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Tatsuya Nakadai

Tatsuya Nakadai

Birthday: 1932-12-13 | Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Tatsuya Nakadai ( born Motohisa Nakadai December 13, 1932) is a Japanese leading film actor. He became a star after he was discovered working as a Tokyo shop clerk by filmmaker Masaki Kobayashi during the early 1950s. He became the favorite leading man of internationally-acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa after a well publicized fallout between Kurosawa and the legendary Toshirō Mifune. Beginning in the late 1950s, he worked with a number of Japan's best-known filmmakers, starring or co-starring in five Kurosawa films, along with significant films made by Hiroshi Teshigahara (The Face of Another), Mikio Naruse (When a Woman Ascends the Stairs), Kihachi Okamoto (Kill! and Sword of Doom), Hideo Gosha (Goyokin), Shiro Toyoda (Portrait of Hell) and Kon Ichikawa (Enjo and Odd Obsession). Notably, his long-term collaboration with Masaki Kobayashi invites comparison to the working relationship between Akira Kurosawa and Toshirō Mifune. Nakadai was featured in 11 Kobayashi films including the The Human Condition trilogy, Harakiri, Samurai Rebellion and Kwaidan. The Thick-Walled Room marked Nakadai's acting debut. His next role was a little noticed and uncredited one in Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai where he appears for a few seconds as a samurai wandering about town. Description above from the Wikipedia article Tatsuya Nakadai, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Known For

Acting

Year
Title

Role

2014
Giovanni's Island

as    Junpei Senou

2013
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

as    Sumiyaki no Roujin (voice)

2011
Karate Girl

as    Kurenai Tatsuya

2002
Vengeance for Sale

as    Umetaro Katakura

2000
Kurosawa

as    Himself

1999
After the Rain

as    Tsuji Gettan

1995
East Meets West

as    Rentaro Katsu

1992
Wicked City

as    Daishu (Yuen Tai Chung)

1992
Basara: Princess Goh

as    Oribe Furuta

1985
Ran

as    Lord Hidetora Ichimonji