|Born||March 11, 1968|
|Occupation||Actor, model, producer|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11+1⁄2 in)|
Takao Osawa (Japanese: 大沢 たかお, Hepburn: Ōsawa Takao, born March 11, 1968)[ citation needed ] is a Japanese actor.
Osawa starred in the 2002 film Filamentand the 2007 film Midnight Eagle . He has also appeared in films such as Masayuki Suo's A Terminal Trust and Takashi Miike's Shield of Straw .
The Newport Beach Film Festival in Newport Beach, CA, screened Osawa's film Wolf Children on April 27, 2013.
In mid-2018, he is playing the Kralahome in the West End revival of The King and I .
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|1995||I Want to Love You in a Way That'll Melt the Ski Slopes||Masaru Shigure|
|1996||Two Punks||Yoichi Fujikawa||Lead role|
|1999||The Island Tales||Haruki Fukuyama|
|2001||All About Lily Chou-Chou||Takao Tabito|
|2002||Jam Films||Mathematician||Lead role, segment "Cold Sleep"|
|2003||Aragami||The Samurai||Lead role|
|The Battling Angel||Kazumasa Furuyoshi||Lead role|
|Hana||Yoichiro Nozaki||Lead role|
|Sky High||Tatsuya Kudo|
|2004||Gege||Takayuki Takano||Lead role|
|Hana and Alice||Ryo Taguchi|
|Crying Out Love in the Center of the World||Sakutaro Matsumoto||Lead role|
|2005||Into the Sun||Kuroda|
|2006||Helen the Baby Fox||Koji Yajima||Lead role|
|A Cheerful Gang Turns the Earth||Naruse||Lead role|
|Riding the Metro||Sakichi Konuma|
|Christmas on July 24th Avenue||Satoshi Okuda|
|Bizan||Dr. Daisuke Terasawa|
|2007||Life: Tears in Heaven||Natsuki Iijima||Lead role|
|Midnight Eagle||Yuji Nishizaki||Lead role|
|2008||The Taste of Fish||Shuntaro Akagi||Lead role|
|Love Fight||Joe Oki|
|Ballad: Nameless Love Song||Takatora Okurai|
|The Sakurada Gate Incident||Tetsunosuke Seki||Lead role|
|2012||Wolf Children Ame and Yuki||Ookami (voice)||Animated film|
|A Terminal Trust||The prosecutor|
|2013||Strawberry Night||Isao Makita|
|Shield of Straw||Kazuki Mekari|
|2014||Kano||Yoichi Hatta||Taiwanese film|
|2015||The Lion Standing in the Wind||Koichiro Shimada||Lead role|
|2020||AI Amok||Kiryū||Lead role|
|2021||The Great Yokai War: Guardians||Inugami Gyōbu|
|1994||Kimi to Ita Natsu||Ryoichi Aizawa|
|Wakamono no Subete||Shinsuke Yamazaki|
|Hana no Ran||Ashikaga Yoshitane||Taiga drama|
|1995||Hoshi no Kinka||Shuichi Nagai|
|Kamisan no Waruguchi 2||Satoshi Mikami|
|1996||Zoku Hoshi no Kinka||Shuichi Nagai|
|Gekiteki Kiko: Shinya Tokkyu||Koutaro Sawaki|
|Only You: Aisarete||Sumio Ozaki|
|Rennai Zenya Ichidodake: Shoya no Asa|
|1998||Seikimatsu no Uta / The Last Song||Mysterious Man|
|1999||Utsukushii Hito||Jiro Murasame|
|2000||Another Heaven||Goro Minazuki|
|Hyaku-nen no Monogatari||Kazuo Hirose|
|2001||Ex-Lover / Mukashi no Otoko||Arashi Ikeda|
|2003||Ore wa Iwashi||Wang||TV movie|
|2006||Tokyo Wonder Tours||Himself|
|2009||JIN||Jin Minakata||Lead role|
|2011||JIN 2||Jin Minakata||Lead role|
|2013||Fiery Enmity: Hero of the North||Aterui||Lead role|
|Galileo||Shikō Renzaki||Episode 1, season 2|
|2015||Hana Moyu||Katori Tomohiko||Taiga drama|
|2019||Ōoku the Final||Tokugawa Yoshimune||TV movie|
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