Kaneshiro Takeshi

Takeshi Kaneshiro

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  • First Name: Takeshi
  • Family Name: Kaneshiro
  • Native name: 金城武
  • Also Known as: Wu Jin Cheng; かねしろ たけし;
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: October 11, 1973
  • Age: 46

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Takeshi Kaneshiro

Kaneshiro Takeshi

  • Name: Kaneshiro Takeshi
  • Native name: 金城武
  • Also Known as: Wu Jin Cheng; かねしろ たけし;
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: October 11, 1973
  • Age: 46
Kaneshiro Takeshi is a Taiwanese-Japanese actor and singer. Kaneshiro's mother is Taiwanese and his father is from Okinawa, Japan. He was born and raised in Taipei but holds Japanese citizenship as well. After graduating from Taipei Japanese Junior High School, he enrolled at English-based Taipei American School, which enabled him to converse in English. While he was studying there, he began doing television commercials and decided to quit school to pursue a singing and acting career. He is multilingual, fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien and Japanese, and to lesser degrees in English and Cantonese.
In 1992, Kaneshiro made his singing debut, entering the business with the nickname Aniki, meaning 'older brother' in Japanese. His debut album was "Heartbreaking Night". Contracted to EMI, he wrote many of his own Mandarin and Cantonese songs. The following year, his popularity propelled him into acting and he no longer produces any commercial music.
Kaneshiro's work, however, is more heavily concentrated in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2002 Golden Bowl
Japanese Drama, 2002, 11 eps
Akutagawa Shu (Main Role)
11
Akutagawa Shu
Main Role
7.7
2000 Nisennen no Koi
Japanese Drama, 2000, 11 eps
The Assassin/Yuri Maroev (Main Role)
11
The Assassin/Yuri Maroev
Main Role
6.7
1998 Kamisama Mou Sukoshi Dake
Japanese Drama, 1998, 12 eps
Ishikawa Keigo (Main Role)
12
Ishikawa Keigo
Main Role
8.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2020 Day of the Beast
Japanese Movie, 2020,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
2017 This Is Not What I Expected
Chinese Movie, 2017,
Lu Jin (Main Role)
Lu Jin
Main Role
8.2
2016 See You Tomorrow
Chinese Movie, 2016,
Guan Chun (Main Role)
Guan Chun
Main Role
7.1
2015 The Crossing Part 2
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Yan Zekun (Main Role)
Yan Zekun
Main Role
7.9
2014 The Crossing
Chinese Movie, 2014,
Yan Zekun (Main Role)
Yan Zekun
Main Role
7.8
2011 Wu Xia
Hong Kong Movie, 2011,
Xu Bai Jiu (Main Role)
Xu Bai Jiu
Main Role
7.9
2009 Red Cliff 2
Chinese Movie, 2009,
Zhuge Liang (Main Role)
Zhuge Liang
Main Role
8.6
2008 K-20: Legend of the Mask
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Heikichi Endo (Main Role)
Heikichi Endo
Main Role
7.3
2008 Red Cliff
Chinese Movie, 2008,
Zhuge Liang (Main Role)
Zhuge Liang
Main Role
8.4
2008 Sweet Rain: Accuracy of Death
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Chiba (Main Role)
Chiba
Main Role
7.7
2007 The Warlords
Hong Kong Movie, 2007,
Jiang Wu Yang (Main Role)
Jiang Wu Yang
Main Role
7.7
2006 Confession of Pain
Hong Kong Movie, 2006,
Detective Yau Kin-Bong (Main Role)
Detective Yau Kin-Bong
Main Role
7.3
2005 Perhaps Love
Chinese Movie, 2005,
Lin Jian Dong (Main Role)
Lin Jian Dong
Main Role
7.3
2004 House of Flying Daggers
Chinese Movie, 2004,
Captain Jin (Main Role)
Captain Jin
Main Role
8.3
2003 Turn Left, Turn Right
Hong Kong Movie, 2003,
John Liu (Main Role)
John Liu
Main Role
7.5
2002 The Returner
Japanese Movie, 2002,
Miyamoto (Main Role)
Miyamoto
Main Role
7.3
2000 Lavender
Hong Kong Movie, 2000,
Angel (Main Role)
Angel
Main Role
6.8
2000 Space Travelers
Japanese Movie, 2000,
Nishiyama ("Hayabusa Jetter") (Main Role)
Nishiyama ("Hayabusa Jetter")
Main Role
7.4
1999 Tempting Heart
Hong Kong Movie, 1999,
Hao Jun (Main Role)
Hao Jun
Main Role
7.1
1998 Too Tired To Die
Korean Movie, 1998,
Kenji (Main Role)
Kenji
Main Role
6.4
1998 Sleepless Town
Japanese Movie, 1998,
Kenichi Ryuu (Main Role)
Kenichi Ryuu
Main Role
6.5
1998 Anna Magdalena
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
Chan Kar-fu (Main Role)
Chan Kar-fu
Main Role
6.4
1997 First Love: The Litter on the Breeze
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Lin Chia Tung (Main Role)
Lin Chia Tung
Main Role
4.5
1997 Downtown Torpedoes
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Jackal (Main Role)
Jackal
Main Role
6.9
1997 Hero
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Ma Yong Zhen (Main Role)
Ma Yong Zhen
Main Role
7.0
1997 The Odd One Dies
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
A'Wu (Main Role)
A'Wu
Main Role
6.6
1997 Misty
Japanese Movie, 1997,
Takehiro (Main Role)
Takehiro
Main Role
5.0
1996 Lost and Found
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Na Kou Chong ("The Worm") (Main Role)
Na Kou Chong ("The Worm")
Main Role
7.4
1996 The Feeling Of Love
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Ximen Qing (Main Role)
Ximen Qing
Main Role
0.0
1996 Forever Friends
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Li Da Wei (Main Role)
Li Da Wei
Main Role
7.6
1996 Dr. Wai in the Scriptures with No Words
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
A'Cheng (Main Role)
A'Cheng
Main Role
7.2
1995 Young Policemen in Love
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
Jin Ying Jun (Xiao Jin) (Main Role)
Jin Ying Jun (Xiao Jin)
Main Role
5.8
1995 Fallen Angels
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
He Zhi Wu (Main Role)
He Zhi Wu
Main Role
7.9
1995 School Days
Chinese Movie, 1995,
"Eagle" Dai Guanying (Main Role)
"Eagle" Dai Guanying
Main Role
5.8
1995 Trouble Maker
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
A'Wu (Main Role)
A'Wu
Main Role
0.0
1995 China Dragon
Taiwanese Movie, 1995,
Tom Hao (Kok Tong Miu) (Main Role)
Tom Hao (Kok Tong Miu)
Main Role
7.1
1995 Don't Give a Damn
Hong Kong Movie, 1995,
A'Shi (Main Role)
A'Shi
Main Role
5.5
1994 Mermaid Got Married
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
Kenji (Main Role)
Kenji
Main Role
6.9
1994 The Wrath of Silence
Chinese Movie, 1994,
Dr. Patrick Koo (Main Role)
Dr. Patrick Koo
Main Role
4.0
1994 Chungking Express
Hong Kong Movie, 1994,
He Zhi Wu (Cop 223) (Main Role)
He Zhi Wu (Cop 223)
Main Role
8.5
1993 Executioners
Hong Kong Movie, 1993,
Chang Kong (Main Role)
Chang Kong
Main Role
6.9
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