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Takeshi Kitano (北野 武 Kitano Takeshi, born 18 January 1947) is a Japanese director, comedian, singer (mostly as part of his comic career), actor, show host, 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 idiosyncratic cinematic work. Japanese film critic Nagaharu Yodogawa once dubbed him "the true successor" to the influential filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. With the exception of his works as a film director, he is known almost exclusively by the name Beat Takeshi (ビートたけし Bīto Takeshi) — although he has been credited as the mononym "Takeshi" for his acting role in the movie Johnny Mnemonic. 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.

Age: 68
Nationality: Japanese
Claim to Fame: One line executive summary


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2016 Jinsei no yakusoku -
2016 While the Women Are Sleeping -
2015 Mozu the Movie Daruma
2015 Ryûzô to 7 nin no kobun tachi Murakami
2015 Aka medaka Danshi
2014 Kuroi Fukuin Fujisawa
2013 FNS 27 jikan terebi: Joshiryoku zenkai 2013: Otome no egao ga ashita o tsukuru!! Don Kayakuda, Rokuro Uchida, Nô Ushida
2012 Beyond Outrage Otomo
2012 Dearest Teruo Sugino
2010 Outrage Ôtomo
2010 Kikoku -



It took me ten years of playing serial killers and rapists to be perceived as a serious actor amongst the Japanese public.


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Nominated for 73 Awards | Won 45

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