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Masanobu Ando

Masanobu Ando  (安藤 政信, Andō Masanobu, 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. Ando 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 Ando'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, Ando 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 Ando, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Born:
May 19, 1975 In Kanagawa, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
58
First Appeared:
In the movie Rex: A Dinosaur's Story 1993-07-03
Latest Project:
Movie Making-of Kids Return 2022
Known For
Poster of Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning
Poster of Sadako vs. Kayako
Poster of Sukiyaki Western Django
Poster of When the Saints Go Marching In
Filmography
Movie Making-of Kids Return Himself 2022
Movie The Fable: A Contract Killer Who Doesn’t Kill Suzuki 2021-02-05
Movie Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning Shinsaku Takasugi 2021-06-04
Series The Sun Does Not Move Osamu Sakurai 2020-05-24
Series DIVER -Special Investigation Unit- Naoya Date 2020-09-22
Series Cheers to Miki Clinic Unknown 2019-01-12
Movie Day and Night Kenichi Kitamura 2019-01-26
Series Your Turn To Kill Go Sano 2019-04-14
Movie Code Blue: The Movie Hiroki Shinkai 2018-07-27
Series Love and Fortune Tsuchiya Jo 2018-09-14
Movie Still Life of Memories Haruma 2018-07-21
Series ブラックスキャンダル Unknown 2018-10-04
Movie Lenses on Her Heart Yuji Kiba 2018-09-15
Movie An Emblem Dedicated To You Kamimura Ren 2017-01-03
Movie Kokoro Jiro 2016-03-30
Series 恋の三陸 列車コンで行こう! 大迫达也 2016-02-27
Movie Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation Yasui 2016-03-05
Movie Ushijima the Loan Shark The Final Hajime Gakuto 2016-10-22
Movie A Flower Aflame Yasunori Ochi 2016-08-06
Movie Sadako vs. Kayako Keizō 2016-06-18
Movie No No Sleep Unknown 2015-04-21
Movie Gonin Saga Seiji Shikine 2015-09-26
Movie Self-Bondage: All Tied Up with My Own Rope Shuji Yamura 2013-02-02
Movie Petal Dance Naoto 2013-04-19
Series Keigo Higashino Mysteries Unknown 2012-07-05
Movie Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 2: The Rainbow Bridge Kojima Genji 2011-09-09
Movie The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman The Mute 2011-03-17
Movie Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag Genji Kojima 2011-09-09
Movie SMUGGLER Spine 2011-10-22
Movie Forever Enthralled Ryuichi Tanaka 2008-12-05
Movie Nightmare Detective Detective Wakamiya 2007-01-13
Movie Sukiyaki Western Django Yoichi 2007-09-15
Movie Big Bang Love, Juvenile A Shiro Kazuki 2006-02-11
Movie Green Mind, Metal Bats Ishioka 2006-08-26
Movie Strawberry Shortcakes Kikuchi 2006-09-23
Movie Crickets Taichi 2006-11-23
Movie Sakuran Seiji 2006-12-07
Movie Synesthesia Takashi Nohara 2005-03-01
Movie Aegis Don-chol 2005-07-30
Movie 69 Adama 2004-07-10
Movie Black Kiss Tatsuo Sorayama 2004-10-01
Movie Karaoke Terror Unknown 2003-11-08
Movie DRIVE Kodama Makato 2002-01-01
Movie Tokyo 10+01 Fake 2002-08-03
Movie Red Shadow Akakage 2001-08-11
Movie Transparent: Tribute to a Sad Genius Kenichi Satomi 2001-03-17
Movie School Ghost Story: Curse Special Satô 2000-03-28
Movie Space Travelers Makoto Fujimoto 2000-04-08
Movie Monday Mitsuo Kondo, the dead man 2000-04-29
Movie Battle Royale Kazuo Kiriyama (Boy #6) 2000-12-16
Movie Adrenaline Drive Satoru Suzuki 1999-02-18
Movie Railroad Man Toshiyuki Yoshioka 1999-06-05
Movie Innocent World Unknown 1998-10-03
Series When the Saints Go Marching In Unknown 1998-01-09
Series Blue Days Shuri Sawaki 1998-07-03
Series Tomodachi no Koibito Unknown 1997-04-10
Movie Kids Return Shinji 1996-07-27
Movie Rex: A Dinosaur's Story 1993-07-03