Tadanobu Asano

Tadanobu Asano

Highest Rated: 100% Harmonium (2016)

Lowest Rated: 16% 47 Ronin (2013)

Birthday: Nov 27, 1973

Birthplace: Yokohama, Japan

Though he wouldn't become well known to American audiences until 2011, actor Tadanobu Asano had already been acting in his native Japan for more than two decades when he made his English-language debut in "Thor" (2011). Born Tadanobu Satō, Asano came from a creative household. He and his brother Kujun both enjoyed performing music, and their father Yukihisa was an artist. Asano was also interested in acting, a pursuit that began solidifying when he made his on-screen debut at age 16 on an episode of the TV series "Kinpachi Sensei" (TBS, 1979-). By 1993, Asano was capturing the attention of critics for his moving performance as a suicidal husband and father in the drama "Fried Dragon Fish" (1993). Asano also continued his interest in music, playing with the rock band MACH-1.67. In 1995, he married pop star Chara, and the two gave birth to two children, though they would later divorce in 2009. Additionally, Asano joined his brother and father in founding a talent agency, Anore Inc., which would sign on major names like actor Rinko Kikuchi. Asano continued to appear in prominent films throughout the early 2000s, like the Thai movie "Last Life in the Universe" (2003), which earned him the Upstream Prize for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival, and the sleeper hit "The Taste of Tea" (2004). Asano even spoke Mongolian for his role in "Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan" (2007) before trying his first English-speaking part as the supporting character Hogun in the superhero movie "Thor" (2011). More American movies followed, including "Battleship" (2012) and the "Thor" sequel, "Thor: The Dark World" (2013). In 2015, Asano was cast in Martin Scorsese's historical drama "Silence" (2016).

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Credit
61% No Score Yet Minamata Tatsuo Matsumura (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Detective Chinatown 3 Unknown (Character) - 2020
41% 92% Midway Tamon Yamaguchi (Character) $56.8M 2019
17% 68% The Outsider Kiyoshi (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 60% Ichi the Killer: Definitive Remastered Edition Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Etranger Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Etranger (Osanago warera ni umare) Unknown (Character) - 2017
100% 80% Harmonium Yasaka (Character) $17.1K 2016
20% 77% The Wasted Times Watabe (Character) $348.9K 2016
83% 69% Silence Interpreter (Character) $7.1M 2016
57% 45% Journey to the Shore Yusuke (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 71% Nagasaki: Memories of My Son Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 40% Lupin the Third Inspector Zenigata (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 46% Kiki's Delivery Service Ishi (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 89% Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal & a Whore The Criminal (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 73% Parasyte: Part 1 Goto (Character) - 2014
16% 48% 47 Ronin Lord Kira (Character) $38.3M 2013
No Score Yet 62% The Kiyosu Conference Toshiie maeda (Character) - 2013
66% 76% Thor: The Dark World Hogun (Character) $206.4M 2013
34% 54% Battleship Capt. Yugi Nagata (Character) $65.2M 2012
77% 76% Thor Hogun (Character) $268M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eatrip Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Summit: A Chronicle of Stones Shibasaki (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 68% Villon's Wife Otani (Character) - 2009
87% 80% Kabei: Our Mother Toru Yamasaki (Character) $13.6K 2008
No Score Yet 59% Sad Vacation Kenji Shiraishi (Character) - 2007
86% 76% Mongol Temudgin (Character) $5.7M 2007
No Score Yet 56% Hana Jubei Kanazawa (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 61% Invisible Waves Kyoji (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 68% Eri Eri rema sabakutani (My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?) Unknown (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani? Mizui (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 58% Tokyo Zombie Fujio (Character) - 2005
88% 71% Vital Hiroshi Takagi (Character) - 2004
87% 88% Zatoichi Gennosuke Hattori (Character) $853.7K 2003
90% 90% Last Life in the Universe Kenji (Character) $31.7K 2003
95% 77% Café Lumière Hajime Takeuchi (Character) - 2003
71% 73% Bright Future Mamoru Arita (Character) $4.8K 2003
No Score Yet 55% Dead End Run Unknown (Character) - 2003
100% 87% The Taste of Tea Ayano (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 52% Mizu no onna (Woman of Water) Unknown (Character) - 2002
80% 76% Distance Unknown (Character) - 2001
65% 82% Ichi the Killer Kakihara (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 81% Electric Dragon 80,000 V Dragon Eye Morrison (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 60% Gojoe Shanao (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 57% Party 7 Okita Souji (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 57% Kaza-hana Unknown (Character) - 2000
71% 71% Taboo Samurai Hyozo Tashiro (Character) $133.9K 1999
No Score Yet 71% Gemini Revenger with Sword (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step on a Mine, It's All Over Taizo Ichinose (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hakuchi: The Innocent Isawa (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 50% Away With Words Unknown (Character) - 1999
25% 80% Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl Kuroo Samehada (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 80% Love & Pop Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screwed Tsube (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Samehada Otoko to Momojiri Onna Kuroo Samehada (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 81% Labyrinth of Dreams Tatsuo Niitaka (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 83% Picnic Tsumuji (Character) - 1996
100% 83% Maborosi Ikuo (Character) - 1995

QUOTES FROM Tadanobu Asano CHARACTERS

Kakihara says: [referring to Suzuki] Just a little torture

Kakihara says: Just a little torture.

Captain Yugi Nagata says: [On the bridge with Hopper discussing how to track the aliens] What if we could see them without seeing them?

Captain Yugi Nagata says: [on the bridge with Hopper discussing how to track the aliens] What if we could see them without seeing them?

Lieutenant Alex Hopper says: Don't tell me you're talking about the Art of War. I've read that book six times, and it still dosen't make any sense to me. How do you fight the enemy where they are not?

Lieutenant Alex Hopper says: Don't tell me you're talking about the Art of War. I've read that book six times, and it still dosen't make any sense to me. How do you fight the enemy where they are not?

Captain Yugi Nagata says: That is a Chinese book. Display NOAA data on the bridge monitor. [All NOAA data from buoys is displayed] Now, set grid formation. [A square grid appears on the monitor, and each buoy is in the center of a square] There's one right over there. [A square shows a large displacement of water from the buoy's measurements]

Captain Yugi Nagata says: That is a Chinese book. Display NOAA data on the bridge monitor. [all NOAA data from buoys is displayed] Now, set grid formation. [a square grid appears on the monitor, and each buoy is in the center of a square] There's one right over there. [a square shows a large displacement of water from the buoy's measurements]

Ichi says: Just a little torture.

Ichi says: [referring to Suzuki] Just a little torture.

Kakihara says: [referring to Suzuki] Just a little torture.

Captain Yugi Nagata says: That's not what that means. Not even close.

Hogun says: Laufey said, there were traitors in the house of Odin...

Fandral says: Loki has always been one for mischief, but what you're talking about is something else entirely.

Kakihara says: There's no love in your violence.

Kakihara says: Put some feeling into it, already! If you're going to give someone pain, you've got to get into it!

Kakihara says: Damn... Nobody left to kill me.