From Lee Min Ho to Hyun Bin: 5 Korean Actors with the broadest shoulders in the business

A man is defined by the size of his shoulders and these Korean actors have the dreamiest shoulders. Read on to find out.
Lee Min Ho last starred in The King: Eternal Monarch From Lee Min Ho to Hyun Bin: 5 Korean Actors with the broadest shoulders in the business
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There is a Korean term called, 'eoggae ggangpae', which refers to men with dreamy shoulders as 'Shoulder Gangster' in Korea. A man is defined by the size of his shoulders and dreamier, the better for us, fans! A shoulder is symbolic of strength and reliability and a man with nice broad shoulders are seen as genuine, trustworthy and dependable. From Lee Min Ho to Hyun Bin, we narrow down our top choices for Korean actors with the dreamiest, 'Shoulder Gangsters' of the K-drama industry. 

1. Lee Min Ho

Lee Min Ho stands tall at the towering height of 6 ft 2 inches! Fans who have watched the actor since his Boys Over Flowers days will recount that he has only gotten better with age! A particular stand out scene in his previous drama, The King: Eternal Monarch was when he rides his horse Maximus in full-glory to rescue the future queen of Corea, Jung Tae Eul, played by Kim Go Eun. The well-fitted black suit and jacket particularly highlighted his beautiful, broad shoulders.

2. Hyun Bin

The actor who last portrayed a tough but kind-hearted North Korean officer, Captain Ri Jeong Hyeok, quickly climbed to the top spot of every woman's 'dream man' list. The tall and handsome actor looked debonair in the military uniforms and the various suits he donned in Crash Landing On You. His well-toned physique coupled with his height accentuated his dreamy shoulders well!

3. Kim Woo Bin

He may be on a hiatus, but fans cannot forget his gorgeous physique in a shirtless scene from his 2014 drama, Uncontrollably Fond. Kim Woo Bin, undoubtedly has one of the finest physiques in the Korean industry and even though, his health hasn't been the best for a couple of years now, he still has 'gangster shoulders', and there is no denying that!

4. Park Seo Joon

Park Seo Joon is easily one of the most handsome and talented actors in the Korean entertainment industry right now, and we wonder how he manages to 'shoulder' the responsibility of single-handedly carrying off some of our favourite K-dramas? Park Seo Joon has beautiful, broad shoulders and an acting range that are as broad as his shoulders!

5. Lee Dong Wook

It is hard to believe that the good-looking actor is actually 39 years old, considering how well he has maintained his physique! He is hands down, one of the most good-looking and charming men in the Korean entertainment industry and only gets better with age! If you want to envision his dreamy shoulders, just think of his iconic walk with Gong Yoo in Goblin, you will automatically smile in agreement.

ALSO READ: Lee Min Ho opts for The King: Eternal Monarch OST in his latest Instagram video and we want a TKEM season 2

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Anonymous 2 months ago

Ji Chang-Wook has super broad shoulders.

Anonymous 2 months ago

So ji sub is married, that’s why.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I like all the actors, but they are not my favorites. My favorite is SoJi Sub

Anonymous 2 months ago

I love how you all love and protect LMH. To me he’s the best and he will forever be The King.

Anonymous 2 months ago

이민호 사랑해요!!!! He is an amazing actor and he has worked very hard to be a well known name! There are many other famous actors yes but you shouldn’t take away his efforts! He’s earned it. 화이팅 !!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

You did not add so ji sub. Gosh, this list does suck.

Anonymous 2 months ago

We cant say that min hoo is a brand he also a human like us don't be jelous of his talents guys .please respect to everyone in Korean industry they all are doing a job of entertaining us .

Anonymous 2 months ago

Being a brand is actually a compliment, you must have misunderstood.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Lee Minho is a BRAND, a well-known Korean brand. That’s it!

Anonymous 2 months ago

LOL!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hope to meet lee min ho personally

Anonymous 2 months ago

My fav is lee min ho...i'm a die hard fan.. i'm from the phils.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I am a biggest fan of Lee Min Ho

Anonymous 2 months ago

Of curse, but I remain faitfull to Kim Hyun Joong!

Anonymous 2 months ago

I have to agree with you about KHJ. But I have to include LMH. I was hooked on them both while watching them in Boys Over Flowers. It seems like they compiled what would have been Season 2 into episode 25, so they could end the story. I don't know why they didn't continue on with the series. I would have loved that. I am elderly and just started my adventure in K-pop/Kdrama starting in summer 2019, when my daughter introduced me to BTS. I've been on an adventure ever since. I missed the years when SS501 was touring. Well, I was working then. I was born at the wrong time, I guess. I'm just glad all of this is on the internet. Thanks for allowing me to share my thoughts with you.

Anonymous 2 months ago

For YOUR EYES ONLY MY ONE AND ONLY HYUNBIN . HIS SIMPLY THE BEST .

Anonymous 2 months ago

Lee Seun Gi!

Anonymous 2 months ago

You forgot our Lee Jung suk

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hell yeah!Lee Jong-suk has broad shoulders. Not only that but he also was a top Korean runway model! There are a lot of other Korean actors that has broad shoulders. To name a few: • Gong Yoo • Nam Joo-hyuk • Cha Eun-woo • Sung Hoon Look up these names and their pics and you will see.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hell yeah!Lee Jong-suk has broad shoulders. Not only that but he also was a top Korean runway model! There are a lot of other Korean actors that has broad shoulders. To name a few: • Gong Yoo • Nam Joo-hyuk • Cha Eun-woo • Sung Hoon Look up these names and their pics and you will see.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Lee min ho is Lee min ho, can't be compared to other

Anonymous 2 months ago

NOT!!!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

NOT!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

No offense... LMH oppa seriously got those manly features...

Anonymous 2 months ago

What is reality? People will envy... Hate.. R8? No point of useless argument! LMH got all those features which describes him best...Manly, tall, handsome, talent.. That's it... Now bye!

Anonymous 2 months ago

No argument... Only reality.... Lee Min Ho deserves ♥️ it's about manly features not shoulders... DUH

Anonymous 2 months ago

You guys are so jealous of this man God made him and he is the prefect specimen created by God

Anonymous 2 months ago

Ji Chang wook's shoulders are broad and don't slope downward like so many do. And let's not forget Rain, who's comedic timing is no joke.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Gong yoo too have broad shoulders.. he is awesome

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes, Gong Yoo definitely has broad shoulders and good physique! People obviously don't about all other Korean actors!

Anonymous 2 months ago

This goes to show, people obviously don't know a lot of Korean actors!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Only love to Lee .

Anonymous 2 months ago

It’s actually not fair to say that Lee Min Ho comes daily in the posts. He rightfully deserves the recognition but whenever i check the news on him, korean portals are not even very supportive coz he’s mentioned rarely by most. It is only here that I see him included from time to time. I am an international fan and when k-drama is mentioned, Lee Min Ho definitely is the first person that comes to mind. He has that charm and staying power that captivates many around the world. He should be recognized as a national icon of Korea coz a lot got on the Korean bandwagon because of him for years now! Broad shoulder or not, he is an ICON. And because of him, a lot of actors have started to be recognized as well. He has paved the way for many to be known. And that cannot be denied.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Don't forget the newest breakout broad shouldered beauty. Na In Woo. I was just drooling over them. In his first real sword fighting scene ladt night. And why should Lee Min Ho NOT get all the accolades he get. Hardworking, always challenging himself, handsome as hell. He deserves it because he' s earned every bit of it.

Anonymous 2 months ago

This is about broad shoulders, not the most popular or who has the largest fan base. Most of them are handsome, but this talk is about BROAD SHOULDERS. Be honest.

Anonymous 2 months ago

That's what I say!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Hyun Bin broad shoulders win!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

+ Ji Chang Wook

Anonymous 2 months ago

All the guys are brilliant ,it’s not about their shoulder it’s about everything about teach and everyone of them .

Anonymous 2 months ago

The list is definitely not complete, I have nothing against lee min ho but I think he doesn't even come 5th in the ranking of broad shoulders.Thanks

Anonymous 2 months ago

Ji Chang Wook too ❤️

Anonymous 2 months ago

Lee Dong Wook is my bias

Anonymous 2 months ago

Where is Yoo Yeon Seok’s 54 cm??? I’m pissed!!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

All the Korean actors are very handsome n enjoy their movies.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Lee min looks stunning.. He is the best he is handsome among four member of F4... His true love his smile his look..... He looks handsome.. Jandi and joon pyo look good together...

Anonymous 2 months ago

This is sad no Ji Chang Wook. He has got solid broad shoulder which is my favorite part.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Lee ninho meu ator preferido

Anonymous 2 months ago

I guess you haven't seen ji Chang wook yet

Anonymous 2 months ago

Lee min ho is the best

Anonymous 2 months ago

As a british viewer it is not the shoulders that maketh the man, but the man himself. Lee min appears to be that man

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yayay lee min ho is just perfect ❤️

Anonymous 2 months ago

Ji Chang Wook - has to be in this list. Leaving him out feels that the article writer did not think without bias :)

Anonymous 2 months ago

I think ji chang wook should be in this list

Anonymous 2 months ago

U can not forget Rowoon !!!! Have u seen him in She would never know !!!!!!!!! Those are some BIG shoulders !!!!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

I think ji chang wook should be in this list

Anonymous 2 months ago

Why was Sung Hoon left out?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Right?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Right?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Right?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Agree...SH has a broad shoulder too..+

Anonymous 2 months ago

Anonymous... They are all just gorgeous, love those movies, I don't watch any others. Would love to meet and make new korean friends. That would be so lovely. Xx

Anonymous 2 months ago

Next actress with the broad shoulder. Anyone care to start first

Anonymous 2 months ago

What about Ji Chang Wook? Please respect everyone in the industry!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yeah! We're ji chang wook?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Exactly

Anonymous 2 months ago

I think Ji Chang Wook has a pair of the literally broader shoulders in the industry,something like 55cm

Anonymous 2 months ago

Agree..he is a splendid actor with good looks..

Anonymous 2 months ago

Agree..he is a splendid actor with good looks..

Anonymous 2 months ago

What about Gong Yoo?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Lee Min Ho as always the best!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Lee Min Ho as always the best

Anonymous 2 months ago

Absolutely agree

Anonymous 2 months ago

Excuse me.. there are many actors with broad shoulders and are more fit.. okay

Anonymous 2 months ago

Exactly!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Then name them!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Is your comment must we read until many

Anonymous 2 months ago

Lee min ho is the actor I love and respect the most wannna marry him ❤❤❤❤❤❤

Anonymous 2 months ago

Of course, he is handsome & with many fans. You are being rude to post such a comment so many times. Be gracious & you will be happy

Anonymous 2 months ago

kkkk

Anonymous 2 months ago

Descansa aí militante kkk

Anonymous 2 months ago

Agree

Anonymous 2 months ago

Is lee min hoo the only actor in Korea that needs to be covered every single day? Please respect other actors too.

Anonymous 2 months ago

it's LEE MIN-HO at least spell his name right but for real he's clearly not the only actor but he is arguably one of the bigger names and most recognizable around the world, he's currently filming in Canada for a series with apple TV he deserves the recognition he's earned it

Anonymous 2 months ago

If you don't like him keep it to yourself don't spread hatred there are others who really like his work and he is surely deserving of this fame

Anonymous 2 months ago

If you don't like him keep it to yourself don't spread hatred there are others who really like his work and he is surely deserving of this fame

Anonymous 2 months ago

shut up. if u don't want to see then ignore.Lee min ho is best and superstar in Korea.

Anonymous 2 months ago

This got nothing to do with disrespecting others. We love Lee Min Ho and if the things we talk about includes him, it's only natural that he is mentioned.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Is lee min hoo the only actor in Korea that needs to be covered every single day? Please respect other actors too.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Is lee min hoo the only actor in Korea that needs to be covered every single day? Please respect other actors too.

Anonymous 2 months ago

They just cover what people like to see. It's call business

Anonymous 2 months ago

He deserves it..

Anonymous 2 months ago

He deserves it . He worked hard to where he is ...i think u should respect his struggles instead

Anonymous 2 months ago

So go and search about others... Lee min ho has the largest fan base in India and he deserves it what's your problem ...ugh

Anonymous 2 months ago

Is lee min hoo the only actor in Korea that needs to be covered every single day? Please respect other actors too.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He is a wonderful actor and person and we like to keep up on what he is doing!

Anonymous 2 months ago

He is a wonderful actor and person and we like to keep up on what he is doing!

Anonymous 2 months ago

He is a wonderful actor and person and we like to keep up on what he is doing!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Wrong!

Anonymous 2 months ago

NOT!

Anonymous 2 months ago

his

Anonymous 2 months ago

He is super famous and he is the door way to korean drama many fans Start from his drama and enter the korean drama world ,so he deserves it

Anonymous 2 months ago

Why what happens to the others in this article

Anonymous 2 months ago

LMH deserves to be at the top!He is excellent in acting and a good looking man.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes because he is the best one. Obviously he needs to be covered everyday. Whats your catch here?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yess!!! Because he deserves it...it's not for no reason

Anonymous 2 months ago

He deserve it ❤️....

Anonymous 2 months ago

Because he is korean movie king. Do you understand

Anonymous 2 months ago

Come on man..he's had his own struggles and he rightfully achieved this level of fame..its just other actors will take time to reach a certain level of recognition

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes, because he is perfect.