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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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Born:
Dec 13, 1932 In Tokyo, Japan (some sources say 1930)
Movie/TV Credits:
94
First Appeared:
In the movie Los siete samuráis 1954-04-26
Latest Project:
Series コールドケース ~真実の扉~ 2016-10-22
Known For
Poster of Fireflies in the North
Poster of Belladonna of Sadness
Poster of Untamed Woman
Filmography
Series コールドケース ~真実の扉~ 2016-10-22
Pelicula Over Your Dead Body 2014-08-23
Pelicula La isla de Giovanni Junpei Senou 2014-02-22
Pelicula The Human Trust Nobuhiro Sasakura 2013-10-19
Pelicula Tsunagu (Until the Break of Dawn) 2012-11-10
Pelicula Japan's Tragedy Fujio 2012-10-05
Pelicula Karate Girl Kurenai Tatsuya 2011-02-05
Pelicula Haru's Journey Tadao Nakai 2010-05-22
Pelicula Listen to My Heart 2009-11-10
Series 風林火山 2007-01-07
Series 世界の中心で、愛をさけぶ Matsumoto Kentaro 2004-07-02
Pelicula Like Asura Kotaro Takezawa 2003-11-08
Pelicula Dawn of a New Day: The Man Behind VHS Matsushita (Matsushita Denki Co.) 2002-06-16
Pelicula Vengeance for Sale Umetaro Katakura 2002-02-16
Pelicula Kurosawa Himself 2000-12-24
Pelicula After the Rain Tsuji Gettan 1999-10-25
Pelicula Jubaku: Spellbound Hideaki Sasaki 1999-09-18
Pelicula Kurosawa: The Last Emperor Himself 1999-01-01
Pelicula East Meets West Rentaro Katsu 1995-08-12
Pelicula Lone Wolf and Cub: The Final Conflict Yagyu Retsudo 1993-02-06
Pelicula Basara: Princess Goh Oribe Furuta 1992-04-11
Pelicula 妖獸都市 Daishu (Yuen Tai Chung) 1992-01-01
Pelicula 陽炎 Tsunejiro Murai 1991-02-09
Pelicula El regreso del río Kwai Major Harada 1989-04-07
Pelicula 226 Sugiyama 1989-06-17
Pelicula Hachiko Shujiro Ueno 1987-08-01
Pelicula Family Without a Dinner Table Nobuyuki Kidoji 1985-11-01
Pelicula Ran Lord Hidetora Ichimonji 1985-06-01
Pelicula A.K. (Akira Kurosawa) Himself 1985-05-20
Pelicula Fireflies in the North Takeshi Tsukigata 1984-09-01
Pelicula Space Battleship Yamato - Final Chapter Narrator 1983-03-19
Pelicula Onimasa: A Japanese Godfather Masagoro Kiryuin - Onimasa 1982-06-05
Pelicula Hill 203 General Nogi 1980-08-02
Pelicula Kagemusha: la sombra del guerrero Shingen Takeda / Kagemusha 1980-04-26
Pelicula Hunter in the Dark Gomyo Kiyoemon 1979-06-17
Pelicula Queen Bee Ginzo Daidoji 1978-02-11
Pelicula The Phoenix Jingi the Conqueror, leader of the Takamagahara 1978-08-12
Pelicula Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron Kumokiri Nizaemon 1978-07-01
Pelicula Blood Type: Blue Minami 1978-11-23
Pelicula Human Revolution II 1976-06-19
Pelicula Kinkanshoku Hoshino, the Chief Cabinet Secretary 1975-09-06
Pelicula I Am a Cat Kushami 1975-05-31
Pelicula Battle Cry Hijikata Toshizo 1975-03-14
Pelicula The Gate of Youth 1975-02-15
Pelicula The Family Teppei Manpyo 1974-01-26
Pelicula Rise, Fair Sun 1973-10-27
Pelicula Belladonna of Sadness The Devil 1973-06-30
Pelicula La batalla de Okinawa Colonel Hiromichi Yahara 1971-08-17
Pelicula 出所祝い Seji Iwahashi 1971-10-29
Pelicula Inn of Evil Sadashichi 1971-09-11
Pelicula Buraikan Naojiro Kataoka 1970-04-18
Pelicula Bakumatsu Shintaro Nakaoka 1970-02-14
Pelicula Duel at Fort Ezo Daizennokami Honjo 1970-02-09
Pelicula Zatoichi va a la fiesta del fuego Jealous Ronin 1970-08-12
Pelicula La batalla del mar del Japón Major Genjiro Akashi 1969-08-01
Pelicula Goyokin Magobei Wakizaka 1969-05-01
Pelicula Safari 5000 1969-07-19
Pelicula Tenchu! Hampeita Takechi 1969-08-09
Pelicula Blood End Sentaro 1969-11-15
Pelicula Portrait of Hell Yoshihide 1969-11-18
Pelicula Shokon ichidai tenka no abarenbo 1969-12-31
Pelicula The Human Bullet Narrator 1968-10-22
Pelicula Kill! Genta 1968-06-22
Pelicula Ojo por ojo James Elfego 1968-03-28
Pelicula Samurai Rebellion Tatewaki Asano 1967-05-27
Pelicula Epoch of Murder Madness Shinji Kikyo 1967-02-04
Pelicula El rostro ajeno Mr. Okuyama 1966-07-15
Pelicula La espada del mal Ryunosuke Tsukue 1966-02-25
Pelicula Cash Calls Hell Oida 1966-01-05
Pelicula Three Yakuza 1965-05-22
Pelicula Illusion of Blood Tamiya Iemon 1965-07-25
Pelicula Fort Graveyard Sakuma 1965-09-18
Pelicula El más allá Mi nokichi (segment "Yuki-Onna") 1964-12-29
Pelicula 女の歴史 1963-11-16
Pelicula El infierno del odio Chief Detective Tokura 1963-03-01
Pelicula 乳房を抱く娘たち 1962-10-07
Pelicula Harakiri (Seppuku) Hanshiro Tsugumo 1962-09-15
Pelicula Love Under the Crucifix Ukon Takayama 1962-06-03
Pelicula The Inheritance Kikuo Furukawa 1962-02-16
Pelicula Sanjuro Hanbei Muroto 1962-01-01
Pelicula La condición humana III: La plegaria del soldado Kaji 1961-01-28
Pelicula Yojimbo Unosuke, gunfighter 1961-04-25
Pelicula The Other Woman 1961-05-30
Pelicula Un amor inmortal Heibei 1961-09-16
Pelicula Daughters, Wives and a Mother Shingo Kuroki 1960-05-21
Pelicula Cuando una mujer sube la escalera Kenichi Komatsu, the manager 1960-01-15
Pelicula La condición humana II: El camino a la eternidad Kaji 1959-11-20
Pelicula Odd Obsession Kimura 1959-06-23
Pelicula La condición humana I: No hay amor más grande Kaji 1959-01-15
Pelicula Conflagration Tokari 1958-09-22
Pelicula Black River Jo 1957-10-23
Pelicula Untamed Woman 1957-05-22
Pelicula The Thick-Walled Room 1956-10-31
Pelicula Los siete samuráis Samurai Wandering through Town 1954-04-26