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Bunta Sugawara is a Actor Japonais born on 16 august 1933 at Sendai (Japon)

Bunta Sugawara

Bunta Sugawara
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Nationality Japon
Birth 16 august 1933 at Sendai (Japon)
Death 28 november 2014 (at 81 years) at Tokyo (Japon)

Bunta Sugawara (菅原 文太, Sugawara Bunta, (1933-08-16)August 16, 1933 – November 28, 2014) was a Japanese actor who appeared in almost 200 feature films. He is the father of one son, actor Kaoru Sugawara, and two daughters.

Best films

Spirited Away (2001)

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Filmography of Bunta Sugawara (18 films)

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Wolf Children, 1h57
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Animation
Themes L'adolescence, Films about animals, Films about children, Films about families, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kumiko Asō, Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Ōsawa, Megumi Hayashibara, Haru Kuroki, Shota Sometani
Roles Nirasaki (voice)
Rating81% 4.051164.051164.051164.051164.05116
College student Hana falls in love with a werewolf and has two half-werewolf children with him: a daughter, Yuki, and a year later a son, Ame. Soon after Ame's birth, their father is killed while hunting food for the children.
Tales from Earthsea, 1h55
Directed by Gorō Miyazaki
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Witches in film, Political films, Children's films
Actors Bunta Sugawara, Junichi Okada, Aoi Teshima, Yūko Tanaka, Teruyuki Kagawa, Jun Fubuki
Roles Haitaka (voice)
Rating65% 3.250833.250833.250833.250833.25083
A war galley is caught in a storm at sea. The ship's weatherworker is distressed to realize he has lost the power to control the wind and waves, but is more so when he sees two dragons fighting above the clouds, during which one is killed by the other—an unprecedented and impossible occurrence.
The Great Yokai War, 2h4
Directed by Takashi Miike
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Children's films
Actors Ryūnosuke Kamiki, Chiaki Kuriyama, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Bunta Sugawara, Riko Narumi, Etsushi Toyokawa
Roles Shuntaro Ino
Rating64% 3.244573.244573.244573.244573.24457
A young boy named Tadashi Ino moves to a small town after the divorce of his parents. At a local festival, he is picked to be that year's "Kirin Rider," a protector of all things good. He soon discovers that his new title is quite literal, as a nefarious spirit named Yasunori Kato appears. Originally a human who became a demon from the strength of his hatred for humans, Kato desires vengeance against their actions on the Yokai. To carry out his revenge, Kato allies himself with a Yokai named Agi while he summons a fiery spirit called Yomotsumono, composed of the resentment of the many things which mankind has discarded. With Yomotsumono's flames, Kato feeds it Yokai which are used as ingredients in creating violent junkyard Tsukumogami under his control that capture other Yokai to build their numbers while killing humans. One of such Yokai, Sunekosuri, escaped and befriended Tadashi who attempts to obtain the Daitenguken from the mountain as part of being the Kirin Rider. However, he wimped out at the last second and with trickery by Shōjō, who picked Tadashi out, the boy overcame the test. Accompanied by Shōjō, Kawahime, and Kawataro, Tadashi makes his way to the DaiTengu who gives him a sword before being taken away by the Tsukumogami. In spite of Tadashi's attempts, the sword is broken as Agi takes Sunekosuri as her captive before the boy is knocked unconscious.
Spirited Away, 2h4
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about dragons, Witches in film, Political films, Children's films
Actors Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Bunta Sugawara, Takashi Naitō
Roles Kamaji (voice)
Rating85% 4.2992554.2992554.2992554.2992554.299255
Ten-year-old Chihiro Ogino and her parents are traveling to their new home when her father takes a wrong turn. They unknowingly enter a magical world that Chihiro's father insists on exploring, believing it to be an abandoned amusement park. Her parents sit at an empty, but seemingly-operational, restaurant stall, and begin to devour the fresh food in a piggish manner; meanwhile, Chihiro discovers an exquisite bathhouse across a bridge, where a young boy named Haku warns her to get out before the impending sunset. Frantically, Chihiro returns to her parents, only to discover that they have literally transformed into pigs. She attempts to escape, but the way by which they came has since become submerged. Frightened and alone, she observes as the world she ventured into reveals itself as a luxurious retreat for spirits to revitalize themselves.
Dora-heita (2000)
, 1h51
Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Genres Comedy
Actors Kōji Yakusho, Bunta Sugawara, Tsurutaro Kataoka, Takashi Miike, Renji Ishibashi, Tsuyoshi Ujiki
Rating68% 3.437713.437713.437713.437713.43771
A new magistrate (played by Koji Yakusho) in the town of Horisoto—widely reputed to be the most lawless township in Japan, uses guile and his opponents' own misperceptions and prejudices to defeat his enemies and uproot corruption.
Tekken (1990)
, 2h8
Directed by Junji Sakamoto
Actors Bunta Sugawara
Rating51% 2.5845552.5845552.5845552.5845552.584555
The plot centers around a young ex-prisoner who takes up boxing ("Tekken" is Japanese for "iron fist").
The Man Who Stole the Sun, 2h27
Directed by Kazuhiko Hasegawa
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Kenji Sawada, Bunta Sugawara, Shigeru Kōyama, Kei Satō, Yūnosuke Itō, Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Roles Inspector Yamashita
Rating76% 3.8315653.8315653.8315653.8315653.831565
Makoto (Kenji Sawada), a high school science and chemistry teacher, has decided to build his own atomic bomb. Before stealing plutonium isotopes from a nearby nuclear power plant, he is involved in the botched hijack of one of his school's buses during a field trip. Along with a police detective, Yamashita (Bunta Sugawara), he is able to overcome the hijacker and is publicly hailed as a hero.
Cops vs. Thugs, 1h40
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Bunta Sugawara, Mikio Narita, Hiroki Matsukata, Seizō Fukumoto, Reiko Ike, Hideo Murota
Roles Detective Kuno
Rating72% 3.6341953.6341953.6341953.6341953.634195
In Kurashima City, there are two yakuza families; the Kawade, who use political connections to further their activities, and the Ohara, who have an alliance with the local police. When Ohara acting boss Hirotani usurps a staged land deal away from Kawade, thanks to the help of his police friend Kuno, a war breaks out. At the same time, Kuno's superiors start cracking down on the yakuza and command the cops stop fraternizing with criminals.
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Final Episode, 1h38
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Bunta Sugawara, Nobuo Kaneko, Akira Kobayashi, Kin'ya Kitaōji, Shingo Yamashiro, Kunie Tanaka
Roles Shozo Hirono
Rating75% 3.7803953.7803953.7803953.7803953.780395
Following the previous film, Shozo Hirono is serving seven years in prison and Akira Takeda was released from prison on a technicality. Takeda then united all the families in the Hiroshima region, shed their yakuza image, and formed the Tensei Coalition political party. In August 1965, Takeda is leader as Chairman, Katsutoshi Otomo is Vice Chairman, Tamotsu Matsumura is Managing Director, Hideo Hayakawa is Secretary General, and Shoichi Eda a Director. Hirono's men get into an altercation with some low-level Tensei members. Elder yakuza Otomo and Hayakawa demand the instigators should have to commit yubitsume, however, after a vote the Coalition agrees to let Matsumura handle discipline on account of wanting to avoid the rituals tied to yakuza for their public image. In 1966, Hirono's friend Terukichi Ichioka has a Tensei financial adviser killed and attends the funeral, angering Otomo who openly vows to take him on. However, Takeda threatens that anyone who responds to the attack will be expelled from Tensei.
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Police Tactics, 1h41
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Genres Drama, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Bunta Sugawara, Akira Kobayashi, Takeshi Katō, Hiroki Matsukata, Kunie Tanaka, Nobuo Kaneko
Roles Shozo Hirono
Rating74% 3.73173.73173.73173.73173.7317
In fall 1963, the police crack down on yakuza activities nationwide due to public outcry and in preparation for the upcoming 1964 Summer Olympics. However, the war between the Yamamori family and Shinwa Group versus the Uchimoto, Hirono, and Akashi families wages on. Noburo Uchimoto, Shozo Hirono and Shinichi Iwai recruit Hidemitsu Kawada and Tomoji Okajima, the usually neutral leader of the Gisei Group, to their side. When Masakichi Makihara's men kill a member of Hirono's family he wants to go after Yamamori himself, however retired yakuza and Hirono's adviser Kenichi Okubo stops him. Akira Takeda threatened Okubo to keep Hirono in Kure, as Yamamori has fled to Hiroshima City while Makihara's men stay to fight Hirono's.
Battles Without Honor and Humanity, 1h39
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Bunta Sugawara, Tsunehiko Watase, Kunie Tanaka, Hiroki Matsukata, Nobuo Kaneko, Seizō Fukumoto
Roles Shozo Hirono
Rating74% 3.7452853.7452853.7452853.7452853.745285
In Kure, Hiroshima 1946, when Shinichi Yamagata gets into a scuffle with a yakuza, his friend and fellow ex-soldier Shozo Hirono has the Yamamori family help get pay back, but ends up killing the yakuza himself and is sent to prison. In prison, Hirono becomes sworn brothers with Doi family member Hiroshi Wakasugi, who ultimately has Yoshio Yamamori put up Hirono's bail. The Yamamori yakuza family was formed soon after, with Hirono, Yamagata, Tetsuya Sakai, Seiichi Kanbara, Uichi Shinkai, Masakichi Makihara and Shuji Yano swearing loyalty to Yoshio Yamamori. Boss Doi bore witness to the ceremony, with Kenichi Okubo as go-between.
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima, 1h40
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Sonny Chiba, Bunta Sugawara, Kin'ya Kitaōji, Meiko Kaji, Kunie Tanaka, Nobuo Kaneko
Roles Shozo Hirono
Rating76% 3.8387253.8387253.8387253.8387253.838725
In 1950 Hiroshima City, Shoji Yamanaka is involved in a fight over cheating in a card game and stabs several men. He is sentenced to two years in prison, where he befriends Shozo Hirono. When he is released from prison, the waitress at a restaurant offers to let him eat for free but a gang led by Katsutoshi Otomo, the rebellious son of Choji Otomo, beat him. He is saved by Otomo senior and is offered to join the yakuza by Muraoka, the waitress Yasuko's uncle. Yamanaka serves under Muraoka's sworn brother Kunimatsu Takanashi, until he is chased out of Hiroshima by Muraoka for beginning a romantic relationship with the widowed Yasuko.
Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Proxy War, 1h42
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Bunta Sugawara, Tsunehiko Watase, Takeshi Katō, Akira Kobayashi, Shingo Yamashiro, Takuzo Kawatani
Roles Shozo Hirono
Rating74% 3.7385353.7385353.7385353.7385353.738535
In Hiroshima Prefecture September 1960, temporary leader of the Muraoka yakuza family Fumio Sugihara is assassinated while walking with Shozo Hirono and Muraoka member Noburo Uchimoto. At Sugihara's funeral, one of the guests vomits on Sugihara's remains and hastily leaves the ceremony. The others know that the man was beaten by Sugihara and probably vomited on purpose. Hirono and fellow Muraoka members Hiroshi Matsunaga and Akira Takeda ask Uchimoto, the sworn brother of the deceased, to take care of the man, but he cowardly refuses much to their anger.