Kōichi Satō

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Koichi Sato
Satō Kōichi, Japanese actor.jpg
Koichi Sato in May 2009
Native name 佐藤 浩市
Born (1960-12-10) December 10, 1960 (age 54)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Actor
Parents Rentarō Mikuni (father)

Koichi Sato (佐藤 浩市 Satō Kōichi?, born December 10, 1960) is a Japanese actor. He is the son of veteran Japanese actor Rentarō Mikuni.

Career[edit]

Sato has appeared in some of Junji Sakamoto's films such as Tokarev,[1] Face,[2] KT,[3] Children of the Dark,[4] and Human Trust.[5]

He also appeared in Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Western Django,[6] Yoichi Sai's Kamui Gaiden,[7] and Takahisa Zeze's Heaven's Story.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Tobuga Gotoku (1990)
  • Shinai naru Mono e (1992)
  • Homura Tatsu (1993)
  • Koko Kyoshi (1993)
  • Subarashiki kana Jinsei (1993)
  • Homura Tatsu (1994)
  • Yokohama Shinju (1994)
  • Koi mo Nidome nara (1995)
  • Koibito yo (1995)
  • Tsubasa o Kudasai! (1996)
  • Tabloid (1998)
  • Africa no Yoru (1999)
  • Dokushin Seikatsu (1999)
  • Tenki-yoho no Koibito (2000)
  • Aru Hi, Arashi no You ni (2001)
  • Chūshingura 1/47 (2001)
  • Tengoku e no Kaidan (2002)
  • Kogen e Irasshai (2003)
  • Shinsengumi (2004)
  • Pride (2004)
  • Climber's High (2005)
  • Kemonomichi (2006)
  • Suppli (2006)
  • Karei-naru Ichizoku (2007)
  • Zip vs Dragon (2009)
  • Wagaya no Rekishi (2010)
  • Kagi no Kakatta Heya (2012)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards won[edit]

  • 1982: Blue Ribbon Award: Best New Actor for The Gate of Youth
  • 1982: Award of the Japanese Academy: Newcomer of the Year for The Gate of Youth
  • 1994: Nikkan Sports Film Award: Best Actor for Crest of Betrayal
  • 1995: Award of the Japanese Academy: Best Actor for Crest of Betrayal
  • 1995: Yokohama Film Festival: Best Supporting Actor for Tokarev[9]
  • 2001: Award of the Japanese Academy: Best Supporting Actor for Whiteout
  • 2003: Blue Ribbon Award: Best Actor for KT
  • 2004: Award of the Japanese Academy: Best Supporting Actor for When the Last Sword Is Drawn
  • 2005: Tokyo International Film Festival: Best Actor Award for What the Snow Brings
  • 2007: Mainichi Film Concours: Best Actor for What the Snow Brings
  • 2012: 16th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Spring 2012): Best Supporting Actor for Kagi no Kakatta Heya

Awards nominated[edit]

  • 1984: Award of the Japanese Academy: Best Supporting Actor for The Catch
  • 2007: Award of the Japanese Academy: Best Supporting Actor for The Uchoten Hotel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rooney, David (December 4, 1994). "Review: Tokarev". Variety. 
  2. ^ Holden, Stephen (March 27, 2001). "FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW; Murder as the True Key To Self-Actualization". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Schilling, Mark (April 14, 2002). "KT". Screen International. 
  4. ^ Kuipers, Richard (November 7, 2008). "Review: "Children of the Dark"". Variety. 
  5. ^ Schilling, Mark (October 17, 2013). "'Jinrui Shikin (Human Trust)'". The Japan Times. 
  6. ^ Adams, Sam (August 28, 2008). "Sukiyaki Western Django". The A.V. Club. 
  7. ^ Schilling, Mark (September 18, 2009). "'Kamui Gaiden'". The Japan Times. 
  8. ^ Debruge, Peter (February 12, 2011). "Review: Heaven's Story". Variety. 
  9. ^ 第16回ヨコハマ映画祭 1994年日本映画個人賞 (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 

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