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Ken Ogata is a Actor Japonais born on 20 july 1937 at Tokyo (Japon)

Ken Ogata

Ken Ogata
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Birth name Akinobu Ogata
Nationality Japon
Birth 20 july 1937 at Tokyo (Japon)
Death 5 october 2008 (at 71 years) at Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama (Japon)
Awards Japan Academy Prize, Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Ken Ogata (緒形拳 Ogata Ken; 20 July 1937 – 5 October 2008) was a Japanese actor.

Ogata was born in Tokyo, Japan. Ogata is well known for his roles in Peter Greenaway's The Pillow Book, Paul Schrader's Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters and Shohei Imamura's The Ballad of Narayama. He won the award for best actor at the 26th Blue Ribbon Awards for Okinawan Boys.

In television, his starring role as Toyotomi Hideyoshi in the 1965 NHK Taiga drama Taikōki catapulted him to fame. Ken went on to many prominent roles in subsequent programs. The following year, he portrayed Benkei in Minamoto no Yoshitsune. The network tapped him again for the role of Fujiwara no Sumitomo in the 1976 Kaze to Kumo to Niji to. He returned to playing Hideyoshi in the 1978 Ōgon no Hibi, and returned to the lead as Ōishi Kuranosuke in Tōge no Gunzō, the 1982 Chūshingura. Another featured appearance in a Taiga drama was in Taiheiki (1991, as Ashikaga Sadauji, father of Takauji).

Mr. Ogata died on October 5, 2008, just days after finishing his role in the production of the Fuji TV drama "Kaze no Garden" (Garden of the Winds), filmed in the rural Furano area of northern Japan. In his final role, Ogata, himself 71 years of age, played a doctor involved in the end-of-life care of elderly patients.

His sons Kanta and Naoto Ogata are actors. NHK selected Naoto for the starring role of Oda Nobunaga in the 1992 Taiga drama Nobunaga King of Zipangu; Kanta played Inaba Masakatsu in Aoi Tokugawa Sandai (2000).


Ken Ogata est le père des acteurs Naoto Ogata et Kanta Ogata.

Il a tourné dans plus de 60 films entre 1960 et 2008.

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Filmography of Ken Ogata (32 films)

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A Long Walk, 2h16
Directed by Eiji Okuda
Genres Drama
Actors Ken Ogata, Saki Takaoka, Shota Matsuda, Eiji Okuda, Masahiko Tsugawa (津川 雅彦)
Roles Matsutaro Yasuda
Rating71% 3.555893.555893.555893.555893.55589
Love and Honor, 1h58
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films, Films about disabilities
Actors Takuya Kimura, Takashi Sasano, Rei Dan, Nenji Kobayashi, Ken Ogata, Kaori Momoi
Roles Magohachiro Kibe
Rating76% 3.844933.844933.844933.844933.84493
Shinnojo, a low level samurai, lives with his pretty, dutiful and loyal wife Kayo. He has come to find his position in a castle as a food-taster for a feudal lord to be boring and pointless, and talks about opening a kendo school open to boys of all castes where he can teach the use of the sword. Before he can act on his dream he becomes ill with a fever after tasting some sashimi made from shell fish, but an investigation reveals that the poisoning was not due to a human conspiracy, but a poor choice of food out of season. After three days he awakes but finds that the toxin from the food has blinded him. Kayo is summoned by Shinnojo's family to explain how the couple will survive. His uncle laments that he no longer knows anybody with influence in the castle, and asks Kayo if she knows of anybody. She relates how Toya Shimada, the chief duty officer in the castle and a samurai of high rank, offered to help and they tell her to act upon his offer of assistance. A message from the castle brings the good news that Shinnojo's stipend of rice will remain the same, and for life but his aunt tells him that Kayo was seen with another man. He has Tokuhei, his faithful servant, follow her. Kayo notices that she is being followed, and although Tokuhei offers to cover for her, she reveals to Shinnojo that Shimada offered to help but with a price, shown when he forced himself upon her. He then solicited three additional trysts by threatening to tell Shinnojo about the first. An enraged Shinnojo divorces her and orders her out of his house. When it is revealed to him that Shimada had nothing to do with maintaining his stipend, but that it came out of gratitude from the lord of the clan himself, Shinnojo seeks to renew his skill with the sword as a blind man to avenge the dishonor of Kayo. Through Tokuhei, he sends a message to Shimada to set up a duel, with the additional message to not underestimate him. The two samurai meet at the stables near the river to decide their destinies. In the subsequent fight Shinnojo cuts off Shimada's arm. He leaves Shimada to live a horribly disfigured life, telling Tokuhei that he has now avenged Kayo's dishonor. The next day Shinnojo is informed that the injured Shimada refused to tell anyone what had happened or who injured him in the duel. That night Shimada committed seppuku and killed himself, as a samurai cannot live with only one arm. He dies without anyone knowing of his sin against the Mimura family, his violation of Kayo, or his own dishonorable injury by a blinded man. Tokuhei tells Shinnojo he has found a girl to work in the kitchen and cook for him. After one taste of the girl's food, Shinnojo recognizes his wife's cooking, and calls Kayo to come into the house. Shinnojo and Kayo reconcile, with an understanding that they will begin their life together anew.
The Samurai I Loved, 2h11
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Yoshino Kimura, Mieko Harada, Ken Ogata, Takuya Ishida, Yōji Tanaka
Roles Maki Sukezaemon
Rating71% 3.5712753.5712753.5712753.5712753.571275
Adolescent, Bunshiro Maki vit une jeunesse sans histoire dans son village, jusqu'au jour où son père, un samouraï, est mis en disgrâce pour avoir soutenu un rival du seigneur des lieux. Il est condamné à faire le seppuku, c'est-à-dire à se suicider en se tranchant l'abdomen. Mis au ban de la société, Bunshiro et sa mère doivent porter le fardeau et la honte de ce déshonneur. À cela s'ajoute l'interdiction pour le jeune homme d'approcher Fuku, la jeune fille dont il est amoureux. Bientôt, celle-ci quitte le village pour travailler comme servante. Quelques années plus tard, Bunshiro, qui a retrouvé un peu de considération sociale, recroise son amour de jeunesse, devenue la concubine du seigneur local.
Izo (2004)
, 2h8
Directed by Takashi Miike
Genres Drama, War, Fantasy, Action, Horror, Historical
Actors Takeshi Kitano, Kaori Momoi, Ryūhei Matsuda, Masumi Okada, Yūya Uchida, Hiroki Matsukata
Rating61% 3.0995353.0995353.0995353.0995353.099535
En 1865, un assassin redoutable est crucifié et meurt sous les coups de lances. Mais son esprit, bouillant de haine et de désir de revanche, le dispense de la mort. Il devient prisonnier d’un espace-temps en perpétuelle mutation, exécutant tout ce qui tombe sous sa lame : hommes, femmes, enfants et même les divinités qui régissent l’univers.
The Hidden Blade, 2h12
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Action, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films
Actors Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka, Tomoko Tabata, Reiko Takashima, Kunie Tanaka
Roles Chief Retainer Hori
Rating76% 3.8471053.8471053.8471053.8471053.847105
The film takes place in Japan in the 1860s, a time of cultural assimilation. Two samurai, Munezo Katagiri (Masatoshi Nagase) and Samon Shimada (Hidetaka Yoshioka), bid farewell to their friend, Yaichiro Hazama (Yukiyoshi Ozawa), who is to serve in Edo (present-day Tokyo) under the shogunate of that region. Though the position is desirable, Katagiri voices his concern that a man of Yaichiro’s character is likely to run into trouble. His doubts are assured when the married Yaichiro expresses an intention to indulge in Edo’s sensual pleasures while stationed there.
Last Quarter, 1h52
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Chiaki Kuriyama, Hiroki Narimiya, Tomoka Kurokawa, Hyde, Ayumi Itō, Simon Britton
Rating65% 3.296353.296353.296353.296353.29635
Do you believe in love after death? On the eve of her 19th birthday, Mizuki (Kuriyama) doesn't have a lot to celebrate about. Her mother recently committed suicide, her stepfamily bothers her, her boyfriend has been cheating on her and her best friend has betrayed her. Hurt and disillusioned, Mizuki runs from everything and is drawn by some unknown force to a dilapidated estate. Deep within the house Mizuki discovers the mysterious Adam (Hyde), playing a hauntingly familiar melody on the guitar. Melancholy and full of secrets, it seems that Adam, and the house, have a strange, irresistible link to Mizuki.
11'09''01 - September 11, 2h15
Directed by Sean Penn, Claude Lelouch, Amos Gitaï, Youssef Chahine, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Danis Tanović, Ken Loach, Idrissa Ouédraogo, Shōhei Imamura, Mira Nair, Samira Makhmalbaf
Origin Iran
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Medical-themed films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Films about disabilities, Dans un avion, Disaster films, Sign-language films, French Sign Language films, Films about language and translation, Films about hijackings
Actors Ernest Borgnine, Emmanuelle Laborit, Akira Emoto, Mitsuko Baishō, Ken Ogata, Keren Mor
Roles Villager (Japan)
Rating68% 3.44723.44723.44723.44723.4472
Dans un village au Moyen-Orient, la population se prépare à des représailles américaines en préparant des abris de terre cuite. Personne n'appréhende vraiment ce qui s'est passé à New York, mais ils savent que, même s'ils n'ont rien à voir avec cela, ils vont en subir les conséquences. Le film dénonce la manière dont des villages innocents dont la réalité n'a rien à voir avec les attentats du 11 septembre subissent finalement le même sort que les tours, sans vraiment comprendre.
Man Walking on Snow, 1h43
Directed by Masahiro Kobayashi
Genres Drama
Actors Ken Ogata, Teruyuki Kagawa, Hotaru Hazuki, Nene Ōtsuka
Roles Nobuo Honma
Rating66% 3.3131453.3131453.3131453.3131453.313145
The Pillow Book, 2h6
Directed by Peter Greenaway
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Ken Ogata, Yoshi Oida, Hideko Yoshida, Ronald Guttman
Roles The Father
Rating66% 3.349953.349953.349953.349953.34995
The film's title, "The Pillow Book", refers to an ancient Japanese diary written by Sei Shōnagon, actual name believed to be Kiyohara Nagiko, from whence the protagonist's name in the film.
Gonin (1995)
, 1h49
Directed by Takashi Ishii
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Yakuza films, Heist films, Gangster films
Actors Takeshi Kitano, Koichi Sato, Naoto Takenaka, Masahiro Motoki, Jinpachi Nezu, Chiaki Kuriyama
Rating67% 3.3981553.3981553.3981553.3981553.398155
Cinq hommes, tous victimes du meme gang de yakuzas, decident de s'unir pour attaquer leur persecuteur. Mais les yakuzas ne l'entendent pas de cette oreille et engagent un redoutable tueur.
My Soul Is Slashed, 1h38
Directed by Shūsuke Kaneko
Genres Comedy, Horror
Themes Vampires in film
Actors Ken Ogata, Hikari Ishida, Hideyo Amamoto, Hideko Yoshida, Shigesato Itoi
Roles Shutaro Ishikawa
Rating62% 3.102893.102893.102893.102893.10289
After the complete destruction of Count Dracula his HIV infected blood arrives in Japan, where a young scientist who is researching vampires hides it in a hospital for later experiments.
Rainbow Kids, 2h
Directed by Kihachi Okamoto
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Heist films
Actors Tanie Kitabayashi, Ken Ogata, Kumi Mizuno, Kirin Kiki, Ittoku Kishibe, Minori Terada
Roles Inspector Daigoro Igari
Rating66% 3.329663.329663.329663.329663.32966
Three recently released criminals decide to kidnap an 82-year-old woman, Toshiko Yanagawa (Tanie Kitabayashi), the wealthiest woman in the Osaka prefecture. They stake out her mansion, observing her for two months. During that time, Toji occasionally leaves the mansion to go on mountain hikes with her chambermaid Kimi. It is on one of those hikes that the three kidnappers make their move. Toji calmly negotiates with the kidnappers to let Kimi go.
Zegen (1987)
, 2h4
Directed by Shōhei Imamura
Origin Japon
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Mitsuko Baishō, Ko Chun-hsiung, Ken Ogata, Tetta Sugimoto, Taiji Tonoyama, Minori Terada
Roles Iheiji Muraoka
Rating68% 3.429193.429193.429193.429193.42919
It is the story of Iheiji Muraoka, who built brothels for the Japanese military.