Sanada, Hiroyuki 1960- (Duke Sanada, Harry Sanada, Henry Sanada, Hiroyuki Shimosawa)

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Sanada, Hiroyuki 1960- (Duke Sanada, Harry Sanada, Henry Sanada, Hiroyuki Shimosawa)

PERSONAL

Original name, Hiroyuki Shimosawa; born October 12, 1960, in Tokyo, Japan; married Satomi Tezuka, 1990 (divorced, 1997); children: two sons. Education: Nihon University, degree, film.

Addresses:

Manager—Management 360, 9111 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career:

Actor. Japan Action Club, senior member; appeared in television commercial for Suntory, 1998; appeared in endorsement for Masatomo, 1999.

Awards, Honors:

Award of the Japanese Academy, newcomer of the year, 1982, for Makai tensho, Hoero! Tekken, and Bokensha kamikaze; Award of the Japanese Academy nomination, best actor, 1985, for Mahjong horoki, Irodori-gawa, and Satomi hakken-den; Nikkan Sports Film Award, best supporting actor, Hochi Film Award, best actor, 1988, Festival Prize, best actor, Yokohama Film Festival, Kinema Junpo Award, best actor, 1989, all for Kaito Ruby; Award of the Japanese Academy nomination, best actor, 1991, for Tugumi, Byooin e iko, and Rimeinzu: Utsukushiki yuusha-tachi; Blue Ribbon Award, best actor, 1994, for Bokura wa minna ikiteiru; Kinema Junpo Award, best actor, Award of the Japanese Academy nomination, best actor, 1994, both for Bokura wa minna ikiteiru and Nemuranai machi—Shinjuku same; Festival Prize, best actor, Yokohama Film Festival, 1994, for Bokura wa minna ikiteiru, Nemuranai machi—Shinjuku same, and Yamai wa kikara: Byoin e iko 2; Nikkan Sports Film Award, best actor, Hochi Film Award, best actor, 1995, Kinema Junpo Award, best actor, Blue Ribbon Award, best actor, 1996, all for Sharaku, East Meets West, and Kinkyu yobidashi—Emajenshi koru; Nikkan Sports Film Award, best actor, 2002, Award of the Japanese Academy, best actor, 2003, both for Tasogare Seibei; Mainichi Film Concours, best actor, Kinema Junpo Award, best actor, 2003, for Tasogare Seibei and Sukedachi-ya Sukeroku; Blue Ribbon Award, best actor, Award of the Japanese Academy nomination, best actor, 2006, both for Bokoku no igisu; honorary Member of the British Empire.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Rokyoku komori-uta, 1965.

(As Hiroyuki Shimosawa) Toga as a boy, Chokugeki! Jigoku-ken (also known as Direct Hit! Hell Fist, Executioner, and The Executioner), 1974.

Hayate (fighter of Negoro clan), Yagyu ichizoku no inbo (also known as Intrigue of the Yagyu Clan, The Shogun's Samurai, The Yagyu Conspiracy, and Yagyu Clan Conspiracy), 1978.

Shiro, Uchu kara no messeji (also known as Message from Space, Return to Jelucia, and Message from Space: Galactic Wars), United Artists, 1978.

Sanada Yukimura no bouryaku (also known as Death of the Shogun, Renegade Ninjas, and The Shogun Assassins), 1979.

Sengoku jieitai (also known as G.I. Samurai and Time Slip), Oriental Extremes Video, 1979.

Makai tensho (also known as Samurai Reincarnation), Marquis Video, 1981.

Isozaki, Tonda kappuru (also known as The Terrible Couple and Tonda Couple), 1980.

Takamura, Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu (also known as Shogun's Ninja), 1980.

Kirimaru Iga, Makai tensho (also known as Samurai Reincarnation), 1980.

Akira Hoshino, Bokensha kamikaze (also known as The Kamikaze Adventurers), 1981.

Burning Brave, 1981.

Joe, Moeru yuji (also known as Burning Brave), 1982.

Joji/Toru, Hoero! Tekken (also known as Roaring Fire), 1982.

Jin-wu, Long zhi ren zhe (also known as Ninja in the Dragon Den, Ninja in the Dragon's Den, and Ninja Warriors), 1982.

Jotaro, Iga ninpoucho (also known as Black Magic Wars, Iga Magic Story, and Ninja Wars), American National Enterprises, 1982.

Kunihiko Yasuoka, Dotonborigawa (also known as Lovers Lost), 1982.

Actor, Kamata koshin-kyoku (also known as Fall Guy), 1982.

Shinbei, Satomi hakken-den (also known as Legend of the Eight Samurai), 1984.

Bouya Tetsu, Mahjong horoki, 1984.

Himself, Hiroyuki Sanada: My Memory, 1984.

Joji Tanaka, Irodori-gawa (also known as The Street of Desire), 1984.

Jiro, Kamui no ken (also known as Dagger of Kamui, The Blade of Kamui, and Revenge of the Ninja Warrior), 1985.

Hiroyuki Sanada: Summer Live Tour '86, 1986.

Shigesa, Inujini sesi mono, 1986.

Tanokura, Kyabare (also known as Cabaret), 1986.

Peter Yamamoto, Wong ga jin si (also known as In the Line of Duty, Police Assassins, Royal Warriors, Ultra Force, and Huang jia zhan shi), Atlas International, 1986.

Ukyo, Hissatsu 4: Urami harashimasu (also known as Sure Death Revenge and Sure-Fire Death 4: We Will Avenge You), 1987.

Hayashi, Kaito Ruby, 1988.

Jun Yamamoto, Docchini suruno, 1989.

Rimeinzu: Utsukushiki yuusha-tachi (also known as Remains: Beautiful Heroes and Yellow Fangs), 1990.

Kohei Shintani, Byoin e iko, 1990.

Kyoichi Takahashi, Tugumi (also known as Tsugumi), Shochiku Films, 1990.

Ichiro Katakura, Yamai wa kikara: Byoin e iko 2, 1992.

Detective Sume, Nemuranai Machi—Shinjuku Sume (also known as The City That Never Sleeps: Shinjuku Shark), 1993.

Masakazu Yoshinari, Keisho sakazuki, 1993.

Keiichi Takahashi, Bokura wa minna ikiteiru (also known as Made in Japan and We Are Not Alone), 1993.

Kowagaru hitobito (also known as Scared People and Uneasy Encounters), 1994.

Jinto Todoroki, Hero Interview, 1994.

Asano, Chushingura gaiden yotsuya kaidan (also known as Crest of Betrayal), 1994.

Hideyuki Harada, Kinkyu yobidashi—Emajenshi koru (also known as Emergency Call, Emergency Doctor, Kinkyu yobidashi: Emergency Call, Sagot ng puso, and Sigaw ng puso), 1995.

Tombo/Sharaku, Sharaku, 1995.

Kamijo Kenkichi, East Meets West, 1995.

Doctor Harada, Emergency Doctor, 1996.

Ryuji Takayama, Rasen (also known as The Spiral, Ring 2: Spiral, Ring 4: The Spiral, Ring: The Spiral, and The Spiral), Toho Company, 1998.

Ryuji Takayama, Ringu (also known as The Ring), Golden Scene, 1998.

D-zaka no satsujin jiken (also known as The D-Slope Murder Case), 1998.

Koji, Mayonaka made (also known as 'Round about Midnight), 1999.

Ryuji Takayama, Ringu 2 (also known as Ring 2), 1999.

Asami, Tadon to chikuwa, 1999.

Shinichiro Fujiki, Hatsukoi (also known as First Love), 2000.

Bartender, Minna no ie (also known as All About Our House and Everybody's House), Toho Company, 2001.

Douson, Onmyoji (also known as Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master, The Yin Yang Master, and Ying Yang Masters), Pioneer, 2001.

Sukeroku Sukedachiya, Sukedachi—ya Sukeroku (also known as Vengeance for Sale), Toho Company, 2001.

Seibei Iguchi, Tasogare Seibei (also known as The Twilight Samurai), Empire Pictures, 2002.

Ujio, The Last Samurai (also known as The Last Samurai: Bushidou), Warner Bros., 2003.

Himself, Shomei kumagai gakko (documentary), Fellah Pictures, 2004.

Hisashi Sengoku, Bokoku no igisu (also known as Aegis), Herald Film Company, 2005.

Matsuda, The White Countess, Sony Pictures Classics, 2005.

General Guangming, Wu ji (also known as The Promise and Mo gik), Warner Independent Pictures, 2005.

Kaneda, Sunshine, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2007.

Pete, City of Your Final Destination, 2007.

Kenji, Rush Hour 3, New Line Cinema, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Ayato, Uchu kara no messeji: Ginga taisen (also known as Message from Space: Galactic Battle), 1979.

Kage no Gundan III, 1982.

Matsudaira Tadateru (Ieyasu's sixth son), Dokugan-ryu Masamune, 1987.

Takao Hamura, Koko kyoshi (also known as High School Teacher), 1993.

Toshihito Manabe, Tabloido, 1998.

Yousuke Matoba, Hikon kazoku (also known as Unmarried Family), 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Swords of the Space Ark (also known as Space Ninja: Sword of the Space Ark), 1981.

Abe ichizoku, 1995.

Ryuji Takayama, Ring, 1996.

Hanshichi, Shin Hanshichi torimonochyou, 1997.

Shuichiro Harashima, Kon'na koi no hanashi (also known as A Story of Love), 1997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Captain Ayate, "Warning une," Chodenshi Baioman (also known as Super-Electron Bioman), 1984.

Stage Appearances:

Fool, Queen Lear, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1999-2000.

WRITINGS

Film Scores:

Remains utsukushiki yujo-tachi (also known as Remains: Beautiful Heroes and Yellow Fangs), 1990.

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