Daisuke Ryu

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Daisuke Ryu (Japanese: 隆大介) is a Japanese actor born in Tokyo, Japan on 14 February 1957. He won the Japanese "best new actor" Blue ribbon award for his performance as the great warlord Oda Nobunaga in Akira Kurosawa's movie Kagemusha (The Shadow Warrior). Other notable performances include Saburo Ichimonji in another Kurosawa epic, Ran, and the legendary yamabushi Benkei in Sogo Ishii's critically acclaimed Gojoe: Spirit War Chronicle.

He starred opposite Samantha Bond in the 1989 television serial The Ginger Tree (based on the novel by Oswald Wynd), playing Count Kentaro Kurihama.

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