Ryûhei Kitamura Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in Osaka, Japan
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ryûhei Kitamura was born on May 30, 1969 in Osaka, Japan. He is a director and writer, known for The Midnight Meat Train (2008), Azumi (2003) and Versus (2000).

Trade Mark (3)

Stylized offbeat camera angles, hyper-kenetic camera movement (very similar to Sam Raimi's "old school" style).
Over the top & bombastic action sequences
Dark and edgy tone

Trivia (6)

Briefly studied film making in Australia
Speaks fluent English
Has cast actor Tak Sakaguchi in every one of his films but 2008's The Midnight Meat Train.
Was offered the job directing The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, but turned it down, citing a poor script.
Was introduced to an American agent by Samuel L. Jackson, whom he met at a party and discovered was a great admirer of his work.
He is the first person to direct both a Godzilla film and a Lupin III film.

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