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Ryo Ishibashi

Highest Rated:   100% Kids Return (1996)
Lowest Rated:   10% The Grudge 2 (2006)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
20% 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
10% 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
38% The Grudge
  • Detective Nakagawa
$110.2M 2004
No Score Yet Moon Child
  • Actor
2004
71% 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
80% 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

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