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Rinko Kikuchi

Rinko Kikuchi

Highest Rated: 93% We Are Little Zombies (2019)

Lowest Rated: 8% Nobody Wants the Night (2015)

Birthday: Jan 6, 1981

Birthplace: Hadano, Japan

As Chieko, the angry, deaf-mute teenager in director Alejandro González Iñárritu's revelatory motion picture "Babel" (2006), Rinko Kikuchi wowed critics and earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her first American film. Her bold personality and leaning towards independent cinema initially limited Kikuchi's acting options in her homeland, though younger, hipper Japanese filmmakers like Katsuhito Ishii and Akiko Oku were captivated by her quirkiness. Following her breakout in "Babel," the remarkable young Kikuchi was wooed by Hollywood as well as European filmmakers and proved she was ready to make a significant impact on international cinema with her rapid casting in film productions around the world.

Highest rated movies

93% We Are Little Zombies
88% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
74% Norwegian Wood
72% Pacific Rim 69% Babel
68% The Brothers Bloom
42% Pacific Rim Uprising 16% 47 Ronin

Photos

PACIFIC RIM, front, from left: Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, 2013. ph: Kerry Hayes/©Warner Bros. Pictures BABEL, Rinko Kikuchi, 2006. ©Paramount Classics THE BROTHERS BLOOM, foreground from left: Rinko Kikuchi, Mark Ruffalo, 2007. ©Summit Entertainment BABEL, Rinko Kikuchi, 2006, ©Paramount Classics BABEL, Rinko Kikuchi, 2006. ©Paramount NORWEGIAN WOOD, (aka NORUWEI NO MORI), from left: Kenichi Matsuyama, Rinko Kikuchi, 2010. ph: Koichi Kuroda/©Asmik Ace Entertainment THE BROTHERS BLOOM, from left: Mark Ruffalo, Adrien Brody, Rachel Weisz, 2007. ©Summit Entertainment THE BROTHERS BLOOM, Rinko Kikuchi, 2007. ©Summit Entertainment THE BROTHERS BLOOM, from left: Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi, Adrien Brody, Rachel Weisz, 2007. ©Summit Entertainment BABEL, Rinko Kikuchi (center), 2006, ©Paramount Classics NORWEGIAN WOOD, (aka NORUWEI NO MORI), Rinko Kikuchi, 2010. ph: Koichi Kuroda/©Asmik Ace Entertainment 47 RONIN, Rinko Kikuchi, 2013. ph: Frank Connor/©Universal Pictures PACIFIC RIM, from left: Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, 2013. ph: Kerry Hayes/©Warner Bros. THE BROTHERS BLOOM, foreground from left: Rinko Kikuchi, Mark Ruffalo, Robbie Coltrane, 2007. ©Summit Entertainment BABEL, Rinko Kikuchi, 2006. ©Paramount Classics THE BROTHERS BLOOM, Rinko Kikuchi, 2007. ©Summit Entertainment NORWEGIAN WOOD, (aka NORUWEI NO MORI), US poster art, 2010, ©Red Flag Releasing PACIFIC RIM, from left: Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, 2013. ph: Kerry Hayes/©Warner Bros. PACIFIC RIM, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, 2013. ©Warner Bros. PACIFIC RIM, Rinko Kikuchi, 2013. ©Warner Bros.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trespassers Akiko Tanaka (Character) - 2024
No Score Yet 38% In Love and Deep Water Aina Horikawa (Character) - 2023
93% 75% We Are Little Zombies Unknown (Character) - 2019
42% 37% Pacific Rim Uprising Mako Mori (Character) $59.2M 2018
No Score Yet 37% Terra Formars Unknown (Character) - 2016
8% 40% Nobody Wants the Night Allaka (Character) - 2015
88% 64% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter Kumiko (Character),
Executive Producer
$621.1K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Summer Naomi (Character) - 2014
16% 48% 47 Ronin Witch (Character) $38.3M 2013
72% 77% Pacific Rim Mako Mori (Character) $101.8M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Warped Forest Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 52% Love Strikes! Naoko Hayashida (Character) - 2011
74% 49% Norwegian Wood Naoko (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 42% Map of the Sounds of Tokyo Ryu (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 50% Sideways Mina Parker (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 17% Assault Girls Lucifer (Character) - 2009
68% 64% The Brothers Bloom Bang Bang (Character) $3.5M 2008
80% 58% The Sky Crawlers Suito Kusanagi (Voice) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kill (Kiru) (Rebellion: The Killing Isle) Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 47% Genius Party Unknown (Voice) - 2007
69% 77% Babel Chieko (Character) $34.3M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Reason Unknown (Character) - 2004

TV

Credit
89% 92% Tokyo Vice Eimi (Character) 2022 2024
79% 75% Westworld Akane (Guest Star) 2018