Tadanobu Asano
Tadanobu Asano

Gender

Male

Known Credits

26

Tadanobu Asano

Date of Birth: Nov 27, 1973

Birthplace:  Yokohama, Japan

 

 

Biography

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 Shunji Iwais Fried Dragon Fish (1993). His first critical success in the West was in Hirokazu Koreedas Maborosi (1995), in which he played a man who inexplicably throws himself in front of a train, widowing his wife and orphaning his infant son. His best known works internationally are the samurai films Gohatto (1999) and The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003).

Known For

Filmography

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok

as Hogun

2017

Silence

Silence

as Interpreter

2017

47 Ronin

47 Ronin

as Lord Kira

2013

Sad Vacation

Sad Vacation

as Kenji Shiraishi

2012

Thor

Thor

as Hogun

2011

Mongol

Mongol

as Temudjin

2008

The Buried Forest

The Buried Forest

as San-chan

2005

The Taste of Tea

The Taste of Tea

as Ayano Haruno - uncle

2004

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman

as Hattori, der Leibwächter

2004

Bright Future

Bright Future

as Mamoru Arita

2003

Ichi the Killer

Ichi the Killer

as Kakihara

2003

Maborosi

Maborosi

as Ikuo

1995

Lupin III

Lupin III

as Koichi Zenigata

1976

Kabei: Our Mother

Kabei: Our Mother

as Yamazaki Toru

1964

Away with Words

Away with Words

as Asano

1931