Masanobu Ando

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Masanobu Ando
Masanobu Ando 2011.jpg
Ando Masanobu, 2011
Native name 安藤 政信
Born (1975-05-19) May 19, 1975 (age 39)
Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Occupation Actor

Masanobu Ando (安藤 政信 Andō Masanobu?, born May 19, 1975) is a Japanese actor.

He has appeared in films such as Takeshi Kitano's Kids Return, Kinji Fukasaku's Battle Royale, Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Western Django, and Chen Kaige's Forever Enthralled.[1]

Career[edit]

Ando's career took off after starring in Takeshi Kitano's Kids Return, which is one of Kitano's most successful films in Japan.[2]

He co-starred in Takashi Miike's Big Bang Love, Juvenile A with Ryuhei Matsuda.[3] He played a supporting role in Shinya Tsukamoto's Nightmare Detective.[4]

He also appeared in Katsuhito Ishii's Smuggler.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

  • My Friend's Lover (1997)
  • When the Saints Go Marching In (1998)
  • Blue Days (1998)
  • Seinen wa Kouya o Mezasu (1999)
  • Gakko no Kaidan: Haru no Noroi Special (2000)
  • Higashino Keigo Mysteries (2012)

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sato, Kuriko (March 27, 2009). "Midnight Eye interview: Masanobu Ando". Midnight Eye. 
  2. ^ Wood, David (October 23, 2000). "BBC - Films - review - Kids Return". BBC. 
  3. ^ Matthijs, Niels (January 25, 2012). "Review: 46-OKUNEN NO KOI (Personal Favorites #25)". Twitch Film. 
  4. ^ Schilling, Mark (January 12, 2007). "'Akuma Tantei' - The Japan Times". The Japan Times. 
  5. ^ Harvey, Dennis (September 20, 2011). "Smuggler - Variety". Variety. 
  6. ^ "Rotten Tomatoes.com: Masanobu Ando". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 30, 2010. 

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