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Tadanobu Asano

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 (1990)), though his first major critical success was in Shunji Iwai's Fried Dragon Fish (1993). His first ... See full bio »
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 2016 Harmonium (filming)
 2015 Grasshopper
 2015 Journey to the Shore
 2014 Parasyte: Part 1
 2014 My Man
Jungo Kusarino
 2014 The Long Goodbye (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... Masuzawa
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... Masuzawa
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Masuzawa
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Masuzawa
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Masuzawa
 2013 The Kiyosu Conference
Toshiie maeda
 2012 Fly with the Gold
 2012 Dearest
 2011 Yonimo kimyô na monogatari Fall 2011 (TV Movie)
 2011 Korede iinoda! Eiga Akatsuka Fujio
Fujio Akatsuka
 2011 Thor
 2011 Moonlight Mask
 2010 Vengeance Can Wait
Hidenori Yamane
 2009 42 One Dream Rush (Short)
 2009 Snow Prince
 2009 Redline
Frisbee (voice)
 2009 Villon's Wife
 2009 Dumbeast
 2009 Mt. Tsurugidake
 2008 Yume no mani mani
Black Marketeer
 2008 R246 Story
 2008 Kabei: Our Mother
Yamazaki Toru
 2007 Sad Vacation
Kenji Shiraishi
 2006 Hana
Jubei Kanazawa
 2006 Invisible Waves
 2005 Tokyo Zombie
 2005 Rampo Noir
Private Detective Kogorô Akechi / Man / Masaki (segments "Imomushi" - "Kagami jigoku" - "Kasei no unga" - "Mushi")
 2005 Portrait of the Wind
Tamio Murase
 2005 Takeshis'
 2005 The Buried Forest
 2004 Vital
Hiroshi Takagi
 2004 Survive Style 5+
 2004 The Face of Jizo
 2004 The Taste of Tea
Ayano Haruno - uncle
 2004 Tori
 2003 Café Lumière
Hajime Takeuchi
 2003 Dead End Run
 2003 My Grandpa
S. Nakatoh
 2003 Bright Future
Mamoru Arita
 2002 Woman of Water
 2001 Distance
 2001 Electric Dragon 80.000 V
Dragon Eye Morrison
 2000 Party 7
Okita Souji
 2000 Kaza-hana
 1999 Gohatto
Samurai Hyozo Tashiro
 1999 One Step on a Mine, It's All Over
Taizo Ichinose
 1999 Hakuchi: The Innocent
 1999 Sôseiji
Revenger with Sword
 1999 San tiao ren
 1998 Samehada otoko to momojiri onna
Kuroo Samehada
 1998 Neji-shiki
 1998 Love & Pop
Captain XX
 1998 Motorola (Short)
 1997 Tokyo biyori
 1997 Yume no ginga
Tatsuo Niitaka
 1996 Focus
 1996 Swallowtail Butterfly
Customer in club
 1996 Acri
 1996 Helpless
Kenji Shiraishi
 1996 Picnic
 1996 wkw/tk/1996@7'55'' (Short)
 1995 Maborosi
 1995 Yonshimai monogatari
Akira Higuchi
 1994 119
Satoshi Matsushita
 1993 Haru no ichizoku (TV Series)
 1993 Fried Dragon Fish (TV Movie)
 1992 Seishun dendekedekedeke
Seiichi Shirai
 1991 Aitsu
Sadahito Iwata
 1990 Bataashi kingyo
 1979 3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi Sensei (TV Series) (as Sato Tadanobu)
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Sato Tadanobu


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[on Thor (2011)] I have blood from Dutch and Norwegian. So, I feel like it was necessity that I could join the film. Because I feel "Thor" is the beginning of finding my roots, and I found that I have family in America, I want to take my time and put effort on my future work so that foreign people get to know me better, and I also want to enjoy that process itself!


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