November 27, 1973
Tadanobu Satō (佐藤 忠信, Satō Tadanobu, born November 27, 1973), better known by his stage name Tadanobu Asano (浅野 忠信, Asano Tadanobu), is a Japanese actor. He is known for his roles as Dragon Eye Morrison in Electric Dragon 80.000 V , Kakihara in Ichi the Killer , Mamoru Arita in Bright Future , Hattori Genosuke in Zatoichi , Kenji in Last Life in the Universe , A man in Survive Style 5+ , Ayano in The Taste of Tea , Temujin in Mongol , Captain Yugi Nagata in Battleship , Lord Kira Yoshinaka in 47 Ronin and Hogun in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, based on the Marvel Comics character. In 2016, he appeared as the Interpreter in Martin Scorsese's Silence . Three years later, he portrayed Rear Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi in Midway (2019). He portrayed the thunder god Raiden in the 2021 film Mortal Kombat .
Asano was born in the Honmoku area, Yukihisa Satō (佐藤 幸久, Satō Yukihisa) and mother Junko (順子). His maternal grandfather was Willard Overing, a U.S. citizen of Dutch and Norwegian ancestry whom Asano never met. Asano has an older brother, Kujun Satō, born in 1971, who is a musician and a partner in Anore Inc., a talent agency Asano and their father Yukihisa Satō founded.Yokohama, to artist
Asano's father, an actors' agent, suggested he take on his first acting role in the TV show Kinpachi Sensei at the age of 16. His film debut was in the 1990 Swimming Upstream (Bataashi Kingyo), though his first major critical success was in Shunji Iwai's Fried Dragon Fish (1993). His first critical success internationally was Hirokazu Kore-eda's Maboroshi no Hikari (1995), in which he played a man who inexplicably throws himself in front of a train, widowing his wife and orphaning his infant son. He also worked with Kore-eda in the pseudo-documentary Distance in 2001. His best known works internationally are the samurai films Gohatto (aka Taboo, 1999) and Zatoichi (2003), as well as the critically acclaimed Bright Future .
Asano acted in Katsuhito Ishii's 2003 film The Taste of Tea , which premiered at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. He appeared as the lead actor in Last Life in the Universe (2003) by Thai director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang and starred in Ratanaruang's 2006 follow-up film, Invisible Waves . In 2007, he starred as the young Genghis Khan in Sergei Bodrov's Oscar-nominated film Mongol .In Villon's Wife (2009), he played the part of an alcoholic writer, stating that, since he doesn't drink alcohol, he based his performance on people he knows. In 2011, he starred in the Marvel Studios film Thor as the Asgardian warrior Hogun, a member of the Warriors Three and companion to Thor. He reprised the role in 2013's Thor: The Dark World and 2017's Thor: Ragnarok . Asano was announced to appear in Mortal Kombat reboot as the character of Raiden.
In addition to his acting career, Asano directed commercial TV spots for his then-wife, Chara.He formed the band MACH-1.67 with director Sogo Ishii in 1996 and has also played in the bands Peace Pill and Safari. He is an artist and a model, most notably for Japanese fashion designers Jun Takahashi and Takeo Kikuchi, for whom he filmed a series of commercial spots directed by Wong Kar-wai, including the short film wkw/tk/1996@7'55"hk.net .
Asano and his father run the actor's agency Anore Inc.
Asano met J-pop singer Chara on the set of Iwai's Picnic (1994). They were married in March 1995 and Chara became pregnant with their first child, Sumire, who was born on July 4 that same year.In 1999, they had a son named Himi. In July 2009, Chara announced on her website that the couple were divorcing. She received custody of both their children.
Asano won the Most Popular Performer award at the 1997 Japanese Academy Awards for Acri and was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category in 2004 for his performance in Zatôichi. He also received the Upstream Prize for Best Actor at the 2003 Venice Film Festival for his role in Last Life in the Universe .In 2014, he won the award for Best Actor at the 36th Moscow International Film Festival for his role in My Man .
|1992||Seishun Dendekedekedeke||Seiichi Shirai|
|1993||Nemuranai Machi: Shinjuku Same||Koichi Sunagami|
|1995||Yonshimai Monogatari||Akira Higuchi|
|Swallowtail Butterfly||Customer in club|
|1997||Yume no Ginga||Tatsuo Niitaka|
|1998||Love & Pop||Captain XX|
|Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl||Kuroo Samehada|
|Rakka Suru Yugata|
|1999||Away with Words||Asano Takashi|
|Gemini||Revenger with Sword|
|One Step on a Mine, It's All Over||Taizo Ichinose|
|Gohatto (a.k.a. Taboo)||Samurai Hyozo Tashiro|
|2000||Gojoe: Spirit War Chronicle||Shanao|
|Party 7||Okita Souji|
|2001||Electric Dragon 80.000 V||Dragon Eye Morrison|
|Ichi the Killer||Kakihara|
|2002||Woman of Water||Yusaku|
|2003||Bright Future||Mamoru Arita|
|My Grandpa||S. Nakatoh|
|Last Life in the Universe||Kenji|
|Dead End Run|
|Café Lumière||Hajime Takeuchi|
|The Taste of Tea||Ayano, the Uncle|
|The Face of Jizo||Kinoshita|
|Survive Style 5+||Aman|
|2005||The Buried Forest||San-chan|
|My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?||Mizui|
|Portrait of the Wind||Tamio Murase|
|Funky Forest||Masaru Tanaka|
|Rampo Noir||Private detective Kogorô Akechi/A man/Masaki|
|Sad Vacation||Kenji Shiraishi|
|2008||Kabei: Our Mother||Yamazaki Toru|
|Yume no Mani Mani||Black Marketeer|
|2009||42 One Dream Rush||Short film|
|Vengeance Can Wait||Hidenori Yamane|
|2011||Shadows of the Damned||Garcia F. Hotspur (Voice)||Japan Only|
|Gekkō no Kamen||Okamoto|
|Korede Iinoda! Eiga Akatsuka Fujio||Fujio Akatsuka|
|A Ghost of a Chance||Ken'ichi Kido|
|2012||Battleship||Captain Yugi Nagata|
|A Terminal Trust|
|Fly with the Gold||Kitagawa|
|2013||Thor: The Dark World||Hogun|
|47 Ronin||Lord Kira|
|The Kiyosu Conference||Maeda Toshiie|
|2014||Lupin III||Inspector Koichi Zenigata|
|Kiki's Delivery Service||Dr. Ishi|
|Parasyte: Part 1||Goto|
|2015||Parasyte: Part 2||Goto|
|Journey to the Shore||Yūsuke|
|Haha to Kuraseba||Kuroda|
|The Wasted Times||Watabe|
|2017||Dear Etranger||Makoto Tanaka|
|Shinjuku Swan II||Masaki Taki|
|Kuso-yarō to Utsukushiki Sekai|
|Punk Samurai Slash Down||Chayama Hanrō|
|They Say Nothing Stays the Same|
|Noroshi ga Yobu||Short film|
|Midway||Rear Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi|
|Labyrinth of Cinema||Lt. Sako|
|Independence of Japan||Jirō Shirasu|
|2021||Detective Chinatown 3||Chinese film|
|Mortal Kombat||Lord Raiden|
|1993||Fried Dragon Fish||Natsuro||Fuji TV||TV movie|
|Haru no Ichizoku||Tomoki||NHK|
|2011||Sutekina Kakushi Dori: Kanzen Muketsu no Concierge||Artist||Fuji TV||TV movie|
|Yonimo kimyô na Monogatari||Killer||Fuji TV||TV movie|
|2017||A Life: A Love||Masao Danjō||TBS|
|2019||Idaten||Shōjirō Kawashima||NHK||Taiga drama|
|2021||Okaeri Mone||Shinji Oikawa||NHK||Asadora|
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