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Shun Sugata

Shun Sugata was discovered by Hiroshige Shundo, the mastermind behind the popular Ninkyo movies, while working as an extra at the Toei Movie Company. It was then that he received the stage name Shun Sugata.

Sugata's performances vary from a stern Yakuza (Japanese gangster) to comical roles. He has recently completed Quentin Tarantino's latest film, Kill Bill, and his additional credits include Abunai Keiji (Dangerous Cop), Ningen Gokaku (Acceptance as a Human Being), Tomie replay, (Tomie Replayed), Gohatto (Taboo), Kairo (Circuit), Koroshiya (Murderer), Mumondai 2 (No Problem, 2), Aah, Kireta Keiji V (An Impatient Cop), Onihei Hanka Cho (Onihei Detective Stories) and OUT. He also performed with Japanese theater troupes such as Jokyo Gekijyo and Tokyo Kandenchi.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Shun Sugata Facts

BirthdayFebruary 17, 1955 (67)
BirthplaceYamanashi, Japan

Selected Filmography

Tokyo Gore Police
Ichi the Killer
Tomie: Replay
Gun Crazy: Beyond the Law
Ninja: Shadow of a Tear
The Last Samurai
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