Kaoru Kobayashi (actor)

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Kaoru Kobayashi
Born (1951-09-04) September 4, 1951 (age 69)
Occupation Actor
Years active1971–present
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Spouse(s)Kumi Nakamura (1984–1995)
Koume (2009–)
Children1

Kaoru Kobayashi (小林 薫, Kobayashi Kaoru, born on September 4, 1951) is a Japanese actor born in Kyoto. He won the award for best actor at the 30th Yokohama Film Festival [1] and the award for the best-supporting actor at the 8th Yokohama Film Festival for Sorobanzuku . [2]

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Career

Kobayashi starred in Yoichi Sai's Quill . [3] He also appeared in Yuya Ishii's The Great Passage . [4]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotesRef
1977 Ballad of Orin
197918sai, umi e
1982 Yaju-deka
1984 The Funeral
1985 Sorekara
Paradise View
Love Letter
1986 Sorobanzuku
1987 Twilight of the Cockroaches Saito
1989 Untamagiru GiruLeading role
1997 Princess Mononoke Jiko-bō (voice)
1999 Himitsu Heisuke SugitaLeading role
The Black House [5]
2003 Like Asura
2004 Quill
2006 The Blossoming of Kamiya Etsuko
Tales from Earthsea The King (voice)
2007 Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad
2008Vacation
2009 Kamui Gaiden Hanbei
2010 Boys on the Run Suzuki
A Crowd of Three
Haru's Journey
Abraxas
Sketches of Kaitan City
2011 The Egoists
2013 The Great Passage Araki
Summer's End
2015 Midnight Diner The MasterLeading role
2016 Midnight Diner 2 The MasterLeading role
Fueled: The Man They Called Pirate Jisaku Kōga
2017Kiseki: Sobito of That DayMorita
MukokuShōzō Yatabe
Lear on the Shore
Miracles of the Namiya General Store
2018The Miracle of Crybaby ShottanFujita
2019His Lost NameTetsurō
The Island of Cats
2020Independence of Japan Shigeru Yoshida [6]
2021We Made a Beautiful BouquetHirotarō Yamane [7]
Arc [8]

Television

YearTitleRoleNetworkNotesRef
1982Tōge no Gunzō Fuwa Kazuemon NHK Taiga drama
1992 The Last U-Boat TatsumiNHKTV movie
1996–2015 Naniwa Kin'yūdō Sumio Kuwata Fuji TV
2003–2006 Dr. Kotō Shinryōjo Shoichi HoshinoFuji TV
2009–2014 Midnight Diner The Master TBS Leading role
2011 Carnation Zensaku OharaNHK Asadora
2015 The Emperor's Cook Kaneichi UsamiTBS
Koinaka Hirotoshi SerizawaFuji TV
2016 Botchan Madonna's fatherFuji TVSpecial appearance, TV movie
Hibana Watanabe Netflix
2016–2019 Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories The MasterNetflixLeading role
2017 Naotora: The Lady Warlord Reverend NankeiNHKTaiga drama
Ties: A Miraculous ColtKayamaNHKMiniseries
HeavenHajime Doisaki Wowow Miniseries
2018HagetakaRyōsuke Iijima TV Asahi
2019 The Great White Tower Mataichi ZaizenTV AsahiMiniseries
2021 Reach Beyond the Blue Sky Shibusawa IchirōemonNHKTaiga drama

Awards

YearAwardCategoryWork(s)Result
19794th Hochi Film Award Best New Artist18sai, umi eWon
198659th Kinema Junpo Awards Best Supporting Actor Sorekara Won
9th Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor Sorekara and Love Letter Won
1987 8th Yokohama Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Sorobanzuku Won
2000 23rd Japan Academy Prize Best Actor Himitsu and CoquilleNominated
2008 31st Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad Won
2009 30th Yokohama Film Festival Best ActorKyūka and Kanki no UtaWon
201726th Japanese Movie Critics Awards Best Actor Midnight Diner 2 Won

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