Tatsuya Nakadai

Tatsuya Nakadai

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    • December 13th, 1932
​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Tatsuya Nakadai (仲代 達矢 Nakadai Tatsuya, born Motohisa Nakadai December 13, 1932) is a Japanese leading film actor. He became a star after he was discovered working as a Tokyo shop clerk by filmmaker Masaki Kobayashi during the early 1950s. He became the favorite leading man of internationally-acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa after a well publicized fallout between Kurosawa and the legendary Toshirō Mifune. Beginning in the late 1950s, he worked with a number of Japan's best-known filmmakers, starring or co-starring in five Kurosawa films, along with significant films made by Hiroshi Teshigahara (The Face of Another), Mikio Naruse (When a Woman Ascends the Stairs), Kihachi Okamoto (Kill! and Sword of Doom), Hideo Gosha (Goyokin), Shiro Toyoda (Portrait of Hell) and Kon Ichikawa (Enjo and Odd Obsession). Notably, his long-term collaboration with Masaki Kobayashi invites comparison to the working relationship between Akira Kurosawa and Toshirō Mifune. Nakadai was featured in 11 Kobayashi films including the The Human Condition trilogy, Harakiri, Samurai Rebellion and Kwaidan. The Thick-Walled Room marked Nakadai's acting debut. His next role was a little noticed and uncredited one in Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai where he appears for a few seconds as a samurai wandering about town. Description above from the Wikipedia article Tatsuya Nakadai, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Acting (39 Credits)

2015Mifune: The Last Samurai as (archive footage)
2014Giovanni's Island as Junpei Senou
2014Over Your Dead Body
2014Gun Woman as Hamazaki
2013The Tale of The Princess Kaguya as Charcoal-maker old man (voice)
2005Otoko-tachi no Yamato
1999After the Rain as Tsuji Gettan
1992The Wicked City as Daishu (Yuen Tai Chung)
1989Return from the River Kwai as Major Harada
1987Hachi-ko as Shujiro Ueno
1985Ran as Lord Hidetora Ichimonji
1980Kagemusha as Shingen Takeda / Kagemusha
1973Belladonna of Sadness as The Devil
1971Inn of Evil as Sadashichi
1971The Wolves as Seji Iwahashi
1970Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival as Ronin
1969Goyokin as Magobei Wakizaka
1969Hitokiri as Hampeita Takechi
1968Kill! as Genta
1968Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die! as James Elfego
1967Samurai Rebellion as Tatewaki Asano
1967Japan's Longest Day as Narrator (voice)
1966The Sword of Doom as Ryunosuke Tsukue
1966The Face of Another as Mr. Okuyama
1964Kwaidan as Mi nokichi (segment "Yuki-Onna")
1963High and Low as Chief Detective Tokura
1962Hara-Kiri as Hanshiro Tsugumo
1962The Inheritance as Kikuo Furukawa
1962Sanjuro as Hanbei Muroto
1961The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer as Kaji
1961Yojimbo as Unosuke, gunfighter
1960When a Woman Ascends the Stairs as Kenichi Komatsu, the manager
1959The Human Condition I: No Greater Love as Kaji
1959The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity as Kaji
1959Odd Obsession as Kimura
1958Conflagration as Tokari
1957Black River as Jo
1956The Thick-Walled Room
1954Seven Samurai as Samurai Wandering through Town (uncredited)

Himself (1 Credits)

1985A.K. as Himself


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