Takeshi Kitano

Director, Actor, Editor
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Born: 01/17/1947 in Japan

Filmography

Actor (26)

Trespassing Bergman 2015 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Battle Royale 2012 (Movie)

Teacher Kitano (Actor)

Outrage Beyond 2012 (Movie)

Otomo (Actor)

Outrage 2011 (Movie)

Otomo, head of the Otomo clan (Actor)

Achilles and the Tortoise 2008 (Movie)

Machisu (Actor)

Glory to the Filmmaker! 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Arakimentari 2005 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Takeshis' 2005 (Movie)

Beat Takeshi/Mr Kitano (Actor)

Blood and Bones 2004 (Movie)

Sun-pei (Actor)

Izo 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi 2004 (Movie)

Zatoichi (Actor)

Battle Royale II--Requiem 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Brother 2001 (Movie)

Yamamoto (Actor)

Tokyo Eyes 2001 (Movie)

The Yakuza (Actor)

Kikujiro 2000 (Movie)

Kikujiro (Actor)

Taboo 2000 (Movie)

Captain Toshizo Hijikata (Actor)

Boiling Point 1999 (Movie)

Uehara (Actor)

Violent Cop 1999 (Movie)

Detective Azuma (Actor)

Fireworks 1998 (Movie)

Yoshitaka Nishi (Actor)

Gonin 1998 (Movie)

Kyoya (Actor)

Sonatine 1998 (Movie)

Murakawa (Actor)

Johnny Mnemonic 1995 (Movie)

Takahashi (Actor)

Getting Any? 1994 (Movie)

Scientist (Actor)

Komikku Zasshi Nanka Irani 1987 (Movie)

Yakuza Killer (Actor)

Yasha 1984 (Movie)

Yajima (Actor)

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence 1983 (Movie)

Sergeant Gengo Hara (Actor)
Director (17)

Outrage Beyond 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Outrage 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Achilles and the Tortoise 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Chacun son cinema 2007 (Movie)

("One Fine Day") (Director)

Glory to the Filmmaker! 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Takeshis' 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Dolls 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Brother 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Kikujiro 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Boiling Point 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Violent Cop 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Fireworks 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Sonatine 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Kids Return 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Getting Any? 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Ano Natsu, Ichiban Shizukana Umi 1992 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (15)

Outrage Beyond 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Outrage 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Achilles and the Tortoise 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Glory to the Filmmaker! 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Takeshis' 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dolls 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Brother 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kikujiro 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Boiling Point 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fireworks 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sonatine 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kids Return 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Getting Any? 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ano Natsu, Ichiban Shizukana Umi 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Editor (14)

Outrage Beyond 2012 (Movie)

(Editor)

Outrage 2011 (Movie)

(Editor)

Achilles and the Tortoise 2008 (Movie)

(Editor)

Glory to the Filmmaker! 2007 (Movie)

(Editor)

Takeshis' 2005 (Movie)

(Editor)

Dolls 2004 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi 2004 (Movie)

(Editor)

Brother 2001 (Movie)

(Editor)

Kikujiro 2000 (Movie)

(Editor)

Fireworks 1998 (Movie)

(Editor)

Sonatine 1998 (Movie)

(Editor)

Kids Return 1996 (Movie)

(Editor)

Getting Any? 1994 (Movie)

(Editor)

Ano Natsu, Ichiban Shizukana Umi 1992 (Movie)

(Editor)
Producer (1)

Chacun son cinema 2007 (Movie)

("One Fine Day") (Producer)
Other (2)

Battle Royale 2012 (Movie)

original painting (Other)

Ano Natsu, Ichiban Shizukana Umi 1992 (Movie)

planning (Other)

Relationships

Saki Kitano

Mother

Kikujiro Kitano

Father
in his autobiography Kitano wrote of his father's alcoholism

EDUCATION

Meiji University

dropped out at age 19

Milestones

2003

Directed and starred in "Zatoichi"

2000

Co-starred in "Battle Royale"

1997

Wrote, directed, and starred in "Fireworks"

1993

Made "Sonatine," which was his first big international hit

1989

Made writing and directing debut in "Violent Cop"

1986

"Takeshi's Castle" debuts on Japanse television.

Bonus Trivia

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Kitano goes under the stage name Beat Takeshi except for when he writes, directs, or edits.

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Kitano was in a gruesome motorcycle accident that left him hospitalized for month requiring facial surgery.

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Before making films, Kitano was a boxer and a tap dancer.

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"I don't like the way Tarantino treats violence. Pulp Fiction doesn't show realistic violence, but to show violence realistically, you need stamina. It's not easy." Kitano on violence in movies.

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"We've all had those nightmares. But individuals don't make war. Society makes war." Kitano in a New York Times interview in 2005.

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