The Chinese film industry is quite huge and is quite popular all over the world. The versatile actors of the industry have succeeded in drawing viewers for the Chinese film industry from all around the world. In this article we provide you with a list of top twelve most handsome Chinese actors who have won over the world with their charming looks and superb acting skills.
12. Zheng Kai
A graduate from the Shanghai Theatre Academy, this handsome actor happens to be a famous Chinese film star and television personality. He has to his credits films like Tricks Of Love, Rules Before Divorce, A Robbery. His intense acting has made him a household name in the industry.
11. Vic Chou
He hails from Taiwan and is quite popular with the Taiwanese audience. He was catapulted to fame overnight after he bagged a significant role in a series called Meteor Garden. He is not only a skilled actor but also a talented model and vocalist. He has been a part of various popular Taiwanese dramas such as Love Storm, Poor Prince, etc where his performances have been highly appreciated.
10. Lu Han
A rising star of China, this young actor exhibited his acting skills for the first time in a drama called Fighter Of The Destiny and since then there has been no looking back for him. He has acted in various popular Chinese films like Time Raiders,The Witness, 20 Once Again, etc. In 2014, he gained the sixth position in the list of most popular and entertaining Chinese celebrities released by China National Radio. A major favourite with the females, this young actor is also a skilled singer.
9. Wu Yifan
Professionally known as Kris Wu, this young Chinese actor began his acting career by starring in the film Somewhere Only We Know. He has been a part of several highest grossing Chinese films like Journey to the West: the Demons Strike Back and Mr Six. He debuted internationally by being a part of the Hollywood film, xXx: Return Of Xander Cage. Quite well-known for his cute looks, this talented actor is multifaceted and happens to be a singer as well as a model.
8. Wang Leehom
This Chinese-American actor from Taiwan also happens to be an acclaimed singer, musician,lyricist, a film producer and director. He has acted in various films like Little Big Soldier, Lust, Caution, etc. Highly popular for his handsome looks and for his achievements in the fields of acting and music, he has received various accolades and has been able to fetch a place for himself in the list of “The 100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time” released by Goldsea. Leehom happens to be an active environmentalist.
7. Wallace Huo
A talented actor and singer, he made his debut in the drama, Star. However, he did not grab eyeballs until he acted in the drama At Dolphin Bay. His performance in the drama earned him critical acclaim and he has been much in demand since then. He has been a part of various popular dramas like The Journey of the Flower, Sound Of Colours, Chinese Paladin 3 and many more. He made his silver screen debut by acting in the movie Hands In The Hair. He has also acted in the suspense thriller Reset, produced by Jackie Chan. Owing to his unmatchable acting skills and insurmountable popularity, he was listed as one of the most influential personalities in China.
6. Jay Chou
A popular Chinese actor, director, producer, singer, lyricist and musician, Jay Chou has succeeded in carving out a niche for himself in the world of international cinema. He started off his acting career with the film Initial D. He then acted in the epic film Curse of the Golden Flower. His performance in the film earned him fame and recognition and it was highly appreciated by both viewers and critics alike. He has to his credits many popular films including the film The Green Hornet which gave him entry into Hollywood. He has also made a special appearance in the Hollywood film Now You See Me 2.
5. Huang Xiaoming
A graduate from the Beijing Film Academy, he is famous in China as a model, singer and actor. He came into the limelight by acting in a television series called The Prince of Han Dynasty. His splendid performance in television series like Shanghai, Return of the Condor Heroes was much appreciated. He has acted in several movies including American Dreams in China and the historical epic Xuanzang. He bagged the best actor award at various award ceremonies of China for his performance in American Dreams in China. His role as the protagonist in Xuanzang earned him critical acclaim and the film got nominated for the Oscars under the category of Best Foreign Language Film. He received many accolades and love from critics and viewers alike for his performance in this particular film.
4. Hu Ge
An animal lover and a graduate from the Shanghai Film Institute, this talented actor with looks to die for rose to fame after he essayed the role of the protagonist – Li Xiaoyao in the series Chinese Paladin. His portrayal of Mei Changsu in the drama Nirvana In Fire fetched him the Best Actor Award at an awards ceremony in China in the year 2015. He made his silver screen debut with the film 1911 in 2012. A versatile actor, Hu Ge has also successfully played the role of a villain in the film Cherry Returns, a thriller. A multitalented personality, he has to his credits several music albums and has successfully penned down the script for one of the stories from a movie. His upcoming project- a drama named Game of Hunting is something that all his fans are looking forward to with great excitement and anticipation.
3. William Chan
This actor with his killer looks has been successfully entertaining the viewers and the entire Chinese film industry alike since his debut in 2009. He started acting in Mainland China when he essayed the role of the protagonist in the series drama Swords of Legends. The show earned him immediate fame and he became a well-known face in China. He has starred in successful web-dramas like The Lost Tomb and The Mystic Nine. He essayed the role of the protagonist in the film Golden Brother which fetched him the award for the Best Young Actor at the China Image Film Festival. He has also played supporting roles in the films The Four and The Legend of Fragrance and received critical acclaim for the same. He has acted in I Love that Crazy Little Thing, a romantic-comedy and has appeared in L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties, a huge Blockbuster. A rising star, he became the first Chinese ambassador to represent NFL China.
2. Andy Lau
A talented actor, known for his dashing looks since his early days, has proved that age does not act as a hindrance to an actor’s career when he has been blessed with abundant talent and looks to die for. An experienced actor, he has been around in the industry since the 1980s and has produced innumerable hits. The success of his films at the box-office is exemplary. Internationally popular, his noteworthy films include Running Out Of Time, Gallants, Boat People, A Fighter’s Blues, Infernal Affairs, Infernal Affairs III and many more. His performance in Infernal Affairs III helped him bag the Golden Horse Award which is considered to be very prestigious. Regarded as an idol by his subordinates and colleagues, he has been the recipient of uncountable awards and accolades. He also happens to be a reputed film producer and his production house has produced many noteworthy and award-winning films.
1. Li Yifeng
An immensely popular actor, this young man rose to prominence after he took part in a reality show called My Hero in 2007. Initially he had started off as a singer and later got bitten by the acting bug. His acting endeavours include various television series like Noble Aspirations, Sparrow, The Lost Tomb and Swords of Legends. He is the recipient of numerous awards due to his performances in these television series. His first endeavour on the silver screen was a feature film called Lovesick. His next films were Forever Young, Fall in Love like a Star and the blockbuster crime thriller Mr Six. Yifeng’s performance in Mr Six as a rebel was much applauded by critics and viewers alike. He received the award for the Best Supporting Actor at the Hundred Flowers Awards for his role in Mr Six. A good looking as well as a stylish actor he has recently acted in a film called, Guilty of Mind, a crime thriller. Owing to his huge popularity and immense success he made it to the Forbes Chinese Celebrity List. The title of the “Most Commercially Valuable Celebrity” was conferred on to him by CBN Weekly. He is the actor to look forward to in 2017.
These versatile actors from the Chinese film industry have raised the bar of acting in the whole of Asia as well as the entire world. They are endlessly providing quality entertainment to the Chinese population and will continue to do so in the years to come.