Tatsuya Nakadai

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Tatsuya Nakadai
Born (1932-12-13) December 13, 1932 (age 81)
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]

The Thick-Walled Room marked Nakadai's acting debut in 1953. His next 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).




  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 Koshi) 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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