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Masahiko Nishimura is a Actor Japonais born on 12 december 1960 at Toyama (Japon)

Masahiko Nishimura

Masahiko Nishimura
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Nationality Japon
Birth 12 december 1960 (59 years) at Toyama (Japon)

Masahiko Nishimura (西村 雅彦, Nishimura Masahiko, born December 12, 1960) is a Japanese theatre and film actor. He is best known for his comedic portrayals.


Nishimura was born on December 12, 1960 in Toyama, Toyama, Japan. While he attended Toyo University to study photography he met Kōki Mitani, a script writer for radio and playwright who aspired to be an actor and who turned his attention to the theatre.

In 1983, Nishimura, Mitani and others including the actors Zen Kajiwara and Kazuyuki Aijima formed the Tokyo Sunshine Boys, a comedy troupe that grew in popularity over the following ten years. They produced the popular play 12 Gentle Japanese, a parody of Reginald Rose's 12 Angry Men. When 12 Gentle Japanese was adapted to film, Nishimura did not form part of the cast.

In the 1990s the success of the Tokyo Sunshine Boys brought Nishimura parts in television dramas, notably a part in Furikaereba Yatsuga Iru and as the flamboyant Shintaro Imaizumi in Kōki Mitani's Furuhata Ninzaburo.

With the release of the Kōki Mitani film adaptation of the play Radio no Jikan in 1997, Nishimura won acclaim for his portrayal of a radio producer—a role for which he won the Best Supporting Actor award from the Japanese Academy Awards as well as a Blue Ribbon Award.

The Tokyo Sunshine Boys disbanded in 1998, but most of its actors, including Nishimura, continued to work in television.

Best films

Princess Mononoke (1997)

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Filmography of Masahiko Nishimura (13 films)

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Clover (2014)
, 2h
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Emi Takei, Tadayoshi Okura, Kento Nagayama, Natsuna Watanabe, Masahiko Nishimura, Yusuke Kamiji
Roles Section Chief Matsushita
Rating62% 3.14993.14993.14993.14993.1499
An office worker struggles to overcome her first love.
Tokyo Family, 2h26
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yu Aoi, Tomoko Nakajima, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yui Natsukawa
Roles Koichi Hirayama
Rating74% 3.742483.742483.742483.742483.74248
The film is set in Tokyo.
The Wind Rises, 2h6
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, War, Biography, Adventure, Historical, Animation, Romance
Themes Feminist films, La fin du monde, Seafaring films, Peinture, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Children's films, Disaster films, Films about earthquakes
Actors Hideaki Anno, Jun Kunimura, Mirai Shida, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Morio Kazama
Roles Kurokawa (voice)
Rating77% 3.8997753.8997753.8997753.8997753.899775
In 1918, the young Jiro Horikoshi longs to become a pilot, but his nearsightedness prevents it. He reads about the famous Italian aircraft designer Giovanni Battista Caproni, and dreams about him that night. In the dream, Caproni tells him that building planes is better than flying them.
Zen (2009)

Directed by Banmei Takahashi
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Films about Buddhism
Actors Yuki Uchida, Nakamura Kankurō VI, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Kengo Kora, Jun Murakami, Keiko Takahashi
Roles Setsu-ô
Rating74% 3.732583.732583.732583.732583.73258
Le film raconte l'histoire vraie du jeune moine japonais Dōgen qui s'initia au bouddhisme zen en Chine au XIII siècle et l'importa au Japon.
Best Wishes for Tomorrow, 1h50
Directed by Takashi Koizumi
Genres Drama
Actors Makoto Fujita, Sumiko Fuji, Fred Spiker, Masahiko Nishimura, Yoshiko Tanaka, Yutaka Takenouchi
Rating73% 3.676973.676973.676973.676973.67697
The post war trial of Lieutenant General Tasuku Okada, who took responsibility for ordering the execution of 38 captured US prisoners of war, after he considered them to be war criminals instead for the war time fire bombing of Nagoya. Okada took full blame for the war crime, in effect, shielding his subordinates from harsh punishment and earning him wide respect. The movie seeks to call attention to the unresolved question of American war crime culpability in the fire and atomic bombings of Japan.
Godzilla 2000: Millennium, 1h47
Directed by Takao Okawara
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Hiroshi Abe, Naomi Nishida, François Chau, Shirō Sano, Masahiko Nishimura, Yutaka Matsushige
Rating61% 3.0588353.0588353.0588353.0588353.058835
Godzilla is a literal force of nature to Japan. The Godzilla Prediction Network (GPN) functions independently to study the monster and predict its landfalls. Meanwhile, the scientists of Crisis Control Intelligence (CCI) find a sixty million year old UFO deep in the Japan Trench. As CCI attempts to raise the UFO to study it, it takes off into the sky on its own. Godzilla arrives and battles the Japan Self Defense Forces, now equipped with powerful Full Metal Missiles, but the UFO appears, searching for genetic information that only Godzilla possesses. It defeats Godzilla, driving the monster underwater, and then lands to replenish its solar power.
Princess Mononoke, 2h14
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Films about religion, Transport films, Wolves in film, Demons in film, Political films, Alternate history films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Yuriko Ishida, Yoji Matsuda, Kaoru Kobayashi, Yūko Tanaka, Masahiko Nishimura, Makoto Satō
Roles Kouroku (voice)
Rating83% 4.1999354.1999354.1999354.1999354.199935
In Muromachi period Japan, an Emishi village is attacked by a demon. The last Emishi prince, Ashitaka, kills the demon before it reaches the village, but its corruption curses his arm in the battle. The curse gives him superhuman fighting abilities, but will eventually kill him. The villagers discover that the demon was once a boar god, Nago, corrupted by an iron ball lodged in his body. The village's wise woman tells Ashitaka that he may find a cure in the western lands Nago was exiled from.