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Tatsuya Nakadai ( born Motohisa Nakadai December 13, 1932) is a Japanese leading film actor. He became a star after he was discovered working as a Tokyo shop clerk by filmmaker Masaki Kobayashi during the early 1950s. He became the favorite leading man of internationally-acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa after a well publicized fallout between Kurosawa and the legendary Toshirō Mifune. Beginning in the late 1950s, he worked with a number of Japan's best-known filmmakers, starring or co-starring in five Kurosawa films, along with significant films made by Hiroshi Teshigahara (The Face of Another), Mikio Naruse (When a Woman Ascends the Stairs), Kihachi Okamoto (Kill! and Sword of Doom), Hideo Gosha (Goyokin), Shiro Toyoda (Portrait of Hell) and Kon Ichikawa (Enjo and Odd Obsession). Notably, his long-term collaboration with Masaki Kobayashi invites comparison to the working relationship between Akira Kurosawa and Toshirō Mifune. Nakadai was featured in 11 Kobayashi films including the The Human Condition trilogy, Harakiri, Samurai Rebellion and Kwaidan. The Thick-Walled Room marked Nakadai's acting debut. His next role was a little noticed and uncredited one in Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai where he appears for a few seconds as a samurai wandering about town.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Tatsuya Nakadai ( born Motohisa Nakadai December 13, 1932) is a Japanese leading film actor. He became a star after he was discovered working as a Tokyo shop clerk by filmmaker Masaki Kobayashi during the early 1950s. He became the favorite leading man of internationally-acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa after a well publicized fallout between Kurosawa and the legendary Toshirō Mifune. Beginning in the late 1950s, he worked with a number of Japan's best-known filmmakers, starring or co-starring in five Kurosawa films, along with significant films made by Hiroshi Teshigahara (The Face of Another), Mikio Naruse (When a Woman Ascends the Stairs), Kihachi Okamoto (Kill! and Sword of Doom), Hideo Gosha (Goyokin), Shiro Toyoda (Portrait of Hell) and Kon Ichikawa (Enjo and Odd Obsession). Notably, his long-term collaboration with Masaki Kobayashi invites comparison to the working relationship between Akira Kurosawa and Toshirō Mifune. Nakadai was featured in 11 Kobayashi films including the The Human Condition trilogy, Harakiri, Samurai Rebellion and Kwaidan. The Thick-Walled Room marked Nakadai's acting debut. His next role was a little noticed and uncredited one in Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai where he appears for a few seconds as a samurai wandering about town.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 119

Birthday 1932-12-13

Place of Birth Tokyo, Japan

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • 仲代達矢
  • Tatsuya Nakayo

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Lear on the Shore as Kuwahata Chokichi
2016 Cold Case(10 episodes)
2015 A Duel Tale
2015 Before The Leaves Fall as Kenichiro Miya
2014 Over Your Dead Body
2014 Giovanni's Island as Junpei Senou
2013 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya as Sumiyaki no Roujin (voice)
2013 The Human Trust as Nobuhiro Sasakura
2012 Until the Break of Dawn
2012 Japan's Tragedy as Fujio
2010 Haru's Journey as Tadao Nakai
2009 Listen to My Heart
2007 Samurai Banners(53 episodes)
2005 Secrets of The Battleship Yamato as Katsumi Kamio (at 75 years old)
2004 Crying Out Love, in the Center of the World(12 episodes) as Matsumoto Kentaro
2003 Like Asura as Kotaro Takezawa
2002 Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: Sanjuro as Interviewee
2002 Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: Kagemusha as Interviewee
2002 Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: Yojimbo as Interviewee
2002 Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: High and Low as Interviewee
2002 Dawn of a New Day: The Man Behind VHS as Matsushita (Matsushita Denki Co.)
2002 Vengeance for Sale as Umetaro Katakura
2000 Kurosawa as Himself
1999 After the Rain as Tsuji Gettan
1999 Jubaku: Spellbound as Hideaki Sasaki
1999 Kurosawa: The Last Emperor as Himself
1995 East Meets West as Rentaro Katsu
1993 Lone Wolf and Cub: The Final Conflict as Yagyu Retsudo
1992 Basara: Princess Goh as Oribe Furuta
1992 Wicked City as Daishu (Yuen Tai Chung)
1991 Heat Wave as Tsunejiro Murai
1989 Four Days of Snow and Blood as Sugiyama
1989 Return from the River Kwai as Major Harada
1988 優駿 ORACION as Heihachiro Wagu
1987 Hachi-ko as Shujiro Ueno
1987 Taikoki as (Narrator)
1986 熱海殺人事件 as 二階堂伝兵衛
1985 Family Without a Dinner Table as Nobuyuki Kidoji
1985 Ran as Lord Hidetora Ichimonji
1985 A. K. as Himself
1984 Fireflies in the North as Takeshi Tsukigata
1983 Space Battleship Yamato - Final Chapter as Narrator
1982 Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo as Sazen Tange
1982 Onimasa: A Japanese Godfather as Masagoro Kiryuin - Onimasa
1980 Hill 203 as General Nogi
1980 Kagemusha as Shingen Takeda / Kagemusha
1979 Hunter in the Dark as Gomyo Kiyoemon
1978 Blood Type: Blue as Minami
1978 The Phoenix as Jingi the Conqueror, leader of the Takamagahara
1978 Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron as Kumokiri Nizaemon
1978 Queen Bee as Ginzo Daidoji
1976 The Corporation
1976 Human Revolution II
1975 The Fossil as narrator
1975 Solar Eclipse as Yasuo Hoshino, the Chief Cabinet Secretary
1975 I Am a Cat as Kushami
1975 Battle Cry as Hijikata Toshizo
1975 The Gate of Youth
1974 The Family as Teppei Manpyo
1973 Rise, Fair Sun
1973 Belladonna of Sadness as The Devil
1971 The Wolves as Seji Iwahashi
1971 Inn of Evil as Sadashichi
1971 The Battle of Okinawa as Colonel Hiromichi Yahara
1970 Will to Conquer
1970 Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival as Jealous Ronin
1970 The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan as Naojiro Kataoka
1970 Bakumatsu as Shintaro Nakaoka
1970 Duel at Fort Ezo as Daizennokami Honjo
1969 Portrait of Hell as Yoshihide
1969 Blood End as Sentaro
1969 Tenchu! as Hampeita Takechi
1969 Battle of the Japan Sea as Major Genjiro Akashi
1969 Safari 5000
1969 Goyokin as Magobei Wakizaka
1968 The Human Bullet as Narrator
1968 Admiral Yamamoto as Narrator (voice)
1968 Kill! as Genta
1968 Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die! as James Elfego
1967 Journey
1967 Samurai Rebellion as Tatewaki Asano
1967 Kojiro
1967 Epoch of Murder Madness as Shinji Kikyo
1966 The Face of Another as Mr. Okuyama
1966 The Sword of Doom as Ryunosuke Tsukue
1966 Cash Calls Hell as Oida
1965 Fort Graveyard as Sakuma
1965 Illusion of Blood as Tamiya Iemon
1965 Three Yakuza
1965 Last Judgment
1964 Kwaidan as Mi nokichi (segment "Yuki-Onna")
1963 A Woman's Life
1963 High and Low as Chief Detective Tokura
1963 Pressure of Guilt
1962 乳房を抱く娘たち
1962 Harakiri as Hanshiro Tsugumo
1962 Love Under the Crucifix as Ukon Takayama
1962 The Inheritance as Kikuo Furukawa
1962 Sanjuro as Hanbei Muroto
1961 Immortal Love as Heibei
1961 As the Clouds Scatter
1961 The Other Woman as Minami
1961 Yojimbo as Unosuke, gunfighter
1961 The Human Condition as Kaji
1961 The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer as Kaji
1960 Get 'em All as Tsubota
1960 The Blue Beast
1960 Daughters, Wives and a Mother as Shingo Kuroki
1960 When a Woman Ascends the Stairs as Kenichi Komatsu, the manager
1959 The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity as Kaji
1959 Odd Obsession as Kimura
1959 Yajû shisubeshi as Kunihiko Date
1959 The Human Condition I: No Greater Love as Kaji
1958 The Naked Sun
1958 Conflagration as Tokari
1957 Black River as Jo
1957 Untamed Woman
1956 The Thick-Walled Room
1954 Seven Samurai as Samurai Wandering through Town

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