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SABU

Japanese director/writer/actor whose often kinetic, cyberpunk style is much imitated. He expressed appreciation over the similarity of the international hit German film "Run Lola Run" (1998) to his first film as a director/writer, "Dangan Runner" (1996). When asked at the Chicago International Film Festival to recommend a film school, the black ... See full bio »

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14 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Postman Blues
Postman Blues Kurokawa
(1997)
Chasuke's Journey
(2015)
Monday
Monday Director
(2000)
Non-Stop
Non-Stop Actor
(1996)

Filmography

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 2010 Turning Point (TV Movie) (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 2006 Sakuran
Patron (as Sabu)
 2003 Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
Patron (as Sabu)
 2001 Ichi the Killer
Kaneko (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1997 Postman Blues
Kurokawa (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1996 Non-Stop (as Sabu)
 1996 Don't Look Up
Sekikawa (as Sabu)
 1995 Hoshi ni negai wo (as Sabu)
 1995 Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself!! The Escape (TV Movie) (as Sabu)
 1994 Kiriko (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1994 Raiden (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1994 Zeiramu 2
Fujikuro (as Sabu)
 1994 800 Two Lap Runners
Kyoichi Nakazawa (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1993 Sailor Moon R (TV Series)
TV Executive #2
- Ai to seigi yue! Sêrâ senshi futatabi (1993) ... TV Executive #2 (voice, as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1992 Kuma-chan (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1991 Wârudo apâtomento horâ
Ita (as Hiroki Tanaka)
 1986 For Business
Sabu (as Hiroki Tanaka)
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Show Show Self (3 credits)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Sabu | Hiroki Tanaka | Hiroyuki Tanaka
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Personal Quote:

So, the truth is, I've made so many films, but I still don't consider myself a filmmaker. I didn't have a particular desire to be a filmmaker in the beginning, so I still lack the confidence, to tell you the truth. I think it really helped that I worked for over 10 years as an actor, so I knew how the crew was supposed to function, and I understood how the set operates, and I had a sense of that.... See more »

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Scorpio

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