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      Shin'ya Tsukamoto

      Shin'ya Tsukamoto

      Highest Rated: 100% Dead or Alive 2: Birds (2000)

      Lowest Rated: 38% The Stranger From Afar (2004)

      Birthday: Jan 1, 1960

      Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

      The versatile Japanese talent Shinya Tsukamoto is an accomplished actor, director, writer, and even production designer, whose films have attracted a strong cult following. A native of Tokyo, many of Tsukamoto's films have as their theme the depersonalization caused by such a technologically-driven urban environment. He began making films as a teenager with a super 8 camera and started a theater group in University. After a number of shorts, his first full-length feature was "Tetsuo, the Iron Man." Shot on 16mm black and white film, it was a graphic science fiction allegory that earned him underground acclaim in 1989. He also wrote the script and appeared in the film as an actor, which he would do for many of his films. After directing the horror film "Hiruko the Goblin," he made the sequel "Tetsuo II: Body Hammer" in 1992 with a bigger budget. 1995's "Tokyo Fist" dealt with a common theme of his--revenge--and the film received acclaim at global festivals, further establishing him as a director with a unique voice. Gradually, his films evolved towards more realism with the noir-ish "Bullet Ballet" and the short-story adaptation "Sôseiji"(aka "Gemini") in '99. He also directed "Nightmare Detective" and its sequel, about a man who can enter other people's dreams, and in 2009 made "Tetsuo: The Bullet Man," the third installment in his sci-fi trilogy. As an actor he won acclaim for his role in Takashi Miike's satirical crime film "Ichi the Killer" in 2001.

      Highest rated movies

      Killing poster
      Killing
      Dead or Alive 2: Birds poster
      Dead or Alive 2: Birds
      Shin Godzilla poster Shin Godzilla Silence poster Silence Fires on the Plain poster
      Fires on the Plain
      Ichi the Killer poster
      Ichi the Killer
      A Snake of June poster
      A Snake of June
      The Stranger From Afar poster
      The Stranger From Afar

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      100% 50% Killing Jirozaemon Sawamura (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer,
      Cinematographer,
      Film Editor
      - 2018
      83% 69% Silence Mokichi (Character) $7.1M 2016
      86% 75% Shin Godzilla Biologist (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scoop! Unknown (Character) - 2016
      83% 67% Fires on the Plain Unknown (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2014
      No Score Yet 59% Kotoko Unknown (Character),
      Director
      - 2011
      No Score Yet 39% Tetsuo: The Bullet Man The Guy (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer,
      Cinematographer,
      Film Editing,
      Production Design
      - 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare Detective II Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Cinematographer,
      Film Editing
      - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome to the Quiet Room Unknown (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 49% Nightmare Detective Zero (Character),
      Director,
      Writer,
      Film Editing,
      Cinematographer,
      Production Design
      - 2006
      No Score Yet 78% Haze Unknown (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer,
      Film Editing
      - 2005
      88% 71% Vital Director,
      Writer,
      Producer,
      Cinematographer,
      Film Editing
      - 2004
      38% 50% The Stranger From Afar Masuoka (Character) $13.9K 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Otakus in Love Noro (Character) - 2004
      60% 73% A Snake of June Iguchi (Character),
      Director,
      Producer,
      Writer
      - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Travail Kazuya (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 0% Blind Beast vs. Killer Dwarf Kogoro Akechi (Character) - 2001
      65% 82% Ichi the Killer Jijii (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chloe Eisuke (Character) - 2001
      100% 71% Dead or Alive 2: Birds Magician Higashino (Character) - 2000
      100% 71% Gemini Director,
      Writer
      - 1999
      No Score Yet 75% Bullet Ballet Goda (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Drive Unknown (Character),
      Producer
      - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Some Kinda Love Unknown (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 78% Tokyo Fist Tsuda Yoshiharu (Character),
      Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $3.3K 1995
      No Score Yet 75% The Stairway to the Distant Past Yamaguchi (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 84% The Most Terrible Time in My Life Yamaguchi (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 62% Tetsuo II: Body Hammer Yatsu (The Guy) (Character),
      Director,
      Writer,
      Executive Producer,
      Cinematographer,
      Film Editing
      - 1992
      No Score Yet 53% Hiruko the Goblin Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Film Editing
      - 1991
      82% 76% Tetsuo: The Iron Man Metal Fetishist (Voice),
      Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      - 1989
      No Score Yet 80% The Adventure of Denchu Kozo Unknown (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1987