Tatsuya Nakadai


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Japanese leading man, an important star and one of the handful of Japanese actors well known outside Japan. Nakadai was a tall handsome clerk in a Tokyo shop when director Masaki Kobayashi encountered him and cast him in The Thick-Walled Room (1956). Nakadai was subsequently cast in the lead role in Kobayashi's monumental trilogy 'Ningen no joken'... See full bio »

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Known For

Hara-Kiri Hanshiro Tsugumo
(1962)
Kagemusha Shingen Takeda / Kagemusha
(1980)
Ran Lord Hidetora Ichimonji
(1985)
The Sword of Doom Ryunosuke Tsukue
(1966)

Filmography

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 2020 The Pass: Last Days of the Samurai
Makino Tadayuki
 2019 The Return (TV Movie)
 2019 A Town and a Tall Chimney
SEKINE Hyoma
 2016 Cold Case: Shinjitsu No Tobira (TV Mini Series)
Kiyoshi Suzaki (Older)
- Koibumi (2016) ... Kiyoshi Suzaki (Older)
 2015 Burst (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.7 (2015)
- Episode #1.6 (2015)
- Episode #1.5 (2015)
- Episode #1.4 (2015)
- Episode #1.3 (2015)
 2015 Hatashiai (TV Movie)
Shoji Sanosuke
 2014 A Sinner's Lie (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.5 (2014)
- Episode #1.4 (2014)
- Episode #1.3 (2014)
- Episode #1.2 (2014)
- Episode #1.1 (2014)
 2014 Gun Woman
Mr. Hamazaki
 2014 Giovanni's Island
Junpei Senou (older) (voice)
 2013 The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
Sumiyaki no rôjin (voice)
 2013 The Human Trust
Nobuhiro Sasakura
 2012 Until the Break of Dawn
Sadayuki Akiyama
 2012 Japan's Tragedy
Fujio
 2012 Gaku (TV Movie)
Kazama Shin-ichi
 2010 Zatoichi: The Last
Tendo
 2010 Haru's Journey
Tadao Nakai
 2009 Listen to My Heart
Kyozo Hayami
 2008 VeggieTales FitnessHof (TV Series)
Old Man with Sign
- Junior's großes Abenteuer (2008) ... Old Man with Sign
 2007 The Trusted Confidant (TV Series)
Takeda Nobutora
- Nobutora tsuihô / Nobutora's Banishment (2007) ... Takeda Nobutora
- Harunobu muhon / Harunobu Commits Treason (2007) ... Takeda Nobutora
- Kansuke utareru / Kansuke's "death" (2007) ... Takeda Nobutora
- Harunobu Uijin / Harunobu's First Battle (2007) ... Takeda Nobutora
 2006 Inugami-ke no ichizoku
Sahei Inugami
 2006 Shin ningen kousaten (TV Series)
Yuji
- Tsubasa aru fune ha (2006) ... Yuji
- Aka hige no saigetsu (2006) ... Yuji
- Intai kisha no fairu (2006) ... Yuji
 2005 Otoko-tachi no Yamato
Katsumi Kamio (75 years old)
 2005 Hoshi ni negaio: 7jô ma de umareta 410man no hoshi (TV Movie)
Takanori Wakamiya
 2004 Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World (TV Series)
Matsumoto Kentaro
 2003 Like Asura
Kotaro Takezawa
 2002 Dawn of a New Day: The Man Behind VHS
Matsushita (Matsushita Denki Co.)
 2002 To Dance with the White Dog
Eisuke Nakamoto
 2001 Vengeance for Sale
Umetaro Katakura
 1999 Spellbound
Hideaki Sasaki
 1999 After the Rain
Tsuji Gettan
 1996 Hideyoshi (TV Series)
Sen no Rikyu (Tea Ceremony master)
 1996 Miyazawa Kenji sono ai
Seijirou Miyazawa
 1995 Daichi no Ko (TV Series)
Koji Matsumoto
 1995 East Meets West
Rentaro Katsu
 1993 Go Tsubu no Shinju (TV Movie)
Partner
 1993 Kozure Ôkami: Sono chîsaki te ni
Yagyu Retsudo
 1992 Wicked City
Yuen Tai-Chung
 1992 Toki rakujitsu
Kobayashi
 1992 Gô-hime
Oribe Furuta
 1991 Heat Wave
Tsunejiro Murai
 1990 Jusan-nin no Shikaku (TV Movie)
 1989 Four Days of Snow and Blood
Sugiyama
 1989 Return from the River Kwai
Major Harada
 1988 Another Way: D-Kikan-Joho
Shimamura
 1988 Oracion
Heihachiro Wagu
 1987 Taikoki (TV Movie) (Narrator)
 1987 Hachi-ko
Shujiro Ueno
 1986 Michi
Seiji Tajima
 1986 Atami satsujin jiken
Denbei Nikaido
 1985 Family Without a Dinner Table
Nabayuki Kidoji
 1985 Ran
Lord Hidetora Ichimonji
 1984 Kita no hotaru
Takeshi Tsukigata
 1983 Final Yamato
Narrator (voice)
 1982 Jigoku no Okite (TV Movie)
Ikuzô
 1982 Tange Sazen Kenfû! Hyakuman ryô no tsubo (TV Movie)
Tange Sazen
 1982 Onimasa
Masagoro Kiryûin - Onimasa
 1981 Willful Murder
Yashiro
 1980 The Battle of Port Arthur
General Nogi
 1980 Kagemusha
Shingen Takeda / Kagemusha
 1979 Hunter in the Dark
Gomyo Kiyoemon
 1978 Blue Christmas
Minami
 1978 Firebird: Daybreak Chapter
Jingi the Conqueror, leader of the Takamagahara
 1978 Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron
Kumokiri Nizaemon
 1978 Queen Bee
Ginzo Daidoji
 1977 Sugata Sanshirô
Yano
 1976 Fumô chitai
 1976 Banka
Setsuo Katsuragi
 1975 Kinkanshoku
Hoshino, the Chief Cabinet Secretary
 1975 I Am a Cat
Kushami
 1975 Tokkan
 1975 The Gate of Youth
Yuki, Shinsuke's father
 1974 The Family
Teppei Manpyo
 1973 Rise, Fair Sun
Sakuzo
 1973 Belladonna of Sadness
Devil (voice)
 1973 Ôshô
 1972 Shin heike monogatari (TV Series)
 1971 The Wolves
Seji Iwahashi
 1971 Inn of Evil
Sadashichi
 1971 Battle of Okinawa
Colonel Hiromichi Yahara
 1970 Will to Conquer
Toyo Yoshida
 1970 Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival
Ronin (as Tatsuya Nakayo)
 1970 The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan
Naojiro Kataoka
 1970 The Ambitious
Shintaro Nakaoka
 1970 Ezo yakata no ketto
Daizennokami Honjo
 1969 Tengu-tô
Sentarô
 1969 Jigokuhen
Yoshihide
 1969 Hitokiri
Hanpeita Takechi
 1969 Battle of the Japan Sea
Major Genjiro Akashi
 1969 Safari 5000
 1969 Goyokin
Magobei Wakizaka
 1968 The Human Bullet
A narrator
 1968 Admiral Yamamoto
Narrator (voice)
 1968 Kill!
Genta
 1968 Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die!
James Elfego
 1967 Tabiji
Yuichiro
 1967 Samurai Rebellion
Tatewaki Asano
 1967 Sasaki Kojiro
Musashi Miyamoto
 1967 The Age of Assassins
Shinji Kikyo
 1966 The Daphne
Professor Kanahira
 1966 Shurushuru (TV Movie)
 1966 The Face of Another
Mr. Okuyama
 1966 The Sword of Doom
Ryunosuke Tsukue
 1966 Cash Calls Hell
Oida
 1965 Fort Graveyard
Sakuma
 1965 Illusion of Blood
Iyemon Tamiya
 1965 Three Yakuza
Hatsukari-no-Sentaro
 1964 Kwaidan
Mi nokichi (segment "Yuki-Onna")
 1963 A Woman's Life
Akimoto
 1963 Miren
Ryôta Kinoshita
 1963 500,000
Mitsura Gunji
 1963 Shiro to kuro
Hamano
 1963 High and Low
Chief Detective Tokura
 1963 Yushu heiya
Tatsumi
 1962 Hara-Kiri
Hanshiro Tsugumo
 1962 Love Under the Crucifix
Ukon Takayama
 1962 The Inheritance
Kikuo Furukawa
 1962 Sanjuro
Hanbei Muroto
 1961 Immortal Love
Heibei
 1961 Poignant Story
Minami
 1961 Yojimbo
Unosuke - Gunfighter
 1960 Get 'em All
Tsubota
 1960 The Blue Beast
Yasuhiko Kuroki
 1960 Musume tsuma haha
Shingo Kuroki, Reiji's friend
 1960 When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
Kenichi Komatsu, the manager
 1959 Anyakôro
Kaname
 1959 Odd Obsession
Dr. Kimura / Toshiko's boyfriend
 1959 Yajû shisubeshi
Kunihiko Date
 1958 Naked Sun
Maida
 1958 Conflagration
Tokari
 1958 Buttsuke homban
his Assistant
 1958 Yoru no hamon
Masaki
 1958 A Boy and Three Mothers
The Engineer
 1958 Kampai! Miai kekkon
Kunihiko Sasada
 1957 Sazae-san no seishun
Norisuke
 1957 Zokuzoku Ôban: Dotô hen
Shindon
 1957 Black River
Jo
 1957 Hadairo no tsuki
Jirô Taki
 1957 Zoku Ôban: Fûun hen
Shin don
 1957 Untamed Woman
Shinkichi, the young tailor
 1957 Ôban
Shin Don
 1956 Sazae-san
Norisuke
 1956 Hadashi no seishun
Yûji Wada
 1956 Hi no tori
 1954 Seven Samurai
Samurai Wandering Through Town (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Tatsuya Nakayo

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Tomoe Ryu  (her death)
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Personal Quote:

Japanese cinema was very focused on capturing both the ordinary and the extraordinary, so a lot of the things that we captured tended to be existentialist, as well. In the films, there were influences by Camus or Sartre, different philosophers. In the theater, we referred to Brecht, so in that sense there was a lot of inclination towards existentialism and extraordinary references were very ... See more »

Trivia:

Although perhaps most regularly associated with his works with Masaki Kobayashi, Koyabashi was only his second most prolific collaborator among film directors. His most frequent director collaborators were: Kihachi Okamoto with whom he did 12 films, Koyabashi with whom he did 11 films, Hideo Gosha with whom he did 10 films, 6 films each with Akira Kurosawa and Kon Ichikawa, and Mikio Naruse with ... See more »

Trademark:

Has frequently worked with Toshirô Mifune and Akira Kurosawa. See more »

Nickname:

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