With the first half of 2011 coming to an end, ORICON STYLE has released the results of the poll that asked, “Which actor had their big break in the first half of 2011?”.
First place went to Mukai Osamu after starring in the NHK morning drama ‘Gege no Nyoubo‘, along with his recent movie release, ‘Paradise Kiss‘. On top of that, he also had his first stage play, so Mukai is currently on a roll. In response to this result, Mukai commented, “I am so honored to be chosen by so many people. I will continue to devote myself to my work,” showing gratitude as well as his drive for the next half of the year.
Aside from his good looks, Mukai’s acting skills have been recognized by fans and critics alike. Mukai commented, “With my role in the taiga drama starting, I also have my first starring movie coming up in September. I will work harder than before.” After being scouted as a bartender, and now as one of the top actors in Japan today, you can’t keep your eye off of this ‘Cinderella Boy’.
Second place went to Okada Masaki, who is mainly active in movies now. Portraying different roles in movies such as ‘Akunin (Villain)‘ and ‘Kokuhaku (Confessions)‘, he has been recognized for his wide range in acting roles. He even won Outstanding Supporting Actor at the 34th Japan Academy Awards. With his good looks, he has the attention of the female fans, but “[his] presence in his works” captured the attention and support of many male fans as well.
Third place went to Mizobata Junpei, who currently stars in the second season of the drama ‘BOSS‘. On top of that, he had his movie ‘Koukou Debut‘ to prove that he is a worthy actor. A fan commented, “I see him on TV a lot and I feel his passion towards his acting“. With his passion for his acting and fun personality on variety shows, Mizobata Junpei will be an unstoppable force.
We can’t forget about the various child actors that have made a big impact in the first half of 2011. Suzuki Fuku from ‘Marumo no Okite‘ ranked in 7th place this year, and even before his starring role in ‘Marumo no Okite’, Suzuki has appeared in many movies and dramas, such as ‘The Golden Slumber‘ and ’Chonnmage Purin‘.
His history as an actor is quite long, but what skyrocketed this boy’s popularity was his cute and energetic ‘Marumori Dance‘ with co-star Ashida Mana, capturing the hearts of many.
Although half the year has passed, we can look forward to another good half in 2011 to see what these actors will bring to us next.
Check out the top 10 below and see if your favorite actor had their big break this year!
“Which actor had their big break in the first half of 2011?”( Collapse )
via OriconDon't know five or six,but this list seems right though I believe Okada Masaki should be first.
and Mukai Osamu can't act at al sol his success =/