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Kunie Tanaka

Kunie Tanaka (田中 邦衛 Tanaka Kunie, born November 23, 1932) is a Japanese actor. He had his first notable role in 1960 as a thug in Akira Kurosawa's The Bad Sleep Well, and worked with the director again on Sanjuro. Tanaka is well known for his roles in Kinji Fukasaku's yakuza films, namely the Battles Without Honor and Humanity series. He also appeared in Masaki Kobayashi's Kwaidan. He has been nominated for five Japanese Academy Awards, winning the Best Supporting Actor statuette for Gakko in 1993. He appeared as the lecherous Shinjiro Ishiyama, nicknamed Aodaishō, the antagonist of the hero, played by Yūzō Kayama, in all of the Wakadaishō series of films. The character Kizaru, from Eiichiro Oda's manga series One Piece, is modeled after Tanaka.


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Born:
Nov 23, 1932 In Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
Movie/TV Credits:
167
First Appeared:
In the movie The Story of Pure Love 1957-10-15
Latest Project:
Movie The Last Ronin 2010-12-18
Known For
Poster of Resurrection
Poster of Baian the Assassin
Poster of The Sword of Doom
Poster of Kwaidan
Filmography
Movie The Last Ronin Unknown 2010-12-18
Movie The Hidden Blade Kanbê Katagiri 2004-10-30
Movie The Boat to Heaven Masato Sakurai 2003-09-13
Movie Kewaishi 2002-02-09
Movie Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: The Bad Sleep Well Interviewee 2002-10-25
Movie Resurrection Dr. Saito 2002-11-01
Movie Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: Sanjuro Interviewee 2002-10-25
Movie All About Our House Chouichirou Iwata 2001-06-09
Series 合い言葉は勇気 Unknown 2000-07-06
Movie The Rainbow Seeker 2 Unknown 1997-12-27
Movie Oishinbo Tattsan 1996-04-13
Movie The Rainbow Seeker Unknown 1996-12-28
Movie Salaryman Senka Unknown 1995-12-23
Movie A Class to Remember Unknown 1993-11-06
Movie Baian the Assassin: Showdown Unknown 1993-10-06
Movie Luminous Moss Hachizo 1992-04-25
Movie Kamigata Kugaizoshi Unknown 1991-02-09
Movie Mourning Work Unknown 1991-03-20
Series Baian the Assassin Han-Emon of Otowa 1991-10-09
Movie A Desirable Marriage Mr. Kawamata 1991-05-18
Movie Hoshi wo tsugu mono Kenji Yoshida 1990-02-03
Movie Tasmania Story Unknown 1990-06-21
Movie Ronin-gai Magozaemon Doi 1990-08-18
Movie Baian the Assassin 1990-12-26
Movie 北の国から'89帰郷 Unknown 1989-03-31
Movie 優駿 ORACION Unknown 1988-07-23
Movie Tomorrow Shoji's stepfather 1988-08-13
Movie Love on a Daily Basis Unknown 1988-12-17
Movie Yojo no jidai 1988-10-29
Movie The Return of the Newshound and the Lady Cop Yutaro Hatori 1987-10-03
Movie Kita no kuni kara '87 hatsu koi 1987-03-27
Movie Take Me Skiing Yûichirô Tayama 1987-11-21
Movie Maison Ikkoku - Apartment Fantasy 1986-10-10
Movie The House of Wedlock 1986-10-18
Movie Demon Keita 1985-08-31
Movie Early Spring Story Okino, Hitomi's father 1985-09-14
Movie The Miracle of Joe, the Petrel Unknown 1984-04-28
Movie Sukanpin Walk Keizo Fukami 1984-02-11
Movie Kita no kuni kara '84 natsu Unknown 1984-09-27
Movie Kita no kuni kara '83 fuyu Unknown 1983-03-24
Movie Nogare no machi 1983-10-15
Movie Choji Snack Bar Iwashita 1983-11-12
Movie The Shootout Iwai 1982-09-15
Movie Highschool Scramble 1982-12-18
Series From the Northern Country Kuoita Goro 1981-10-09
Movie Station Sugawara 1981-11-07
Movie At This Late Date, the Charleston Army Minister 1981-12-19
Movie The Revolt Unknown 1980-01-15
Movie Battles Without Honor and Humanity: The Complete Saga 1980-04-05
Movie May Love Be Restored Yugiri-ro client 1980-04-29
Movie Nichiren Unknown 1979-01-01
Movie The Fixer Unknown 1979-01-01
Movie Down with The Big Boss 1979-03-24
Movie White Love Unknown 1979-08-03
Movie The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi Lt Todoroki 1979-07-14
Movie Murder in the Doll House Detective Naraki 1979-04-28
Movie Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron Rikichi Komadera 1978-07-01
Movie Winter's Flower Kokichi Minami 1978-06-17
Movie The Demon 1978-10-07
Movie Blood Type: Blue Unknown 1978-11-23
Movie Dynamite Don-Don Sakuzo 1978-10-07
Movie The Truck Rascals Go to the North Unknown 1978-12-23
Movie Sugata Sanshiro Yasuyoshi 1977-10-29
Movie The Love and Adventures of Kuroki Taro Kuroki Taro 1977-09-17
Movie Village of Eight Gravestones 1977-10-29
Movie The Extravagant Cops 1977-12-24
Movie The Machine Gun Dragon Unknown 1976-02-28
Movie Manhunt Yokomichi Keiji 1976-02-11
Movie Hobo General 1976-04-24
Movie Hangyaku no Tabi 1976-09-04
Movie Kawachi Rascal Is Spurred On 1976-12-25
Movie Great Jailbreak Goda 1975-04-05
Series The Dark Magistrate Yoshitoshi Kogure 1975-04-06
Movie Battle Cry Unknown 1975-03-14
Movie Path of Japanese Chivalry: Story of All-Out Attack 1975-01-15
Movie Cops vs. Thugs 1975-04-26
Movie Graveyard of Honor Katsuji Ozaki 1975-02-15
Movie Shimane Prison Riot Yoshikazu Minagawa 1975-01-01
Movie The Wild Trucker Unknown 1975-12-27
Movie Light of Africa Katsuhiro 1975-06-21
Movie The International Gang of Kobe Teruo Maruyama 1975-10-14
Movie 300 Million Thief Immune to Charges Begins Toyama 1975-11-22
Movie Company Buggers 1975-08-09
Movie The Bullet Train Unknown 1975-07-05
Movie Machi no Hi Goro 1974-04-27
Movie Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Police Tactics Masakichi Makihara 1974-01-15
Movie Evil of Dracula Dr. Shimomura 1974-07-20
Movie Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Final Episode Makihara 1974-06-29
Movie New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 1 Gen Sakagami 1974-12-28
Movie Third Generation Boss Unknown 1974-08-10
Movie Lupin the Third: Strange Psychokinetic Strategy Daisuke Jigen 1974-08-03
Movie Deeper Than Blue Ajikawa 1973-02-10
Movie Battles Without Honor and Humanity Makihara Masakichi 1973-01-13
Movie Japan's Top Gangster 1973-08-11
Movie Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Proxy War Masakichi Makihara 1973-09-25
Movie Yakuza of the Present Zen san 1973-10-27
Movie Stray Dog Sagawa 1973-09-29
Movie Summer Soldiers Fujimura 1972-03-25
Movie New Abashiri Prison Story: Honor and Humanity, Ammunition That Attracts the Storm 1972-08-12
Movie My Voiceless Friends Unknown 1972-04-29
Movie Kogarashi Monjiro 2: Secret of Monjiro's Birth 1972-09-14
Movie Outlaw Killers: Three Mad Dog Brothers Unknown 1972-10-25
Movie Tora-san, the Good Samaritan Teacher Fukushi 1971-04-28
Movie 刑事物語 兄弟の掟 Unknown 1971-03-06
Movie The Instant Services Bureau Unknown 1971-08-07
Movie The Battle of Okinawa 1971-08-14
Movie New Prison Walls of Abashiri: Snowbound Deserter 1971-12-29
Movie The Wolves Matsuzo Tsumura 1971-10-30
Movie Duel at Fort Ezo Kurobei 1970-02-09
Movie Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival Unknown 1970-08-12
Movie Zoku Isoginchaku Takashi Takai 1970-07-02
Movie The Kingpin of Fair Ladies Tadao Ueda 1970-09-09
Movie Dodes'ka-den Hatsutaro Kawaguchi 1970-10-01
Movie Goyokin Hirosuke 1969-05-01
Movie Tenchu! 1969-08-09
Movie The Woman Champion 1968-07-01
Movie Outlaw: Gangster VIP 2 Katsuji Nemoto 1968-04-28
Movie Women and Miso Soup 1968-07-04
Movie The Woman Gambler's Revenge 1968-12-20
Movie Angel's Lover 1968-12-28
Movie The Day the Sun Rose 1968-11-23
Movie Outlaw: Black Dagger Doctor Michio Hongô 1968-12-28
Movie Let's Go! Young Guy Shinjirou Ishiyama 1967-01-01
Movie Game of Chance 2 Unknown 1967-04-01
Movie Abashiri Prison: Challenge to the Evil 1967-08-12
Movie Abashiri Prison: Duel in Hokkaido 1967-04-20
Movie The Sword of Doom Senkichi 1966-02-25
Movie The Threat Unknown 1966-02-17
Movie Cash Calls Hell 1966-01-15
Movie The Front Line Showdown Sawamura 1966-07-13
Movie Silence Has No Wings Unknown 1966-02-11
Movie The Bullet and the Horse Unknown 1966-04-23
Movie Golden Ninja Risuke 1966-12-13
Movie Abashiri Prison: Duel in the Snow Country Unknown 1966-12-31
Movie The Face of Another Patient at Mental Hospital 1966-07-15
Movie Koto—The Lake of Tears 1966-11-13
Movie Abashiri Prison: Duel in the South 1966-08-13
Movie Zatoichi's Pilgrimage Storyteller 1966-08-12
Movie Three Yakuza Unknown 1965-05-22
Movie Prison Walls of Abashiri, Part 2 Kirikawa 1965-07-10
Movie Last Judgment Unknown 1965-01-01
Movie Tale of Ninja Duty 1965-02-25
Movie Abashiri Prison 1965-04-18
Movie Prison Walls of Abashiri 4 Unknown 1965-12-31
Movie Sword of the Beast Tanji 1965-09-18
Movie Campus A Go-Go Unknown 1965-12-19
Movie Yakuza G-Men Masayoshi Imanishi 1965-11-13
Movie Prison Walls of Abashiri 3 Unknown 1965-10-31
Movie Shingo's Final Duel 1964-05-23
Movie Red Diamond George Takase 1964-10-14
Movie Kwaidan Yasaku (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi") 1964-12-29
Movie The Young Ace in Hawaii 石山新次郎(青大将) 1963-08-11
Movie Sasuke and His Comedians Unknown 1963-12-11
Movie Pride of the Campus Shinjiro Ishiyama (Aodaisho) 1962-02-10
Movie Sanjuro Samurai 1962-01-01
Movie The Inheritance (uncredited) 1962-02-16
Movie Pitfall Man in white suit 1962-07-01
Movie Operation Sewer Rats Private Anayama 1962-06-01
Movie College Champ 1962-07-14
Movie The Merciless Trap Unknown 1961-02-01
Movie Big Shots Die at Dawn Unknown 1961-04-09
Movie Sir Galahad in Campus Shinjiro Ishiyama (Aodaisho) 1961-07-08
Movie Blood on the Sea Unknown 1961-08-13
Movie The Sun's Burial Thief 1960-08-09
Movie The Bad Sleep Well Hitman 1960-09-15
Movie The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity Obara Nitôhei 1959-11-20
Movie The Story of Pure Love Satoyan 1957-10-15