Tsutomu Yamazaki

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Tsutomu Yamazaki
Born (1936-12-02) December 2, 1936 (age 79)
Matsudo, Chiba, Japan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1960–present

Tsutomu Yamazaki (山崎 努 Yamazaki Tsutomu?, born December 2, 1936) is a Japanese actor. He won the Blue Ribbon Award for Best Actor in 1984 for The Funeral and Farewell to the Ark.[1]

Career[edit]

Yamazaki made his film debut in 1963, as the kidnapper in Akira Kurosawa's High And Low. He worked with Kurosawa twice more: in the director's next film, 1965's Red Beard, then fifteen years later, in Kagemusha. He starred, as a trucker who resembles John Wayne in Tampopo (1985) as well as co-starring in The Ramen Girl (2008) with Brittany Murphy.[2]

He also played a supporting role in Yojiro Takita's Departures.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

TV dramas[edit]

Awards and honours[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
1961 6th Elan d'or Awards Newcomers of the Year Won
1980 3rd Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor Yashagaike Nominated
5th Hochi Film Award Best Supporting Actor Kagemusha Won
1981 54th Kinema Junpo Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
1985 8th Japan Academy Prize Best Actor The Funeral, Farewell to the Ark Won
58th Kinema Junpo Awards Best Actor Won
27th Blue Ribbon Awards Best Actor Won
39th Mainichi Film Awards Best Actor Won
1990 13th Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor Rikyu, Harimau, The Dancing Girl Nominated
1994 17th Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor We Are Not Alone Nominated
2001 14th Nikkan Sports Film Award Best Supporting Actor Go Won
26th Hochi Film Award Best Supporting Actor Go, The Guys from Paradise, Jogakusei no Tomo Won
2002 75th Kinema Junpo Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
23rd Yokohama Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Go, The Guys from Paradise, Jogakusei no Tomo, Go Heat Man! Won
25th Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor Go Won
44th Blue Ribbon Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
2003 26th Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor Copycat Killer Nominated
2009 32nd Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor Departures Won
18th Tokyo Sports Film Award Best Supporting Actor Departures, Climber's High Won
Year Honor
2000 Medal with Purple Ribbon
2008 Order of the Rising Sun, 4th Class, Gold Rays with Rosette

References[edit]

  1. ^ ブルーリボン賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Retrieved April 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ Hadley-Garcia, George (January 23, 2009). "Broth in translation - The Japan Times". The Japan Times. 
  3. ^ Phipps, Keith (May 28, 2009). "Departures - Film - Movie Review - The A.V. Club". The A.V. Club. 

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