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.:.Breakthrough Roles
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There are some actress and actors who were lucky enough to stumble onto great roles when they started their careers: Yoon Eun Hye in Goong, Vicki Zhao in Princess Returning the Pearl....

Then there are those who sweated through some decent roles, but it was that one role that changed it all... possibly changing their level ranked celebrity status. The roles mentioned in this forum don't necessarily have to change their level ranked celebrity status in the public eyes, as long as it has changed in your heart. For those not listed or have not found that special place in your heart... It's not that you don't love them anymore, it's just... they are not constantly in your mind like before. But you'll still support them and await for their next big role.

My short list consist:

Lee Jun Ki: He had some decent roles in Virgin Snow, The King and the Clown, and My Girl. The reason why I even watched Iljimae, Virgin Snow, and The King and the Clown was because I loved him in My Girl. But he really went to another level in my book in Iljimae. In my eyes, this was his breakthrough role that "up" his celebrity status in my books.

Song Seung Hun: Saw him in Summer Scent and Law Firm... but nothing beats his Autumn Love Story role. That was the role that sealed the deal... it's just disappointing about his other roles. Actually... he's no longer in my books because of those other roles.
** Yoon Eun Hye's role would have also disappointed me if it were not for her role in Coffee Prince. She maintained her status in my books.

Jang Nara: I saw her in Love Patzzi, Wedding, Successful Story of a Bright Girl, My Bratty Princess, and Oh! Happy Days!,,.... but the role that sealed the deal was in her music video, "I'm Also A Woman". I know it's not a real role, but that's what did it! She's still doing dramas in China, so I don't hear much about her lately.

Uhm Jung Hwa: She had some really great roles: Seducing Mr. Perfect, Princess Aurora, Tropical Nights in December, and Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung. Seducing Mr. Perfect nailed the deal after I was first exposed to her role in Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung.

Yamashita Tomohisa: I loved all his dramas thus far, Nobuta Wo Produce, Kurosagi, Love Queen, Stand Up, Long Love Letter, Sore wa, Totsuzen, Arashi no you ni, Dragon Zakura, Proposal Daisakusen, Byakkotai, and currently watching Code Blue. I loved his role in Nobuta Wo Produce, but it was his role in Kurosagi that nailed the deal. It made me realize how much I LOVED him in Nobuta Wo Produce. Strange, how I loved that role but didn't realize it until another one of his great roles reminded me that I did.

Will be adding to my list shortly.

Sometimes, the reason why you liked a role is from a trickling down effects from their other roles... please show that trickle down effect. This forum may showcase to other crunchyroll members certain dramas to look out for because of these roles.
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Vicki Zhao, Alec Su, and Ruby Lin in Princess of Returning Pearl..
my first celebrity obsessions...I had a poster of Vicki and Alec in elementary school. XD

Crystal Liu - Return of the Condor Heroes 2006
She was pretty in her previous role, but this up'ed her status to heavenly.

Hu Jun - Semi-Gods and Demi- Devils
I've never seen him before, but he amazed me in here.

Hu Ge - Young Warriors of the Yang Clan 2006
I've seen Fairy in Wonderland and liked it, but this just made him amazing

Ella - Hana Kimi
Hilarious. XD

Yuan Hong - Legend of the Condor Heroes 2008
He was okay in Young Warriors, though I didn't like him as much because I liked the Yang family too much. But his acting as Yang Kang was way too good to be true.
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Inoue Mao in Hana Yori Dango
my fav actress
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Kubozuka Yosuke totally blew me off when i watched Ikebukuro West Gate Park (IWGP)!


i totally fell in love with the character he played...
i watched 'GO!' before watching IWGP, and he didn't make such a big impact on me, just though he was cool...
but after IWGP i realize he is damn talented! his facial expressions are fantastic! very expressive!

and after that i watched 'Ping Pong' and it simply prove me right~ he's a very talented actor who's facial expression is stunning.
and after which i watched Strawberry on the shortcake. his role in the show is a littttle similar to him in IWGP, so i'm quite happy to see that silly expressions of his again, together with the bad boy image

hmm... other than him there's Jun who changed my view of him after watching Kimi wa peto.
i didn't know he can be so cute! gosh. its the cutest i've seen. lol

than there's the main guy lead in smiling pasta..
i remembered him as a singer until i saw smiling pasta, which definately changed my impression on him
initially he looked just like 'the guy next door' but i totally love him in SP! and realized his voice is damn gentle!
anticipating his other dramas

and there's Dicky Cheung in Monkey king! his other dramas i watched like duke of the deer or smth are just as fun. the thought that came to my mind is: "its just so him"

last but not least will be Crystal Liu, she's gorgeous in Chinese Paladin, and her image was this very gentle and nice lady. than i watched this movie in theaters recently... i think it's the one with Jackey and Jet Li? and she's still as nice and gentle in the movie! now i can't imagine how she would be like if she took up a role where she needs to be rowdy and mean.
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FAN BING BING,VIKI ZHOU,RUBY LIN,ALEC SU,Zhou Jie PRINCESS RETURNING PEARL
LIU FEI AND Huang Xiao Ming ROTCH 2006
YUAN HONG THE YUONG MEN OF THE YANG CLAN 2006
Horikita Maki,Oguri Shun,Ikuta Toma IN HANA KIMI JAPANESE VERSION
CHARMAINE SHEH IN COUNTRY SPIRIT
RAYMOND LAM A STEP INTO THE PAST
KEVIN CHEUNG YUMMY YUMMY
LEE JOON KI THE KING AND THE CLOWN
DICKY CHEUNG MONKEY KING AND DUKE OF MOUNT DEER
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For me the breakthrough roles that made me really appreatiate the actors and actresses were:

Yamashita Tomohisa: Kurosagi
Oguri Shun Azumi, Hana Kimi and especially Crows Zero
Haruma Miura; Koizora
Matsumoto Jun: Hana Yori Dango
Inoue Mao: Hana Yori Dango
Teppei Koike: Lovely Complex
Kimura Takuya: Pride and CHANGE

I have way more, But these are the ones that I truly remember
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Crystal Liu - Return of the Condor Heroes 2006


almost all members of Princess of Returning Pearl...

Liu Tao - Semi-Gods and Demi- Devils
most memorable death scene ever


Yuan Hong - Legend of the Condor Heroes 2008
he's not the best looking, but definitely one of the better actors
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for me:

Vic: in mars
Ella and Joe Cheng: in the rose
Lee Dong Wook/; in my girl
Ueto Aya: in attention please
Nishikido Ryo : in last friends
Yoon Eun Hye: in Coffee Prince...it was because of her performance in this that made me watch her other dramas, and she was great in them all!


where as in contrast, I looooved Mike He in DBY but after watching his recent dramas hes gone down and down in my estimation!
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like a lot!!!!!
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Ueno Juri in Last Friends

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Jerry Yan in meteor garden:D!
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Nishikido Ryo in Last Friends
he proved to me that he can act in any role and do an amazing job as well ;]
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aside from lee junki in iljimae and yamashita tomohisa in kurosagi
some also excelled in their chosen roles...

vic zhou in MARS and Silence
kang ji wan in Hong Gil Dong
hayami moromichi- zettai kareshi (absolute boyfriend)
kimura takuya in HERO
Ethan ruan in Fated to love you
baron chen as dylan also in Fated to love you
Hyun bin in My name is kim sam soon
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jang geum seok as the crown prince in Hong Gil Dong
ken'ichi matsuyama as L Lawliet in Death note series
kim tae hee aside from being a famous commercial model she also has a marked role in Love Story in Harvard
(one of my fave kdrama) so as with kim rae won
haruma miura in gokusen 3 and Koizora (sky of love)
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Risar wrote:

Kubozuka Yosuke totally blew me off when i watched Ikebukuro West Gate Park (IWGP)!


i totally fell in love with the character he played...
i watched 'GO!' before watching IWGP, and he didn't make such a big impact on me, just though he was cool...
but after IWGP i realize he is damn talented! his facial expressions are fantastic! very expressive!

and after that i watched 'Ping Pong' and it simply prove me right~ he's a very talented actor who's facial expression is stunning.
and after which i watched Strawberry on the shortcake. his role in the show is a littttle similar to him in IWGP, so i'm quite happy to see that silly expressions of his again, together with the bad boy image


oh so agree.. he was really great and awesome in IWGP...^^


angelicmissy wrote:

For me the breakthrough roles that made me really appreatiate the actors and actresses were:

Yamashita Tomohisa: Kurosagi
Oguri Shun Azumi, Hana Kimi and especially Crows Zero
Haruma Miura; Koizora
Matsumoto Jun: Hana Yori Dango
Inoue Mao: Hana Yori Dango
Teppei Koike: Lovely Complex

I have way more, But these are the ones that I truly remember


those too,,,^^
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