Ryuhei Matsuda

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Ryuhei Matsuda
松田 龍平
Ryuhei Matsuda at Cannes in 2000.jpg
Ryuhei Matsuda at Cannes Film Festival in 2000
Born (1983-05-09) 9 May 1983 (age 38)
OccupationActor
Years active1999present
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Spouse(s) Rina Ōta (m. 2009; div. 2017)
Children1
Website www.office-saku.com/artists/ryuhei_matsuda.html

Ryuhei Matsuda (松田 龍平, Matsuda Ryūhei, born 9 May 1983) is a Japanese film and television actor. Matsuda's best known film roles include the young and desirable samurai Sōzaburō Kanō in Taboo and the rock star Ren Honjo in Nana .

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Early life

Matsuda was born on 9 May 1983 in Tokyo, to Yūsaku Matsuda, a Japanese actor of partial Korean ancestry, [1] and Miyuki Matsuda (née Kumagai), a Japanese actress. He has two younger siblings, a younger brother, Shota Matsuda, and a younger sister by his parents' marriage and one older half-sister by his father's first marriage. His father died from bladder cancer in 1989, when Ryuhei was 6 years old. [2] He attended Horikoshi High School, a Japanese high school that caters to celebrity students, but did not graduate. [3]

Career

At the age of 15, Matsuda was offered the role of the desirable young samurai Kanō Sōzaburō in Nagisa Ōshima's 1999 film Taboo . The role helped boost him from an entirely unknown actor to a film star, earning him a Japanese Academy award "Newcomer of the Year", as well as "Blue Ribbon", "Kinema Junpo", and "Yokohama Film Festival" Awards for the "Best New Actor". [4]

Since appearing in Taboo, Matsuda has played a wide range of roles, from the high school student Kujo in the 2001 film Blue Spring to the rock star Ren Honjo in the 2005 film Nana . In February 2013, it was revealed that Matsuda would play the part of a Japanese gangster in an upcoming sequel to the 2012 Indonesian film The Raid , named Berandal . [5]

Personal life

On 11 January 2009, Matsuda married Rina Ōta (太田 莉菜, Ōta Rina), a Russian-Japanese model. [6] Their first child, a girl, was born on 4 July 2009. [6] They divorced in December 2017. [7]

Filmography

Films

TV dramas

Awards

Matsuda won a Japanese Academy Award for the "Best Supporting Actor" in the 2011 film Tantei wa Bar ni Iru , [16] and Nikkan Sports Film Award for the "Best Actor" in the 2013 film The Great Passage . [17]

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