Biography

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Masanobu Andō  (born May 19, 1975 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese actor and director.

For his second film, in 1996, he won the Film Academy of Japan's Best New Actor Award, starring in Takeshi Kitano's Kids Return.

Andō has extensive experience in both Japanese television drama and film and has played a large variety of different roles: mentally challenged (Innocent World), bank robber (Space Travelers, Drive), doctor (Transparent), ninja and samurai (Red Shadow), even a corpse (Monday). Out of all of Andō's characters, he is best known for his role as Kazuo Kiriyama, the heartless, psychopathic killer in the controversial film, Battle Royale (2000). He also played an art forger in the low-budget Battle Royale parody Tokyo 10+01 (2003).

As well as acting, Andō has been in Japanese ad campaigns for the popular Japanese snack food, Pocky, Toyota, and for DoCoMo mobile phones.

In 2003, he directed his first film, Adagietto. Sehr langsam, starring Japanese actress, Kumiko Aso. The short is included in Hiroyuki Nakano's Peacedelic compilation called Short Films. In it, he also stars in the short, 県道スター (loosely translated to "Prefectural road star").

In his spare time, he enjoys photography and shopping

Description above from the Wikipedia article Masanobu Andō, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Masanobu Andō  (born May 19, 1975 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese actor and director.

For his second film, in 1996, he won the Film Academy of Japan's Best New Actor Award, starring in Takeshi Kitano's Kids Return.

Andō has extensive experience in both Japanese television drama and film and has played a large variety of different roles: mentally challenged (Innocent World), bank robber (Space Travelers, Drive), doctor (Transparent), ninja and samurai (Red Shadow), even a corpse (Monday). Out of all of Andō's characters, he is best known for his role as Kazuo Kiriyama, the heartless, psychopathic killer in the controversial film, Battle Royale (2000). He also played an art forger in the low-budget Battle Royale parody Tokyo 10+01 (2003).

As well as acting, Andō has been in Japanese ad campaigns for the popular Japanese snack food, Pocky, Toyota, and for DoCoMo mobile phones.

In 2003, he directed his first film, Adagietto. Sehr langsam, starring Japanese actress, Kumiko Aso. The short is included in Hiroyuki Nakano's Peacedelic compilation called Short Films. In it, he also stars in the short, 県道スター (loosely translated to "Prefectural road star").

In his spare time, he enjoys photography and shopping

Description above from the Wikipedia article Masanobu Andō, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 44

Birthday 1975-05-19

Place of Birth Kanagawa, Japan

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Also Known As

  • Masanobu Andô

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Koi no Sanriku(0 episodes) as Osako Tatsuya
2019 Day and Night as Kenichi Kitamura
2018 Lenses on Her Heart as Yuji Kiba
2018 Code Blue: The Movie as Hiroki Shinkai
2018 Still Life of Memories as Haruma
2017 An Emblem Dedicated To You as Kamimura Ren
2016 Ushijima the Loan Shark The Final as Hajime Gakuto
2016 Sadako vs. Kayako as Keizō
2016 Kokoro as Jiro
2016 Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation as Yasui
2015 Gonin Saga as Seiji Shikine
2015 No No Sleep
2013 Petal Dance as Naoto
2011 Smuggler as Spine
2011 Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 2: The Rainbow Bridge as Kojima Genji
2011 Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag
2011 The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman as The Mute
2008 Forever Enthralled as Ryuichi Tanaka
2007 Sukiyaki Western Django as Yoichi
2006 Sakuran as Seiji
2006 Strawberry Shortcakes as Kikuchi
2006 Crickets
2006 Green Mind, Metal Bats
2006 Big Bang Love, Juvenile A as Shiro Kazuki
2006 Nightmare Detective as Detective Wakamiya
2005 Aegis as Don-chol
2005 Synesthesia as Takashi Nohara
2004 Black Kiss
2004 69 as Adama
2003 Karaoke Terror
2002 Tokyo 10+01
2002 DRIVE as Kodama Makato
2001 Red Shadow as Akakage
2001 Transparent: Tribute to a Sad Genius as Kenichi Satomi
2000 Battle Royale as Kazuo Kiriyama (Boy #6)
2000 Space Travelers as Makoto Fujimoto
2000 School Ghost Story: Curse Special as Satô
2000 Monday as Mitsuo Kondo, the dead man
1999 Adrenaline Drive as Satoru Suzuki
1999 Railroad Man as Toshiyuki Yoshioka
1998 Innocent World
1998 Blue Days(11 episodes) as Shuri Sawaki
1997 Tomodachi no Koibito(12 episodes)
1996 Kids Return as Shinji

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