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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)

Usually with

Nobuo Kaneko
Nobuo Kaneko
(6 films)
Kon Ichikawa
Kon Ichikawa
(3 films)
Kunie Tanaka
Kunie Tanaka
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bunta Sugawara (22 films)

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Wolf Children, 1h57
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, 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% 4.0517254.0517254.0517254.0517254.051725
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.
The Battery, 1h58
Directed by Yōjirō Takita
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors Kento Hayashi, Misako Renbutsu, Masato Hagiwara, Misa Uehara (actress, born 1983), Mari Hamada, Tatsuo Yamada
Roles Yozo Ioka
Rating62% 3.1395053.1395053.1395053.1395053.139505
Takumi Harada et sa famille déménagent à Okayama pendant les vacances de printemps avant son entrée au lycée. Sur le terrain de baseball, Takumi a une énorme confiance en sa capacité de lanceur, mais socialement, il est un solitaire.
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)
Rating63% 3.152713.152713.152713.152713.15271
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 Shuntarō Ino
Rating63% 3.1968453.1968453.1968453.1968453.196845
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% 4.29944.29944.29944.29944.2994
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
Rating66% 3.336033.336033.336033.336033.33603
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, Yoshio Harada, Toshiya Fujita, Masato Hagiwara, Hajime Hana
Roles Seiji Nakamoto
Rating49% 2.4767452.4767452.4767452.4767452.476745
The plot centers around a young ex-prisoner who takes up boxing ("Tekken" is Japanese for "iron fist").
Actress (1987)
, 2h10
Directed by Kon Ichikawa
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Sayuri Yoshinaga, Bunta Sugawara, Mitsuko Mori, Kōji Ishizaka, Kiichi Nakai, Tōru Watanabe
Roles Kenji Mizoguchi
Rating64% 3.222073.222073.222073.222073.22207
Tokyo, 1926. Kinuyo Tanaka, sa mère Yae, son oncle Gentarō, ses deux frères Shozo et Haruji et sa sœur Tamayo s'installent dans leur nouvelle maison suite au transfert de l'actrice des studios Shimokamo de la Shōchiku situés à Kyoto à ceux de Kamata à Tokyo. Ce transfert a pu se faire grâce à l'influence de Hiroshi Shimizu qui couve la jeune actrice d'un œil protecteur. Kinuyo entretient sa famille grâce à son salaire d'actrice. Sa mère lui a demandé de ne pas adopter de nom de scène et de garder son véritable nom dans le secret espoir que sa notoriété permette de retrouver son frère ainé, Ryosuke, qui a disparu dix ans plus tôt après s'être soustrait à la conscription.
Gate of Youth
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku, Koreyoshi Kurahara
Genres Drama
Actors Bunta Sugawara, Keiko Matsuzaka, Koichi Sato, Kaoru Sugita, Tomisaburō Wakayama, Kōji Tsuruta
Roles Shigezo Ibuki
Rating66% 3.3018053.3018053.3018053.3018053.301805
L'histoire de Shinsuke, un jeune homme qui vit une vie misérable en tant que mineur de charbon allant de son enfance à son adolescence. Les mineurs et la mine dominent presque tous les aspects de sa vie.
The Man Who Stole the Sun, 2h27
Directed by Kazuhiko Hasegawa
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Kenji Sawada, Bunta Sugawara, Shigeru Kōyama, Kei Satō, Yūnosuke Itō, Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Roles Inspector Yamashita
Rating74% 3.7377953.7377953.7377953.7377953.737795
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
Rating71% 3.5821053.5821053.5821053.5821053.582105
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
Rating72% 3.641123.641123.641123.641123.64112
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
Rating72% 3.6376053.6376053.6376053.6376053.637605
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.