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1. Tadanobu Asano Tadanobu Asano Actor, Thor Described by some as a cross between Johnny Depp and Toshirô Mifune, Asano Tadanobu is certainly the hippest, if not the single most important, Japanese film actor working today. His father, an actors' agent, suggested he take on what became his first role, in the TV show "Kimpachi Sensei," at the age of 16...
2. Pamela Franklin Pamela Franklin Actress, The Legend of Hell House British actress Pamela Franklin has worked with many notable actors and directors throughout her career. A somewhat underrated actress, she had a wide range of emotions that she brought to her many versatile characters. Franklin was born in Yokohama, Japan, and her father was an importer/exporter. She...
3. Ryô Kase Ryô Kase Actor, Letters from Iwo Jima
4. Robert Eddison Robert Eddison Actor, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
5. Yoshiaki Kawajiri Yoshiaki Kawajiri Director, The Animatrix Graduated from Yokohama High School in 1968. After a few years working as animator at Mushi Production Animation, the company went bankrupt in 1972 and he joined Madhouse Studio. In the 70s he was promoted to animation director and finally debuted as film director in 1984's "SF New Century Lensman"...
6. Setsuko Hara Setsuko Hara Actress, Tokyo Story Setsuko Hara became one of Japan's best-loved stars over her 30-year film career. Her signature character type, variations on a daughter devoted to her parents and home, inspired the nickname that stayed with her until retirement: the Eternal Virgin. To some extent, reality mirrored her roles in these films...
7. Sayaka Ohara Sayaka Ohara Actress, Gekijôban XXXHolic Manatsu no yoru no yume
8. Mao Inoue Mao Inoue Actress, I Give My First Love to You
9. Fumio Demura Fumio Demura Stunts, The Karate Kid
10. Naoto Takenaka Naoto Takenaka Actor, Shall We Dance?
11. Eiko Matsuda Eiko Matsuda Actress, In the Realm of the Senses
12. Kazuhiko Inoue Kazuhiko Inoue Actor, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
13. Takehito Koyasu Takehito Koyasu Actor, Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
14. Nae Nae Actress, Letters from Iwo Jima
15. Ryôko Yonekura Ryôko Yonekura Actress, Gun Crazy: Episode 1 - A Woman from Nowhere
16. Kimiko Yo Kimiko Yo Actress, Departures
17. Yojiro Harada Yojiro Harada Self, Five Friends
18. Crystal Kay Crystal Kay Actress, Seoul Searching
19. Natsuko Yashiro Natsuko Yashiro Actress, Rape!
20. Rica Matsumoto Rica Matsumoto Actress, Pafekuto Buru
21. Shingo Katori Shingo Katori Actor, Suite Dreams Shingo Katori was born in Yokohama, Japan on the 31st of January, 1977. When he was 10, he joined the Johnny's group, and two years later, was a part of the group SMAP. This group continues to be popular in Japan, and ever since, Katori has been a well-known singer, dancer, and actor in Japan.
22. Keiko Kishi Keiko Kishi Actress, The Makioka Sisters
23. Virginia Stride Virginia Stride Actress, The Sensible Action of Lieutenant Holst
24. Mori Masaki Mori Masaki Director, Barefoot Gen
25. Jûrôta Kosugi Jûrôta Kosugi Actor, Appleseed
26. Toshirô Mayuzumi Toshirô Mayuzumi Composer, The Bible: In the Beginning... One of the most acclaimed composers of the Japanese cinema, Toshirô Mayuzumi was born in Yokohama. He studied composition, harmony, counterpoint, orchestration, piano and conducting at the Tokyo University of Art and Music, graduating cum laude in 1951. The following year he received a scholarship from the French government to study composition further at the Conservatoire de Paris...
27. Sayoko Yamaguchi Sayoko Yamaguchi Actress, Pistol Opera
28. Shin'ichi Watanabe Shin'ichi Watanabe Director, Yarisugi
29. Hitomi Nabatame Hitomi Nabatame Actress, Shadow of the Colossus
30. Reiko Takashima Reiko Takashima Actress, The Hidden Blade
31. Ken Ohara Ken Ohara Editor, Resident Evil 5 Originally from Japan, He is action director and editor currently based in Los Angeles. In Japan, early 2000, Ken Ohara and his brother, Go (Action Director of Death Trance), began shooting a number of reputable independent short action movies. Known as the Ohara Brothers, their movies incorporated Hong Kong style wire techniques...
32. Masashi Ebara Masashi Ebara Actor, Pafekuto Buru
33. Miki Irie Miki Irie Actress, The Face of Another
34. Yuki Saitô Yuki Saitô Actress, Oracion
35. Yûko Kaida Yûko Kaida Actress, Soulcalibur IV
36. Hibari Misora Hibari Misora Actress, Takekurabe
37. Susumu Chiba Susumu Chiba Actor, Ayashi no Ceres
38. John Wooldridge John Wooldridge Composer, Raiders in the Sky The composer John Wooldridge, was a pupil of Sibelius and a contemporary and friend of William Walton. He spent the war in Bomber Command. His promising career ended in a fatal car accident at the age of 47 in 1958. He was married to the actress Margaretta Scott from 1948 and was the father of the actress Susan Wooldridge and the director Hugh Wooldridge.
39. Antonio Inoki Antonio Inoki Self, The Bad News Bears Go to Japan Japan's Antonio Inoki is a "living" legend in Asia. The greatest wrestler ever to step in the ring in Asia, he just may be the greatest wrestler of all times. One of the first great wrestlers to compete in "real" fights. Inoki has some of the most impressive fight stats in mat history. His professional wrestling record for single match competition was 611-41-50...
40. Miyuki Kuwano Miyuki Kuwano Actress, Red Beard
41. Mami Nakamura Mami Nakamura Actress, Love Exposure
42. Yusuke Inaba Yusuke Inaba Actor, Kimi to Mama to Kauboui
43. Rikako Murakami Rikako Murakami Actress, Totto Channel
44. Yû Irie Yû Irie Director, 8000 Miles
45. Kouki Miyata Kouki Miyata Actor, Blue Dragon
46. Yohji Yamamoto Yohji Yamamoto Costume Designer, Zatoichi
47. Kaoru Mizuki Kaoru Mizuki Actress, Ju-on: The Grudge 2
48. Kanako Mitsuhashi Kanako Mitsuhashi Actress, Ragazzo
49. Kôji Nanbara Kôji Nanbara Actor, Branded to Kill
50. Chieko Shiratori Chieko Shiratori Actress, Eko eko azaraku II
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