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Masanobu Ando

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Masanobu Andō  (born May 19, 1975 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese actor and director. For his second film, in 1996, he won the Film Academy of Japan's Best New Actor Award, starring in Takeshi Kitano's Kids Return. Andō has extensive experience in both Japanese television drama and film and has played a large variety of different roles: mentally challenged (Innocent World), bank robber (Space Travelers, Drive), doctor (Transparent), ninja and samurai (Red Shadow), even a corpse (Monday). Out of all of Andō's characters, he is best known for his role as Kazuo Kiriyama, the heartless, psychopathic killer in the controversial film, Battle Royale (2000). He also played an art forger in the low-budget Battle Royale parody Tokyo 10+01 (2003). As well as acting, Andō has been in Japanese ad campaigns for the popular Japanese snack food, Pocky, Toyota, and for DoCoMo mobile phones. In 2003, he directed his first film, Adagietto. Sehr langsam, starring Japanese actress, Kumiko Aso. The short is included in Hiroyuki Nakano's Peacedelic compilation called Short Films. In it, he also stars in the short, 県道スター (loosely translated to "Prefectural road star"). In his spare time, he enjoys photography and shopping Description above from the Wikipedia article Masanobu Andō, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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May 19, 1975 In Kanagawa, Japan
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First Appeared:
In the movie Kids Return 1996-07-27
Latest Project:
Movie Code Blue: The Movie 2018-07-27
Known For
Poster of Kokoro
Poster of Gonin Saga
Poster of Monday
Poster of Adrenaline Drive
Movie Code Blue: The Movie Hiroki Shinkai 2018-07-27
Movie An Emblem Dedicated To You Kamimura Ren 2017-01-03
Movie Kokoro Jiro 2016-03-30
Movie Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation Yasui 2016-03-05
Movie Sadako vs. Kayako Keizō 2016-06-18
Movie Ushijima the Loan Shark The Final Hajime Gakuto 2016-10-22
Movie No No Sleep 2015-04-21
Movie Gonin Saga Seiji Shikine 2015-09-26
Movie Petal Dance Naoto 2013-04-19
Movie The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman The Mute 2011-03-17
Movie Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag Genji Kojima 2011-09-09
Movie Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 2: The Rainbow Bridge Kojima Genji 2011-09-09
Movie Smuggler Spine 2011-10-22
Movie Forever Enthralled Ryuichi Tanaka 2008-12-05
Movie Sukiyaki Western Django Yoichi 2007-09-15
Movie Nightmare Detective Detective Wakamiya 2007-01-13
Movie Green Mind, Metal Bats 2006-08-26
Movie Big Bang Love, Juvenile A Shiro Kazuki 2006-02-11
Movie Crickets Taichi 2006-11-23
Movie Sakuran Seiji 2006-12-07
Movie Strawberry Shortcakes Kikuchi 2006-09-23
Movie Synesthesia Takashi Nohara 2005-03-01
Movie Aegis Don-chol 2005-07-30
Movie 69 Adama 2004-07-10
Movie Black Kiss 2004-10-01
Movie Karaoke Terror 2003-11-08
Movie DRIVE Kodama Makato 2002-01-01
Movie Tokyo 10+01 2002-08-03
Movie Transparent: Tribute to a Sad Genius Kenichi Satomi 2001-03-17
Movie Red Shadow Akakage 2001-08-11
Movie Space Travelers Makoto Fujimoto 2000-04-08
Movie Monday Mitsuo Kondo, the dead man 2000-04-29
Movie Battle Royale Kazuo Kiriyama (Boy #6) 2000-12-16
Movie Adrenaline Drive Satoru Suzuki 1999-02-18
Movie Innocent World 1998-10-03
Movie Kids Return Shinji 1996-07-27
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