best japanese actor working nowby kusanagi_jaya | created - 09 Jan 2015 | updated - 09 Jan 2015 | Public
based on their acting of course (my personal view only)
Actor | Fune wo amu
The uniquely beautiful and talented Ryuhei Matsuda was born May 9, 1983, in Tokyo, to Miyuki Matsuda and Yûsaku Matsuda. Six years later, Ryuhei's life took a tragic turn when his father died from bladder cancer at the age of 40. Ryuhei and his mother persevered, and unlike most offspring of famous...
3. Kôji Yakusho
Actor | Jûsan-nin no shikaku
Yakusho Koji is an acclaimed and famed Japanese actors who has appeared in many notable films, including Tampopo, Unagi and Babel, but may be best known internationally for his role in Shall We Dance, which at the time of its release was Asia's biggest film export. He was born in the southern city ...
5. Ken Watanabe
Actor | The Last Samurai
Ken Watanabe was born on October 21, 1959 in Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Both of his parents were teachers: his mother taught general education and his dad taught calligraphy. He became interested in acting at the age of 24, when a director of England's National Theatre Company, where he was...
Actor | Tasogare Seibei
Hiroyuki Sanada was born on the 12th of October, 1960 in Tokyo. He made his film debut when he was 5 in Game of Chance (1965) (Shin'ichi Chiba played the lead role.) Sanada's father died when he was 11. Sanada joined Japan Action Club, organized and run by Sonny Chiba, when he was 12. Sanada first ...
Actor | Mongol
Asano Tadanobu is a Japanese film actor. His father, an actors' agent, suggested he take on what became his first role, in the TV show "Kimpachi Sensei," at the age of 16. His film debut was in the 1990 Swimming Upstream (Bataashi kingyo (1990)), though his first major critical success was in ...
9. Ryo Kase
Actor | Letters from Iwo Jima
Ryo Kase was born on November 9, 1974 in Kanagawa, Japan.
Shortly after birth his family moved to Washington, United States, where he spent most of his childhood.
Kase began his acting career in 2000 and gained his first starring role in Kazuyoshi Kumakiri's Antenna (2004). He then went on to work ...
Actor | Death Note
Kenichi Matsuyama was born in Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture. In 2001, Matsuyama started his career modeling and the following year made his debut as an actor landing a small role in the NTV drama Gokusen (2002). In 2003, Matsuyama made his film debut in a supporting role in Bright Future (2002). His ...
18. Ryûnosuke Kamiki
Actor | Kimi no na wa.
Ryûnosuke Kamiki was born in Fujimi, Japan. He was diagnosed with a rare disease soon after he was born and was lucky enough to become one of the 1% who survived the disease. To celebrate this miracle, his mother decided to register him as a child actor in an agency to record his growth. He acted ...
22. Tomokazu Miura
Actor | Shiosai
Tomokazu Miura was born on January 28, 1952 in Enzan, Yamanashi, Japan as Minoru Miura. He is an actor and writer, known for Shiosai (1975), M/Other (1999) and Always: Sunset on Third Street 2 (2007). He has been married to Momoe Yamaguchi since November 19, 1980. They have two children.