Yakusho, Koji 1956–

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Yakusho, Koji 1956–

PERSONAL

Original name, Koji Hashimoto; born January 1, 1956, in Isahaya, Nagasaki, Japan.

Career: Actor. Worked at Chiyoda Ward Office of Tokyo; began acting career performing on stage; also has appeared on television.

Awards, Honors: Award of the Japanese Academy nomination, best actor, 1991, for Pod severnym siyaniyem; Mainichi Film Concours, best actor, Hochi Film Festival Award, best actor, 1996, for Kamikaze takushi; Nikkan Sports Film Award, best actor, 1996, Festival Prize, Yokohama Film Festival, Mainichi Film Concours, best actor, Kinema Junpo Award, best actor, Blue Ribbon Award, best actor, 1997, all for Shall we danshu?, Nemuru otoko, and Shabu gokudo; Tokyo International Film Festival Award, best actor, 1997, for Kyua; Award of the Japanese Academy, best actor, 1997, for Shall we dansu?; Hochi Film Festival Award, best actor, 1997, Blue Ribbon Award, best actor, 1998, both for Unagi, Shitsurakuen, and Kyua; Award for the Japanese Academy, best actor, Kinema Junpo Award, best actor, 1998, both for Unagi and Shitsurakuen; Award of the Japanese Academy nomination, best actor, 1999, for Kizuna; Asia-Pacific Film Festival Award, best supporting actor, 1999, for Ningen gokaku; Award of the Japanese Academy nomination, best actor, 2000, for Kin'yu fushoku retto: Jubaku; Award of the Japanese Academy nomination, best actor, 2001, for Dora-heita; Silver Hugo, best actor, Chicago International Film Festival, 2001, Award of the Japanese Academy nomination, best actor, 2002, both for Akai hashi no shita no nurui mizu; Award of the Japanese Academy nomination, best actor, 2003, for Totsunyuseyo! Asama sanso jiken; Festival Prize, best actor, Yokohama Film Festival, 2005, for Yudan taiteki, Tokyo genpatsu, and Warai no daigaku; Award of the Japanese Academy nomination, best actor, 2005, for Warai no daigaku; Gotham Award nomination (with others), best ensemble cast, 2006, for Babel.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Kuwano, Yami no karyudo (also known as Hunter in the Darkness and Hunter in the Dark), 1979.

Kiruin Hanako no shogai (also known as Onimasa), 1982.

Ootaka, Himeyuri no to (also known as Himeyuri Lily Tower, The Eternal Monument, and The Tower of Lilies), 1982.

Hatsutaro, Tono monogatari (also known as The Legend of Sayo), 1982.

Man in white suit, Tampopo (also known as Dandelion), 1986.

Himself, Making of "Tampopo" (documentary), Toho Video, 1986.

Himself, Making of "A Taxing Woman" (documentary), Toho Video, 1987.

Cello player, On'na sakasemasu (also known as The Great Department Store Robbery), 1987.

Genzo Tamiya, Pod severnym siyaniyem (also known as Aurora, Orara no shita de, Under Aurora, Aurora Borealis, and Under Northern Lights), 1990.

Kenzo Nakada, Gurenbana, 1993.

Kantake, Kamikaze Taxi (also known as Kamikaze takushi), 1995.

Shohei Sugiyama, Shall We Dansu? (also known as Shall We Dance?), Miramax, 1996.

Kamimura, Nemuru otoko (also known as Sleeping Man), 1996.

Makabe, Shabu gokudo, 1996.

Shoichiro Kuki, Shitsurakuen (also known as Paradise Lost and Lost Paradise), 1997.

Takuro Yamashita, Unagi (also known as The Eel), Atalanta Filmes, 1997.

Ken-ichi Takabe, Kyua (also known as Cure), Shochiku Films, 1997.

Oshima, Baunsu koGALS (also known as Bounce koGALS and Leaving), EDKO Films, 1997.

Fujimori, Ningen gokaku (also known as License to Live), Connaissance du Cinema, 1998.

Takaaki Ise, Tetsuro Haga, Kizuna (also known as Bonds), 1998.

Goro Yabuike, Karisuma (also known as Charisma), Nikkatsu Corporation, 1999.

Kida, Tadon to chikuwa, 1999.

Hiroshi Kitano, Kinyu fushoku retto: Jubaku (also known as Jubaku: Spellbound and Spellbound), 1999.

Koheita Mochizuki/Dora-Heita, Dora-heita (also known as Alley Cat and Playboy), Toho Company, 1999.

Swing Man, Video Planning, 2000.

Makoto, Eureka (also known as Yureka), Shooting Gallery, 2000.

Koji, Korei, 2000.

Ship captain, Kairo (also known as Pulse and The Circuit), Magnolia Pictures, 2001.

Yosuke Sasano, Akai hashi no shita no nurui mizu (also known as De l'eau tiede souse un pont rouge and Warm Water Under a Red Bridge), Cowboy Pictures, 2001.

Atsuyuki Sassa, Totsunyuseyo! Asama sanso jiken (also known as The Choice of Hercules), 2002.

Michio Hayasaki, Dopperugenga (also known as Doppelganger), TLA Releasing, 2003.

Hotaru no hoshi (also known as Fireflies: River of Light), Kadokawa Eiga K.K., 2003.

Detective Jin, Yudan taiteki (also known as The Hunter and the Hunted), There's Enterprise, Inc., 2004.

Guy, Tokyo genpatsu, Nikkatsu Pictures, 2004.

Susuke Namiki, Reikusaido mada kesu (also known as Lakeside Murder Case), Toho Company, 2004.

Mutsuo Sakisaka, Warai no daigaku (also known as University of Laughs), 2004.

Masami Shin'ichi, Lorelei (also known as Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean), Toho Company, 2005.

Nobu, Memoirs of a Geisha, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2005.

Heikichi Shindo, The Uchoten Hoteru (also known as The Wow-Choten Hotel), Toho Company, 2006.

Yasujiro, Babel, Paramount Vantage, 2006.

Yoshioka, Sakebi (also known as Retribution), Avex Entertainment, 2006.

Masayoshi Arakawa, Soredemo boku wa yattenai (also known as Even So, I Didn't Do It), Toho Company, 2006.

Silk, New Line Cinema, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Title role, Miyamoto Musashi, 1984.

Otona no otoko, 1997.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Title role, Takeda Shingen, 1990.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Osamu Dazai, Goodbye: Watashi ga koroshita Dazai Osamu, 1992.

Sato, Korei (also known as Seance and Seance (Ko-Rei)), 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, Smap x Smap, Fuji, 2004.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Variety, October 6, 1997, p. 7.

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