Hiroshi Abe (actor)

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Hiroshi Abe
阿部 寛
Abe Hiroshi from "Legend of the Demon Cat" at Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2017 (40203798571).jpg
Born (1964-06-22) 22 June 1964 (age 57)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Actor, model
Years active1983-present
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in)
Japanese name
Hiragana あべ ひろし
Katakana アベ ヒロシ

Hiroshi Abe (阿部 寛, Abe Hiroshi, born 22 June 1964) is a Japanese model and actor. He is known for his roles in Still Walking, Chocolate, and Godzilla 2000: Millennium .


Early life

Abe was born in Yokohama as the youngest in a family of three children. After retaking the university entrance examinations once, he attended Chuo University in Tokyo and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. Abe started working as a model for magazines such as Men's Non-no during his university days, and later transitioned into acting. [1]


In 2009, Abe won the Best Actor award in the 63rd Mainichi Film Award for his performances in Still Walking and Aoi Tori. [2] Abe also starred in Hideki Takeuchi's Thermae Romae . [3] He then played a supporting role in Hirokazu Kore-eda's I Wish . [4]



TV Series

  • Unmeitōge (1993) - Yagyu Jubei
  • Glorious Yorujuro (1996-1997) – Yorujūrō
  • Honeymoon Divorce (1997) – Takuya Kitamura
  • Yasha (2000) – Ken Kurosaki
  • Trick (2000-2003) – Jirō Ueda
  • Hero (2001) – Mitsugu Shibayama
  • Antique (2001) – Chikage Kobayakawa
  • Midnight Rain (2002) – Shunsuke Izumida
  • My Little Chef (2002) – Kensaku Tachibana
  • The Last Lawyer (2003)
  • Rika (2003) – Takao Homma
  • Musashi (2003) – Gion Tōji
  • Wedding Planner (2003) – Jun Okonogi
  • Smile (2003) – Reijirō Sakurai
  • Fugitive: Runaway (2004) – Ryūji Mineshima
  • At Home Dad  [ ja ] (2004) – Kazuyuki Yamamura
  • Yoshitsune (2005) – Taira no Tomomori
  • Dragon Zakura (2005) – Kenji Sakuragi
  • Kekkon Dekinai Otoko (2006) – Shinsuke Kuwano
  • Tenchijin (2008) – Uesugi Kenshin
  • Change (2008) – Katsutoshi Nirasawa
  • Saka no Ue no Kumo (2009-2011) – Akiyama Yoshifuru
  • Shiroi Haru (2009) – Haruo Sakura
  • Shinzanmono (2010) – Kyōichirō Kaga
  • Going My Home (2012) – Tsuboi Ryota
  • Downtown Rocket (2015) – Kōhei Tsukuda
  • The Sniffer (2016) – Hanaoka
  • Downtown Rocket Season 2 (2018) – Kōhei Tsukuda
  • Mada Kekkon Dekinai Otoko (2019) – Shinsuke Kuwano
  • Dragon Zakura 2 (2021) – Kenji Sakuragi [10]


YearAwardCategoryNotable WorkResultRef.
1995Japanese Professional Movie AwardsN/AKyouju Luger P08Won
2009Mainichi Film ConcoursBest Actor Aruitemo Aruitemo & Aoi ToriWon [2]
2012Blue Ribbon AwardsBest ActorKarasu no oyayubiWon
2013 36th Japan Academy Film Prize Best Actor Thermæ Romæ Won
2015 38th Japan Academy Film Prize Best Actor Cape Nostalgia Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Zakurozaka no Adauchi Nominated
20163rd Kyoto International Art and Film FestivalToshiro Mifune AwardWon
9th Tokyo Drama Awards Best ActorShitamachi RocketWon
41st Hochi Film Award Best ActorAfter the StormNominated

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