Tatsuya Nakadai

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Tatsuya Nakadai
Born (1932-12-13) December 13, 1932 (age 82)
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1954–present

Tatsuya Nakadai (仲代 達矢 Nakadai Tatsuya?, born Motohisa Nakadai December 13, 1932) is a Japanese film actor.[1]

His debut role was a brief and uncredited one in Seven Samurai where he is seen for a few seconds as a samurai walking through town.[2]

He was featured in 11 films directed by Masaki Kobayashi, including the The Human Condition trilogy, wherein he starred as the lead character Kaji, plus Harakiri, Samurai Rebellion and Kwaidan.

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).

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1954 Seven Samurai Samurai Wandering Through Town Akira Kurosawa Uncredited
1956 Hi no tori Keiichi Naganuma Umetsugu Inoue
1956 Hadashi no Seishun Yūji Wada Senkichi Taniguchi
1956 Sazae-san Norisuke Namino Nobuo Aoyagi
1956 Oshidori no Ma Andō Keigo Kimura
1957 Black River Joe Masaki Kobayashi
1957 Oban Shin-don Yasuki Chiba
1957 Untamed Kimura Mikio Naruse
1957 Hikage no Musume Motohashi Shūe Matsubayashi
1957 Zoku Oban: Fuun hen Shin-don Yasuki Chiba
1957 A Dangerous Hero (Kiken na eiyu) Imamura Hideo Suzuki
1957 Zokuzoku Oban: Doto uhen Shin-don Yasuki Chiba
1957 Sazae's Youth (Sazae-san no seishun) Norisuke Namino Nobuo Aoyagi
1958 A Boy and Three Mothers Kensaku Seiji Hisamatsu
1958 All About Marriage (Kekkon no subete) Akira Nakayama Kihachi Okamoto
1958 Go and Get It (Buttuke honban) Hara Kozo Saeki
1958 Enjō Togari Kon Ichikawa
1958 Naked Sun Jirō Maeda Miyoji Ieki
1959 The Human Condition: No Greater Love Kaji Masaki Kobayashi
1959 Odd Obsession Kimura Kon Ichikawa
1959 The Human Condition: Road to Eternity Kaji Masaki Kobayashi
1959 Yaju shisubeshi Kunihiko Date Eizo Sugawa
1959 Three Dolls in Ginza (Ginza no onéchan) Kyōsuke Tamura Toshio Sugie
1959 An'ya Kōro Kaname Shirō Toyoda
1960 When a Woman Ascends the Stairs Kenichi Komatsu Mikio Naruse
1960 Daughters, Wives, and a Mother (Musume tsuma haha) Shingo Kuroki Mikio Naruse
1960 The Blue Beast (Aoi yaju) Yasuhiko Kuroki Hiromichi Horikawa
1960 Love Under the Crucifix (Oginsama) Takayama Ukon Kinuyo Tanaka
1960 Get 'em All ("Minagoroshi no uta" yori kenju-yo saraba!) Tsubota Eizō Sugawa
1961 The Other Woman (Tsuma to shite onna to shite) Minami Mikio Naruse
1961 Yojimbo Unosuke Akira Kurosawa
1961 The Human Condition: A Soldier's Prayer Kaji Masaki Kobayashi
1961 Kumo ga chigieru toki James Kimura Heinosuke Gosho
1961 Immortal Love Heibei Keisuke Kinoshita
1962 Sanjuro Muroto Hanbei Akira Kurosawa
1962 The Inheritance (Karami-ai) Kikuo Furukawa Masaki Kobayashi
1962 Harakiri Tsugumo Hanshirō Masaki Kobayashi
1962 Madame Aki Uojirō Tatsumi Shirō Toyoda
1963 High and Low Chief Detective Tokura Akira Kurosawa
1963 Pressure of Guilt (Shiro to kuro) Ichirō Hamano Hiromichi Horikawa
1963 The Legacy of the 500,000 (Gojuman-nin no isan) Mitsuru Gunji Toshiro Mifune
1963 Miren Ryōta Kinoshita Yasuki Chiba
1963 A Woman's Life (Onna no rekishi) Takashi Akimoto Mikio Naruse
1964 Arijigoku sakusen Ishiki Takashi Tsuboshima
1964 Kwaidan Minokichi Masaki Kobayashi
1965 Saigo no shinpan Jirō Hiromichi Horikawa
1965 Fort Graveyard (Chi to suna) Sakuma Kihachi Okamoto
1966 Illusion of Blood (Yotsuya Kaidan) Iemon Shirō Toyoda
1966 Cash Calls Hell (Gohiki no shinshi) Oida Hideo Gosha
1966 The Sword of Doom Ryunosuke Tsukue Kihachi Okamoto
1966 The Face of Another Mr. Okuyama Hiroshi Teshigahara
1966 The Daphne (Jinchoge) Professor Kanahira Yasuki Chiba
1967 The Age of Assassins (Satsujin kyo jidai) Shinji Kikyo Kihachi Okamoto
1967 Kojiro Miyamoto Musashi Hiroshi Inagaki
1967 Samurai Rebellion Asano Tatewaki Masaki Kobayashi
1968 Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die! James Elfego Tonino Cervi
1968 Kill! Genta Kihachi Okamoto
1968 Admiral Yamamoto Narrator Seiji Maruyama
1968 The Human Bullet Narrator Kihachi Okamoto
1969 Goyokin Magobei Hideo Gosha
1969 Eiko's 5000 Kilograms (Eiko e no 5,000 kiro) Takeuchi Koreyoshi Kurahara
1969 The Battle of the Japan Sea (Nihonkai daikaisen) Akashi Motojiro Seiji Maruyama
1969 Hitokiri Takechi Hanpeita Hideo Gosha
1969 Blood End (Tengu-to) Sentarō Satsuo Yamamoto
1969 Portrait of Hell Yoshihide Shirō Toyoda
1970 Duel at Ezo (Ezo yakata no ketto) Daizennokami Honjo Kengo Furusawa
1970 Bakumatsu Nakaoka Shintarō Daisuke Itō
1970 The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan Kataoka Naojirō Masahiro Shinoda
1970 Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival Ronin Kenji Misumi
1970 Will to Conquer (Tenkan no abarembo) Yoshida Tōyō Seiji Maruyama
1971 Inn of Evil (Inochi bonifuro) Sadashichi Masaki Kobayashi
1971 Battle of Okinawa Colonel Hiromichi Yahara Kihachi Okamoto
1972 The Wolves (Shussho Iwai) Seji Iwahashi Hideo Gosha
1973 Osho Sekine Hiromichi Horikawa
1973 The Human Revolution Nichiren Toshio Masuda
1973 Rise, Fair Sun Sakuzo Kei Kumai
1974 Karei-naru Ichizoku Teppei Manpyō Satsuo Yamamoto
1975 The Gate of Youth (Seishun no mon) Jūzō Ibuki Kirio Urayama
1975 Tokkan Hijikata Toshizō Kihachi Okamoto
1975 I Am a Cat (Wagahai wa neko de aru) Kushami Chin'no Kon Ichikawa
1975 Kinkanshoku Yasuo Hoshino Satsuo Yamamoto
1976 Banka Setsuo Katsuragi Yoshisuke Kawasaki
1976 Zoku ningen kakumei Nichiren Toshio Masuda
1976 Fumō Chitai Tadashi Iki Satsuo Yamamoto
1977 Sugata Sanshiro Shōgorō Yano Kihachi Okamoto
1978 Blue Christmas Minami Kihachi Okamoto
1978 Queen Bee (Jo-oh-bachi) Ginzo Daidoji Kon Ichikawa
1978 Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron Kumokiri Nizaemon Hideo Gosha
1978 The Firebird (Hi no tori) Ninigi Kon Ichikawa
1979 Hunter in the Dark (Yami no karyudo) Gomyo Kiyoemon Hideo Gosha
1980 Kagemusha Takeda Shingen / Kagemusha Akira Kurosawa
1980 The Battle of Port Arthur (also known as 203 kochi)[3] General Nogi Maresuke Toshio Masuda
1981 Willful Murder Yashiro Kei Kumai
1982 Onimasa Masagoro Kiryuin Hideo Gosha
1984 Kita no hotaru Takeshi Tsukigata Hideo Gosha
1985 Ran Lord Hidetora Ichimonji Akira Kurosawa
1985 The Empty Table (Shokutaku no nai ie) Nobuyuki Kidoji Masaki Kobayashi
1986 Atami satsujin jiken Denbei Nikaido Kazuo Takahashi
1987 Hachiko Monogatari Hidejiro Ueno Seijirō Kōyama
1988 Return from the River Kwai Major Harada Andrew V. McLaglen
1988 Oracion (Yushun) Heihachiro Wagu Shigemichi Sugita
1989 Four Days of Snow and Blood (Ni-ni-roku) Hajime Sugiyama Hideo Gosha
1991 Heat Wave (Kagero) Tsunejiro Murai Hideo Gosha
1992 The Wicked City Daishu (Yuen Tai Chung) Mak Tai-Kit
1992 Basara – The Princess Goh (Goh-hime) Furuta Oribe Hiroshi Teshigahara
1992 Tōki Rakujitsu Sakae Kobayashi Seijirō Kōyama
1993 Lone Wolf and Cub: Handful of Sand (Kozure Okami: Sono chiisaki te ni) Yagyu Retsudo Akira Inoue
1993 Summer of the Moonlight Sonata (Gekko no natsu) Kazama (postwar) Seijirō Kōyama
1995 East Meets West Katsu Rintarō Kihachi Okamoto
1996 Miyazawa Kenji sono ai Seijirō Miyazawa Seijirō Kōyama
1999 After the Rain Tsuji Gettan Takashi Koizumi
1999 Spellbound Hideaki Sasaki Masato Harada
2001 Vengeance for Sale (Sukedachi-ya Sukeroku) Umetaro Katakura Kihachi Okamoto
2002 To Dance With the White Dog (Shiroi inu to Waltz wo) Eisuke Nakamoto Takashi Tsukinoki
2002 Hi wa mata noboru Konosuke Matsushita Kiyoshi Sasabe
2003 Like Asura Kotaro Takezawa Yoshimitsu Morita
2005 Yamato Katsumi Kamio (75 years old) Junya Sato
2006 The Inugamis Sahei Inugami Kon Ichikawa
2009 Listen to My Heart Kyozo Hayami Shinichi Mishiro
2010 Zatoichi: The Last Tendo Junji Sakamoto
2012 Tsunagu Sadayuki Akiyama Yûichirô Hirakawa
2013 Human Trust Nobuhiko Sasakura Junji Sakamoto

Animated film[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
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[4] Junpei Senō (Present) Mizuho Nishikubo

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1964 Hamlet Hamlet Koreya Senda
1968 Yotsuya Kaidan Tamiya Iemon Eitaro Ozawa
1971 Othello Othello Koreya Senda
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

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
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

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tatsuya Nakadai". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Stephens, Chuck. "The Eighth Samurai: Tatsuya Nakadai". CURRENT. Retrieved 2013-10-10. 
  3. ^ The Battle of Port Arthur (203 Kochi) in the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ "Full Trailer for I.G's Hand-Drawn Anime Film Giovanni's Island Posted". Anime News Network. 2013-12-18. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 

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