Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano

actor, writer, director

Takeshi Kitano was born on Jan 18, 1947 in Japan. Takeshi Kitano's big-screen debut came with Go, Go Second Time Virgin directed by Kôji Wakamatsu in 1969, strarring Gang member (uncredited). Takeshi Kitano is known for Yakuza 6: The Song of Life directed by Hiroyuki Sakamoto, Takaya Kuroda stars as Kazuma Kiryu and Rie Kugimiya as Haruka Sawamura. Takeshi Kitano has got 58 awards and 49 nominations so far. The most recent award Takeshi Kitano achieved is Udine Far East Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Takeshi Kitano plays is Asakusa Kid which will be released on Dec 09, 2021.

Takeshi Kitano originally studied to become an engineer, but was thrown out of school for rebellious behavior. He learned comedy, singing and dancing from famed comedian Senzaburô Fukami. Working as a lift boy on a nightclub with such features as comic sketches and striptease dancing, Kitano saw his chance when a comedian suddenly fell ill, and he went on stage in the man's place. With a friend he formed the comic duo "The Two Beat" (his artist's name, "Beat Takeshi", comes from this period), which became very popular on Japanese television.Kitano soon embarked on an acting career, and when the director of Violent Cop (1989) (aka "Violent Cop") fell ill, he took over that function as well. Immediately after that film was finished he set out to make a second gangster movie, Jugatsu (1990). Just after finishing Getting Any? (1994), Kitano was involved in a serious motorcycle accident that almost killed him. It changed his way of life, and he became an active painter. This change can be seen in his later films, which are characterized by his giving more importance to the aesthetics of the film, such as in Hana-bi - feux d'artifice (1997) and L'été de Kikujiro (1999).

  • Birthday

    Jan 18, 1947
  • Place of Birth

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Also known

    Beat Takeshi, Такеши Китано, 北野武, 기타노 타케시, 비트 타케시, "Beat" Takeshi Kitano, ビートたけし, Такэси Китано

Known For


58 wins & 49 nominations

Udine Far East Film Festival
Lifetime Achievement
Winner - Golden Mulberry Award
Nikkan Sports Film Awards
Outrage Coda (2017)
Winner - Ishihara Yujiro Award
For his work.
Winner - Special Award
Best Actor
Winner - Nikkan Sports Film Award
Best Director
Winner - Nikkan Sports Film Award
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