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Shido Nakamura
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Shido Nakamura

Shido Nakamura was born in Tokyo in 1972. His father is Mikio Ogawa, the third son of Tokizo Nakamura III, a descendant from a distinguished Kabuki family, who enjoyed wide popularity as a kabuki star in the Showa Era. He made his stage debut at age eight at Kabuki-za, and succeeded to the name of Shidou Nakamura, the second. Although he was born and grew up in the status and traditional society of Kabuki, his talents encompass work in films, TV, stage and music.

He made a strong impact in the Japanese film industry through his performance as Dragon in Ping Pong in 2002, earning almost all the domestic Best New Actor awards, including the 45th Blue Ribbon Awards. Consequently, he received the 27th Award of the Japanese Academy Best Supporting Actor in 2003 for the movie Like Asura, and Nikkan Film Sports Awards Best Supporting Actor in 2004 for Be with you.

Additionally, he has appeared in such films as Iden&Tity (2003), All About My Dog (2004), Neighbour No.13 (2004), Arashi no Yoruni (2005), Yamato (2005), Fearless (2006), Death Note (2006), Death Note the Last Name (2006), and Honey & Clover (2006). In Fearless, he starred with the worldwide star Jet Li.

He also played in television dramas such as Kisarazu Cat's Eye (TBS), Shinsengumi! (NHK), Tangesazen (NTV), HR(CX), True Record of Lieutenant Onoda (CX), Tenkasouran Tokugawasandai no Inbou (TX) and Death Note, an animated program (NTV). On the stage, he received critical acclaim for his performance of Yagoemonn Akausikana in Roningai. He had the lead in Tangesazen, shown at Shinbashi Enbujyo, and, this year, was the lead in Mori no Ishimatsu.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Shido Nakamura Facts

BirthdaySeptember 14, 1972 (49)
BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

Selected Filmography

Not available.