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Ren Osugi

Ren Osugi was born in Tokushima Prefecture in 1951. Since 1974, until its dissolving in 1988, he was a member of a theatrical company Tenkei Gekijo and starred in all their stage productions, and participated in a number of theater festivals overseas. Osugi's debut on screen came in 1978 with Banmei Takahashi's Kinpaku Ikenie. Since then, he has worked with such prominent directors as Masayuki Suo, Kazuyuki Izutsu, Naoto Takenaka, Sabu and Yoichi Sai. After being cast in Sonatine, Osugi has revealed his unique talent in Kitano's films, especially in Hana-bi, where he showed a superbly restrained performance in the role opposite Kitano. In 1999, he starred in many films including Kiyoshi Kurosawa's License to Live, Masayuki Ochiai's Hypnosis, Takashi Mi-ike's Ley Lines, and Yojiro Takita's Himitsu.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Ren Osugi Facts

Birth NameTakashi Ôsugi
BirthdaySeptember 27, 1951 (69)
BirthplaceTokushima, Japan

Selected Filmography

Not available.