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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 appeared in two Kurosawa films from the 1980s: Kagemusha where he plays both the titular thief turned body-double and the famous daimyo Takeda Shingen, as well as his role in Ran where he plays another daimyo, Hidetora Ichimonji, who is loosely based on Shakespeare's play King Lear.
|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)