Hidetoshi Nishijima (actor)

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Hidetoshi Nishijima
Nishijima Hidetoshi from "The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps" World Premiere Red Carpet of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2018 (45632820412).jpg
Nishijima in 2018
Born (1971-03-29) March 29, 1971 (age 48)
NationalityJapanese
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Hidetoshi Nishijima (西島 秀俊, Nishijima Hidetoshi, born March 29, 1971) is a Japanese actor.

Career[edit]

Nishijima made his debut in the contemporary detective television drama series Hagure Keiji Junjōha in 1992.

In 1993, he gained public recognition for his portrayal of a gay character in the television series Asunaro Hakusho. He co-starred with Takuya Kimura.[1]

He starred for the first time in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 1998 film License to Live, and co-starred with Kōji Yakusho.[2]

He attracted attention again, by being selected by Takeshi Kitano, for the lead role in Dolls in 2002.[3]

He was given the Best Supporting Actor award at the Yokohama Film Festival in 2008.[4]

In Amir Naderi's 2011 film Cut, he played a leading role, which was described by Chris Cabin of Slant Magazine as "the most convincingly pretentious and frustrated cinephile to ever be portrayed on film".[5] His performance in the film was praised by Dan Fainaru of Screen International as "painfully memorable".[6]

He also played the role of Kiro Honjo in Hayao Miyazaki's 2013 animated film The Wind Rises as a voice actor.[7]

In 2017, he became the first Japanese to be appointed to a model for Giorgio Armani's Made-to-Measure.[8]

He was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor award at the Japanese Academy Awards in 2019 for his performance in Samurai's Promise.[9]

He has also appeared in films such as Akihiko Shiota's Canary[10] and Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Loft.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1994 Ghost Pub Koichi
1995 Marks no Yama Mori
Kura Ryota Takeda
1997 2/Duo Kei
1998 License to Live Yutaka
2000 Love/Juice Sakamoto
2001 Sekai no Owari to Iu Na no Zakkaten
2002 Dolls Matsumoto
Tokyo.sora
Last Scene
2004 Casshern Lieutenant Colonel Kamijo
Tony Takitani Narrator (voice)
The Cat Leaves Home
Kikyo
Angel in the Box
2005 House of Himiko Hosokawa
Sayonara Midori-chan
Su-ki-da Yosuke
Loft Koichi Kijima
Canary
2006 Oh! Oku Shingoro Ikushima
2007 Freesia: Bullet Over Tears Toshio Iwasaki
Pacchigi! Love & Peace
Shindo
2008 Tonan Kadobeya Nikai no Onna Takashi Nogami
2009 Kanikōsen Asakawa
Zero Focus
2010 Sayonara Itsuka Yutaka
2011 Cut Shuji
2012 Seiji: Riku no Sakana Seiji
2013 Strawberry Night Kazuo Kikuta
Memories Corner Okabe
The Wind Rises Kiro Honjo (voice)
2014 Genome Hazard Taketo Ishigami
2015 Mozu
Poison berry in my brain Yoshida
2016 Creepy Takakura
2016 While the Women Are Sleeping
2017 The Last Recipe Yamagata
2018 Samurai's Promise Uneme Sakakibara
The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps Kazumasa Harima
Oz Land Yoshihiko Ozuka
Penguin Highway Aoyama's Father
2019 Ninkyō Gakuen
Aircraft Carrier Ibuki
2020 Kaze no Denwa

Television[edit]

Dubbing roles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 木村拓哉、西島秀俊ら「あすなろ白書」同窓会していた. modelpress Style (in Japanese). modelpress. July 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Tom Mes (15 August 2001). "Midnight Eye review: License to Live". Midnight Eye.
  3. ^ Roger Ebert (4 February 2005). "Dolls". Rogerebert.com.
  4. ^ "Kim Tae-hee to Star in Romantic Comedy in Japan". The Chosun Ilbo. 26 August 2011.
  5. ^ Chris Cabin (23 April 2012). "Cut - Film Review - Slant Magazine". Slant Magazine.
  6. ^ Dan Fainaru (2 September 2011). "Cut - Review - Screen". Screen.
  7. ^ ジブリ最新作『風立ちぬ』ヒロインに瀧本美織! 西島秀俊ら追加キャストも発表. cinemacafe Style (in Japanese). cinemacafe. June 6, 2013.
  8. ^ 西島秀俊のスーツは何色? ジョルジオ アルマーニ最高級ラインの顔に. UOMO Style (in Japanese). UOMO. September 20, 2018.
  9. ^ 第42回日本アカデミー賞優秀作品 (in Japanese). Japan Academy Prize. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  10. ^ Ronnie Scheib (29 July 2008). "Canary". Variety.
  11. ^ "Update on Kiyoshi Kurosawa's LOFT, starring Miki Nakatani, Etsushi Toyokawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima". Twitch Film. 25 July 2006.

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