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)
Ôtomo (as Beat Takeshi)
Prison Break (2017)
Urata
Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Daisuke Aramaki
Doctor X: Gekai Daimon Michiko Special (2016)
Kantaro Kurosu
While the Women Are Sleeping (2016)
A Living Promise (2016)
Detective Koichiro Iwase
Aka Medaka (2015)
立川談志
Mozu The Movie (2015)
Daruma
Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen (2015)
Black Gospel (2014)
Rokuro Fujisawa
Outrage Beyond (2012)
Ohtomo
Dearest (2012)
Kikoku (2010)
Private First Class Oomiya
Miwa: Looking for Black Lizard (2010)
Himself
Outrage (2010)
Ôtomo
Achilles and the Tortoise (2008)
Machisu
Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)
Wada Akiko satsujin jiken (2007)
Takeshis' (2005)
Beat Takeshi / Mr. Kitano (as Beat Takeshi)
Blood and Bones (2004)
Joon-pyong Kim
Izo (2004)
(as 'Bîto' Takeshi)
Arakimentari (2004)
Himself
Zatoichi (2003)
Zatôichi
Battle Royale II: Requiem (2003)
Kitano
Kichiku (2002)
Battle Royale (2000)
Kitano
Brother (2000)
Aniki Yamamoto
Taboo (1999)
Toshizo Hijikata
Kikujiro (1999)
Kikujiro
Takeshi Kitano, l'imprévisible (1999)
Himself
Jam Session (The Official Bootleg of Kikujiro) (1999)
Tokyo Eyes (1998)
Yakusa
Fireworks (1997)
Nishi Yoshitaka
Gonin (1995)
Ichiro Kyoya
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Takahashi
Getting Any? (1994)
Tiedemies
Many Happy Returns (1993)
Daisuke Shiba
Sonatine (1993)
Aniki Murakawa
Erotic Liaisons (1992)
Dioxin from Fish! (1992)
A Legend of Turmoil (1992)
Kim's War (1991)
Boiling Point (1990)
Uehara
Hoshi wo tsugu mono (1990)
Yama no hito
Violent Cop (1989)
Azuma
The Boss’ Wife (1988)
Shoji Sugimoto, Hitman (as 'Beat' Takeshi)
No More Comics! (1986)
Police
Yasha (1985)
Yajima
Kanashii kibun de joke (1985)
Hiroshi Igarashi
The Mosquito on the Tenth Floor (1983)
Man at Racetrack
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Sgt. Gengo Hara
Completely... With That Air! (1981)
Manon (1981)
Shinobu
The Dump Truck Rascal (1981)
Makoto-chan (1980)
Ano Senso wa Nan Datta no ka ()
Outrage 0: Coda (2017)
Director
Outrage 0: Coda (2017)
Writer
Outrage 0: Coda (2017)
Editor
Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen (2015)
Director
Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen (2015)
Writer
Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen (2015)
Editor
Kids Return: The Reunion (2013)
Original Story
Outrage Beyond (2012)
Director
Outrage Beyond (2012)
Writer
Outrage (2010)
Director
Outrage (2010)
Screenplay
Achilles and the Tortoise (2008)
Director
Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)
Director
Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)
Writer
To Each His Own Cinema (2007)
Director
Takeshis' (2005)
Director
Takeshis' (2005)
Writer
Takeshis' (2005)
Editor
Zatoichi (2003)
Director
Zatoichi (2003)
Screenplay
Zatoichi (2003)
Editor
Dolls (2002)
Director
Dolls (2002)
Screenplay
Dolls (2002)
Editor
Brother (2000)
Director
Brother (2000)
Author
Brother (2000)
Editor
Kikujiro (1999)
Editor
Kikujiro (1999)
Director
Kikujiro (1999)
Screenplay
Fireworks (1997)
Editor
Fireworks (1997)
Writer
Fireworks (1997)
Director
Kids Return (1996)
Director
Kids Return (1996)
Writer
Kids Return (1996)
Editor
Getting Any? (1994)
Director
Getting Any? (1994)
Writer
Getting Any? (1994)
Editor
Many Happy Returns (1993)
Novel
Sonatine (1993)
Director
Sonatine (1993)
Author
Sonatine (1993)
Editor
A Scene at the Sea (1991)
Director
A Scene at the Sea (1991)
Writer
Boiling Point (1990)
Director
Boiling Point (1990)
Screenplay
Violent Cop (1989)
Director
Violent Cop (1989)
Adaptation