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Tatsuya Nakadai

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Tatsuya Nakadai ( 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.

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Dec 13, 1932 In Tokyo, Japan (some sources say 1930)
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Thick-Walled Room 1956-10-31
Latest Project:
Movie Lear on the Shore 2017-06-03
Known For
Poster of Atami Murder Case
Poster of The Gate of Youth
Poster of Three Yakuza
Poster of A Woman's Life
Movie Lear on the Shore Kuwahata Chokichi 2017-06-03
Series Cold Case 2016-10-22
Movie Giovanni's Island Junpei Senou 2014-02-22
Movie Over Your Dead Body 2014-08-23
Movie Gun Woman Hamazaki 2014-02-28
Movie The Human Trust Nobuhiro Sasakura 2013-10-19
Movie The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Sumiyaki no Roujin (voice) 2013-11-23
Movie Japan's Tragedy Fujio 2012-10-05
Movie Until the Break of Dawn 2012-11-10
Movie Karate Girl Kurenai Tatsuya 2011-02-05
Movie Haru's Journey Tadao Nakai 2010-05-22
Movie Zatoichi: The Last Tendo 2010-05-29
Movie Listen to My Heart 2009-11-10
Movie Yamato 2005-12-17
Series Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World Matsumoto Kentaro 2004-07-02
Movie Like Asura Kotaro Takezawa 2003-11-08
Movie Vengeance for Sale Umetaro Katakura 2002-02-16
Movie Dawn of a New Day: The Man Behind VHS Matsushita (Matsushita Denki Co.) 2002-06-16
Movie Kurosawa Himself 2000-12-24
Movie After the Rain Tsuji Gettan 1999-10-25
Movie Kurosawa: The Last Emperor Himself 1999-01-01
Movie Jubaku: Spellbound Hideaki Sasaki 1999-09-18
Movie EAST MEETS WEST Kaishu Katsu 1995-08-12
Movie Lone Wolf and Cub: The Final Conflict Yagyu Retsudo 1993-02-06
Movie The Wicked City Daishu (Yuen Tai Chung) 1992-01-01
Movie Basara: Princess Goh Oribe Furuta 1992-04-11
Movie Heat Wave Tsunejiro Murai 1991-02-09
Movie Return from the River Kwai Major Harada 1989-04-07
Movie Four Days of Snow and Blood Sugiyama 1989-06-17
Movie Hachi-ko Shujiro Ueno 1987-08-01
Movie Atami Murder Case Denbei Nikaido 1986-06-07
Movie A. K. Self 1985-05-20
Movie Family without a Dinner Table Nobuyuki Kidoji 1985-11-01
Movie Ran Lord Hidetora Ichimonji 1985-06-01
Movie Fireflies in the North Takeshi Tsukigata 1984-09-01
Movie Space Battleship Yamato - Final Chapter Narrator 1983-03-19
Movie Battle Anthem 1983-06-04
Movie Onimasa: A Japanese Godfather Masagoro Kiryuin - Onimasa 1982-06-05
Movie The Legend of Sayo 1982-12-17
Movie Kagemusha Shingen Takeda / Kagemusha 1980-04-26
Movie Port Arthur Maresuke Nogi 1980-08-02
Movie Hunter in the Dark Gomyo Kiyoemon 1979-06-17
Movie Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron Kumokiri Nizaemon 1978-07-01
Movie Queen Bee Ginzo Daidoji 1978-02-11
Movie The Phoenix Jingi the Conqueror, leader of the Takamagahara 1978-08-12
Movie Blood Type: Blue Minami 1978-11-23
Movie Human Revolution II 1976-06-19
Movie The Corporation 1976-08-14
Movie Battle Cry Hijikata Toshizo 1975-03-14
Movie The Gate of Youth 1975-02-15
Movie Solar Eclipse Yasuo Hoshino, the Chief Cabinet Secretary 1975-09-06
Movie I Am a Cat Kushami 1975-05-31
Movie The Family Teppei Manpyo 1974-01-26
Movie Rise, Fair Sun 1973-10-27
Movie The Battle of Okinawa Colonel Hiromichi Yahara 1971-08-14
Movie The Wolves Seji Iwahashi 1971-10-29
Movie Inn of Evil Sadashichi 1971-09-11
Movie Duel at Fort Ezo Daizennokami Honjo 1970-02-09
Movie Bakumatsu Shintaro Nakaoka 1970-02-14
Movie Will to Conquer 1970-10-17
Movie The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan Naojiro Kataoka 1970-04-18
Movie Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival Jealous Ronin 1970-08-12
Movie Safari 5000 1969-07-19
Movie Battle of the Japan Sea Major Genjiro Akashi 1969-08-01
Movie Goyokin Magobei Wakizaka 1969-05-01
Movie Portrait of Hell Yoshihide 1969-11-18
Movie Tenchu! Hampeita Takechi 1969-08-09
Movie Blood End Sentaro 1969-11-15
Movie Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die! James Elfego 1968-03-28
Movie Kill! Genta 1968-06-22
Movie Admiral Yamamoto Narrator (voice) 1968-08-14
Movie The Human Bullet Narrator 1968-10-22
Movie The Age of Assassins Shinji Kikyo 1967-02-04
Movie Samurai Rebellion Tatewaki Asano 1967-05-27
Movie Kojiro Musashi Miyamoto 1967-04-01
Movie Cash Calls Hell Oida 1966-01-15
Movie The Sword of Doom Ryunosuke Tsukue 1966-02-25
Movie The Face of Another Mr. Okuyama 1966-07-15
Movie Three Yakuza 1965-05-22
Movie Fort Graveyard Sakuma 1965-09-18
Movie Illusion of Blood Tamiya Iemon 1965-07-25
Movie Kwaidan Mi nokichi (segment "Yuki-Onna") 1964-12-29
Movie A Woman's Life 1963-11-16
Movie Pressure of Guilt 1963-02-17
Movie High and Low Chief Detective Tokura 1963-03-01
Movie The Inheritance Kikuo Furukawa 1962-02-16
Movie Love Under the Crucifix Ukon Takayama 1962-06-03
Movie Sanjuro Hanbei Muroto 1962-01-01
Movie Harakiri Hanshiro Tsugumo 1962-09-15
Movie Chibusa o daku musume tachi 1962-10-07
Movie Yojimbo Unosuke, gunfighter 1961-04-25
Movie The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer Kaji 1961-01-28
Movie The Other Woman Minami 1961-05-30
Movie Immortal Love Heibei 1961-09-16
Movie When a Woman Ascends the Stairs Kenichi Komatsu, the manager 1960-01-15
Movie Daughters, Wives and a Mother Shingo Kuroki 1960-05-21
Movie The Blue Beast 1960-06-26
Movie The Human Condition I: No Greater Love Kaji 1959-01-15
Movie The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity Kaji 1959-11-20
Movie Conflagration Tokari 1958-09-22
Movie Black River Jo 1957-10-23
Movie Untamed Woman 1957-05-28
Movie The Thick-Walled Room 1956-10-31
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