Tadanobu Asano

Asano Tadanobu

  • Name: Asano Tadanobu
  • Native name: 浅野忠信
  • Given name: Sato Tadanobu
  • Also Known as: あさの ただのぶ
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 27, 1973
  • Age: 50
Tadanobu Asano is an actor and musician born in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. 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 "gaijin" (foreigner), because of his unique physical features (his maternal grandfather 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. His daughter is model and actress SUMIRE and son is model and actor Sato Himi.

On August 23, 2022 he registered marriage with actress/model Nakata Kumi.

(Source: AsianWiki) Edit Biography
Director
Year Title Type Rating
2024 Mirrorliar Films Season 6
Movie
0.0
2008 R246 Story
Movie
5.0
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2024 Shogun
Japanese Drama, 2024, 10 eps
Kashigi Yabushige [Lord of Izu] (Support Role)
10
Kashigi Yabushige [Lord of Izu]
Support Role
8.5
2023 Brush Up Life
Japanese Drama, 2023, 10 eps
[Mysterious Man] (Ep. 9-10) (Guest Role)
10
[Mysterious Man] (Ep. 9-10)
Guest Role
8.6
2021 Okaeri Mone
Japanese Drama, 2021, 120 eps
Oikawa Shinji [Ryo's father] (Support Role)
120
Oikawa Shinji [Ryo's father]
Support Role
8.2
2020 Followers
Japanese Drama, 2020, 9 eps
Mochizuki Tamio (Support Role)
9
Mochizuki Tamio
Support Role
7.9
2019 Idaten
Japanese Drama, 2019, 47 eps
Kawashima Shojiro [Politician] (Support Role)
47
Kawashima Shojiro [Politician]
Support Role
8.2
2017 Keiji Yugami
Japanese Drama, 2017, 10 eps
Yugami Yukimasa (Main Role)
10
Main Role
8.0
2017 A Life
Japanese Drama, 2017, 10 eps
Danjo Masao / Sodai (Main Role)
10
Danjo Masao / Sodai
Main Role
7.6
2014 Long Goodbye
Japanese Drama, 2014, 5 eps
Masuzawa Banji (Main Role)
5
Main Role
7.7
2002 Shiritsu Tantei Hama Mike
Japanese Drama, 2002, 12 eps
Yamazaki Yukio (Ep. 10) (Guest Role)
12
Yamazaki Yukio (Ep. 10)
Guest Role
10.0
1996 Ultraman Tiga
Japanese Drama, 1996, 52 eps
[Young man with hair dyed brown] (Ep. 40) (Guest Role)
52
[Young man with hair dyed brown] (Ep. 40)
Guest Role
7.9
1994 Masui
Japanese Drama, 1994, 10 eps
Fukushi Tatsuhiko (Support Role)
10
Fukushi Tatsuhiko
Support Role
0.0
1993 Chance
Japanese Drama, 1993, 12 eps
Yamazaki Yoji (Ep. 5) (Guest Role)
12
Yamazaki Yoji (Ep. 5)
Guest Role
7.5
1988 3 nen B gumi Kinpachi Sensei Season 3
Japanese Drama, 1988, 12 eps
Higashi Masahiro (Support Role)
12
Higashi Masahiro
Support Role
6.9
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
TBA Pseudo Idealist
Chinese Movie, 0000,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
2025 Kanasando
Japanese Movie, 2025,
Akamine Satoru [Mika's father] (Support Role)
Akamine Satoru [Mika's father]
Support Role
0.0
2024 The Women in the Lakes
Japanese Movie, 2024,
Isami Yu [Veteran detective] (Support Role)
Isami Yu [Veteran detective]
Support Role
7.4
2024 The Box Man
Japanese Movie, 2024,
[Fake doctor] (Support Role)
[Fake doctor]
Support Role
0.0
2023 We're Broke, My Lord!
Japanese Movie, 2023,
Isogai Heihachiro (Support Role)
Isogai Heihachiro
Support Role
7.7
2023 Kubi
Japanese Movie, 2023,
Kuroda Kanbei (Support Role)
Kuroda Kanbei
Support Role
7.2
2021 Detective Chinatown 3
Chinese Movie, 2021,
Tanaka Nao (Support Role)
Tanaka Nao
Support Role
8.1
2020 Independence of Japan
Japanese Movie, 2020,
Shirasu Jiro (Main Role)
Shirasu Jiro
Main Role
7.0
2020 Labyrinth of Cinema
Japanese Movie, 2020,
Lt. Sako (Support Role)
Lt. Sako
Support Role
7.7
2020 Minamata
Japanese Movie, 2020,
Matsumura Tatsuo (Support Role)
Matsumura Tatsuo
Support Role
7.9
2019 Wolf’s Calling
Japanese Movie, 2019,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2019 They Say Nothing Stays the Same
Japanese Movie, 2019,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.6
2019 Chiwawa
Japanese Movie, 2019,
Sakata Joe (Support Role)
Sakata Joe
Support Role
6.8
2018 Kasane
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Habuta Kingo (Support Role)
Habuta Kingo
Support Role
7.8
2018 Punk Samurai Slash Down
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Chayama Hanro (Support Role)
Chayama Hanro
Support Role
6.5
2018 The Bastard and the Beautiful World
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Daimon / Maddog (Ep. 1) (Main Role)
Daimon / Maddog (Ep. 1)
Main Role
6.5
2018 The Outsider
Japanese Movie, 2018,
Kiyoshi (Support Role)
Kiyoshi
Support Role
7.3
2017 Dear Etranger
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Makoto Tanaka (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2017 Shinjuku Swan II
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Taki Masaki (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2016 The Wasted Times
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Watabe (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2016 Harmonium
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Kusataro Yasaka (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2015 Nagasaki: Memories of My Son
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Kuroda (Support Role)
Kuroda
Support Role
8.0
2015 Grasshopper
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Kujira / "Whale" (Main Role)
Kujira / "Whale"
Main Role
7.3
2015 Journey to the Shore
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Yabuuchi Yusuke (Main Role)
Yabuuchi Yusuke
Main Role
6.9
2015 Parasyte: Part 2
Japanese Movie, 2015,
Goto [Takeshi’s bodyguard] (Support Role)
Goto [Takeshi’s bodyguard]
Support Role
7.8
2014 Parasyte: Part 1
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Goto [Takeshi’s bodyguard] (Guest Role)
Goto [Takeshi’s bodyguard]
Guest Role
7.7
2014 Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal & a Whore
Filipino Movie, 2014,
[Criminal] (Main Role)
[Criminal]
Main Role
7.3
2014 Flowers of Taipei: Taiwan New Cinema
Taiwanese Movie, 2014,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.0
2014 Lupin III
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Inspector Zenigata (Support Role)
Support Role
7.5
2014 My Man
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Jungo Kusarino (Main Role)
Main Role
6.8
2014 Kiki's Delivery Service
Japanese Movie, 2014,
Ishii [Doctor] (Guest Role)
Ishii [Doctor]
Guest Role
7.3
2013 The Kiyosu Conference
Japanese Movie, 2013,
Maeda Toshiie (Support Role)
Maeda Toshiie
Support Role
7.1
2012 Fly With the Gold
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Kitagawa Kouji (Main Role)
Main Role
6.8
2012 The Terminal Trust
Japanese Movie, 2012,
Takai Noriyuki (Support Role)
Takai Noriyuki
Support Role
6.7
2012 Dearest
Japanese Movie, 2012,
[Police officer] (Support Role)
[Police officer]
Support Role
7.4
2011 Once in a Blue Moon
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Kido Kenichi (Support Role)
Kido Kenichi
Support Role
7.5
2011 That's the Way!!
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Akatsuka Fujio (Main Role)
Akatsuka Fujio
Main Role
6.4
2011 Moonlight Mask
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Okamoto Taro (Main Role)
Okamoto Taro
Main Role
6.2
2010 Wandering Home
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Main Role
6.5
2010 Vengeance Can Wait
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Yamane Hidenori (Main Role)
Main Role
6.3
2009 Snow Prince
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Haigo (Support Role)
Haigo
Support Role
7.7
2009 SOUL RED Yusaku Matsuda
Japanese Movie, 2009,
[Himself] (Support Role)
[Himself]
Support Role
7.0
2009 Villon's Wife
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Otani (Main Role)
Otani
Main Role
7.4
2009 The Summit: A Chronicle Of Stones to Serenity
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Shibazaki Yoshitarou (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2009 Donju
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Dekoyan (Main Role)
Main Role
6.7
2008 Yume no Mani Mani
Japanese Movie, 2008,
[Black marketeer] (Support Role)
[Black marketeer]
Support Role
6.0
2008 R246 Story
Japanese Movie, 2008,
{Segment "224466"} (Main Role)
{Segment "224466"}
Main Role
5.0
2008 Kabei: Our Mother
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Yamazaki Toru (Support Role)
Yamazaki Toru
Support Role
7.5
2007 Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan
Chinese Movie, 2007,
Genghis Khan/Temüjin (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
2007 Sad Vacation
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Shiraishi Kenji (Main Role)
Main Role
6.9
2006 Funky Forest: The First Contact
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Tanaka Masaru (Main Role)
Main Role
6.7
2006 Invisible Waves
Thai Movie, 2006,
Kyoji (Main Role)
Main Role
6.9
2006 Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani?
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Mizui (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2005 Rampo Noir
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Main Role
6.9
2005 Portrait of the Wind
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Tamio Murase (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2005 The Buried Forest
Japanese Movie, 2005,
San-chan (Main Role)
Main Role
6.8
2005 Tokyo Zombie
Japanese Movie, 2005,
Fujio (Main Role)
Fujio
Main Role
6.8
2004 Vital
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Hiroshi Takagi (Main Role)
Main Role
7.1
2004 Survive Style 5+
Japanese Movie, 2004,
A man / Ishigaki (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
2004 Cafe Lumiere
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Takeuchi Hajime (Main Role)
Main Role
6.8
2004 The Taste of Tea
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Haruno Ayano (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
2003 Dead End Run
Japanese Movie, 2003,
(3rd story: "Fly") (Main Role)
(3rd story: "Fly")
Main Role
6.9
2003 Zatoichi
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Hattori Gennosuke (Support Role)
Hattori Gennosuke
Support Role
7.6
2003 Last Life in the Universe
Thai Movie, 2003,
Kenji (Main Role)
Kenji
Main Role
7.4
2003 My Grandpa
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Nakato Shinichi (Support Role)
Nakato Shinichi
Support Role
7.3
2003 Ambivalent Future: Kurosawa Kiyoshi
Japanese Movie, 2003,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
2003 Bright Future
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Arita Mamoru (Main Role)
Main Role
7.1
2002 Woman of Water
Japanese Movie, 2002,
Yusaku (Support Role)
Yusaku
Support Role
6.7
2001 Ichi the Killer
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Kakihara (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2001 Electric Dragon 80.000 V
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Dragon Eye Morrison (Main Role)
Main Role
6.9
2001 Distance
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Sakata (Main Role)
Sakata
Main Role
7.2
2000 Party 7
Japanese Movie, 2000,
Okita Soji (Support Role)
Okita Soji
Support Role
6.5
2000 Gojoe: Spirit War Chronicle
Japanese Movie, 2000,
Shanao (Main Role)
Shanao
Main Role
6.6
2000 Kaza Hana
Japanese Movie, 2000,
Sawaki (Main Role)
Sawaki
Main Role
7.1
1999 Taboo
Japanese Movie, 1999,
Hyozo Tashiro [Samurai] (Support Role)
Hyozo Tashiro [Samurai]
Support Role
6.8
1999 One Step on a Mine, It's All Over
Japanese Movie, 1999,
Ichinose Taizo (Main Role)
Ichinose Taizo
Main Role
7.0
1999 Hakuchi: The Innocent
Japanese Movie, 1999,
Isawa (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
1999 Away with Words
Japanese Movie, 1999,
Asano (Main Role)
Asano
Main Role
7.5
1999 Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl
Japanese Movie, 1999,
Kuroo Samehada (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
1998 Falling into the Evening
Japanese Movie, 1998,
(Support Role)
Support Role
6.9
1998 Love & Pop
Japanese Movie, 1998,
Captain XX (Support Role)
Captain XX
Support Role
7.6
1998 Screwed
Japanese Movie, 1998,
Tsube (Main Role)
Tsube
Main Role
6.4
1997 Tokyo Biyori
Japanese Movie, 1997,
(Unknown)
Unknown
7.7
1997 Labyrinth of Dreams
Japanese Movie, 1997,
Niitaka Tatsuo (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
1996 Swallowtail Butterfly
Japanese Movie, 1996,
[ Customer in club] (Support Role)
[ Customer in club]
Support Role
7.9
1996 Acri - The Legend of Homo-Aquarellius
Japanese Movie, 1996,
Hisoka (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
1996 Helpless
Japanese Movie, 1996,
Kenji (Main Role)
Main Role
6.5
1996 Picnic
Japanese Movie, 1996,
Tsumuji (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
1995 Maborosi
Japanese Movie, 1995,
Ikuo (Support Role)
Ikuo
Support Role
7.5
1995 Story of Four Sisters
Japanese Movie, 1995,
Higuchi Akira (Support Role)
Higuchi Akira
Support Role
8.0
1994 119
Japanese Movie, 1994,
Satoshi Matsushita (Support Role)
Satoshi Matsushita
Support Role
8.0
1993 The City That Never Sleeps: Shinjuku Shark
Japanese Movie, 1993,
Sajo (Support Role)
Sajo
Support Role
7.8
1993 Fried Dragon Fish
Japanese Movie, 1993,
Natsuro (Main Role)
Main Role
6.9
1992 The Rocking Horsemen
Japanese Movie, 1992,
Shirai Seiichi (Support Role)
Shirai Seiichi
Support Role
8.1
1990 Bataashi Kingyo
Japanese Movie, 1990,
Ushi (Support Role)
Ushi
Support Role
7.2
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2022 Mugonkan
Japanese Special, 2022, 1 eps
Kuboshima Seiichiro (Main Role)
1
Kuboshima Seiichiro
Main Role
8.0
2012 The Gold Case
Japanese Special, 2012, 5 eps
Kitagawa Koji (Support Role)
5
Kitagawa Koji
Support Role
6.8
2011 Yo nimo Kimyo na Monogatari: 2011 Fall Special
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
{Mimikaki} [Professional killer] (Main Role)
1
{Mimikaki} [Professional killer]
Main Role
7.0
2011 Suteki na Kakushidori - Kanzen Muketsu no Concierge
Japanese Special, 2011, 1 eps
[Artist] (Support Role)
1
[Artist]
Support Role
6.8
2007 Kimagure Robot
Japanese Special, 2007, 8 eps
Mr. N (Main Role)
8
Main Role
7.0
2001 Nagasaki Burabura Bushi
Japanese Special, 2001, 1 eps
(Support Role)
1
Support Role
0.0
1995 Satsujin Sosa 2
Japanese Special, 1995, 1 eps
Harada Tsugio (Guest Role)
1
Harada Tsugio
Guest Role
0.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2018 Kimura-saaan!
Japanese TV Show, 2018, 250 eps
(Ep. 10-11) (Guest)
250
(Ep. 10-11)
Guest
8.6
2014 Sukatto Japan
Japanese TV Show, 2014, 265 eps
(Ep. 106) (Guest)
265
(Ep. 106)
Guest
6.3
2014 Sakurai Ariyoshi the Yakai
Japanese TV Show, 2014, 500 eps
(Ep. 146) (Guest)
500
(Ep. 146)
Guest
7.9
2010 Arashi ni Shiyagare
Japanese TV Show, 2010, 460 eps
(Ep. 373) (Guest)
460
(Ep. 373)
Guest
8.5
2009 A-Studio+
Japanese TV Show, 2009, 810 eps
(Ep. 397) (Guest)
810
(Ep. 397)
Guest
10.0
2008 Shabekuri 007
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 600 eps
(Ep. 201, 307) (Guest)
600
(Ep. 201, 307)
Guest
8.3
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Asano Tadanobu

Tadanobu Asano
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  • First Name: Tadanobu
  • Family Name: Asano
  • Native name: 浅野忠信
  • Also Known as: あさの ただのぶ
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: November 27, 1973
  • Age: 50

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