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Joe Odagiri

Joe Odagiri

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    • February 16th, 1976
Jō Odagiri (小田切 譲 Odagiri Jō, born February 16, 1976), better known by his stage name Joe Odagiri (オダギリ ジョー Odagiri Jō), is a Japanese actor and musician. South China Morning Post described him as "a rebel, something made evident by his grungy, gothic style" Odagiri Joe was born in Tsuyama, Okayama prefecture, a small town in central Japan renowned for its beautiful cherry blossoms in the spring. Though he was accepted by Kochi University, he turned it down for an opportunity to study in the United States. He had originally intended to study movie directing at California State University in Fresno, but mistakes in the application process landed him in acting classes. It may have been a blessing in disguise, for two years after studying in Fresno and later starring in a few stage performances in Japan, Odagiri would find himself catapulted to fame in his role in the Kamen-Rider series, playing the central character, Godai Yuusuke. He became the predecessor of the "Ikemen Hero" craze (literally, "good-looking actors playing hero roles in popular TV series"). Since then, Odagiri has appeared in many movies and dramas. He won the Best New Actor Award at the 2003 Japan Academy Awards for his role as the uniquely bisexual nemesis in the film "Azumi", and in the following year, was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Award for his electrifying performance in internationally acclaimed director Kitano Takeshi's 2004 film, "Blood and Bones". Odagiri's creative acting skills and strong presence in films have secured him a place in stardom. He is slated to appear in numerous more films in 2005, including "Maison de Himiko", where he portrays a homosexual man in a relationship with the protagonist (played by Shibasaki Kou's father).

Starring Joe Odagiri on Plex

  • I Wish
    I Wish
    Kenji Kinami
    2011

Filmography

Acting (29 Credits)

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2021I Fell in Love Like a Flower Bouquet as Kohei Kaji
2018Modest Heroes as Invisible Man (voice)
2018Human, Space, Time and Human as Eve's boyfriend
2016Her Love Boils Bathwater as Kazuhiro Kono
2016Midnight Diner 2 as Kogure
2014Midnight Diner as Kogure
2014The World of Kanako as Detective Aikawa
2013Real as Editor
2013The Great Passage as Masashi Nishioka
2013Mr. Go as owner of baseball team Junichi Ito
2011My Way as Tatsuo Hasegawa
2011I Wish as Kenji Kinami
2011Poongsan as North Korean solider 1
2009Air Doll as Sonoda (the doll maker)
2008Dream as Jin
2007Adrift in Tokyo as Fumiya Takemura
2007Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad as Masaya Nakagawa
2006Mushi-Shi: The Movie as Ginko
2006Sway as Takeru Hayakawa
2006Retribution as Dr. Takagi
2006Suite Dreams as Ukon
2005Hazard as Shin
2005La maison de Himiko as Haruhiko
2005Princess Raccoon as Amechiyo
2005Shinobi: Heart Under Blade as Kouga Gen-no-suke
2005Turtles Swim Faster Than Expected as Suzume's Husband
2004Blood and Bones as Takeshi Park
2003Azumi as Bijomaru Mogami
2002Bright Future as Yûji Nimura

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