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Ryo Kase

Ryo Kase was born in Kanagawa in 1974. He made his film debut in Gojo Reisenki in 2000. Since then, he has been very active in over 40 movies, as well as television and commercials. Among his film credits are Rock'n' Roll Mishin (2002), Kakuto (2002), Bright Future (2003), Cutie Honey (2004), 69 (2004), Cha no Aji (2004), Nobody Knows (2004), Niwatori wa Hadahi da (2004), Pacchigi! (2005), Female (a short film 'Tamamushi') (2005) and About Love (2005). He took leading roles in Antena (2004) and Scrap Heaven (2005) and won the Best Main Actor Award at the 2005 Japan Film Professional Awards.

In 2006 he published his first book Bellevue Ryo Kase, through MEDIA FACTORY, INC., to national attention.

In addition to Letters from Iwo Jima, he has already appeared in six films this year, including su-ki-da, Funky Forest the First Contact, Strawberry Shortcakes, Hana yori mo Naho, Honey&Clover, and The Passenger. His latest movie is Sakebi (Retribution) which had an official screening at the Venice International Film Festival.

He is scheduled for the stage production of Kanasii Yokan, written by Banana Yoshimoto and directed by Shinya Tsukamoto, and will soon take lead roles in the films I Just I Didn't Do It, written and directed by Masayuki Suo, and Invitation from Orion.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Ryo Kase Facts

BirthdayNovember 9, 1974 (48)
BirthplaceYokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Selected Filmography

Not available.