Person Details

Birthday: 1975-05-19 18:15:09

Aliases: Masanobu Andô , 安藤政信

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Kanagawa, Japan

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Movie Involvements: 33

TV Involvements: 7


Most Famous Work

Biography

Masanobu Andō  (安藤 政信, Andō Masanobu, born May 19, 1975 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese actor and director. For his second film, in 1996, he won the Film Academy of Japan's Best New Actor Award, starring in Takeshi Kitano's Kids Return. Andō has extensive experience in both Japanese television drama and film and has played a large variety of different roles: mentally challenged (Innocent World), bank robber (Space Travelers, Drive), doctor (Transparent), ninja and samurai (Red Shadow), even a corpse (Monday). Out of all of Andō's characters, he is best known for his role as Kazuo Kiriyama, the heartless, psychopathic killer in the controversial film, Battle Royale (2000). He also played an art forger in the low-budget Battle Royale parody Tokyo 10+01 (2003). As well as acting, Andō has been in Japanese ad campaigns for the popular Japanese snack food, Pocky, Toyota, and for DoCoMo mobile phones. In 2003, he directed his first film, Adagietto. Sehr langsam, starring Japanese actress, Kumiko Aso. The short is included in Hiroyuki Nakano's Peacedelic compilation called Short Films. In it, he also stars in the short, 県道スター (loosely translated to "Prefectural road star"). In his spare time, he enjoys photography and shopping Description above from the Wikipedia article Masanobu Andō, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Most Famous Work

Sadako vs. Kayako
Average
5

Sadako vs. Kayako

(2016) Keizō
Battle Royale
Average
7

Battle Royale

(2000) Kazuo Kiriyama (Boy #6)
Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning
Average
7

Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning

(2021) Shinsaku Takasugi
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 2: The Rainbow Bridge
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9
Kids Return
Average
7

Kids Return

(1996) Shinji
Love and Fortune
Average
7

Love and Fortune

(2018) Tsuchiya Jo
Your Turn To Kill
Average
8

Your Turn To Kill

(2019) Go Sano
Sakuran
Average
6

Sakuran

(2006) Seiji

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2021 Shinsaku Takasugi
Mitsuyasu
Suzuki
2020 Naoya Date
N/A
Osamu Sakurai
2019 Go Sano
Kenichi Kitamura
N/A
2018 N/A
Yuji Kiba
Tsuchiya Jo
Hiroki Shinkai
Haruma
2017 Kamimura Ren
2016 Hajime Gakuto
Yasunori Ochi
Keizō
Jiro
Yasui
大迫达也
2015 Seiji Shikine
N/A
2013 Naoto
Shuji Yamura
2012 N/A
2011 Spine
Genji Kojima
Kojima Genji
The Mute
2008 Ryuichi Tanaka
2007 Yoichi
Detective Wakamiya
2006 Seiji
Taichi
Kikuchi
Ishioka
Shiro Kazuki
2005 Don-chol
Takashi Nohara
2004 Tatsuo Sorayama
Adama
2003 Sugioka
2002 Fake
Kodama Makato
2001 Akakage
Kenichi Satomi
2000 Kazuo Kiriyama (Boy #6)
Mitsuo Kondo, the dead man
Makoto Fujimoto
Satô
1999 Toshiyuki Yoshioka
Satoru Suzuki
1998 N/A
Shuri Sawaki
N/A
1997 N/A
1996 Shinji
1993 N/A
Himself
Year Character Movie/Tv

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