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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 9 January 1938Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Nickname OB

Mini Bio (1)

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi was born on January 9, 1938 in Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. He is a director and editor, known for Hausu (1977), The Discarnates (1988) and Haruka, nosutarujii (1993).

Trade Mark (1)

A student of piano, he features the instrument prominently in numerousfilms, particularly Hausu (1977) and The Drifting Classroom (1987).

Trivia (4)

He was given his nickname in the 70s, when he was directing some commercials with Kirk Douglas and Charles Bronson. They had difficulty with his last name, so they shorted it to "OB."
After Ishiro Honda's death in 1993, Obayashi included his photograph in his film Samurai Kids, as the family's late grandfather.
Obayashi is well known as a "TV talent" (guest celebrity) on Japanese talk shows, game shows, and commercials.
Formed the collective Film Independant with Donald Richie and Takahiko Iimura in 1964.

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