Toshiyuki Nishida

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Toshiyuki Nishida
西田 敏行
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on 11 May 2018
Born (1947-11-04) November 4, 1947 (age 72)
NationalityJapanese
OccupationActor, Executive
Years active1967–present

Toshiyuki Nishida (西田 敏行, Nishida Toshiyuki, born 4 November 1947 in Kōriyama, Fukushima) is a Japanese actor.

Career[edit]

In Japan, he is best known for his fishing comedy series, Tsuribaka Nisshi ("The Fishing Maniac's Diary"), which currently spans 21 movies. Outside Japan Nishida may be best known for his portrayal of Pigsy in the first season of the TV series Monkey, or for his role in the 2008 film The Ramen Girl, as the sensei of American actress Brittany Murphy's character.

Nishida has received ten Japanese Academy Award nominations, winning twice, for Dun-Huang in 1988 (Best Actor) and Gakko and Tsuribaka Nisshi 6 in 1993 (Best Actor).[1] He won the Blue Ribbon Award for Best Actor in 2003 for Get Up! and Tsuribaka Nisshi 14.[2]

In 2017, Nishida reprised his role as Yakuza underboss Nishino in Takeshi Kitano's Outrage trilogy to positive reviews.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
1977 Ballad of Orin Suketaro
1981 Edo Porn
1984 Station to Heaven
1986 Uemura Naomi Monogatari Naomi Uemura Lead role
1988 Dun-Huang Zhu Wangli Lead role
1988–2009 Tsuribaka Nisshi series Hama-chan Lead role
1992 Tengoku no Taizai
O-Roshiya-koku Suimu-dan
Kantsubaki
1993 Gakko Mr. Kuroi Lead role
1996 Gakko II Ryuhei Aoyama Lead role
2002 Dawn of a New Day: The Man Behind VHS Shizuo Kagaya Lead role
2003 Get Up! Lead role
2006 The Uchōten Hotel
2007 Sukiyaki Western Django
2008 The Ramen Girl American film
Flowers in the Shadows
The Magic Hour
2009 Castle Under Fiery Skies Lead role
Asahiyama Zoo Story: Penguins in the Sky Kanji Takizawa Lead role
2010 Space Battleship Yamato Hikozaemon Tokugawa
2011 A Letter to Momo Iwa Voice role
Once in a Blue Moon Sarashina Rokubei
2012 Reunion Aiba Lead role [3]
Beyond Outrage Nishino
2013 Emperor General Kajima American film
The Kiyosu Conference Sarashina Rokubei
2015 Maestro! Tendō [4][5]
Jinuyo Saraba: Kamuroba Mura e Nakanussan [6]
Love & Peace Pa
Galaxy Turnpike
2016 A Living Promise Gentaro Nishimura
2017 Miracles of the Namiya General Store Yūji Namiya
Outrage Coda Nishino
2019 Ninkyō Gakuen Yūzō Akimoto Lead role
2020 The Phone of the Wind

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Source
1974 Shin Heike Monogatari Hōjō Yoshitoki Taiga drama
1977 Kashin Yamagata Aritomo Taiga drama
1978 Saiyuki Cho Hakkai/Pigsy
1981 Onna Taikō-ki Toyotomi Hideyoshi Taiga drama
1984 Sanga Moyu Tadashi Amō Lead role, Taiga drama
1988 Takeda Shingen Yamamoto Kansuke Taiga drama
1990 Tobu ga Gotoku Saigō Takamori Lead role, Taiga drama
1995 Hachidai Shogun Yoshimune Tokugawa Yoshimune Lead role, Taiga drama
2000 Aoi Tokugawa Hidetada Lead role, Taiga drama
2003 Musashi Yamanouchi Hanbei Taiga drama
Shiroi Kyotō Mataichi Zaizen
2005 Tiger and Dragon Hayashiyatei Donbei
Hiroshima Showa 20 nen 8 Gatsu Muika elder Toshiaki Yajima TV movie
2006 Kōmyō-ga-tsuji Tokugawa Ieyasu Taiga drama
2010 Saka no Ue no Kumo Takahashi Korekiyo
Wagaya no Rekishi Yame Tokijiro Miniseries
Yae's Sakura Saigō Tanomo Taiga drama
2013-present Doctor-X Hiruma Shigekatsu
2014 Nobunaga Concerto Saitō Dōsan
Tokyo ni Olympic o Yonda Otoko Masaji Tabata TV movie
2015 Tsuribaka Nisshi Su-san
2016 Montage Shinnosuke Sawada TV movie
2017 Kohaku Katsumi Yoneda Lead role, TV movie
2018 Segodon Narrator / Saigō Kikujirō Taiga drama

Variety Show[edit]

Year Title Notes Source
2010–19 Knight Scoop as Chairman [7]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 第17回日本アカデミー賞優秀作品 (in Japanese). Japan Academy Prize. Retrieved 2010-04-10.
  2. ^ ブルーリボン賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Archived from the original on 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2010-04-08.
  3. ^ "Reunion (Itai: Asu e no tokakan)". Japan: Time Out Tokyo. Archived from the original on 2013-02-26. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Live-Action Maestro Film's Teaser Video Streamed". Anime News Network. August 22, 2014. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  5. ^ "マエストロ!(2015)". allcinema.net (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved December 20, 2014.
  6. ^ "1st Live-Action Jinuyo Saraba: Kamuroba Mura e Film's Teaser Posted". Anime News Network. December 28, 2014. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  7. ^ "Tantei! Naito sukûpu". IMDB.

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