Nakata at the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival in 2015
|Other names||Nakada Hideo|
Life and career
Nakata was born in Okayama, Japan. He is most familiar to Western audiences for his work on Japanese horror films such as Ring (1998), Ring 2 (1999) and Dark Water (2002). Several of these were remade in English as The Ring (2002), Dark Water (2005), and The Ring Two.
Nakata was scheduled to make his English-language debut with True Believers, but later pulled out. He was later offered by DreamWorks to direct the movie The Ring Two (2005), which he accepted, making his English-language debut with a sequel to a remake of his own film.
Nakata made his initial breakthrough into film with Ghost Actress aka 'Don't Look Up' (1996). Although failing to attain any large-scale success, the film was responsible for leading to his directing of Ring.
Other Nakata films include Sleeping Bride (2000); Curse, Death and Spirit; and Chaos (2000). He directed the psychological thriller The Incite Mill which premiered on 16 October 2010 in Japan. He has now completed a Japanese ghost story, Kaidan. Nakata is currently working on Hearn, which is about the life of Lafcadio Hearn who wrote Kwaidan.
- Curse, Death & Spirit (1992)
- Don't Look Up (1996) – also writer (story)
- Ring (1998)
- Ring 2 (1999)
- Sleeping Bride (1999)
- Chaos (2000)
- Dark Water (2002)
- The Ring Two (2005)
- Kaidan (2007)
- L: Change the World (2008)
- Chatroom (2010)
- The Incite Mill (2010)
- The Complex (2013)
- Monsterz (2014)
- Words With Gods (2014) – segment: "Sufferings"
- Shinigami-kun (2014) – 1 episode
- Ghost Theater (2015)
- White Lily (2016)
- Life in Overtime (2018)
- Stolen Identity (2018)
- The Woman Who Keeps a Murderer (2019)
- Sadako (2019)
- Stigmatized Properties (2020)
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