Takeshi Kitano

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.

Geburtstag: 18.01.1947

Geburtsort: Tokyo, Japan

Anzahl der Filme, die wir schon mit Takeshi Kitano gesehen haben: 1

Anzahl aller Filme, in denen Takeshi Kitano mitgespielt hat: 62

2017
  • Outrage Coda
    Rolle: Ôtomo
  • Prison Break
    Rolle: Urata
  • Ghost in the Shell
    Rolle: Chief Daisuke Aramaki
2016
  • Doctor X: Gekai Daimon Michiko Special
    Rolle: Kantaro Kurosu
  • While the Women Are Sleeping
    Rolle:
  • A Living Promise
    Rolle: Detective Koichiro Iwase
2015
  • Aka Medaka
    Rolle: 北野武
  • Mozu The Movie
    Rolle: Daruma
  • Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen
    Rolle: Murakawa
2014
  • Seicho Matsumoto's Black Gospel
    Rolle: Rokuro Fujisawa
  • Outrage Beyond
    Rolle: Ohtomo
2013
  • Trespassing Bergman
    Rolle: Himself
2012
  • Dearest
    Rolle:
  • A Special Day
    Rolle: Himself
2011
  • Outrage
    Rolle: Ôtomo
2010
  • Kikoku
    Rolle: Private First Class Oomiya
  • Miwa: Looking for Black Lizard
    Rolle: Himself
2008
  • What the War Meant
    Rolle: Hideki Tojo
  • Achilles and the Tortoise
    Rolle: Machisu
2007
  • Glory to the Filmmaker!
    Rolle:
  • To Each His Own Cinema
    Rolle:
  • Wada Akiko satsujin jiken
    Rolle:
2005
  • Takeshis'
    Rolle: Beat Takeshi / Mr. Kitano (as Beat Takeshi)
  • Izo
    Rolle: (as 'Bîto' Takeshi)
2004
  • The Golden Cups: One More Time
    Rolle: Himself
  • Blood and Bones
    Rolle: Joon-pyong Kim
  • Arakimentari
    Rolle: Himself
  • Zatoichi
    Rolle: Zatôichi
2003
  • Battle Royale II: Requiem
    Rolle: Kitano
2002
  • Kichiku
    Rolle:
2001
  • Tokyo Eyes
    Rolle: Yakusa
2000
  • Battle Royale
    Rolle: Kitano
  • Taboo
    Rolle: Toshizo Hijikata
  • Brother
    Rolle: Aniki Yamamoto
1999
  • Kikujiro
    Rolle: Kikujiro
  • Takeshi Kitano, l'imprévisible
    Rolle: Himself
  • Jam Session (The Official Bootleg of Kikujiro)
    Rolle:
1998
  • Fireworks
    Rolle: Nishi Yoshitaka
1995
  • Gonin
    Rolle: Ichiro Kyoya
  • Johnny Mnemonic
    Rolle: Takahashi
1994
  • Getting Any?
    Rolle: Tiedemies
1993
  • Many Happy Returns
    Rolle: Daisuke Shiba
  • Sonatine
    Rolle: Aniki Murakawa
1992
  • Erotic Liaisons
    Rolle:
  • Dioxin from Fish!
    Rolle:
  • A Legend of Turmoil
    Rolle:
1991
  • Kim's War
    Rolle:
1990
  • Boiling Point
    Rolle: Uehara
  • Hoshi wo tsugu mono
    Rolle: Yama no hito
1989
  • Violent Cop
    Rolle: Azuma
1988
  • The Boss’ Wife
    Rolle: Shoji Sugimoto, Hitman (as 'Beat' Takeshi)
1986
  • No More Comics!
    Rolle: Police
1985
  • Yasha
    Rolle: Yajima
  • Joke with a Sorrowful Heart
    Rolle: Hiroshi Igarashi
1983
  • The Mosquito on the Tenth Floor
    Rolle: Man at Racetrack
  • Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
    Rolle: Sgt. Gengo Hara
1981
  • Completely... With That Air!
    Rolle:
  • Manon
    Rolle: Shinobu
  • The Dump Truck Rascal
    Rolle:
1980
  • Makoto-chan
    Rolle:
1969
  • Go, Go Second Time Virgin
    Rolle: Gang Member
  • アウトレイジ 最終章
    Rolle: 大友(元大友組組長)