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Kikuchi Rinko

Rinko Kikuchi

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  • Name: Kikuchi Rinko
  • Native name: 菊地 凛子
  • Given name: Kikuchi Yuriko
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: January 6, 1981
  • Age: 36
Rinko Kikuchi

Rinko Kikuchi

  • Name: Kikuchi Rinko
  • Native name: 菊地 凛子
  • Given name: Kikuchi Yuriko
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: January 6, 1981
  • Age: 36
Rinko Kikuchi is a Japanese actress. Kikuchi is the first Japanese actress to be nominated for an Academy Award in 50 years. She is currently Japan's only living female Academy Award nominee in acting categories. The only other nominee was Miyoshi Umeki, who won the Best Supporting Actress award in 1957 for Sayonara.

Kikuchi was born in Minamigaoka, Hadano City, Kanagawa Prefecture. She debuted in 1999 under her birth name, Yuriko Kikuchi, with the Kaneto Shindo-directed film Ikitai (?????).[1] Soon after, in 2001, she starred in the acclaimed Kazuyoshi Komuri-directed film Sora no Ana (????), which was featured across several international film festivals, including the Rotterdam Film Festival. In 2004, she appeared in the critically acclaimed Katsuhito Ishii-directed film Cha no Aji (????), which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2006, she appeared in the critically acclaimed Alejandro González Iñárritu-directed film Babel, where she played Chieko Wataya, a deaf-mute teenage girl, in a role for which she was critically acclaimed and nominated for numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She won several, such as the National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Female Performance (tying with Jennifer Hudson) and the Gotham Award for Best Breakthrough. Kikuchi is also the fifth actress in Academy Award history to be nominated for an award for a role in which she does not speak a word. (The others were Jane Wyman, Patty Duke, Holly Hunter, and Samantha Morton). Kikuchi has appeared in two Mamoru Oshii movies: 2008's The Sky Crawlers and Assault Girls (2009).

Her emotionally intense role in Babel has led to her being noticed by many international directors, such as Rian Johnson, auteur director of Brick. She starred in his second film, 2009's The Brothers Bloom, which was her first fully English-language feature. Though she plays a main character, she only speaks three words in the film; her character is said to only know three words of English.
She was mentioned in an episode of the TV show Robot Chicken on the Adult Swim network in a parody of the popular movie-themed Lego play sets.

In March 2011 she was named to the Keanu Reeves-led cast of 47 Ronin, the first English-language adaptation of the Chushingura legend, Japan's most famous tale of samurai loyalty and revenge.

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Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2017 Highheels: A Fairy Tale Born of Obsession
Japanese Movie, 2017,
Kai (Main Role)
Kai
Main Role
0.0
2016 Terra Formars
Japanese Movie, 2016,
Moriki Asuka (based on Victoria Wood) (Support Role)
Moriki Asuka (based on Victoria Wood)
Support Role
6.3
2016 Les Neuf Fenetres
Japanese Movie, 2016,
(Main Role)
Main Role
8.5
2015 Dear Deer
Japanese Movie, 2015,
[onlooker] (Support Role)
[onlooker]
Support Role
0.0
2011 Love Strikes!
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Naoko Hayashida (Support Role)
Naoko Hayashida
Support Role
7.3
2011 At River's Edge
Japanese Movie, 2011,
Tazu (Support Role)
Tazu
Support Role
8.0
2010 Norwegian Wood
Japanese Movie, 2010,
Naoko (Main Role)
Naoko
Main Role
6.9
2010 Shanghai
Chinese Movie, 2010,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.3
2009 Assault Girls
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Lucifer (Main Role)
Lucifer
Main Role
4.2
2009 Map of the Sounds of Tokyo
Japanese Movie, 2009,
Ryu (Main Role)
Ryu
Main Role
6.7
2008 Rebellion: The Killing Isle
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Ch.1 - Assault Girl 2 (Main Role)
Ch.1 - Assault Girl 2
Main Role
3.3
2007 Tokyo Serendipity
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Junda Atsuko (Main Role)
Junda Atsuko
Main Role
6.3
2007 The Insects Unlisted in the Encyclopedia
Japanese Movie, 2007,
Sayoko (Support Role)
Sayoko
Support Role
6.5
2006 Umi de no Hanashi
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Kaori (Support Role)
Kaori
Support Role
6.5
2006 Arch Angels
Japanese Movie, 2006,
Nobuko Sakurai (Support Role)
Nobuko Sakurai
Support Role
5.7
2006 Funky Forest: The First Contact
Japanese Movie, 2006,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2005 Portrait of the Wind
Japanese Movie, 2005,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.5
2004 The Taste of Tea
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Yuriko Kikuchi (Support Role)
Yuriko Kikuchi
Support Role
7.5
2003 17-sai
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Hitomi (Support Role)
Hitomi
Support Role
6.5
1999 Will to Live
Japanese Movie, 1999,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2016 Terra Formars - Aratanaru Kibou
Japanese Special, 2016, 1 eps
Moriki Asuka (Support Role)
1
Moriki Asuka
Support Role
6.1
2015 Yume wo Ataeru
Japanese Drama, 2015, 4 eps
Abe Mikiko (Main Role)
4
Abe Mikiko
Main Role
7.6
2014 Gou Gou, the Cat
Japanese Drama, 2014, 4 eps
[Woman at the Coffee Shop] (Guest Role)
4
[Woman at the Coffee Shop]
Guest Role
7.5
2010 Moteki
Japanese Drama, 2010, 12 eps
Hayashida Naoko (ep 5) (Guest Role)
12
Hayashida Naoko (ep 5)
Guest Role
7.2
2009 Liar Game 2
Japanese Drama, 2009, 9 eps
Katsuragi Ryo (Main Role)
9
Katsuragi Ryo
Main Role
8.6
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