Ryo Ishibashi

Highest Rated: 100% Kids Return (1996)
Lowest Rated: 12% The Grudge 2 (2006)
Birthday: Jul 20, 1956
Birthplace: Not Available
Best known for delivering a series of persuasive and effective performances in supporting roles, distinguished Japanese actor Ryo Ishibashi graced the screen from the early '90s. Ishibashi often -- though not always -- appeared in action and horror fare; only a fraction of his films traveled abroad. Select features include Takashi Miike's twisted, horrific "romance" Audition (1999); Masahiro Kobayashi's Koroshi (2000); Brother (2000), by the celebrated "Beat" Takeshi Kitano; and the notorious Suicide Club (2002) -- something of a cult hit abroad, about a bizarre series of mass suicides sweeping Japan. Ishibashi gained renewed attention among Westerners when he traveled to Hollywood and starred in the 2004 remake of the horror blockbuster The Grudge, as well as its 2006 sequel. The movies concern a crazed spirit roaming the Earth that possesses anyone it finds with an uncontrollable rage. In 2007, Ishibashi held fast to the horror genre with a key role in the small-screen hair-raiser Masters of Horror: Dream Cruise, directed by Ishibashi's fellow countryman, Norio Tsuruta. The film concerns a deeply hydrophobic adulterer who visits a watery grave. That same year, Ishibashi also appeared in the Jet Li/Jason Statham action movie War.

Highest Rated Movies



43% Hara ga kore nande (Mitsuko Delivers) Actor 2012
No Score Yet Inju, la Bête dans l'Ombre (Inju: The Beast in the Shadow) Actor 2008
No Score Yet Sekai de ichiban utsukushii yoru (The Most Beautiful Night in the World) Actor 2008
No Score Yet Sasori Actor 2008
14% War (Rogue Assassin) Shiro $22.4M 2007
No Score Yet Shamo Principal Saeki 2007
No Score Yet Masters of Horror Actor 2007
12% The Grudge 2 Nakagawa $39.2M 2006
No Score Yet Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (46-okunen no koi) Actor 2006
33% Trapped Ashes Head Monk 2006
No Score Yet Obsession Actor 2005
No Score Yet Another Lonely Hitman Actor 2005
39% The Grudge Detective Nakagawa $110.2M 2004
No Score Yet Moon Child Actor 2004
72% Gozu Boss 2003
No Score Yet G@me Actor 2003
No Score Yet Aiki Hiraishi "Sensei" 2002
50% Suicide Club Detective Kuroda 2002
No Score Yet Jisatsu sâkuru (Suicide Club) Actor 2002
No Score Yet Koroshi,(Film Noir) Actor 2001
47% Brother Ishihara 2001
81% Audition (Ôdishon) Shigeharu Aoyama 1999
No Score Yet An Obsession Sosuke Saga 1997
No Score Yet Back to Back Koshi 1996
100% Kids Return Actor 1996
75% The Crossing Guard Jefferey 1995
No Score Yet Another Lonely Hitman Actor 1995
No Score Yet Blue Tiger Gan 1995
No Score Yet American Yakuza Shuji Sawamoto 1993


63% Masters of Horror
  • 2007


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