Asano Tadanobu

Tadanobu Asano was born on November 27, 1973 in Yokohama, Kanagawa. He grew up with parents engaged in a bohemian lifestyle - his mother often drove Asano around while listening to Led Zeppelin and his father was a painter. At school, Asano often felt like an outcast, sometimes being taunted as a "gaijun" (foreigner), because of his unique physical features (his grandfather, on his mother's side, was American). As a teen Tadanobu Asano made his acting debut in the 1988 drama "Kanpachi Sensei," thanks in large part to his father's urging.
Two years later, he made his big-screen acting debut in Joji Matusuoka’s teen comedy Swimming Upstream (1990). On the set of the Shunji Iwai's 1995 film Picnic, Tadanobu Asano met his wife, pop singer & actress Chara.
Since that time, Tadanobu Asano has worked steadily in the film world and has become one of the most sought after film actors of his generation. Tadanobu Asano made his directorial debut with the short film Tori in 2004 and then directed a segment in the 2008 omnibus film R246 Story. While gaining professional recognition and popularity as an actor, the multi-talented Asano is also a musician, playing in the band Peace Pill, Mach 1.67 with film director Shogo Ishii, and using the stage name "Bunodata" for his solo music career ("Bunodata" being a reverse scramble of the syllables in his name). Asano has often expressed his fondness for the British punk the Sex Pistols. Beyond music, Asano is also an avid painter, poet, and calligrapher (even drawing the calligraphy for the intertitles in Electric Dragon 80000V).
In 2008, The Smithsonian’s Freer-Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. held a five film restrospective of Asano's work titled "Rebel, Artist, Superstar: The Films of Tadanobu Asano." The films presented were Vital, Last Life in the Universe, Sad Vacation, Tori, and Bright Future, with Tadanobu Asano attending the screenings for the first three films.
On July 18th 2009 Tadanobu Asano and Chara announced their divorce.

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Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2017
10
Masao Main Role
7.6
2014
5
Masuzawa Banji Main Role
8.2
2011
1
Hit Man Main Role
7.8
2011
1
Artist Supporting Role
6.4
1996
52
Young Man with Hair Dyed Brown Guest Role
8.4
1988
12
Higashi Masahiro Supporting Role
6.7

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2017
Makoto Tanaka Main Role
N/A
2017
Taki Masaki Main Role
10
2016
Watabe Main Role
7.0
2016
Kusataro Yasaka Main Role
7.8
2015
Kuroda Supporting Role
8.6
2015
Kujira "Whale" Main Role
7.3
2015
Yusuke Main Role
7.1
2015
Goto (Takeshi Hirokawa’s bodyguard) Supporting Role
8.0
2014
Goto (Hirokawa Takeshi’s bodyguard) Supporting Role
7.9
2014
Inspector Koichi Zenigata Main Role
7.7
2014
Jungo Kusarino Main Role
6.9
2014
Teacher Itsu Supporting Role
7.4
2013
Maeda Toshiie Supporting Role
7.5
2012
Kitagawa Supporting Role
6.7
2012
Takai Noriyuki Supporting Role
8.0
2012
Supporting Role
7.4
2011
Kido Kenichi Supporting Role
7.6
2011
Akatsuka Fujio Main Role
6.0
2011
Main Role
9.0
2010
Yasuyuki Tsukahara Main Role
6.0
2010
Yamane Hidenori Main Role
5.9
2009
Haigo Supporting Role
8.0
2009
Otani Main Role
7.5
2009
Shibazaki Yoshitarou Main Role
8.0
2009
Dekoyan Main Role
6.1
2008
Toru Yamazaki Supporting Role
7.3
2007
Kenji Shiraishi Main Role
6.6
2006
Supporting Role
6.9
2006
Kyoji Main Role
6.1
2006
Mizui Main Role
7.0
2005
Private detective Kogor Akechi / Masaki Main Role
6.6
2004
Hiroshi Takagi Main Role
6.7
2005
Fujio Main Role
6.8
2004
Aman Main Role
8.0
2004
Takeuchi Hajime Main Role
6.1
2004
Kinoshita Unknown Role
9.0
2004
Haruno Ayano Main Role
7.5
2003
Main Role
6.5
2003
Hattori Genosuke Main Role
7.7
2003
Kenji Main Role
7.1
2003
Supporting Role
7.7
2003
Arita Mamoru Main Role
7.1
2002
Yusaku Supporting Role
5.5
2001
Kakihara Main Role
7.3
2001
Dragon Eye Morrison Main Role
6.9
2001
Sakata Main Role
6.9
2000
Okita Souji Supporting Role
5.3
1999
Samurai Hyozo Tashiro Supporting Role
7.0
1999
Asano Main Role
8.0
1999
Kuroo Samehada Main Role
7.3
1998
Captain XX Main Role
7.0
1998
Captain XX Supporting Role
7.2
1997
Unknown Role
7.0
1997
Niitaka Tatsuo Main Role
8.2
1996
Guest Role
8.2
1996
Hisoka Main Role
7.0
1996
Tsumuji Main Role
8.1
1995
Ikuo Supporting Role
7.3
1993
Natsuro Main Role
6.7
1990
Ushi Supporting Role
N/A

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    banzaisushi Nov 27, 2016

    Happy Birthday!

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    shaz22 Mar 14, 2016 - edited

    This guy could portray a carrot and and next thing, I'm madly in love with that said carrot :/

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    EXO_HOLIC Nov 27, 2015

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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    realdeal May 30, 2015 - edited

    I just recently learned that he went in our country last year to do a movie collaboration with a filipino director. What makes me sad is the fact the almost none welcome him when he went here as if no one knows him. But here the thing the ultimate annoying thing is he and lee minho almost arrive at the same time and tons and tons of fangirls went to welcome lee min ho and didnt notice him.

    Asano will go down in history book as one of greatest asian actors, his legacy will be included with the likes of mifune and nakadai....while lee min ho I dont know what will happen with that actor if he gets older.

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    wsa67 Nov 27, 2014

    Happy birthday!

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    MarksonLove Nov 27, 2014

    Happy Birthday

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    EXO_HOLIC Nov 27, 2014

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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    fadetoblack Jul 29, 2014

    he aged a lot, looks older than his age

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    Cheer Apr 13, 2014 - edited

    Asano is one of the best living Japanese and Asian actors. He has such an intense phenomenal performances no matter what's his role. No wonder he become acclaimed in Hollywood.

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    bluegrl80 Dec 21, 2013

    Vital not on the list?

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    wsa67 Nov 27, 2013

    Happy Birthday

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    MarksonLove Nov 27, 2013

    Happy Birthday

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    Kealohalani808 Nov 27, 2013

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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    1WhiteRose Nov 26, 2012

    Happy Birthday!

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    lforminerva Sep 27, 2012

    He was in "Last Life in the Universe." I liked that film, thought it would be here. :/

Details

  • Name:

    Asano Tadanobu
  • Native name:

    浅野忠信
  • Given name:

    Sato Tadanobu
  • Nationality:

    Japanese
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Born:

    November 27, 1973
  • Age:

    43