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Takashi Miike


Takashi Miike was born in the small town of Yao on the outskirts of Osaka, Japan. His main interest growing up was motorbikes, and for a while he harbored ambitions to race professionally. At the age of 18 he went to study at the film school in Yokohama founded by renowned director Shôhei Imamura, primarily because there were no entrance exams. By... See full bio »

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Koroshiya 1 Director
(2001)
(2010)
Audition Director
(1999)
Gozu Director
(2003)

Filmography

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 2017 Idol × Warrior: Miracle Tunes! (TV Series) (series director)
 2016 Terra Formars
 2014 Kuime
 2013 Wara no tate
 2012 Ai to makoto
 2011 Q.P. (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2011)
 2011 Ichimei
 2009 Yattâman
 2008 Keitai Sousakan 7 (TV Series) (series director)
 2008 Kêtai sôsakan 7 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2007 Kurôzu zero
 2006 Waru: kanketsu-hen (Video)
 2006 Masters of Horror (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Imprint (2006)
 2006 Waru
 2005 Urutoraman Makkusu (TV Series) (multiple episodes)
 2005 Yasha-ga-ike (Video)
 2004 Izo
 2004 Saam gaang yi (segment "Box")
 2004 Paato-taimu tantei 2 (TV Movie)
 2004 Zebraman
 2003 Kôshônin (TV Movie)
 2003 Kikoku (Video)
 2003 Gozu
 2002 Paato-taimu tantei (TV Movie)
 2002 Pandoora (Video)
 2002 Sabu (TV Movie)
 2001 Family 2 (Video)
 2001 Agitator
 2001 Koroshiya 1
 2001 Bijitâ Q
 2001/II Family
 2000 Tsukamoto Shin'ya ga Ranpo suru (Video short documentary)
 1999 Dead or Alive
 1999 Audition
 1999 Silver - shirubaa (Video)
 1999 Tennen shôjo Man (TV Mini-Series)
 1998 Blues Harp
 1998 Andoromedia
 1997 Full Metal gokudô (Video)
 1997 Jingi naki yabô 2 (Video)
 1996 Rakkasei: Piinattsu (Video)
 1996 Jingi naki yabô (Video)
 1996 Shin daisan no gokudô II (Video)
 1995 Naniwa yuukyôden (Video)
 1995 Daisan no gokudô (Video)
 1994 Shinjuku autoroo (Video)
 1993 Oretachi wa tenshi ja nai (Video)
 1993 Bodyguard Kiba (Video)
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Show Show Writer (4 credits)
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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Miike Dokomo

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm happy that my films were discovered by chance by foreign film festivals. That makes me realize more that there is a world outside Japan too. For me, it's an occasion to meet many people and to experience directly the response of international audiences to my films. But for me as a director, my attitude towards making films hasn't changed with the fame. I feel it's not good to change as a ... See more »

Trivia:

Speaks no English, but did his cameo in Hostel (2005) in English for Eli Roth, of whom he is a fan. His character in the end credits is listed as "Miike Takashi." See more »

Trademark:

His films often contain ambiguous and/or truly bizarre endings See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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