Japanese Actors

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“ In 1996, He debuted in "Kid's Return" by director Takeshi Kitano. Since, works focusing on the motion-picture. ” - treasureplanet-997-192782
“ He's been worked as a fashion model, two years later appeared in the first movie.
The past ten years, he performance outstanding in many movies, including many comedies. ” - treasureplanet-997-192782
Tadanobu Asano
Actor, Thor
Asano Tadanobu is a Japanese film actor. His father, an actors' agent, suggested he take on what became his first role, in the TV show "Kimpachi Sensei," at the age of 16. His film debut was in the 1990 Swimming Upstream (Bataashi kingyo), though his first major critical success was in Shunji Iwai's Fried Dragon Fish...
“ In postwar Japan, he was performing musical activities for soldier.
60s, "rockabilly music" became popularity and he became a popular person as the central figure. And he appeared on a variety program and many movies.
Although it was appearing on the movie as a supporting actor in recent years, he will star in 2012 as the comedy which used robotics as the motif . ” - treasureplanet-997-192782
“ He appeared on the variety program and made his entertainment world debut. Then, he converted to the actor.
He played the position of the "good-natured uncle" style on the movie in many cases. But he performed the role of a murderous fiend enthusiastically on a certain movie, and got high evaluation in 2011. ” - treasureplanet-997-192782
“ A Japanese actor. Born in Niigata.
He started the career as a model.
He is appearing on many movies regardless of starring or a supporting actor.
On the movie of Director Miwa Nishikawa the "Dear doctor", he played the sensitive young doctor.
He married Kimura kaera, a Japanese singer. He is good at board game Othello. ” - treasureplanet-997-192782
“ imagine "Japanese Jeremy Irons". ” - treasureplanet-997-192782
Tsuyoshi Ihara
Ihara Tsuyoshi was born on November 6, 1963, in Kokura, Kyushu. He grew up in Osaka, and after graduating high school, he joined JAC (Japan Action Club) which is headed by Shin'ichi Chiba (aka Chiba Shinichi), which is a company of stunt and action actors. He made his debut in 1983 in a stage drama called "The Midnight Party." Since then...
Togo Igawa
Togo Igawa is an actor/director living in England. He trained in Japan at The Haiyuza Theatre Company Acting School and Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music. In 1986, he became the first Japanese actor to become a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His work spans stage, film, anime, games and television...
Ryo Ishibashi
Actor, Audition
Ishibashi Ryo (Ryo Ishibashi) was born on July 20, 1956, in Fukuoka City, Kyushu, Japan. Being a multi-talented star, and an international celebrity, Ryo Ishibashi has starred in many TV programs, and movies both within his native Japan, and abroad. He began his celebrity career when he started his own rock band the ARB (Alexiander's Ragtime Band) in 1977...
Takeshi Kaneshiro
The 1/2 Taiwanese and 1/2 Japanese Takeshi Kaneshiro may have started out as a puerile teen idol in the Chinese entertainment scene, but he's since become a proper film star in his own right. Whether by his own design or not, the boyishness that marked his first steps into showbiz has evolved into a cool...
Yuki Matsuzaki
Hollywood-based actor Yuki Matsuzaki, born in Miyazaki, Japan began acting at the age of 7 in a small theatrical group that performed for children. He performed over 50 shows in local theaters until he was 18. Upon graduating high school, he decided to dedicate his life to acting and moved to New York City to become an accomplished actor with the versatility to perform in both English and Japanese...
Tatsuya Nakadai
Actor, Ran
Japanese leading man, an important star and one of the handful of Japanese actors well known outside Japan. Nakadai was a tall handsome clerk in a Tokyo shop when director Masaki Kobayashi encountered him and cast him in The Thick-Walled Room. Nakadai was subsequently cast in the lead role in Kobayashi's monumental...
Hiroyuki Sanada
Actor, Life
Hiroyuki Sanada was born on the 12th of October, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Game of Chance (Shin'ichi Chiba played the lead role.) Sanada's father died when he was 11. Sanada joined Japan Action Club, organized and run by Sonny Chiba, when he was 12. Sanada first became famous as an action star for his role in The Shogun's Samurai...
Jô Shishido
Jo Sishido or Joe Shisido a.k.a. Joe The Ace (esu no Jo) owing to his role in 1961's Fast-Draw Guy entered acting following an audition for the Nikkatsu Studio and being one of the few to be picked and offered a contract via its New Face contest. Having signed with Nikkatsu in 1954 he began acting in...
Kippei Shîna
Actor, Autoreiji
An actor's actor whose versatility allows him to deftly assume a wide range of characters, Shiina's first true breakthrough performance was in the 1993 film A Night in Nude opposite 'Jinpachi Netzu'. His portrayal of a young yakuza enamored with his boss led to a Best New Actor Award at the 9th Takasaki Film Festival...
Ken Takakura
Actor, Black Rain
Ken Takakura was a Japanese actor best known for his brooding style and the stoic, honorable presence he brought to his roles. Known as the "Clint Eastwood" of Japan, Takakura gained his streetwise swagger and tough guy persona watching yakuza turf battles over the lucrative black market and racketeering in postwar Fukuoka...
Susumu Terajima
Actor, Fireworks
Susumu Terajima is a famous Japanese actor who, as of February 2007, has appeared in 78 films, 15 television commercials, and three promotional videos. He is part of Office Kitano, the production company of actor/director/comedian Takeshi Kitano. Terajima was born in Tokyo, Japan, where he still resides...
Akira Terao
Actor, Ran
Akira Terao is the son of the famous actor Jukichi Uno. After graduating from Bunka Gakuin University, he formed a rock band "The Savage" which experienced brief success thanks to their hit 'Itsumademo, Itsumademo'. In 1967, Kei Kuma hired him to play alongside his father in his film 'Tunnel of Kurobe'...
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi
Tsutsumi Shinichi is known primarily as a stage actor. It appears after Yamato nadeshiko he has gained much attention in Japan, though his performance in _"Pure" (1996)_, in 1996, garnered good attention for his sensitive portrayal of the orphaned journalist Sawatari Toru. Tsutsumi trained for the stage...
Ken Watanabe
Actor, Inception
Ken Watanabe was born on October 21, 1959 in Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Both of his parents were teachers: his mother taught general education and his dad taught calligraphy. He became interested in acting at the age of 24, when a director of England's National Theatre Company, where he was studying...
Kôji Yakusho
Yakusho Koji is an acclaimed and famed Japanese actors who has appeared in many notable films, including Tampopo, Unagi and Babel, but may be best known internationally for his role in Shall We Dance, which at the time of its release was Asia's biggest film export. He was born in the southern city of Nagasaki as Koji Hashimoto...
Takayuki Yamada
Japanese actor, born on 20th October 1983, teen heartthrob Yamada Takayuki, first started out co-starring in a handful of Jdoramas before making a big splash on Waterboys. He followed with Fireboys (2004), his award winning performance in Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World, Churasan 3, H2 (2005) and legendary independent master piece The Rakugo Movie...