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Koji Yakusho

One of Japan's most acclaimed actors, Kôji Yakusho initially came to international prominence for his role as Shohei Sugiyama in the film, SHALL WE DANCE? (1996) and most recently, for his role as Nobu in MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA (2005). The award-winning actor, who earned nearly a dozen Best Actor Award nominations from the Japanese Academy, has appeared in more than 50 films and television programs. He also starred in UNAGI (THE EEL) which won the Palme d'Or and EUREKA which won both the FIPRESCI and Ecumenical Jury prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. He has won an array of movie awards for best actor in Japan. His film credits include WARAI NO DAIGAKU, (UNIVERSITY OF LAUGHS) AKAI HASHI NO SHITA NO NURUI MIZU, (WARM WATER UNDER A RED BRIDGE), DORA-HEITA, (PLAYBOY), KAMIKAZE TAXI, and KYUA, (CURE). Yakusho was born in Nagasaki, Japan on New Year's Day, 1956.

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Koji Yakusho Facts

Birth NameKoji Hashimoto
BirthdayJanuary 1, 1956 (68)
BirthplaceNagasaki, Japan

Selected Filmography

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