Tatsuya Nakadai


Actor
Tatsuya Nakadai

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Also Known As
Tatsuya Nakayo
Birth Place
Japan

Biography

Lean, wiry leading man who began his career in the 1950s and established himself in the films of director Masaki Kobayashi, notably as the hero of Kobayashi's great trilogy, "The Human Condition" (1959-61). Nakadai has also appeared in films by Mizoguchi, Ozu and Kurosawa; he is probably best known to Western audiences as Toshiro Mifune's vain, gun-toting nemesis in "Yojimbo" (1961) and ...

Biography

Lean, wiry leading man who began his career in the 1950s and established himself in the films of director Masaki Kobayashi, notably as the hero of Kobayashi's great trilogy, "The Human Condition" (1959-61). Nakadai has also appeared in films by Mizoguchi, Ozu and Kurosawa; he is probably best known to Western audiences as Toshiro Mifune's vain, gun-toting nemesis in "Yojimbo" (1961) and as the Lear character in "Ran" (1985).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014)
Voice
Haru's Journey (2011)
Hikidashi no Naka no Love Letter (2009)
Inugamike No Ichizoku (2006)
Kurosawa (2001)
AFTER THE RAIN (1999)
Jubaku (1999)
Hideaki Sasaki
Basara: Princess Goh (1992)
Heat Wave (1991)
Return to the River Kwai (1989)
226 (1989)
Deputy Chief Of Staff Sugiyama
Hachi-Ko (1988)
Professor Ueno
Shokutaku No Nai Ie (1985)
Ran (1985)
A.K. (1985)
Himself
Onimasa (1982)
Onimasa
Tono Monogatari (1982)
Willful Murder (1981)
Kagemusha (1980)
Takeda Kagemusha
Hunter in the Dark (1979)
Daughters, Wives and a Mother (1978)
Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron (1978)
Gang Leader
Jo-bachi (1978)
Battle Cry (1978)
Asayake No Uta (1974)
Belladonna of Sadness (1973)
The Human Revolution (1973)
Nichiren Daishonin
The Wolves (1971)
Inochi Bonifuro (1971)
Tenchu! (1970)
Hampeita Takechi
The Ambitious (1970)
Battle of the Japan Sea (1970)
Major Akashi
No Greater Love (1970)
Kaji
A Soldier's Prayer (1970)
Kaji
The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan (1970)
Naojiro
Duel at Ezo (1970)
Daizennokami Honjo
Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970)
Goyokin (1969)
Magobei Wakizaka
Portrait of Hell (1969)
Yoshihide
Kill (1968)
Genta
The Daphne (1967)
Kojiro (1967)
Musashi Miyamoto
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
Tatewaki Asano
The Face of Another (1967)
Okuyama
Illusion of Blood (1966)
Iuemon Tamiya
The Sword of Doom (1966)
Ryunosuke Tsukue
Fort Graveyard (1966)
Love Under the Crucifix (1965)
Ukon Takayama
The Blue Beast (1965)
Yasuhiko Kuroki
Kwaidan (1965)
Minokichi
Pressure of Guilt (1964)
Hamano
The Legacy of the 500,000 (1964)
A Woman's Life (1964)
Akimoto
The Inheritance (1964)
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1963)
Kenichi Komatsu
Madame Aki (1963)
Tatsumi
Harakiri (1963)
Hanshiro Tsugumo
High and Low (1963)
Inspector Tokura
Sanjuro (1962)
Muroto
Poignant Story (1962)
Get 'Em All (1961)
Yojimbo (1961)
Unosuke
Immortal Love (1961)
Heibei
Onna ga kaidan o agaru toki (1960)
Odd Obsession (1959)
Kimura
The Human Condition (1959)
Kaji
Conflagration (1958)

Cast (Special)

Kurosawa (2002)
Interviewee

Life Events

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Sanjuro (1962) - Attack Me! Toshiro Mifune (title character) is pretending he's defected and joined evil Muroto (Tatsuya Nakadai), when his pals led by Iori (Yuzo Kayama), not in on the scheme, stage a raid, in Akira Kurosawa's Sanjuro, 1962.
Sanjuro (1962) - You Wanna Fight? From the opening scene, Toshiro Mifune (title character) shows the nine Samurai led by Iori (Yuzo Kayama) that their true enemy is the superintendent, whose henchman Muroto (Tatsuya Nakadai) appears with posse, in Akira Kurosawa's Sanjuro, 1962.
Yojimbo (1961) - The Chance To Get Killed! The wandering Samruai (Toshiro Mifune) comes upon a son (Yosuke Natsuki) arguing with his father, before his memorable entry into the town, in Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo, 1961.
Belladonna Of Sadness (1973) - The Darkness Is Burning Another remarkable long shot of the illustrations of artist Kuni Fukai, as the tale of troubled Jean and Jeanne grows darker, in director Eiichi Yamamoto’s provocative animated feature Belladonna Of Sadness, 1973.
Belladonna Of Sadness (1973) - Our Story Is Just Beginning Following the opening song, the warm yet chilling beginning to Eiichi Yamamoto’s hybrid minimal-movement animated erotic fairy tale, from Japan’s independent Mushi Productions, Belladonna Of Sadness, 1973.
Kwaidan - The Woman of the Snow The Snow Maiden (Keiko Kishi) appears before the woodcutter Minikichi (Tatsuya Nakadai) in "The Woman of the Snow," the second segment of director Masaki Kobayashi's celebrated horror anthology Kwaidan, 1965.
Ran (1985) - We Are Lost! Returned from a day of politicking with his sons, Hidetori (Tatsuya) takes a nap and awakens to find himself betrayed, as the action starts in Akira Kurosawa's version of King Lear, from 1985, Ran.
Ran (1985) - Three Arrows Director Akira Kurosawa switches daughters for sons and uses a Japanese parable of three arrows in place of Shakespeare's test of love, Lord Hidetori (Tatsuya Nakadai) holding court, in Ran, the 1985 treatment of King Lear.
Ran (1985) - Opening, Hunt The chilling opening scene, the hunt of a wild boar, from Ran, 1985, director Akira Kurosawa's interpretation of Shakespeare's King Lear, starring Tatsuya Nakadai as the aging king.
Ran (1985) - Lord And Master Lady Sue (Yoshiko Miyazaki) taking on airs and pressing her husband Taro (Akira Terao), and along with "The Fool" (Shinnosuke Ikehata) angering Lord Hidetori (Tatsuya Nakadai), in Akira Kurosawa's Ran, 1985.
High And Low (1963) - Trading My LIfe Action sequence has Gondo (Toshiro Mifune) taking a call in the dining car of the bullet train, agreeing to deliver ransom, head detective (Kenjiro Ishiyama) and team in support, in Akira Kurosawa's High And Low, 1963.
High And Low (1963) - Blood Sport Framing the story, executive Gondo (Toshiro Mifune) tells spouse (Kyoko Kagawa) and aide (Tatsuya Mihashi) what's really behind the bust-up of a meeting at his Tokyo home, in Akira Kurosawa's High And Low, 1963.

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