil conglomerate. As shown throughout his career, Joong–ki brought a character to life that was different from all of his previous roles. The actor looks handsome regardless of what he wears, but he looks exceptionally fine in suits.
Which of Song Joong–ki’s roles is your favorite? You can enjoy all of these shows on Netflix, btw. 😉
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