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Asano Tadanobu

Tadanobu Asano

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  • Name: Asano Tadanobu
  • Native name: 浅野忠信
  • Given name: Sato Tadanobu
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 27, 1973
  • Age: 43
Tadanobu Asano

Tadanobu Asano

  • Name: Asano Tadanobu
  • Native name: 浅野忠信
  • Given name: Sato Tadanobu
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 27, 1973
  • Age: 43
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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Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2017 Dear Etranger
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Makoto Tanaka (Main Role)
Makoto Tanaka
Main Role
0.0
2017 Shinjuku Swan II
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Taki Masaki (Main Role)
Taki Masaki
Main Role
9.5
2016 The Wasted Times
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Watabe (Main Role)
Watabe
Main Role
7.6
2016 Harmonium
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Kusataro Yasaka (Main Role)
Kusataro Yasaka
Main Role
7.5
2015 Nagasaki: Memories of My Son
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Kuroda (Support Role)
Kuroda
Support Role
8.6
2015 Grasshopper
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Kujira "Whale" (Main Role)
Kujira "Whale"
Main Role
7.3
2015 Journey to the Shore
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Yusuke (Main Role)
Yusuke
Main Role
7.0
2015 Parasyte: Part 2
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Goto (Takeshi Hirokawa’s bodyguard) (Support Role)
Goto (Takeshi Hirokawa’s bodyguard)
Support Role
7.9
2014 Parasyte: Part 1
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Goto (Hirokawa Takeshi’s bodyguard) (Support Role)
Goto (Hirokawa Takeshi’s bodyguard)
Support Role
7.9
2014 Lupin III
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Inspector Koichi Zenigata (Main Role)
Inspector Koichi Zenigata
Main Role
7.7
2014 My Man
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Jungo Kusarino (Main Role)
Jungo Kusarino
Main Role
6.8
2014 Kiki's Delivery Service
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Teacher Itsu (Support Role)
Teacher Itsu
Support Role
7.4
2013 The Kiyosu Conference
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Maeda Toshiie (Support Role)
Maeda Toshiie
Support Role
7.5
2012 Fly With The Gold
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Kitagawa (Support Role)
Kitagawa
Support Role
6.6
2012 The Terminal Trust
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Takai Noriyuki (Support Role)
Takai Noriyuki
Support Role
8.0
2012 Dearest
Japanese Movie, 2012,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.4
2011 Once in a Blue Moon
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Kido Kenichi (Support Role)
Kido Kenichi
Support Role
7.6
2011 That's The Way!!
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Akatsuka Fujio (Main Role)
Akatsuka Fujio
Main Role
6.0
2011 Moonlight Mask
Japanese Movie, 2011,
(Main Role)
Main Role
9.0
2010 Wandering Home
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Yasuyuki Tsukahara (Main Role)
Yasuyuki Tsukahara
Main Role
6.0
2010 Vengeance Can Wait
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Yamane Hidenori (Main Role)
Yamane Hidenori
Main Role
5.9
2009 Snow Prince
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Haigo (Support Role)
Haigo
Support Role
8.1
2009 Villon's Wife
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Otani (Main Role)
Otani
Main Role
7.6
2009 Mt. Tsurugidake
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Shibazaki Yoshitarou (Main Role)
Shibazaki Yoshitarou
Main Role
7.9
2009 Donju
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Dekoyan (Main Role)
Dekoyan
Main Role
5.9
2008 Kabei: Our Mother
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Toru Yamazaki (Support Role)
Toru Yamazaki
Support Role
7.4
2007 Sad Vacation
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Kenji Shiraishi (Main Role)
Kenji Shiraishi
Main Role
6.6
2006 Funky Forest: The First Contact
Japanese Movie, 2006,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.0
2006 Invisible Waves
Thai Movie, 2006,
Kyoji (Main Role)
Kyoji
Main Role
6.1
2006 Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani?
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Mizui (Main Role)
Mizui
Main Role
7.0
2005 Rampo Noir
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Private detective Kogor Akechi / Masaki (Main Role)
Private detective Kogor Akechi / Masaki
Main Role
6.6
2005 Portrait of the Wind
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Tamio Murase (Main Role)
Tamio Murase
Main Role
7.0
2005 The Buried Forest
Japanese Movie, 2005,
San-chan (Main Role)
San-chan
Main Role
0.0
2004 Vital
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Hiroshi Takagi (Main Role)
Hiroshi Takagi
Main Role
6.7
2005 Tokyo Zombie
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Fujio (Main Role)
Fujio
Main Role
6.9
2004 Survive Style 5+
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Aman (Main Role)
Aman
Main Role
8.0
2004 Cafe Lumiere
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Takeuchi Hajime (Main Role)
Takeuchi Hajime
Main Role
6.2
2004 The Taste of Tea
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Haruno Ayano (Main Role)
Haruno Ayano
Main Role
7.5
2003 Dead End Run
Japanese Movie, 2003,
(Main Role)
Main Role
6.5
2003 Zatoichi
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Hattori Gennosuke (Support Role)
Hattori Gennosuke
Support Role
7.7
2003 Last Life in the Universe
Thai Movie, 2003,
Kenji (Main Role)
Kenji
Main Role
7.0
2003 My Grandpa
Japanese Movie, 2003,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.7
2003 Bright Future
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Arita Mamoru (Main Role)
Arita Mamoru
Main Role
7.2
2002 Woman of Water
Japanese Movie, 2002,
Yusaku (Support Role)
Yusaku
Support Role
5.5
2001 Ichi the Killer
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Kakihara (Main Role)
Kakihara
Main Role
7.3
2001 Electric Dragon 80.000 V
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Dragon Eye Morrison (Main Role)
Dragon Eye Morrison
Main Role
7.0
2001 Distance
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Sakata (Main Role)
Sakata
Main Role
7.0
2000 Party 7
Japanese Movie, 2000,
Okita Souji (Support Role)
Okita Souji
Support Role
5.3
2000 Kaza Hana
Japanese Movie, 2000,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
1999 Taboo
Japanese Movie, 1999,
Samurai Hyozo Tashiro (Support Role)
Samurai Hyozo Tashiro
Support Role
7.0
1999 Away with Words
Japanese Movie, 1999,
Asano (Main Role)
Asano
Main Role
8.0
1999 Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl
Japanese Movie, 1999,
Kuroo Samehada (Main Role)
Kuroo Samehada
Main Role
7.3
1998 Falling into the Evening
Japanese Movie, 1998,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1998 Love & Pop
Japanese Movie, 1998,
Captain XX (Support Role)
Captain XX
Support Role
7.4
1998 Love and Pop
Japanese Movie, 1998,
Captain XX (Main Role)
Captain XX
Main Role
8.0
1997 Tokyo Biyori
Japanese Movie, 1997,
(Unknown)
Unknown
7.0
1997 Labyrinth of Dreams
Japanese Movie, 1997,
Niitaka Tatsuo (Main Role)
Niitaka Tatsuo
Main Role
8.1
1996 Acri - The Legend of Homo-Aquarellius
Japanese Movie, 1996,
Hisoka (Main Role)
Hisoka
Main Role
7.0
1996 Helpless
Japanese Movie, 1996,
Kenji (Main Role)
Kenji
Main Role
6.5
1996 Picnic
Japanese Movie, 1996,
Tsumuji (Main Role)
Tsumuji
Main Role
8.0
1995 Maborosi
Japanese Movie, 1995,
Ikuo (Support Role)
Ikuo
Support Role
7.3
1993 Fried Dragon Fish
Japanese Movie, 1993,
Natsuro (Main Role)
Natsuro
Main Role
6.8
1990 Bataashi kingyo
Japanese Movie, 1990,
Ushi (Support Role)
Ushi
Support Role
0.0
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2017 Keiji Yugami
Japanese Drama, 2017, 0 eps
Yugami Yukimasa (Main Role)
0
Yugami Yukimasa
Main Role
8.5
2017 A Life
Japanese Drama, 2017, 10 eps
Masao (Main Role)
10
Masao
Main Role
7.7
2014 Long Goodbye
Japanese Drama, 2014, 5 eps
Masuzawa Banji (Main Role)
5
Masuzawa Banji
Main Role
8.2
2011 Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari: 2011 Fall Special
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Hit Man (Main Role)
1
Hit Man
Main Role
7.8
2011 Suteki na Kakushidori ~Kanzen Muketsu no Concierge~
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
Artist (Support Role)
1
Artist
Support Role
6.4
2002 Shiritsu Tantei Hama Mike
Japanese Drama, 2002, 12 eps
(Support Role)
12
Support Role
0.0
1996 Ultraman Tiga
Japanese Drama, 1996, 52 eps
Young Man with Hair Dyed Brown (Guest Role)
52
Young Man with Hair Dyed Brown
Guest Role
8.4
1988 3 nen B gumi Kinpachi Sensei 3
Japanese Drama, 1988, 12 eps
Higashi Masahiro (Support Role)
12
Higashi Masahiro
Support Role
6.7
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