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      Tadanobu Asano

      Tadanobu Asano

      Highest Rated: 100% Gemini (1999)

      Lowest Rated: 16% 47 Ronin (2013)

      Birthday: Nov 27, 1973

      Birthplace: Yokohama, Japan

      Though he wouldn't become well known to American audiences until 2011, actor Tadanobu Asano had already been acting in his native Japan for more than two decades when he made his English-language debut in "Thor" (2011). Born Tadanobu Satō, Asano came from a creative household. He and his brother Kujun both enjoyed performing music, and their father Yukihisa was an artist. Asano was also interested in acting, a pursuit that began solidifying when he made his on-screen debut at age 16 on an episode of the TV series "Kinpachi Sensei" (TBS, 1979-). By 1993, Asano was capturing the attention of critics for his moving performance as a suicidal husband and father in the drama "Fried Dragon Fish" (1993). Asano also continued his interest in music, playing with the rock band MACH-1.67. In 1995, he married pop star Chara, and the two gave birth to two children, though they would later divorce in 2009. Additionally, Asano joined his brother and father in founding a talent agency, Anore Inc., which would sign on major names like actor Rinko Kikuchi. Asano continued to appear in prominent films throughout the early 2000s, like the Thai movie "Last Life in the Universe" (2003), which earned him the Upstream Prize for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival, and the sleeper hit "The Taste of Tea" (2004). Asano even spoke Mongolian for his role in "Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan" (2007) before trying his first English-speaking part as the supporting character Hogun in the superhero movie "Thor" (2011). More American movies followed, including "Battleship" (2012) and the "Thor" sequel, "Thor: The Dark World" (2013). In 2015, Asano was cast in Martin Scorsese's historical drama "Silence" (2016).

      Highest rated movies

      100% They Say Nothing Stays the Same 100% Harmonium
      100% The Taste of Tea
      100% Gemini
      100% Maborosi
      91% Café Lumière
      90% Labyrinth of Cinema
      90% Last Life in the Universe

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      ZATOICHI, Tadanobu Asano, 'Beat' Takeshi Kitano, 2003, (c) Miramax MONGOL, Tadanobu Asano as Genghis Khan, Khulan Chuluun, 2007. ©Picturehouse MONGOL, Tadanobu Asano as Genghis Khan, 2007. ©Picturehouse MONGOL, Tadanobu Asano as Genghis Khan, 2007. ©Picturehouse HANA, (aka HANA YORI MO NAHO), Tadanobu Asano (standing right, behind boy), 2006. ©Shochiku MONGOL, Tadanobu Asano as Genghis Khan, 2007. ©Picturehouse MONGOL, Tadanobu Asano as Genghis Khan, 2007. ©Picturehouse MONGOL, Tadanobu Asano as Genghis Khan, 2007. ©Picturehouse MONGOL, Tadanobu Asano as Genghis Khan, 2007. ©Picturehouse SHARK SKIN MAN AND PEACH HIP GIRL, Tadanoby Asano, Sie Kohinata, 1998 THE TASTE OF TEA, (aka CHA NO AJI), Tadanobu Asano, 2004. ©Viz Pictures THE TASTE OF TEA, (aka CHA NO AJI), Tatsuya Gashuin, Takahiro Sato, Maya Banno, Satomi Tezuka, Kirin Kin, Tadanobu Asano, 2004. ©Viz Pictures BRIGHT FUTURE (AKARUI MIRAI), Tadanobu Asano, Joh Odagiri, 2003 THOR, from left: Tadanobu Asano, Josh Dallas, Ray Stevenson, 2011. Ph: Zade Rosenthal/©Paramount Pictures INVISIBLE WAVES, Tadanobu Asano, 2006. ©Palm Pictures ZATOICHI, Tadanobu Asano, 2003, (c) Miramax ZATOICHI, Tadanobu Asano, 2003, (c) Miramax TABOO, (aka GOHATTO), from top: Tadanobu Asano, Ryuhei Matsuda, 1999. ©New Yorker Films LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE, (aka RUANG RAK NOI NID MAHASAN), Tadanobu Asano, Sinitta Boonyasak, 2003. ©Palm Pictures MONGOL, Khulan Chuluun, Tadanobu Asano as Genghis Khan, 2007. ©Picturehouse

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Women in the Lakes Yu Isami (Character) - 2024
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Box Man Unknown (Character) - 2024
      No Score Yet No Score Yet We're Broke, My Lord! Heihachiro Isogai (Character) - 2023
      70% No Score Yet Kubi Unknown (Character) - 2023
      46% 51% Kate Unknown (Character) - 2021
      55% 86% Mortal Kombat Lord Raiden (Character) $42.2M 2021
      60% No Score Yet Detective Chinatown 3 Unknown (Character) - 2021
      78% 92% Minamata Tatsuo Matsumura (Character) - 2020
      100% No Score Yet They Say Nothing Stays the Same A Regular Customer (Character) - 2019
      90% 83% Labyrinth of Cinema Lt. Sako (Character) - 2019
      42% 92% Midway Tamon Yamaguchi (Character) $56.8M 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chiwawa Unknown (Character) - 2019
      17% 67% The Outsider Kiyoshi (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bastard and the Beautiful World Unknown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Punk Samurai Slash Down Hanro Chayama (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kasane: Beauty and Fate Kingo Habuta (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 50% Ichi the Killer: Definitive Remastered Edition Unknown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brand New Legend of the Stardust Brothers Unknown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Etranger Unknown (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Etranger (Osanago warera ni umare) Unknown (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shinjuku Swan II Unknown (Character) - 2017
      100% 76% Harmonium Yasaka (Character) $17.1K 2016
      83% 70% Silence Interpreter (Character) $7.1M 2016
      20% 78% The Wasted Times Watabe (Character) $348.9K 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Parasyte: Part 2 Goto (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grasshopper Unknown (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 71% Nagasaki: Memories of My Son Kuroda (Character) - 2015
      56% 47% Journey to the Shore Yusuke (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 53% Kiki's Delivery Service Ishi (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 73% Parasyte: Part 1 Goto (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 40% Lupin the Third Inspector Zenigata (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Man Unknown (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 89% Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal & a Whore The Criminal (Character) - 2014
      16% 48% 47 Ronin Lord Kira (Character) $38.3M 2013
      67% 75% Thor: The Dark World Hogun (Character) $206.4M 2013
      No Score Yet 62% The Kiyosu Conference Toshiie maeda (Character) - 2013
      34% 54% Battleship Capt. Yugi Nagata (Character) $65.2M 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Terminal Trust Noriyuki Takai (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fly With the Gold Unknown (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Moonlight Mask Taro Okamoto (Character) - 2012
      77% 76% Thor Hogun (Character) $268.0M 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Ghost of a Chance Witness (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Vengeance Can Wait Unknown (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wandering Home Unknown (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Children Who Won't Die, Arakawa Narrator - 2010
      No Score Yet 84% Redline Frisbee (Voice) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Red: Yusaku Matsuda Unknown (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eatrip Unknown (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Summit: A Chronicle of Stones Shibasaki (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 68% Villon's Wife Otani (Character) - 2009
      88% 80% Kabei: Our Mother Toru Yamasaki (Character) $13.6K 2008
      87% 76% Mongol Temudgin (Character) $5.7M 2007
      No Score Yet 58% Sad Vacation Kenji Shiraishi (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 55% Hana Jubei Kanazawa (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 61% Invisible Waves Kyoji (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 59% Tokyo Zombie Fujio (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 68% Eri Eri rema sabakutani (My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?) Unknown (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani? Mizui (Character) - 2005
      88% 71% Vital Hiroshi Takagi (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Face of Jizo Kinoshita (Character) - 2004
      87% 88% Zatoichi Gennosuke Hattori (Character) $853.7K 2003
      100% 87% The Taste of Tea Ayano Haruno (Character) - 2003
      91% 77% Café Lumière Hajime Takeuchi (Character) - 2003
      73% 73% Bright Future Mamoru Arita (Character) $4.8K 2003
      90% 90% Last Life in the Universe Kenji (Character) $31.7K 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Grandpa Unknown (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 55% Dead End Run Unknown (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 52% Mizu no onna (Woman of Water) Unknown (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ambivalent Future: Kurosawa Kiyoshi Self - 2002
      65% 82% Ichi the Killer Kakihara (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 81% Electric Dragon 80,000 V Dragon Eye Morrison (Character) - 2001
      80% 76% Distance Unknown (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Distance Sakata (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 57% Party 7 Okita Souji (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 61% Gojoe Shanao (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 57% Kaza-hana Unknown (Character) - 2000
      100% 71% Gemini Revenger with Sword (Character) - 1999
      71% 71% Taboo Samurai Hyozo Tashiro (Character) $133.9K 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step on a Mine, It's All Over Taizo Ichinose (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hakuchi: The Innocent Isawa (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 53% Away With Words Unknown (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Screwed Tsube (Character) - 1998
      45% 80% Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl Kuroo Samehada (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 74% Labyrinth of Dreams Tatsuo Niitaka (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 83% Picnic Tsumuji (Character) - 1996
      100% 83% Maborosi Ikuo (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rocking Horsemen Unknown (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Swimming Upstream Unknown (Character) - 1990