Takeshi Kitano

Birthday:

01/18/1947

Place of birth:

Tokyo, Japan:

Biography:

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Takeshi Kitano (born January 18, 1947) is a Japanese filmmaker, comedian, singer, actor, tap dancer, film editor, presenter, screenwriter, author, poet, painter, and one-time video game designer who has received critical acclaim, both in his native Japan and abroad, for his highly idiosyncratic cinematic work. The famed Japanese film critic Nagaharu Yodogawa once dubbed him "the true successor" to influential filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. With the exception of his works as a film director, he is known almost exclusively by the name Beat Takeshi. Since April 2005, he has been a professor at the Graduate School of Visual Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. Kitano owns his own talent agency and production company, Office Kitano, which launched Tokyo Filmex in 2000. Some of Kitano's earlier films are dramas about Yakuza gangsters or the police. Described by critics as using an acting style that is highly deadpan or a camera style that approaches near-stasis, Kitano often uses long takes where nothing appears to be happening, or editing that cuts immediately to the aftermath of an event. Many of his films express a bleak or nihilistic philosophy, but they are also filled with a great deal of humor and affection for their characters. Kitano's films leave paradoxical impressions and can seem controversial. While formally disguised as dark comedies or gangster movies, his films raise moral questions and provide food for thought. The Japanese public knows him primarily as a TV host and comedian, and he is well remembered for the leading role of the comedy show Oretachi Hyōkin-zoku (1981–1989) and for the game show Takeshi's Castle (1986–1989). His portrayal of Zatōichi in the 2003 movie is his biggest domestic commercial success. He hosts a weekly television program called Beat Takeshi's TV Tackle, a kind of panel discussion among entertainers and politicians regarding controversial current events. In 2010 the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris held a one-man show displaying his paintings and installations. A room in the basement played a 12-hour loop of his work as a TV host. Description above from the Wikipedia article Takeshi Kitano, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.



Credits

Outrage 0: Coda (2017)
as Ôtomo (as Beat Takeshi)
破獄 (2017)
as Urata
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
as Daisuke Aramaki
Doctor X: Gekai Daimon Michiko Special (2016)
as Kantaro Kurosu
女が眠る時 (2016)
as
人生の約束 (2016)
as Detective Koichiro Iwase
赤めだか (2015)
as 立川談志
劇場版 MOZU (2015)
as Daruma
龍三と七人の子分たち (2015)
as
黒い福音 (2014)
as Rokuro Fujisawa
アウトレイジ ビヨンド (2012)
as Ohtomo
あなたへ (2012)
as
Kikoku (2010)
as Private First Class Oomiya
Miwa, à la recherche du lézard noir (2010)
as Himself
Autoreiji (2010)
as Ôtomo
アキレスと亀 (2008)
as Machisu
ばんざい! / 監督・ばんざい! (2007)
as
Wada Akiko satsujin jiken (2007)
as
Takeshis' (2005)
as Beat Takeshi / Mr. Kitano (as Beat Takeshi)
血と骨 (2004)
as Joon-pyong Kim
IZO (2004)
as (as 'Bîto' Takeshi)
Arakimentari (2004)
as Himself
座頭市 (2003)
as Zatôichi
Batoru rowaiaru II: Chinkonka (2003)
as Kitano
Kichiku (2002)
as
バトル・ロワイアル (2000)
as Kitano
Brother (2000)
as Aniki Yamamoto
御法度 (1999)
as Toshizo Hijikata
菊次郎の夏 (1999)
as Kikujiro
Takeshi Kitano, l'imprévisible (1999)
as Himself
Jam Session (The Official Bootleg of Kikujiro) (1999)
as
Tokyo Eyes (1998)
as Yakusa
はなび (1997)
as Nishi Yoshitaka
Gonin (1995)
as Ichiro Kyoya
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
as Takahashi
みんな やってるか! (1994)
as Tiedemies
Kyôso tanjô (1993)
as Daisuke Shiba
Sonatine (1993)
as Aniki Murakawa
エロティックな関係 (1992)
as
Sakana kara daiokishin (1992)
as
修羅の伝説 (1992)
as
Kimu no sensô (1991)
as
3-4X10月 (1990)
as Uehara
ほしをつぐもの (1990)
as Yama no hito
その男、凶暴につき (1989)
as Azuma
あねご (1988)
as Shoji Sugimoto, Hitman (as 'Beat' Takeshi)
コミック雑誌なんかいらない! (1986)
as Police
夜叉 (1985)
as Yajima
Kanashii kibun de joke (1985)
as Hiroshi Igarashi
十階のモスキート (1983)
as Man at Racetrack
戦場のメリークリスマス (1983)
as Sgt. Gengo Hara
Sukkari... sono ki de! (1981)
as
Manon (1981)
as Shinobu
ダンプ渡り鳥 (1981)
as
Makoto-chan (1980)
as
Ano Senso wa Nan Datta no ka ()
as
Outrage 0: Coda (2017)
Director
Outrage 0: Coda (2017)
Writer
Outrage 0: Coda (2017)
Editor
龍三と七人の子分たち (2015)
Director
龍三と七人の子分たち (2015)
Writer
龍三と七人の子分たち (2015)
Editor
Kizzu ritân: Saikai no toki (2013)
Original Story
アウトレイジ ビヨンド (2012)
Director
アウトレイジ ビヨンド (2012)
Writer
Autoreiji (2010)
Director
Autoreiji (2010)
Screenplay
アキレスと亀 (2008)
Director
ばんざい! / 監督・ばんざい! (2007)
Director
ばんざい! / 監督・ばんざい! (2007)
Writer
Chacun son cinema ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumiere s'eteint et que le film commence (2007)
Director
Takeshis' (2005)
Director
Takeshis' (2005)
Writer
Takeshis' (2005)
Editor
座頭市 (2003)
Director
座頭市 (2003)
Screenplay
座頭市 (2003)
Editor
ドールズ (2002)
Director
ドールズ (2002)
Screenplay
ドールズ (2002)
Editor
Brother (2000)
Director
Brother (2000)
Author
Brother (2000)
Editor
菊次郎の夏 (1999)
Editor
菊次郎の夏 (1999)
Director
菊次郎の夏 (1999)
Screenplay
はなび (1997)
Editor
はなび (1997)
Writer
はなび (1997)
Director
キッズ・リターン (1996)
Director
キッズ・リターン (1996)
Writer
キッズ・リターン (1996)
Editor
みんな やってるか! (1994)
Director
みんな やってるか! (1994)
Writer
みんな やってるか! (1994)
Editor
Kyôso tanjô (1993)
Novel
Sonatine (1993)
Director
Sonatine (1993)
Author
Sonatine (1993)
Editor
あの夏、いちばん静かな海。 (1991)
Director
あの夏、いちばん静かな海。 (1991)
Writer
3-4X10月 (1990)
Director
3-4X10月 (1990)
Screenplay
その男、凶暴につき (1989)
Director
その男、凶暴につき (1989)
Adaptation