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Takashi Miike


Takashi Miike was born in the small town of Yao on the outskirts of Osaka, Japan. His main interest growing up was motorbikes, and for a while he harbored ambitions to race professionally. At the age of 18 he went to study at the film school in Yokohama founded by renowned director Shôhei Imamura, primarily because there were no entrance exams. By... See full bio »

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Known For

Koroshiya 1
Koroshiya 1 Director
(2001)
Jûsan-nin no shikaku
(2010)
Audition
Audition Director
(1999)
Gozu
Gozu Director
(2003)

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 2016 Terra Formars
 2014 Kuime
 2013 Wara no tate
 2012 Ai to makoto
 2011 Ichimei
 2009 Yattâman
 2007 Kurôzu zero
 2006 Waru
 2004 Izo
 2004 Saam gaang yi (segment "Box")
 2004 Zebraman
 2003 Gozu
 2001 Agitator
 2001 Koroshiya 1
 2001/II Family
 1999 Dead or Alive
 1999 Audition
 1998 Blues Harp
 1998 Andoromedia
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Alternate Names:

Miike Dokomo

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't think about the audience, I don't think about what makes them happy, because there's no way for me to know. To try to think of what makes for entertainment is a very Japanese thing. The people who think like this are old-fashioned. They think of the audience as a mass, but in fact every person in the audience is different. So entertainment for everyone doesn't exist. See more »

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By 2017 became one of the rare directors who has helmed over 100 films. See more »

Trademark:

His films are often very provocative, based on extreme violence and sexual taboos. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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