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James Saito is a Actor American born on 6 march 1955 at Los Angeles (USA)

James Saito

James Saito
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Birth name James Tomio Saito
Nationality USA
Birth 6 march 1955 (64 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

James Tomio Saito (born March 6, 1955) is an American actor of stage, motion pictures, and television. He is best known for his physical portrayal of The Shredder in the 1990 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; the character was voiced by David McCharen. Saito also appeared in films like The Devil's Advocate, Home Alone 3, Pearl Harbor, and Die Hard with a Vengeance. His TV credits include M*A*S*H, MacGyver, Law & Order, Miami Vice and Sex and the City.

Saito has appeared in numerous stage productions, with early career work at the Asian American theatre company East West Players in Los Angeles. On Broadway he has appeared in The King and I, and David Henry Hwang's Golden Child. He won an Obie Award in 2007 for his performance in Julia Cho's Durango at The Public Theater in New York City.

In 2015, Saito appeared in a new play, The World of Extreme Happiness, by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, in a co-production with the Goodman Theatre at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City.

Saito starred in the regular supporting role of Dr. Chen in the ABC drama Eli Stone.

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Chris Rock
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Randall Park
Randall Park
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Hal Hartley
Hal Hartley
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Dean Silvers
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Filmography of James Saito (23 films)

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Always Be My Maybe, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito, Vivian Bang, Keanu Reeves, Susan Park
Roles Harry
Rating67% 3.3980753.3980753.3980753.3980753.398075
A la fin des années 90 début 2000, deux amis d'enfance, Sasha et Marcus, se disputent. Ils se retrouvent et renouent quinze ans plus tard quand Sasha, devenue chef, ouvre son nouveau restaurant à San Francisco, leur ville natale.
Long Shot
Long Shot (2019)
, 2h5
Directed by Jonathan Levine
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about journalists, Medical-themed films, Politique, Films about drugs
Actors Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Ravi Patel, June Diane Raphael, Andy Serkis
Roles le Ministre Kishido
Rating68% 3.448573.448573.448573.448573.44857
Charlotte Field est la Secrétaire d'État des États-Unis. Lors d'une soirée, cette femme sophistiquée et brillante retrouve Fred Flarsky, un journaliste politique sans filtre dont elle était jadis la baby-sitter. Fred n'est pas la personne la plus classe et son allure débraillée, son humour et son franc-parler détonnent dans l’entourage très codifié de Charlotte. Elle constate malgré qu'il a une belle « plume » et l'humour nécessaire pour écrire ses discours. Fred tente d'en apprendre davantage sur elle et ils se rapprochent de plus en plus. Ils deviennent plus que des collègues ou de simples amis. Mais cette relation amoureuse intervient alors que Charlotte porte un énorme projet écologique et qu'elle souhaite porter sa candidature à l'élection présidentielle.
Wilson (2017)
, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Cheryl Hines, Margo Martindale, David Warshofsky
Roles Warren Kudo
Rating58% 2.9004452.9004452.9004452.9004452.900445
Après la mort de son père, Wilson tente de retrouver son ex-femme, Pippi. Il apprend qu'une fille, Claire, est née de leur union après leur divorce. Wilson va alors tenter de reconstituer sa famille coûte que coûte.
The Only Living Boy in New York, 1h28
Directed by Marc Webb
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Callum Turner, Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Cynthia Nixon, Jeff Bridges, Kiersey Clemons
Roles James
Rating62% 3.1499353.1499353.1499353.1499353.149935
Fraîchement diplômé, Thomas Webb est un étudiant issu d'une riche famille d'éditeurs new-yorkais et rêve de devenir écrivain. Un jour, il découvre que son père entretien une liaison avec une autre femme, qu'il trouve magnifique. Voulant protéger sa mère de nature fragile, il décide de ne rien lui dire. Obsédé par l'aventure extra-conjugale de son père avec cette femme, nommée Johanna et dont la beauté l'éblouit, il décide de faire sa connaissance. Johanna et le jeune homme débutent alors à leur tour une liaison ensemble. Cette rencontre permet à Thomas de passer à l'âge adulte.
The Sea of Trees, 1h50
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Films about suicide, Transport films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Ken Watanabe, James Saito, Katie Aselton, Jordan Gavaris
Roles Dr Takahashi
Rating61% 3.05233.05233.05233.05233.0523
An American man travels to the "Suicide Forest" (Aokigahara forest) to kill himself at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan, the site of numerous suicides. There he encounters a Japanese man, who wants to kill himself as well, and both men begin a journey of self-reflection and survival.
While We're Young, 1h37
Directed by Noah Baumbach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Ben Stiller, Jesse Eisenberg, Amanda Seyfried, Naomi Watts, Brady Corbet, Adam Driver
Roles Dr. Nagato
Rating62% 3.146893.146893.146893.146893.14689
Middle-aged couple Josh (Ben Stiller) and Cornelia Schrebnick (Naomi Watts) have a shaky relationship while living in New York City. Josh is struggling on the post-production of his documentary film about leftist intellectual Ira Mandelstam (Peter Yarrow). His previous documentary about military-industrial complex titled The Power Elite was based on C. Wright Mills's sociological theory. Both Josh and Cornelia are struggling to try to have children, although Cornelia is reluctant due to her miscarrying the past two pregnancies. After finishing a lecture at the college where he works, Josh is approached by Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby Massey (Amanda Seyfried), a young couple who invite him and Cornelia out to dinner, the former claiming to be a fan of both his works and the works of his accomplished documentary filmmaker father-in-law, Leslie Breitbart (Charles Grodin). Josh is immediately awestruck by Jamie and Darby's non-conservative outlook on life, and he and Cornelia begin spending more time with them and indulging in their activities.
Big Eyes
Big Eyes (2014)
, 1h45
Directed by Tim Burton, Larry Karaszewski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Peinture, Political films
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Reese Witherspoon, Krysten Ritter, Danny Huston
Roles Judge
Rating69% 3.4999053.4999053.4999053.4999053.499905
In 1958, Margaret leaves her husband and takes her young daughter Jane to North Beach, San Francisco. Supporting her daughter alone, Margaret gets a job painting illustrations at a furniture factory. While creating portraits at an outdoor art show, Margaret meets Walter Keane, who is selling his Parisian street scene paintings. Soon, Walter proposes to her and they marry.
From the Rough
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Golf films
Actors Taraji P. Henson, Tom Felton, Michael Clarke Duncan, Henry Simmons, LeToya Luckett, Justin Chon
Roles Won-Sik
Rating66% 3.344153.344153.344153.344153.34415
Ce drame sportif, est inspiré de la vraie histoire de Catana Stark (jouée par Taraji P. Henson), une ancienne entraîneuse de baignade de Tennessee, qui est devenue la première femme à avoir entraîné un groupe d'étudiants golfeurs. Avec passion, elle a pris un groupe indiscipliné d'enfants mal assortis du monde entier et les a guidés à un record historique au Championnat Minoritaire Universitaire national PGA.
Life of Pi
Life of Pi (2012)
, 2h5
Directed by Ang Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes L'adolescence, Films about animals, Films about education, Films about children, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Films about religion, Transport films, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Suricate, Films about school violence, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Ayush Tandon, Tabu, Adil Hussain, Rafe Spall
Roles Older Insurance Investigator
Rating78% 3.944933.944933.944933.944933.94493
In Canada, novelist Yann Martel meets Pi Patel, an Indian immigrant with some knowledge from Pi's late father's friend, known to Pi as "Mamaji", for a good book. Pi tells Yann his life story.
I Think I Love My Wife, 1h33
Directed by Chris Rock
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Kerry Washington, Gina Torres, Steve Buscemi, Chris Rock, Edward Herrmann, Welker White
Roles Mr. Yuni
Rating54% 2.749892.749892.749892.749892.74989
Richard Cooper (Chris Rock) is a happily married and professionally successful man. He is perfectly content with his home life in suburban New York with his lovely wife Brenda (Gina Torres), a teacher, and his two young children. There is one problem in his marriage: their sex life has stagnated, leaving Richard frustrated and sex-starved. At one point, Brenda accuses Richard of being on the down-low. During those dull days at the office, he occasionally fantasizes about other women, but never acts upon his impulses.
Love the Hard Way, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Adrien Brody, Charlotte Ayanna, August Diehl, Jon Seda, Pam Grier, Kate Moennig
Roles Akiri
Rating64% 3.2003253.2003253.2003253.2003253.200325
Jack est un petit escroc new-yorkais vivant de minables larcins. Avec l'aide de deux prostituées, il piège des hommes d'affaires et leur extorque des fonds. Mais un soir, sa vie va basculer : il rencontre Claire et se laisse séduire par le charme innocent de cette jeune étudiante qui essaie de le convertir à la douceur de l'amour.
Robot Stories, 1h25
Directed by Greg Pak
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy-drama, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Robot films
Actors Tamlyn Tomita, James Saito, Tim Kang, Sab Shimono, Greg Pak, Cindy Cheung
Roles Roy
Rating58% 2.900152.900152.900152.900152.90015
My Robot Baby A young Marsha hides in the closet from her parents' fighting due to a mistake she has made. Marsha apologizes when her mother finds her in the closet; her mother tells Marsha to never fall in love, get married, and have children. Twenty-five years later, Marsha is married to Ray and they are looking towards adopting a child. After going to an adoption clinic, they apply for an adoption trial where they take care of a robotic baby before they can adopt a human child. Marsha begins to struggle when she is alone to take care of the robot baby, as she becomes flustered with what to do when the baby cries. Marsha brings the robot baby to her father, a handyman, and sees if he can tamper with the electronics of the robot. However, Marsha’s father worries that the doctors of the adoption clinic will detect the alteration of the robot. Nonetheless, Marsha persists on getting the baby reprogrammed and leaves the baby to her father while Marsha goes to work. As Marsha comes home to the robot baby now automated, she attempts to talk to the baby. However, the robot baby goes berserk and attacks Marsha. Marsha finds the robot baby in the closet, then remembers her young self hiding in the closet as her own mother was angry. Marsha then cries and is able to hug her robot baby, finding closure to her past.
Pearl Harbor, 3h3
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Jesse James, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Sizemore
Roles Japanese Aide
Rating62% 3.1038053.1038053.1038053.1038053.103805
In 1923 Tennessee, two young boys, Rafe McCawley (Jesse James) and Danny Walker (Reiley McClendon), play together in the back of an old biplane, pretending to be soldiers fighting the Germans in World War I. After Rafe's father lands his biplane and leaves, Rafe and Danny climb into the plane and Rafe accidentally starts it, giving the boys their first experience at flight. Soon afterward, Danny's father (William Fichtner) comes to take him home. He calls Rafe a "stupid boy" and beats Danny. In an effort to protect Danny, Rafe hits Danny's father with an old propeller and calls him a "dirty German". Danny's father reacts by saying he fought the Germans in the trenches in France during World War I, and that he prays that no one will ever have to see the things he saw.
The Thomas Crown Affair, 1h53
Directed by John McTiernan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Peinture, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo, Denis Leary, Ben Gazzara, Fritz Weaver, Frankie Faison
Roles Paul Cheng
Rating67% 3.399563.399563.399563.399563.39956
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an attempted robbery of precious paintings fails when museum employees discover imposters posing as staff. In all the confusion of locking down the museum and capturing the robbers, Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) slips into an adjacent room and steals the painting of San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk by Monet. The insurers of the $100 million artwork send investigator Catherine Banning (Rene Russo) to assist NYPD Detective Michael McCann (Denis Leary) in solving the crime.
The Devil's Advocate, 2h23
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Time travel films, Demons in film
Actors Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey, Connie Nielsen
Roles Takaori Osumi
Rating74% 3.7494653.7494653.7494653.7494653.749465
Kevin Lomax (Keanu Reeves), a defense attorney from Gainesville, Florida, has never lost a case. He defends a schoolteacher, Lloyd Gettys (Chris Bauer), against a charge of child molestation. Kevin believes his client is guilty, and a reporter tells him a guilty verdict is inevitable. However, through a harsh cross-examination, Kevin destroys the victim's credibility, securing a not guilty verdict.