Kôji Yakusho


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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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13 Assassins Shinzaemon Shimada
(2010)
Shall We Dance? Shohei Sugiyama
(1996)
Babel Yasujiro Wataya
(2006)

Filmography

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 2023 The Days (TV Series) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.1 (2023)
 2023 Família (post-production)
Seiji
  BossFlix (TV Mini Series short)
 2021 Belle
Suzu's father (voice)
 2021 Pension Metsa (TV Mini Series)
Tsuneki
- Yama no shinshi (2021) ... Tsuneki
 2020 The Pass: Last Days of the Samurai
Kawai Tsugunosuke
 2020 Under the Open Sky
Masao Mikami
 2019 Wings Over Everest
Jiang Yuesheng
 2019 Idaten: Tokyo Olympics Story (TV Mini Series)
Kano Jigoro
- Shonben kozou (2019) ... Kano Jigoro
- Bouken sekai (2019) ... Kano Jigoro
- Botchan (2019) ... Kano Jigoro
- Yoakemae (2019) ... Kano Jigoro
 2018 Mirai
Jiiji (voice)
 2018 The Blood of Wolves
Shogo Ogami
 2017 Rikuô (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.10 (2017)
- Episode #1.9 (2017)
- Episode #1.8 (2017)
- Episode #1.7 (2017)
- Episode #1.6 (2017)
 2017 The Third Murder
Misumi
 2017 Sekigahara
Ieyasu Tokugawa
 2017 Oh Lucy!
Takeshi Komori / Tom
 2017 Ties: A Miraculous Colt (TV Series)
 2015 The Emperor in August
Korechika Anami, Army Minister
 2015 The Boy and the Beast
Kumatetsu (voice)
 2014 A Samurai Chronicle
Toda
 2014 Fathers (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.2 (2014)
 2014 The World of Kanako
Akikazu Fujishima
 2013 The Kiyosu Conference
Shibata Katsuie
 2012 The Terminal Trust
Shinzo Egi
 2011 The Woodsman and the Rain
Katsuhiko
 2011 Early Autumn (TV Movie)
 2011 Chronicle of My Mother
Kosaku
 2011 Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai
Kageyu Saito
 2010 The Last Ronin
Magozaemon Senoo
 2010 13 Assassins
Shinzaemon Shimada
 2010 The History of Our Family (TV Series)
Narration
 2009 Toad's Oil
Takuro Yazawa
 2009 Ekiro (TV Movie)
Det. Yobuno
 2009 Mt. Tsurugidake
Morisaku Furuta
 2009 Gelatin Silver, Love
Client
 2008 Tokyo Sonata
Dorobô The Robber
 2007 Walking My Life
Yukihiro Fujiyama
 2007 Silk
Hara Jubei
 2007 The Sin
 2007 Argentine Baba
Satoru Wakui
 2006 I Just Didn't Do It
Masayoshi Arakawa, Lawyer
 2006 Retribution
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 University of Laughs
Mutsuo Sakisaka
 2004 Lakeside Murder Case
Sunsuke Namiki
 2004 Toride naki mono (TV Movie)
 2004 Tôkyô genpatsu
The Governor of Tokyo
 2004 The Hunter and the Hunted
Detective Jin
 2003 Fireflies: River of Light
Mr. Takiguchi
 2003 Doppelganger
Michio Hayasaki
 2002 September 11
Villager (segment: Japan)
 2002 Totsunyûseyo! 'Asama Sansô' jiken
Atsuyuki Sassa
 2001 Warm Water Under a Red Bridge
Yosuke Sasano
 2001 Pulse
Ship Captain
 2000 Swing Man
 2000 Seance (TV Movie)
Sato
 2000 Eureka
Makoto Sawai
 2000 I Went To
Mochizuki Koheita, aka Dora-Heita
 1999 Spellbound
Hiroshi Kitano
 1999 Charisma
Goro Yabuike
 1998 Tadon to chikuwa
Kida
 1998 License to Live
Fujimori
 1998 Kizuna
Takaaki Ise / Tetsuro Haga
 1997 Cure
Kenichi Takabe
 1997 Bounce Ko Gals
Oshima
 1997 Otona no otoko (TV Series)
Daijiro Mizumachi
- Episode #1.13 (1997) ... Daijiro Mizumachi
- Episode #1.12 (1997) ... Daijiro Mizumachi
- Episode #1.11 (1997) ... Daijiro Mizumachi
- Episode #1.10 (1997) ... Daijiro Mizumachi
- Episode #1.9 (1997) ... Daijiro Mizumachi
 1997 The Eel
Takuro Yamashita
 1997 Lost Paradise
Shoichiro Kuki / editor
 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
 1996 Shabu gokudo
Makabe
 1996 Sleeping Man
Kamimura
 1996 Shall We Dance?
Shohei Sugiyama (as Koji Yakusho)
 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 Drug Connection
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
 1987 Shin - Yotsuya Kaidan (TV Mini Series)
- Episode 2 (1987)
- Episode 1 (1987)
 1986 Inochi (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1986)
 1985 Tampopo
Gangster in the White Suit
 1984 Miyamoto Musashi (TV Series)
Miyamoto Musashi
 1983 Tokugawa Ieyasu (TV Series)
 1982 Tôno monogatari
Hatsutaro
 1982 Jigoku no Okite (TV Movie)
Gensan
 1982 Himeyuri no Tô
Ootaka
 1982 Onimasa
 1981 Willful Murder
Journalist
 1981 Takushî sanba (TV Series)
Shinji Nakano
- Ai no katachi (1981) ... Shinji Nakano
 1980 Twelve Months
Young Soldier (voice)
 1979 The Last Game
 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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