Favorite actors

by Onderhond | created - 10 Jan 2015 | updated - 10 Jan 2015 | Public

1. Tadanobu Asano

Actor | Mongol

Asano Tadanobu is a Japanese film actor. 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. His film debut was in the 1990 Swimming Upstream (Bataashi kingyo (1990)), though his first major critical success was in ...

2. Qi Shu

Actress | The Transporter

Born in Taiwan, Qi Shu has won the prestigious Golden Horse Award in Taiwan (regarded as the East Asian Oscar) for Best Supporting Actress in 1998. She has also received a Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actress in 2005. She appeared with Jackie Chan in the romantic comedy Gorgeous (1999) ("...

3. Takeshi Kitano

Actor | Zatôichi

Takeshi Kitano originally studied to become an engineer, but was thrown out of school for rebellious behavior. He learned comedy, singing and dancing from famed comedian Senzaburô Fukami. Working as a lift boy on a nightclub with such features as comic sketches and striptease dancing, Kitano saw ...

4. Masatoshi Nagase

Actor | Paterson

Masatoshi Nagase was born on July 15, 1966 in Miyazaki, Japan. He is an actor, known for Paterson (2016), Musuko (1991) and Mo no shigoto (1991). He was previously married to Kyôko Koizumi.

5. Susumu Terajima

Actor | Brother

Susumu Terajima is a Japanese actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Yakuza figures, most notably in the films of Takeshi Kitano. He is normally cast in supporting roles.

Terajima was born in Tokyo, Japan, where he still resides. He made his acting debut in 1986's A-Homance, and has been ...

6. Shô Aikawa

Actor | Zebraman

Shô Aikawa was born on May 24, 1961 in Kagoshima, Japan. He is an actor, known for Zebraman (2004), Gozu (2003) and Eyes of the Spider (1998).

7. Xun Zhou

Actress | Li Mi de caixiang

Zhou Xun is an internationally acclaimed Chinese actress and singer.

She caught international attention through her roles in Lou Ye's Suzhou River in 2000 and Dai Sijie's film adaption of the book of same name Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress in 2002. In 2003, she starred in the television ...

8. Aoi Miyazaki

Actress | Ookami kodomo no Ame to Yuki

Miyazaki Aoi is a former child actor whose professional career started at age four in advertisements, commercials and as an extra. She was born in Tokyo in 1985. Her serial and feature film debuts came in 1999 when she was fourteen. In that year she starred in her film debut Ano Natsu No Hi and ...

9. Vincent Cassel

Actor | L'ennemi public n°1

Blue-eyed Vincent Cassel was born in Paris to a leading actor father, Jean-Pierre Cassel, and a journalist mother, Sabine Litique. Often labeled as a tough guy because of his roles, eclectic choices and talent have made of him a star of European cinema. First in La Haine (1995), the young actor, ...

10. Shinobu Terajima

Actress | Vibrator

Shinobu Terajima was born on December 28, 1972 in Tokyo, Japan. She is an actress, known for Vibrator (2003), Akame 48 Waterfalls (2003) and Caterpillar (2010). She has been married to Laurent Ghnassia since February 26, 2007. They have one child.

11. Shin'ichi Tsutsumi

Actor | Always san-chôme no yûhi

Tsutsumi Shinichi is known primarily as a stage actor. It appears after Yamato nadeshiko (2000) he has gained much attention in Japan, though his performance in _"Pure" (1996)_, in 1996, garnered good attention for his sensitive portrayal of the orphaned journalist Sawatari Toru. Tsutsumi trained ...

12. Chen Chang

Actor | Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian

Chang Chen, an international renowned actor, first earned his attention at the age of 14 when he took the lead role in A Brighter Summer Day. Since then, he was nominated three times at the Golden Horse Awards, and several times for best actor at the Berlinale and the Cannes Film Festival. He won ...

13. Shawn Yue

Actor | Mou gaan dou

Branded as the next "Nicholas Tse", Shawn Yue was born and raised in Hong Kong. Spotted at an early age on the streets of Hong Kong by agents of the famous Hong Kong modelling agency "Starz People". He has modelled for Giordano, Sony, Timberland, Gillette, Meko, and is currently a spokesmodel for ...

14. Ryûhei Matsuda

Actor | Gohatto

The uniquely beautiful and talented Ryuhei Matsuda was born May 9, 1983, in Tokyo, to Miyuki Matsuda and Yûsaku Matsuda. Six years later, Ryuhei's life took a tragic turn when his father died from bladder cancer at the age of 40. Ryuhei and his mother persevered, and unlike most offspring of famous...

15. Yû Aoi

Actress | Hura gâru

Aoi Yu, born Natsui Yu in Kasuga, Fukuoka, which is a de facto suburb of Fukuoka City, is a Japanese actress, voice actress, model and TV personality who has become a beloved tour de force in Japan and beyond. In 1999, at the age of 14, she made her stage debut as Polly in the musical production of...

16. Tony Chiu-Wai Leung

Actor | Faa yeung nin wa

Tony Leung Chiu Wai was born in Hong Kong on 27 June 1962. He and his younger sister were raised by their mother after his father left them. In 1982, after passing the training courses of TVB, Tony became a TV actor and became famous for his comedy style in such TV shows as Lu ding ji (1983) or Jue...

17. Nikki Hsieh

Actress | Xiao shi da kan

Nikki Hsieh was born on May 1, 1985 in Taiwan as Hsieh Hsin-Ying. She is an actress, known for Honey PuPu (2011), Reflections (2005) and Make Up (2011).

18. Philippe Nahon

Actor | Seul contre tous

Philippe Nahon was born on December 24, 1938 in Paris, France. He is an actor and producer, known for I Stand Alone (1998), Irréversible (2002) and Carne (1991). He is married to Elisabeth Weissman.

19. Matthias Schoenaerts

Actor | De rouille et d'os

Matthias Schoenaerts was born on December 8, 1977 in Antwerp, Belgium. His mother, Dominique Wiche, was a costume designer, translator and French teacher, and his father was actor Julien Schoenaerts. He made his film debut at the age of 13, alongside his father in the Belgian film Daens (1992), ...

20. Jet Li

Actor | The One

Jet Li born Li Lian Jie in Beijing, China. He started training at the Beijing wushu academy (wushu is China's national sport, largely a performance version of various martial art styles) at age eight. He won five gold medals in the Chinese championships, his first when he was only 11. In his teens,...

21. Karen Mok

Actress | Do lok tin si

Karen Mok was born on June 2, 1970 in Hong Kong as Karen Joy Morris. She is an actress, known for Fallen Angels (1995), Around the World in 80 Days (2004) and Black Mask (1996). She has been married to 'Johannes' since October 1, 2011.

22. Ren Osugi

Actor | Hana-bi

Ren Osugi was born on September 27, 1951 in Komatsushima, Japan as Takashi Osugi. He was an actor and producer, known for Fireworks (1997), Audition (1999) and Inu hashiru (1998). He died on February 21, 2018 in Japan.

23. Anthony Chau-Sang Wong

Actor | Mou gaan dou

Anthony Wong Chau-Sang was born to a British father and a Chinese mother. He never knew his father, since the man left his family when Wong was four years old. He trained acting at ATV and later enrolled into the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

After working in several TV Series, he shot to ...

24. Vincent Gallo

Actor | Buffalo '66

Vincent Gallo. American-born, Buffalo, New York, 1961. Left home, moved to New York City in 1978, and began playing in the experimental musical group, Gray, with artist Jean Michel Basquiat. After leaving Gray, he formed the band, Bohack, and recorded the highly regarded avant-garde industrial ...

25. Hitoshi Matsumoto

Writer | Dai-Nihonjin

Hitoshi Matsumoto and his childhood friend Masatoshi Hamada teamed up as comedy duo Downtown. When they had their own TV shows in late 80s, they became phenomenal pop culture among young Japanese people. Unlike other comedy duos in Japan, they are still together, and they dominate prime time TV ...

26. Joe Odagiri

Actor | Shinobi

Joe Odagiri was born on February 16, 1976 in Tsuyama City, Okayama, Japan. He is an actor and director, known for Shinobi: Heart Under Blade (2005), Adrift in Tokyo (2007) and Azumi (2003). He has been married to Yû Kashii since February 16, 2008.

27. Tomorô Taguchi

Actor | Dangan ranna

Tomorô Taguchi was born on November 30, 1957 in Tokyo, Japan as Tomorou Taguchi. He is an actor and director, known for Non-Stop (1996), Iden & Tity (2003) and Tetto Musashino-sen (1997).

28. Nicolas Bro

Actor | Adams æbler

Nicolas Bro was born on March 16, 1972 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Adam's Apples (2005), Bron/Broen (2011) and King's Game (2004).

29. Ken'ichi Endô

Actor | Serbuan Maut 2: Berandal

Ken'ichi Endô was born on June 28, 1961 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor and writer, known for The Raid 2 (2014), Nobody Knows (2004) and Visitor Q (2001).

30. Anne Suzuki

Actress | Snow Falling on Cedars

Tokyo-born Suzuki An is a Japanese actress who was a former child-actress that nonetheless was in the successful Hana And Alice playing the role of a schoolgirl next to Aoi Yu. She would return to this role in 2015. She attended the expensive 'celebrity mill' Horikoshi High School, which Aoi Yu ...

31. Edward Norton

Actor | Keeping the Faith

American actor, filmmaker and activist Edward Harrison Norton was born on August 18, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts, and was raised in Columbia, Maryland.

His mother, Lydia Robinson "Robin" (Rouse), was a foundation executive and teacher of English, and a daughter of famed real estate developer ...

32. Kiko Mizuhara

Actress | Shingeki no kyojin

Kiko Mizuhara was born on October 15, 1990 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Audrie Kiko Daniel. She is an actress, known for Attack on Titan: Part 1 (2015), Attack on Titan II: End of the World (2015) and Nobunaga Concerto (2014).

33. Masanobu Andô

Actor | Kizzu ritân

Masanobu Andô was born on May 19, 1975 in Kanagawa, Japan. He is an actor, known for Kids Return (1996), Battle Royale (2000) and Sukiyaki Western Django (2007). He has been married to unknown since 2014. They have one child.

34. Jun Kunimura

Actor | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Jun Kunimura was born on November 16, 1955 in Kumamoto, Japan. He is an actor, known for Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), The Wailing (2016) and Ichi the Killer (2001).

35. Will Ferrell

Producer | Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student ...

36. Wen Jiang

Actor | Rogue One

Wen Jiang was born on January 5, 1963 in Tangshan, China. He is an actor and director, known for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Devils on the Doorstep (2000) and Hidden Man (2018). He has been married to Yun Zhou since 2005. They have two children. He was previously married to Sandrine ...

37. William H. Macy

Actor | Fargo

William H. Macy was born on March 13, 1950 in Miami, Florida, USA as William Hall Macy Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for Fargo (1996), Shameless (2011) and Magnolia (1999). He has been married to Felicity Huffman since September 6, 1997. They have two children.

38. Titus De Voogdt

Actor | Steve + Sky

Titus De Voogdt was born on July 4, 1979 in Ghent, Belgium. He is known for his work on Steve + Sky (2004), The Missing (2014) and Cub (2014).

39. Casey Affleck

Actor | Manchester by the Sea

An accomplished and striking performer, Academy Award® winner Casey Affleck has established himself as a powerful leading man with performances in multiple projects.

Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts. His mother, Chris Anne (née Boldt), is a school teacher, and ...

40. Jaycee Chan

Actor | Zhan. gu

Jaycee Chan is the son of the Internationally famous action star, Jackie Chan and Taiwnese actress Feng-Jiao Lin. He was born Chan Jo-Ming, but changed his surname to Fong/Fang in February of 2004 as this is his true ancestral name. Although this is his name in the Eastern hemisphere, his name ...

41. Suzuki Matsuo

Actor | FLCL

Suzuki Matsuo was born on December 15, 1962 in Kitakyushu, Japan as Katsuyuki Matsuo. He is an actor and writer, known for FLCL (2000), Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007) and Ichi the Killer (2001).

42. Isabella Leong

Actress | The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Isabella Leong was born on June 23, 1988 in Portuguese Macau as Luísa Isabella Nolasco da Silva. She is an actress, known for The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), Isabella (2006) and A Chinese Tall Story (2005).

43. Suet Lam

Actor | Kung fu

Suet Lam was born on July 8, 1964 in Tianjin, China. He is known for his work on Kung Fu Hustle (2004), PTU (2003) and The Midnight After (2014).

44. Maggie Cheung

Actress | Faa yeung nin wa

Maggie Cheung was born on September 20, 1964, in Hong Kong, and moved at the age of eight with her family to England. After finishing secondary school, she returned to Hong Kong, where she began modeling and appearing in commercials. In 1983 she participated in the Ms. Hong Kong pageant, winning ...

45. Masako Motai

Actress | Soredemo boku wa yattenai

Born in Shibuya, Tokyo. A Japanese actress joined in Shasha Co.. Started acting in around 1972, created an acting band called Gekidan Sanjyumaru with Eri Watanabe in 1979. At the time she was directing, yet she began to act later on. In 1984, she played a role of a teacher in a TV drama called "...

46. Simon Yam

Actor | Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Simon Yam was born 19 March, 1955, also known as Yam Tat-wah, is a veteran Hong Kong-based actor and film producer. He started off as a supermodel before becoming an actor in the mid 1970s. He then signed with the Hong Kong television network TVB, starring and co-starring in a number of television ...

47. Yoshiyuki Morishita

Actor | Kill Bill: Vol. 1

Yoshiyuki Morishita was born on December 4, 1962 in Tokyo, Japan. He is an actor, known for Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) and Ichi the Killer (2001).



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