Tadanobu Asano

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Real name is Tadanobu Satô
Was born at 27 November 1973 (now is 45 years old) in Yokohama, Japan

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 1990Swimming Upstream (Bataashi Kingyo (1990)), though his first majorcritical success was in 'Shunji Iwai' 's Fried Dragon Fish (1993) (TV) . His first critical success in theWest was in 'Hirokazu Koreeda' 's Maboroshi no hikari (1995) , in which he played a man whoinexplicably throws himself in front of a train, widowing his wife andorphaning his infant son.

His best known works internationally are thesamurai films Gohatto (1999) and Zatôichi (2003) . It wason the set of Iwai's Picnic (1996) that he met and fell in love withJ-Pop idol 'Chara' . They married soon after learning she waspregnant with their first child, Sumire. While best known forcharacters who are psychologically offbeat, if not downright psychotic(e. g.

Kakihara in Ichi the Killer ( Koroshiya 1 (2001) )), Asanohas been described by those who know him as a down-to-earth family man. He has directed commercial TV spots for Chara. Hesistant to identifyhimself as an actor, he most readily describes himself as a vocalist,referring to Mach 1. 67, the band he has with director'Gakuryû Ishii' . He's also an artist, and sometimes works as amodel, most notably for the Japanese designers Takeo Kikuchi and JunTakahashi.


There is some small facts about Tadanobu Asano:
  • Singer in Japanese band Mach 1.67.
  • When he married 'Chara' , they exchanged wedding rings while standing in the middle of an intersection in Shibuya.
  • His maternal grandfather was of Dutch and Norwegian descent.
Also look some video clip about Tadanobu Asano:
There is the list of movies, where Tadanobu Asano was taked part:
1 Nemuranai machi - Shinjuku same movie Nemuranai machi - Shinjuku same 1993 as Sajo
2 Seishun dendekedekedeke movie Seishun dendekedekedeke 1992 as Seiichi Shirai
3 Shinanai kodomo, Arai Shusaku movie Shinanai kodomo, Arai Shusaku 2010 as Narration
4 The Making of Mt. Tsurugidake movie The Making of Mt. Tsurugidake 2009 as Himself
5 The Making of Zatoichi movie The Making of Zatoichi 2004 as Himself/Hattori
6 119 movie 119 1994 as Satoshi Matsushita
7 47 Ronin movie 47 Ronin 2013 as Lord Kira
8 Acri movie Acri 1996 as Hisoka
9 Ah-So Graham Norton movie Ah-So Graham Norton 2001 as Himself
10 Aimai na Mirai: Kurosawa Kiyoshi movie Aimai na Mirai: Kurosawa Kiyoshi 2003 as Himself
11 Aitsu movie Aitsu 1991 as Sadahito Iwata
12 Akarui mirai movie Akarui mirai 2003 as Mamoru Arita
13 All Hands on Deck: The Cast of Battleship movie All Hands on Deck: The Cast of Battleship 2012 as Himself
14 Anata e movie Anata e 2012 as Policeman
15 Bataashi kingyo movie Bataashi kingyo 1990 as Ushi
16 Battleship movie Battleship 2012 as Captain Yugi Nagata
17 Behind the Blur movie Behind the Blur 2009 as Himself
18 Cha no aji movie Cha no aji 2004 as Ayano Haruno - uncle
19 Chichi to kuraseba movie Chichi to kuraseba 2004 as Kinoshita
20 Distance movie Distance 2001 as Sakata
21 Donjû movie Donjû 2009 as Dekogawa
22 Electric Dragon 80.000 V movie Electric Dragon 80.000 V 2001 as Dragon Eye Morrison
23 Eri Eri rema sabakutani movie Eri Eri rema sabakutani 2005 as Mizui
24 Flowers of Taipei: Taiwan New Cinema movie Flowers of Taipei: Taiwan New Cinema 2014 as Himself
25 Focus movie Focus 1996 as Kanemura
26 Fried Dragon Fish movie Fried Dragon Fish 1993 as Natsuro
27 Gekkou no kamen movie Gekkou no kamen 2011 as Okamoto
28 Gohatto movie Gohatto 1999 as Samurai Hyozo Tashiro
29 Gojo reisenki: Gojoe movie Gojo reisenki: Gojoe 2000 as Shanao
30 Hakuchi movie Hakuchi 1999 as Isawa
31 Hana yori mo naho movie Hana yori mo naho 2006 as Jubei Kanazawa
32 Helpless movie Helpless 1996 as Kenji Shiraishi
33 Invisible Waves movie Invisible Waves 2006 as Kyoji
34 Jirai wo fundara sayônara movie Jirai wo fundara sayônara 1999 as Taizo Ichinose
35 Kaza-hana movie Kaza-hana 2000 as Sawaki
36 Kiseijuu movie Kiseijuu 2014 as Goto
37 Kishibe no tabi movie Kishibe no tabi 2015 as Yusuke
38 Kiyosu kaigi movie Kiyosu kaigi 2013 as Toshiie maeda
39 Korede iinoda! Eiga Akatsuka Fujio movie Korede iinoda! Eiga Akatsuka Fujio 2011 as Fujio Akatsuka
40 Koroshiya 1 movie Koroshiya 1 2001 as Kakihara
There is the list of interview of Tadanobu Asano:
  • "Asian Cult Cinema" (USA), 2007, Iss. 54, pg. 28-39, by: Jerome C. Morris, "I'm Not as Whacked Out as Dragon Eye Morrison: An Interview withTadanobu Asano"
There is the list of some printed articles of Tadanobu Satô:
  • "Grind" (Japan), July 2009, Vol. 2, pg. 71, 72, 73, "'Shunya Arai'"
  • "Invitation Magazine" (Japan), May 2008, Iss. 62, pg. 34, 35
  • "Brutus Magazine (Japan)" (Japan), January 2005, Vol. 1, Iss. 556, pg. 169, 173, by: Shigeo Kanno, "'Survive Styles' Photos By Kazumi Kurigami"
  • "Relax" (Japan), February 2001
  • "Relax" (Japan), February 2001, pg. 108
The image of Tadanobu Satô was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Mens Non-No" (Japan), July 2009
  • "Grind" (Japan), July 2009, Vol. 2
  • "Asian Cult Cinema" (USA), 2007, Iss. 54
  • "Huge Magazine" (Japan), June 2004, Iss. 7
There is the list of some quotes of Tadanobu Asano:
  • [on Thor (2011) ] I have blood from Dutch and Norwegian. So, I feel like it was necessity that I could join the film. Because I feel "Thor" is the beginning of finding my roots, and I found that I have family in America, I want to take my time and put effort on my future work so that foreign people get to know me better, and I also want to enjoy that process itself!
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