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Yusaku Matsuda

Highest Rated: 52% Black Rain (1989)

Lowest Rated: 52% Black Rain (1989)

Birthday: Sep 21, 1950

Birthplace: Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Pref, Japan

Japanese leading man Yusaku Matsuda was as colorful offscreen as he was on. He was first a television star on the popular early-'70s action-detective drama Taiyo Ni Hoero. There he played a maverick detective who didn't always play by the rules, a role he mirrored in real life as he was frequently in the news for his disruptive behavior. Fans admired his offbeat character, but no one really considered Matsuda a serious actor until he performed in the feature-film drama Kagerouza (1981). Shortly thereafter, he earned an award for Japanese Best Actor for playing the ruthless tutor in Kazoku Geimi (The Family Game). In 1989, Matsuda played the villain opposite Michael Douglas in Black Rain.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Ryoma ansatsu (The Assassination of Ryoma) Actor 2011
52% Black Rain Sato 1989
No Score Yet And Then (Sorekara) Daisuke 1987
No Score Yet Proof of the Man Det. Munesue 1984
No Score Yet The Family Game (Kazoku gêmu) Yoshimoto the tutor 1983
No Score Yet Kagerô-za (Heat-Haze Theatre) Matsuzaki 1981
No Score Yet Resurrection of Golden Wolf Actor 1980
No Score Yet Oretachi ni haka wa nai (No Grave for Us) Actor 1979


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