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Kôji Yakusho


Yakusho Koji is an acclaimed and famed Japanese actors who has appeared in many notable films, including Tampopo, Unagi and Babel, but may be best known internationally for his role in Shall We Dance, which at the time of its release was Asia's biggest film export. He was born in the southern city of Nagasaki as Koji Hashimoto, but moved to Tokyo ... See full bio »

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Known For

Jûsan-nin no shikaku
Jûsan-nin no shikaku Shinzaemon Shimada
(2010)
Shall We Dance?
Shall We Dance? Shohei Sugiyama
(1996)
Babel
Babel Yasujiro Wataya
(2006)

Filmography

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 2017 Rikuô (TV Mini-Series)
 2017 Sandome no satsujin
Misumi
 2017 Sekigahara
 2017 Oh Lucy!
Komori
 2017 Kizuna Hashire Kiseki no Koma (TV Movie)
 2015 Ohka: Saigo no tokkô
Narration (voice)
 2015 Nihon no ichiban nagai hi ketteiban
Korechika Anami, Army Minister
 2015 Bakemono no ko
Kumatetsu (voice)
 2014 Higurashi no ki
Toda
 2014 Oyaji no senaka (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (2014)
 2014 Kawaki
Akikazu Fujishima
 2013 Mezamashi terebi (TV Series)
Katsuie Shibata
- Episode dated 12 November 2013 (2013) ... Katsuie Shibata (voice)
- Episode dated 11 November 2013 (2013) ... Katsuie Shibata (voice)
 2013 Kiyosu kaigi
Shibata Katsuie
 2012 Tsui no shintaku
Shinzo Egi
 2011 Kitsutsuki to ame
Katsuhiko
 2011 Shoshû (TV Movie)
 2011 Waga haha no ki
Kosaku
 2011 Ichimei
Kageyu
 2010 Saigo no Chûshingura
Magozaemon Senoo
 2010 Jûsan-nin no shikaku
Shinzaemon Shimada
 2010 Wagaya no rekishi (TV Series)
Narration
 2010 Kagai jugyô: yôkoso senpai (TV Series)
Narration
- Kyoko Heya (2010) ... Narration
 2009 Toad's Oil
Takuro Yazawa
 2009 Ekiro (TV Movie)
Det. Yobuno
 2009 Tsurugidake: Ten no ki
Morisaku Furuta
 2009 Zerachin shirubâ love
Client
 2008 Pako to mahô no ehon
Onuki
 2008 Tokyo Sonata
Dorobô
 2007 Zô no senaka
Yukihiro Fujiyama
 2007 Silk
Hara Jubei
 2007 Kokoro
 2007 Arugentin babâ
Satoru Wakui
 2006 I Just Didn't Do It
Masayoshi Arakawa, Lawyer
 2006 Sakebi
Noboru Yoshioka
 2006/I Babel
Yasujiro Wataya
 2006 Suite Dreams
Heikichi Shindo
 2005 Memoirs of a Geisha
Nobu (as Koji Yakusho)
 2005 Lorelei
Masami Shin'ichi
 2004 Warai no daigaku
Mutsuo Sakisaka
 2004 Reikusaido mâdâ kêsu
Sunsuke Namiki
 2004 Toride naki mono (TV Movie)
 2004 Tôkyô genpatsu
The Governor of Tokyo
 2004 Yudan taiteki
Detective Jin
 2003 Hotaru no hoshi
Mr. Takiguchi
 2003 Dopperugengâ
Michio Hayasaki
 2002 Totsunyûseyo! Asama sansô jiken
Atsuyuki Sassa
 2001 Akai hashi no shita no nurui mizu
Yosuke Sasano
 2001 Kairo
Ship Captain
 2000 Swing Man
 2000 Kôrei (TV Movie)
Sato
 2000 Yurîka
Makoto Sawai
 2000 Dora-heita
Koheita Mochizuki, aka Dora-Heita
 1999 Kin'yû fushoku rettô: Jubaku
Hiroshi Kitano
 1999 Karisuma
Goro Yabuike
 1998 Tadon to chikuwa
Kida
 1998 Ningen gôkaku
Fujimori
 1998 Kizuna
Takaaki Ise / Tetsuro Haga
 1997 Cure
Kenichi Takabe
 1997 Baunsu ko gaurusu
Oshima
 1997 Otona no otoko (TV Series)
 1997 The Eel
Takuro Yamashita
 1997 Lost Paradise
Shoichiro Kuki
 1996 Shabu gokudo
Makabe
 1996 Sleeping Man
Kamimura
 1996 Shall We Dance?
Shohei Sugiyama (as Koji Yakusho)
 1996 Hacchôbori torimono-banashi (TV Series)
Shinpachirô Kariya
- Episode #2.8 (1996) ... Shinpachirô Kariya
- Episode #2.5 (1996) ... Shinpachirô Kariya
- Episode #2.3 (1996) ... Shinpachirô Kariya
- Episode #2.6 (1996) ... Shinpachirô Kariya
- Episode #2.1 (1996) ... Shinpachirô Kariya
 1995 Kamikaze Taxi
Kantake
 1995 Shimizu Jirochô monogatari (TV Movie)
 1994 Osaka Gokudo Senso: Shinoidare
Ippei Yoshikawa
 1993 Watashi ga koroshita otoko (TV Movie)
Ryuichiro
 1993 Kyokutô kuroshakai
Ryosuke Kano
 1993 Gurenbana
Kenzo Nakada
 1992 Kanashikute Yarikirenai (TV Movie)
Kenji Hiraoka
 1992 Goodbye: Watashi ga koroshita Dazai Osamu (TV Movie)
Osamu Dazai
 1991 Seishun no mon (TV Series)
 1990 Takeda Shingen (TV Mini-Series)
Takeda Shingen
 1990 Pod severnym siyaniyem
Genzo Tamiya
 1988 Another Way: D-Kikan-Joho
Naoto Sekiya
 1986 Inochi (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1986)
 1985 Tampopo
Man in White Suit
 1984 Miyamoto Musashi (TV Series)
Miyamoto Musashi
 1983 Tokugawa Ieyasu (TV Series)
 1982 Tôno monogatari
Hatsutaro
 1982 Himeyuri no Tô
Ootaka
 1982 Onimasa
 1981 Takushî sanba (TV Series)
Shinji Nakano
- Ai no katachi (1981) ... Shinji Nakano
 1980 Sekai meisaku dôwa: Mori wa ikiteiru
Young Soldier (voice)
 1979 Hunter in the Dark
Kuwano
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Alternate Names:

Koji Yakusho | Kouji Yakusho

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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His name Yakusho (a Japanese word meaning "public office") originates from the fact that he worked at Chiyoda Ward Office of Tokyo before starting his acting career. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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