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December 13, 1932 |
Tatsuya Nakadai (仲代 達矢 Nakadai Tatsuya?, born Motohisa Nakadai December 13, 1932) is a Japanese film actor famous for the wide variety of characters he has portrayed and many collaborations with famous Japanese film directors.
Nakadai worked with a number of Japan's best-known filmmakers—starring or co-starring in five films directed by Akira Kurosawa, as well as being cast in significant films directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara (The Face of Another), Mikio Naruse (When a Woman Ascends the Stairs), Kihachi Okamoto (Kill! and Sword of Doom), Hideo Gosha (Goyokin), Shirō Toyoda (Portrait of Hell) and Kon Ichikawa (Enjo and Odd Obsession).
Nakadai grew up in a very poor family and was unable to afford a university education, prompting him to take up acting. He greatly admired American films and was a fan of actors such as John Wayne and Marlon Brando. Nakadai was working as a shop clerk in Tokyo before a chance encounter with director Masaki Kobayashi led to him being cast in the film The Thick Walled Room. The following year, he made a brief and uncredited cameo in Seven Samurai where he is seen for a few seconds as a samurai walking through town.Nakadai's role in Seven Samurai is technically his debut as The Thick-Walled Room's release was delayed for three years to controversial subject matter. His major breakthrough as an actor came when he was given the part of Jo, a young yakuza in Black River, another film directed by Kobayashi.
Nakadai is perhaps most recognized for his leading roles in two Kurosawa epics from the 1980s: Kagemusha where he plays both the titular thief turned body-double and the infamous daimyo Takeda Shingen, as well as his role in Ran where he plays another daimyo, Hidetora Ichimonji, who is loosely based on King Lear from the Shakespeare play of the same name.
|1973||Kanashimi no Belladonna||The Devil||Eiichi Yamamoto|
|1983||Final Yamato||Narrator||Tomoharu Katsumata / Yoshinobu Nishizaki / Takeshi Shirado / Toshio Masuda|
|2013||The Tale of Princess Kaguya||Sumiyaki no Roujini||Isao Takahata|
|2014||Giovanni's Island||Junpei Senō (Present)||Mizuho Nishikubo|
|1968||Yotsuya Kaidan||Tamiya Iemon||Eitaro Ozawa|
|1974||Richard III||Richard||Toshikiyo Masumi|
|1975||The Lower Depths||Satine||Toshikiyo Masumi|
|1978||Oedipus the King||Oedipus||Tomoe Ryu (Yasuko Miyazaki)|
|1982||Macbeth||Macbeth||Tomoe Ryu (Yasuko Miyazaki)|
|1990||Cyrano de Bergerac||Cyrano de Bergerac||Tomoe Ryu (Yasuko Miyazaki)|
|2000||Death of a Salesman||William "Willy" Loman||Kiyoto Hayashi|
|2001||The Merry Wives of Windsor||John Falstaff||Kiyoto Hayashi|
|2005||Driving Miss Daisy||Hoke||Ikumi Tanno|
|2008||Don Quixote||Miguel de Cervantes||Ikumi Tanno|
|2010||John Gabriel Borkman||John Gabriel Borkman||Tamiya Kuriyama|
|2013||Bluebeard's Castle||The Bard||Michiyoshi Inoue|
|2014||Barrymore||John Barrymore||Ikumi Tanno|
|2014||Romeo and Juliet||Father Lawrence||Ikumi Tanno|
|1971||Shin Heike Monogatari||Taira no Kiyomori||NHK||Taiga drama|
|1995||Daichi no Ko||Kōji Matsumoto||NHK|
|1996||Hideyoshi||Sen no Rikyū||NHK||Taiga drama|
|2004||Socrates in Love||Kentarō Matsumoto||TBS|
|2007||Fūrin Kazan||Takeda Nobutora||NHK||Taiga drama|
|2014||Zainin no Uso||Kenzō Haneda||WOWOW|
- Chevalier De L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1992)
- Medal with Purple Ribbon (1996)
- Order of the Rising Sun, 4th Class, Gold Rays with Rosette (2003)
- Person of Cultural Merit (2007)
- Asahi Prize (2013)
- Kawakita Award (2013)
- "Tatsuya Nakadai". The New York Times.
- Stephens, Chuck. "The Eighth Samurai: Tatsuya Nakadai". CURRENT. Retrieved 2013-10-10.
- Stuart Galbraith IV (16 May 2008). The Toho Studios Story: A History and Complete Filmography. Scarecrow Press. p. 227. ISBN 978-1-4616-7374-3.
- The Battle of Port Arthur (203 Kochi) in the Internet Movie Database
- "Full Trailer for I.G's Hand-Drawn Anime Film Giovanni's Island Posted". Anime News Network. 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
- The Eighth Samurai: Tatsuya Nakadai at the Wayback Machine (archived December 13, 2007) by Chuck Stephens
- Tatsuya Nakadai at the Internet Movie Database
- Tatsuya Nakadai at the Japanese Movie Database (Japanese)