Tadanobu Asano

Tadanobu Asano

Highest Rated: 100% Gemini (1999)

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).

Highest rated movies

Harmonium
The Taste of Tea
Gemini
Maborosi
Café Lumière
Labyrinth of Cinema
Last Life in the Universe
Vital

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
44% 51% Kate Unknown (Character) - 2021
55% 86% Mortal Kombat Lord Raiden (Character) $42.2M 2021
60% No Score Yet Detective Chinatown 3 Unknown (Character) - 2020
73% 91% Minamata Tatsuo Matsumura (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet They Say Nothing Stays the Same A Regular Customer (Character) - 2019
90% No Score Yet Labyrinth of Cinema Lt. Sako (Character) - 2019
42% 92% Midway Tamon Yamaguchi (Character) $56.8M 2019
17% 67% The Outsider Kiyoshi (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 62% Ichi the Killer: Definitive Remastered Edition Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear Etranger Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 100% Dear Etranger (Osanago warera ni umare) Unknown (Character) - 2017
100% 75% Harmonium Yasaka (Character) $17.1K 2016
83% 69% Silence Interpreter (Character) $7.1M 2016
20% 77% The Wasted Times Watabe (Character) $348.9K 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 48% Kiki's Delivery Service Ishi (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 72% Parasyte: Part 1 Goto (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 41% Lupin the Third Inspector Zenigata (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 89% Ruined Heart: Another Love Story Between a Criminal & a Whore The Criminal (Character) - 2014
16% 48% 47 Ronin Lord Kira (Character) $38.3M 2013
66% 75% Thor: The Dark World Hogun (Character) $206.4M 2013
No Score Yet 62% The Kiyosu Conference Toshiie maeda (Character) - 2013
34% 54% Battleship Capt. Yugi Nagata (Character) $65.2M 2012
No Score Yet 0% Fly With the Gold Unknown (Character) - 2012
77% 76% Thor Hogun (Character) $268.0M 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
87% 76% Mongol Temudgin (Character) $5.7M 2007
No Score Yet 58% Sad Vacation Kenji Shiraishi (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 56% Hana Jubei Kanazawa (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 61% Invisible Waves Kyoji (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 58% Tokyo Zombie Fujio (Character) - 2005
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
88% 71% Vital Hiroshi Takagi (Character) - 2004
87% 88% Zatoichi Gennosuke Hattori (Character) $853.7K 2003
100% 87% The Taste of Tea Ayano (Character) - 2003
91% 77% Café Lumière Hajime Takeuchi (Character) - 2003
73% 74% Bright Future Mamoru Arita (Character) $4.8K 2003
90% 90% Last Life in the Universe Kenji (Character) $31.7K 2003
No Score Yet 55% Dead End Run Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 52% Mizu no onna (Woman of Water) Unknown (Character) - 2002
65% 82% Ichi the Killer Kakihara (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 81% Electric Dragon 80,000 V Dragon Eye Morrison (Character) - 2001
80% 76% Distance Unknown (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 57% Party 7 Okita Souji (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 60% Gojoe Shanao (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 50% Kaza-hana Unknown (Character) - 2000
100% 71% Gemini Revenger with Sword (Character) - 1999
71% 71% Taboo Samurai Hyozo Tashiro (Character) $133.9K 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
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
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 81% Labyrinth of Dreams Tatsuo Niitaka (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 83% Picnic Tsumuji (Character) - 1996
100% 83% Maborosi Ikuo (Character) - 1995