Shinya Tsukamoto

The versatile Japanese talent Shinya Tsukamoto is an accomplished actor, director, writer, and even production designer, whose films have attracted a strong cult following. A native of Tokyo, many of Tsukamoto's films ... Read more »
Born: 01/01/1960 in Tokyo, JP

Filmography

Actor (18)

Fires On The Plain 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kotoko 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kurosawa's Way 2010 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Tetsuo: The Bullet Man 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Akumu Tantei 2006 (Movie)

Zero (Actor)

Marebito 2005 (Movie)

Masuoka (Actor)

A Snake of June 2002 (Movie)

Igushi (Actor)

Ichi the Killer 2001 (Movie)

Jijii (Actor)

Chloe 2000 (Movie)

Eisuke (Actor)

Dead or Alive 2: Birds 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Oboreru Hito 2000 (Movie)

Tokiyo (Actor)

Nichiyobi Wa Owaranai 1999 (Movie)

Sakamoto (Actor)

Bullet Ballet 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kanzen naru shi-iku 1998 (Movie)

Moriyama (Actor)

Tokyo Fist 1998 (Movie)

Tsuda Yoshiharu (Actor)

Tetsuo II: Body Hammer 1997 (Movie)

Guy (Actor)

Harukana Jidai No Daidan O 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tetsuo: The Iron Man 1992 (Movie)

Young Metals Fetishist (Actor)
Director (14)

Fires On The Plain 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Kotoko 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Tetsuo: The Bullet Man 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Nightmare Detective 2 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Akumu Tantei 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Vital 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

A Snake of June 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Soseiji 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Bullet Ballet 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Tokyo Fist 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Tetsuo II: Body Hammer 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Tetsuo: The Iron Man 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Denchu-Kozo no Boken 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Futsu-Size no Kaijin 1985 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (12)

Kotoko 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tetsuo: The Bullet Man 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nightmare Detective 2 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nightmare Detective 2 2007 (Movie)

(Characters as Source Material)

Akumu Tantei 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Vital 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Snake of June 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Soseiji 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bullet Ballet 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tokyo Fist 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tetsuo II: Body Hammer 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tetsuo: The Iron Man 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Camera, Film, & Tape (10)

Kotoko 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tetsuo: The Bullet Man 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Akumu Tantei 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Vital 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Snake of June 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Soseiji 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bullet Ballet 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tokyo Fist 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tetsuo II: Body Hammer 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tetsuo: The Iron Man 1992 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)
Producer (9)

Kotoko 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tetsuo: The Bullet Man 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Akumu Tantei 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

Vital 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Snake of June 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bullet Ballet 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tokyo Fist 1998 (Movie)

(Producer)

Tetsuo II: Body Hammer 1997 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Tetsuo: The Iron Man 1992 (Movie)

(Producer)
Editor (9)

Kotoko 2010 (Movie)

(Editor)

Tetsuo: The Bullet Man 2009 (Movie)

(Editor)

Akumu Tantei 2006 (Movie)

(Editor)

A Snake of June 2002 (Movie)

(Editor)

Soseiji 1999 (Movie)

(Editor)

Bullet Ballet 1998 (Movie)

(Editor)

Tokyo Fist 1998 (Movie)

(Editor)

Tetsuo II: Body Hammer 1997 (Movie)

(Editor)

Tetsuo: The Iron Man 1992 (Movie)

(Editor)
Art Department (8)

Akumu Tantei 2006 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

A Snake of June 2002 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

A Snake of June 2002 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Bullet Ballet 1998 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Tokyo Fist 1998 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Tokyo Fist 1998 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Tetsuo II: Body Hammer 1997 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Tetsuo: The Iron Man 1992 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)
Engineering, Electrical, & Grips (2)

Tokyo Fist 1998 (Movie)

(Gaffer)

Tetsuo II: Body Hammer 1997 (Movie)

(Gaffer)

Biography

The versatile Japanese talent Shinya Tsukamoto is an accomplished actor, director, writer, and even production designer, whose films have attracted a strong cult following. A native of Tokyo, many of Tsukamoto's films have as their theme the depersonalization caused by such a technologically-driven urban environment. He began making films as a teenager with a super 8 camera and started a theater group in University. After a number of shorts, his first full-length feature was "Tetsuo, the Iron Man." Shot on 16mm black and white film, it was a graphic science fiction allegory that earned him underground acclaim in 1989. He also wrote the script and appeared in the film as an actor, which he would do for many of his films. After directing the horror film "Hiruko the Goblin," he made the sequel "Tetsuo II: Body Hammer" in 1992 with a bigger budget. 1995's "Tokyo Fist" dealt with a common theme of his--revenge--and the film received acclaim at global festivals, further establishing him as a director with a unique voice. Gradually, his films evolved towards more realism with the noir-ish "Bullet Ballet" and the short-story adaptation "Sôseiji"(aka "Gemini") in '99. He also directed "Nightmare Detective" and its sequel, about a man who can enter other people's dreams, and in 2009 made "Tetsuo: The Bullet Man," the third installment in his sci-fi trilogy. As an actor he won acclaim for his role in Takashi Miike's satirical crime film "Ichi the Killer" in 2001.

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