Masatoshi Nagase

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Masatoshi Nagase
Born (1966-07-15) July 15, 1966 (age 49)
Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan
Occupation Actor

Masatoshi Nagase (永瀬 正敏 Nagase Masatoshi?, born July 15, 1966 in Miyazaki, Miyazaki) is a Japanese actor.[1] He is best known in the West for his roles in Friðrik Þór Friðriksson's Cold Fever and Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train.[2]

Nagase was described by Todd Brown of Twitch Film as "one of the great unsung heroes of Japanese film, a hugely reliable character actor with seemingly unerring taste in projects who - despite a huge body of work - remains largely unknown by name."[3]


Nagase co-starred in Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train (1989) with Youki Kudoh.[4] He has starred in films such as Sion Sono's Suicide Club (2001),[5] Shinji Aoyama's Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name (2002),[6] and Yoji Yamada's The Hidden Blade (2004).[7]




  1. ^ Shintani, Rie (21 September 2011). "Interview with Masatoshi Nagase". Oricon Style (in Japanese). 
  2. ^ French, Philip (3 May 2009). "Film review: Funuke: Show Some Love, You Losers!". The Guardian. 
  3. ^ Brown, Todd (29 December 2008). "Masatoshi Nagase Stars In GELATIN SILVER, LOVE". Twitch Film. 
  4. ^ Lanthier, Joseph Jon (14 June 14, 2010). "Mystery Train - DVD Review". Slant Magazine.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Mes, Tom (22 April 2002). "Midnight Eye review: Suicide Club". Midnight Eye. 
  6. ^ Brown, Todd (13 July 2005). "Mike Yokohama: A Forest With No Name Review". Twitch Film. 
  7. ^ Schager, Nick (16 September 16, 2005). "The Hidden Blade - Film Review". Slant Magazine.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. ^ 第29回ヨコハマ映画祭 2007年日本映画個人賞 (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 

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