Takeshi Kitano

Gender: male | Birthday: 1947-01-18 | Place of Birth:

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaTakeshi Kitano (born January 18, 1947) is a Japanese filmmaker, comedian, singer, actor, tap dancer, film editor, presenter, screenwriter, author, poet, painter, and one-time video game designer who has received critical acclaim, both in his native Japan and abroad, for his highly idiosyncratic cinematic work. The famed Japanese film critic Nagaharu Yodogawa once dubbed him "the true successor" to influential filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. With the exception of his works as a film director, he is known almost exclusively by the name Beat Takeshi. Since April 2005, he has been a professor at the Graduate School of Visual Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. Kitano owns his own talent agency and production company, Office Kitano, which launched Tokyo Filmex in 2000. Some of Kitano's earlier films are dramas about Yakuza gangsters or the police. Described by critics as using an acting style that is highly deadpan or a camera style that approaches near-stasis, Kitano often uses long takes where nothing appears to be happening, or editing that cuts immediately to the aftermath of an event. Many of his films express a bleak or nihilistic philosophy, but they are also filled with a great deal of humor and affection for their characters. Kitano's films leave paradoxical impressions and can seem controversial. While formally disguised as dark comedies or gangster movies, his films raise moral questions and provide food for thought. The Japanese public knows him primarily as a TV host and comedian, and he is well remembered for the leading role of the comedy show Oretachi Hyōkin-zoku (1981–1989) and for the game show Takeshi's Castle (1986–1989). His portrayal of Zatōichi in the 2003 movie is his biggest domestic commercial success. He hosts a weekly television program called Beat Takeshi's TV Tackle, a kind of panel discussion among entertainers and politicians regarding controversial current events. In 2010 the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris held a one-man show displaying his paintings and installations. A room in the basement played a 12-hour loop of his work as a TV host.Description above from the Wikipedia article Takeshi Kitano, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Movies of Takeshi Kitano

Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell   2017

Release Date: 2017-03-29

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / DreamWorks SKG /

Director: Christopher Obi / Scarlett Johansson /

While the Women Are Sleeping
While the Women Are Sleeping

While the Women Are Sleeping   2016

Release Date: 2016-02-27

Rating: 5

Production Companies:

Director: Kazuko Shingyoku / Wayne Wang /

A Living Promise
A Living Promise

A Living Promise   2016

Release Date: 2016-01-09

Rating: 0

Production Companies:

Director: Takeshi Kitano / Kan Ishibashi /

Stars: 
Yosuke Eguchi  /  Akira Emoto  /  Takeshi Kitano
Mozu The Movie
Mozu The Movie

Mozu The Movie   2015

Release Date: 2015-11-07

Rating: 0

Production Companies:

Director: Takeshi Kitano / Eiichiro Hasumi /

Outrage Beyond
Outrage Beyond

Outrage Beyond   2012

Release Date: 2012-09-03

Rating: 7

Production Companies:

Director: Takeshi Kitano /

Stars: 
Ryo Kase  /  Takeshi Kitano  /  Toshiyuki Nishida
Outrage
Outrage

Outrage   2010

Release Date: 2010-05-17

Rating: 6.7

Production Companies: Tokyo FM Broadcasting Co. /

Director: Takeshi Kitano /

Achilles and the Tortoise
Achilles and the Tortoise

Achilles and the Tortoise   2008

Release Date: 2008-09-20

Rating: 6.7

Production Companies:

Director: Takeshi Kitano /

Stars: 
Takeshi Kitano  /  Masatō Ibu  /  Susumu Terajima
Glory to the Filmmaker!
Glory to the Filmmaker!

Glory to the Filmmaker!   2007

Release Date: 2007-06-02

Rating: 6.1

Production Companies: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) /

Director: Takeshi Kitano /

Takeshis'
Takeshis'

Takeshis'   2005

Release Date: 2005-09-02

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies:

Director: Takeshi Kitano /

Stars: 
Takeshi Kitano  /  Kotomi Kyôno  /  Kayoko Kishimoto
Blood and Bones
Blood and Bones

Blood and Bones   2004

Release Date: 2004-11-06

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies: Lighthouse Pictures / Artist Film /

Director: Takeshi Kitano / Yôichi Sai /

Stars: 
Takeshi Kitano  /  Hirofumi Arai  /  Kyōka Suzuki
Izo
Izo

Izo   2004

Release Date: 2004-08-21

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies: Office Kitano / KSS /

Director: Takashi Miike / Takeshi Kitano /

Stars: 
Kazuya Nakayama  /  Kaori Momoi  /  Ryuhei Matsuda
Zatoichi
Zatoichi

Zatoichi   2003

Release Date: 2003-09-06

Rating: 7.3

Production Companies: Office Kitano / Saito Entertainment /

Director: Takeshi Kitano /

Stars: 
Takeshi Kitano  /  Tadanobu Asano  /  Michiyo Ohkusu
Battle Royale II: Requiem
Battle Royale II: Requiem

Battle Royale II: Requiem   2003

Release Date: 2003-07-05

Rating: 4.9

Production Companies: Fukasaku-gumi /

Director: Kinji Fukasaku / Kenta Fukasaku /

Stars: 
Tatsuya Fujiwara  /  Ai Maeda  /  Shugo Oshinari
Kichiku
Kichiku

Kichiku   2002

Release Date: 2002-10-15

Rating: 0

Production Companies:

Director: Noboru Tanaka / Takeshi Kitano /

Battle Royale
Battle Royale

Battle Royale   2000

Release Date: 2000-12-16

Rating: 7.3

Production Companies:

Director: Kinji Fukasaku / Takeshi Kitano /

Stars: 
Takeshi Kitano  /  Tsuyako Kinoshita  /  Eri Ishikawa
Brother
Brother

Brother   2000

Release Date: 2000-09-09

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies:

Director: Takeshi Kitano /

Stars: 
Takeshi Kitano  /  Omar Epps  /  Kurôdo Maki
Taboo
Taboo

Taboo   1999

Release Date: 1999-12-18

Rating: 6.4

Production Companies: Oshima Productions /

Director: Yôichi Sai / Takeshi Kitano /

Stars: 
Takeshi Kitano  /  Ryuhei Matsuda  /  Tadanobu Asano
Kikujiro
Kikujiro

Kikujiro   1999

Release Date: 1999-06-05

Rating: 7.3

Production Companies: Bandai Visual Company / Office Kitano /

Director: Takeshi Kitano /

Fireworks
Fireworks

Fireworks   1997

Release Date: 1997-09-03

Rating: 7.6

Production Companies: Bandai Visual Company / Office Kitano /

Director: Takeshi Kitano /

Stars: 
Takeshi Kitano  /  Kayoko Kishimoto  /  Ren Osugi
Johnny Mnemonic
Johnny Mnemonic

Johnny Mnemonic   1995

Release Date: 1995-05-26

Rating: 5.5

Production Companies: TriStar Pictures / Alliance Communications Corporation /

Director: Dolph Lundgren / Takeshi Kitano /

Stars: 
Keanu Reeves  /  Dina Meyer  /  Takeshi Kitano
Sonatine
Sonatine

Sonatine   1993

Release Date: 1993-04-10

Rating: 7.1

Production Companies:

Director: Takeshi Kitano /

Stars: 
Takeshi Kitano  /  Aya Kokumai  /  Tetsu Watanabe
Boiling Point
Boiling Point

Boiling Point   1990

Release Date: 1990-09-15

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies: Bandai Visual Company / Shochiku-Fuji Company /

Director: Takeshi Kitano / Hitoshi Ozawa /

Stars: 
Yūrei Yanagi  /  Yuriko Ishida  /  Gadarukanaru Taka
Violent Cop
Violent Cop

Violent Cop   1989

Release Date: 1989-08-12

Rating: 6.9

Production Companies:

Director: Takeshi Kitano /

Stars: 
Takeshi Kitano  /  Maiko Kawakami  /  Makoto Ashikawa
Yasha
Yasha

Yasha   1985

Release Date: 1985-08-31

Rating: 0

Production Companies:

Director: Takeshi Kitano / Yasuo Furuhata /

Stars: 
Ken Takakura  /  Ayumi Ishida  /  Yūko Tanaka
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