He was the namesake and host of Takeshi's Castle, a silly 80s Japanese game show on which contestants are painfully eliminated through barely possible stunts and events, most taking place above pools of mud. It provides the archive footage that gets English voiceovers for the MXC TV series.
1 Biographical Movie |
1 Print Biography |
5 Interviews |
8 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
'Beat' Takeshi | 'Bîto' Takeshi | Beat Takeshi | Bito Takeshi | Bîto Takeshi | Takeshi
5' 5" (1.65 m)
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The film is ambiguous, an ambiguity that reflects on Japan today, and a world in which nothing is clear. Once I made the film [Takeshis'
(2005)], I realized it was about this feeling of vague disquiet in Japan and in the rest of the world, a feeling that is gaining on us, getting less vague.
Has written over fifty books, including volumes of film criticism and novels.
Always credited as Takeshi Kitano in the writing, directing and editing categories.