Yusuke Iseya

Yusuke Iseya

Highest Rated: 95% 13 Assassins (2011)

Lowest Rated: 44% Blindness (2008)

Birthday: May 29, 1976

Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Multihyphenate Yusuke Iseya enjoyed a prolific modeling career in his native Japan before transitioning to narrative feature work, initially as a supporting actor in indigenous arthouse films that occasionally traveled abroad, including (most memorably) director Hirokazu Kore-eda's universally acclaimed spiritual fantasy After-Life (1998), as well as Akihiko Shiota's juvenile delinquency drama Harmful Insect (2001). That exposure led to a successful television career for Iseya on Japanese daytime dramas; in 1998, Iseya shifted gears altogether by traveling to the United States and enrolling in New York University film school, which he reportedly funded with modeling monies; a debut directorial effort soon followed, the 2002 Kakuto, as did additional on-camera roles in Japanese films including Honey and Clover (2006) and Sea Without Exit (2006), as well as a voice assignment in the animé feature Tekkonkinkreet (2007). In 2008, Iseya took his first steps toward projects originating outside of Japan with a prominent role as a visually impaired man in Fernando Meirelles' thriller Blindness, starring Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, a Canadian-Brazilian-Japanese co-production.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Fly Me to the Saitama (Tonde Saitama) Akutsu 2019
No Score Yet Mumon: The Land Of Stealth (Shinobi No Kuni) Actor 2017
67% Ten no Chasuke (Chasuke's Journey) Actor 2015
No Score Yet Shinjuku Swan Matora 2015
No Score Yet The Tenor Lirico Spinto Actor 2014
No Score Yet Rurôni Kenshin: Kyôto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno) Actor 2014
No Score Yet Rikyû ni tazuneyo (Ask This of Rikyu) Actor 2013
95% 13 Assassins Koyata (13th Assassin from the Forest) $0.9M 2011
No Score Yet Ashita no Joe Actor 2011
56% Sukiyaki Western Django Yoshitsune 2008
44% Blindness First Blind Man $3.1M 2008
No Score Yet Closed Note (Closed Diary) Ryu 2007
74% Tekkonkinkreet (Tekkon kinkurîto) Kimura 2007
No Score Yet Zukan ni nottenai mushi (The Insects Unlisted in the Encyclopedia) Actor 2007
No Score Yet Saido kâ ni inu (Dog in a Sidecar) Actor 2007
No Score Yet What the Snow Brings (Yuki ni negau koto) Actor 2007
No Score Yet The Suicide Song Actor 2007
No Score Yet Warau Mikaeru (Arch Angels) Actor 2006
No Score Yet Hachimitsu to Clover (Honey & Clover) Actor 2006
No Score Yet Memories Of Matsuko Yoichi Ryu 2006
70% Casshern Tetsuya Azuma 2004
80% Distance Masaru Enoki 2001
No Score Yet Gaichu Actor 2001
86% Wandâfuru raifu (After Life) Yusuke Iseya 1998


First Blind Man says: It's you

First Blind Man says: It's you.

Doctor's Wife says: What?

First Blind Man says: It's you. I can see

First Blind Man says: It's you. I can see.

Hanbei Kitou (Naritsugu's Head Samurai) says: Who are you? You're no samurai.

Koyata (13th Assassin from the Forest) says: So what? Do only samurai matter in this world? I thought samurai would be fun but you bore me. You're useless, even more useless in great numbers.

Lord Naritsugu Matsudaira says: [stabs him] This man speaks the truth. His reward is my short sword.