Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Highest Rated: 100% Killing (2018)

Lowest Rated: 40% 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
Shin Godzilla Silence
Fires on the Plain
Ichi the Killer
A Snake of June
The Stranger From Afar

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 40% Killing Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Editor,
Producer,
Cinematographer
- 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scoop! Unknown (Character) - 2016
83% 69% Silence Mokichi (Character) $7.1M 2016
86% 74% Shin Godzilla Biologist (Character) - 2016
83% 70% Fires on the Plain Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2014
No Score Yet 58% Kotoko Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2011
No Score Yet 39% Tetsuo: The Bullet Man The Guy (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor,
Production Design
- 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightmare Detective II Director,
Screenwriter,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 2008
No Score Yet 49% Nightmare Detective Zero (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Film Editor,
Cinematographer,
Production Design
- 2006
No Score Yet 79% Haze Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2005
88% 71% Vital Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 2004
40% 50% The Stranger From Afar Masuoka (Character) $13.9K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Otakus in Love Noro (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Travail Kazuya (Character) - 2002
60% 73% A Snake of June Iguchi (Character),
Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 2002
65% 82% Ichi the Killer Jijii (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 0% Blind Beast vs. Killer Dwarf Kogoro Akechi (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chloe Eisuke (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 71% Dead or Alive 2: Birds Magician Higashino (Character) - 2000
100% 71% Gemini Director,
Writer
- 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Drive Unknown (Character),
Producer
- 1998
No Score Yet 74% Bullet Ballet Goda (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 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 61% Tetsuo II: Body Hammer Yatsu (The Guy) (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Executive Producer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1992
No Score Yet 53% Hiruko the Goblin Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 1991
79% 76% Tetsuo: The Iron Man Metal Fetishist (Voice),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1989
No Score Yet 77% The Adventure of Denchu Kozo Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 1987