Since Kim Nam Gil broke out eight years ago with Queen Seondeok in 2009, his career has been steadily on the high end albeit more consistently successful in movies than K-dramas. I’m a K-drama watcher so I’ll admit to rather forgetting about him after he did Bad Guy, I had a love/hate relationship with that drama but it was definitely memorable, and after that his Shark was so forgettable he just went on my radar back burner. That’s why I’m doubly thankful for his recent hit drama Live Up to Your Name (Deserving of the Name) for reminding me of all the reasons I loved him so much – his incredible range and versatility that straddles leading man charisma with character actor intensity. If he’s going to be super picky on dramas just to wait for the one right then I’ll not neglect him again and remain eyes peeled for all his projects, even edgier movies I may not elect to watch. With it comes promo goodies like this M Magazine pictorial in late 2016 when he was promoting the movie Pandora. Love how all the pictorial captures his many sides along with his unique good looks.