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Tatsuya Nakadai


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 (1956). Nakadai was subsequently cast in the lead role in Kobayashi's monumental trilogy 'Ningen no joken'... See full bio »

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Known For

Ran
Ran Lord Hidetora Ichimonji
(1985)
Yojimbo
Yojimbo Unosuke - Gunfighter
(1961)
Kagemusha
Kagemusha Shingen Takeda / Kagemusha
(1980)
Harakiri
Harakiri Hanshiro Tsugumo
(1962)

Filmography

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 2017 Umibe no Ria
 2016 Kôrudo kêsu: Shinjitsu no Tobira (TV Mini-Series)
- Koibumi (2016)
 2015 Haretsu (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.7 (2015)
- Episode #1.6 (2015)
- Episode #1.5 (2015)
- Episode #1.4 (2015)
- Episode #1.3 (2015)
 2014 Zainin no uso (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.5 (2014)
- Episode #1.4 (2014)
- Episode #1.3 (2014)
- Episode #1.2 (2014)
- Episode #1.1 (2014)
 2014 Gun Woman
Mr. Hamazaki
 2014 Jobanni no shima
Junpei Senou (older) (voice)
 2013 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Sumiyaki no Roujin (voice)
 2013 Jinrui shikin
Nobuhiro Sasakura
 2012 Tsunagu
 2012 Nihon no higeki
Fujio
 2012 Gaku (TV Movie)
Kazama Shin-ichi
 2010 Zatôichi: The Last
Tendo
 2010 Haru tono tabi
Tadao Nakai
 2009 Hikidashi no naka no rabu retâ
Kyozo Hayami
 2006 Inugami-ke no ichizoku
Sahei Inugami
 2006 Shin ningen kousaten (TV Series)
Yuji
- Tsubasa aru fune ha (2006) ... Yuji
- Aka hige no saigetsu (2006) ... Yuji
- Intai kisha no fairu (2006) ... Yuji
 2005 Otoko-tachi no Yamato
Katsumi Kamio (75 years old)
 2005 Hoshi ni negaio: 7jô ma de umareta 410man no hoshi (TV Movie)
Takanori Wakamiya
 2004 Sekai no chûshin de, ai wo sakebu (TV Series)
Matsumoto Kentaro
 2003 Ashura no gotoku
Kotaro Takezawa
 2002 Hi wa mata noboru
Matsushita (Matsushita Denki Co.)
 2002 Shiroi inu to warutsu wo
Eisuke Nakamoto
 2001 Sukedachi-ya Sukeroku
Umetaro Katakura
 1999 Kin'yû fushoku rettô: Jubaku
Hideaki Sasaki
 1999 Ame agaru
Tsuji Gettan
 1996 Miyazawa Kenji sono ai
Seijirou Miyazawa
 1995 East Meets West
Rentaro Katsu
 1993 Kozure Ôkami: Sono chîsaki te ni
Yagyu Retsudo
 1992 Wicked City
Daishu (Yuen Tai Chung)
 1992 Toki rakujitsu
Kobayashi
 1992 Gô-hime
Oribe Furuta
 1991 Kagerô
Tsunejiro Murai
 1989 Four Days of Snow and Blood
Sugiyama
 1988 Oracion
Heihachiro Wagu
 1987 Hachi-ko
Shujiro Ueno
 1987 Taikoki (TV Movie) (Narrator)
 1986 Michi
Seiji Tajima
 1986 Atami satsujin jiken
Denbei Nikaido
 1985 Shokutaku no nai ie
Nabayuki Kidoji
 1984 Kita no hotaru
Takeshi Tsukigata
 1983 Uchû senkan Yamato: Kanketsuhen
Narrator (voice)
 1982 Onimasa
Masagoro Kiryûin - Onimasa
 1979 Hunter in the Dark
Gomyo Kiyoemon
 1978 Burû Kurisumasu
Minami
 1978 Hi no tori
Jingi the Conqueror, leader of the Takamagahara
 1978 Kumokiri Nizaemon
Kumokiri Nizaemon
 1978 Joôbachi
Ginzo Daidoji
 1977 Sugata Sanshiro
Yano
 1976 Fumô chitai
 1976 Banka
Setsuo Katsuragi
 1975 Kinkanshoku
Hoshino, the Chief Cabinet Secretary
 1975 Wagahai wa neko de aru
Kushami
 1975 Tokkan
 1975 The Gate of Youth
Yuki, Shinsuke's father
 1974 The Family
Teppei Manpyo
 1973 Rise, Fair Sun
Sakuzo
 1973 Kanashimi no Beradonna
Devil
 1973 Ôshô
 1972 Shin heike monogatari (TV Series)
 1971 Shussho Iwai
Seji Iwahashi
 1971 Inochi bô ni furô
Sadashichi
 1971 Gekido no showashi: Okinawa kessen
Colonel Hiromichi Yahara
 1970 Will to Conquer
Toyo Yoshida
 1970 Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival
Ronin (as Tatsuya Nakayo)
 1970 Buraikan
Naojiro Kataoka
 1970 Ezo yakata no ketto
Daizennokami Honjo
 1969 Jigokuhen
Yoshihide
 1969 Tengu-tô
Sentarô
 1969 Hitokiri
Hanpeita Takechi
 1969 Safari 5000
 1969 Goyôkin
Magobei Wakizaka
 1968 Nikudan
A narrator
 1968 Kill!
Genta
 1968 Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die!
James Elfego
 1967 Tabiji
Yuichiro
 1967 Samurai Rebellion
Tatewaki Asano
 1967 Satsujin kyôjidai
Shinji Kikyo
 1966 The Daphne
Professor Kanahira
 1966 Shurushuru (TV Movie)
 1966 Tanin no kao
Mr. Okuyama
 1966 Gohiki no shinshi
Oida
 1965 Fort Graveyard
Sakuma
 1965 Matatabi san ning yakuza
Hatsukari-no-Sentaro
 1964 Kwaidan
Mi nokichi (segment "Yuki-Onna")
 1963 Onna no rekishi
Akimoto
 1963 Miren
Ryôta Kinoshita
 1963 500,000
Mitsura Gunji
 1963 Shiro to kuro
Hamano
 1963 Yushu heiya
Tatsumi
 1962 Love Under the Crucifix
Ukon Takayama
 1962 The Inheritance
Kikuo Furukawa
 1962 Sanjuro
Hanbei Muroto
 1961 Eien no hito
Heibei
 1961 Poignant Story
Minami
 1961 Yojimbo
Unosuke - Gunfighter
 1960 Get 'em All
Tsubota
 1960 The Blue Beast
Yasuhiko Kuroki
 1960 Musume tsuma haha
Shingo Kuroki
 1960 Onna ga kaidan wo agaru toki
Kenichi Komatsu, the manager
 1959 Anyakôro
Kaname
 1959 Kagi
Kimura
 1959 Yajû shisubeshi
Kunihiko Date
 1958 Hadaka no taiyo
Maida
 1958 Enjô
Tokari
 1958 Buttsuke homban
The Assistant
 1958 Yoru no hamon
Masaki
 1958 A Boy and Three Mothers
The Engineer
 1958 Kampai! Miai kekkon
Kunihiko Sasada
 1957 Sazae-san no seishun
Norisuke
 1957 Zokuzoku Ôban: Dotô hen
Shindon
 1957 Black River
Jo
 1957 Hadairo no tsuki
Jirô Taki
 1957 Zoku Ôban: Fûun hen
Shin don
 1957 Arakure
 1957 Ôban
Shin Don
 1956 Sazae-san
Norisuke
 1956 Hadashi no seishun
Yûji Wada
 1956 Hi no tori
 1954 Seven Samurai
Samurai Wandering Through Town (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Tatsuya Nakayo

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

You're willing to take a plunge from any height. There's just something about being in front of a camera. And being in front of an audience is the same thing. It's hopeless. I guess I'm just a ham. See more »

Trivia:

While filming his first appearance on film as an extra on Seven Samurai (1954), Akira Kurosawa spent more than 5 minutes lecturing on how to walk correctly as a wandering samurai for an appearance that totals about 4 seconds in duration. See more »

Trademark:

Distinctive voice with nuanced delivery See more »

Nickname:

The Snake See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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