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Masahiro Motoki is a Actor Japonais born on 21 december 1965 at Okegawa City (Japon)

Masahiro Motoki

Masahiro Motoki
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Birth name Motoki Masahiro (本木雅弘)
Nationality Japon
Birth 21 december 1965 (58 years) at Okegawa City (Japon)

Masahiro Motoki (本木 雅弘 Motoki Masahiro, born December 21, 1965 in Okegawa, Japan) is a Japanese actor. He portrayed protagonist Daigo Kobayashi in Departures, which won the 81st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. His performance earned him the Award for Best Actor at the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards, at the 3rd Asian Film Awards and at the 32nd Japan Academy Prize.

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Departures (2008)

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Filmography of Masahiro Motoki (13 films)

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The Emperor in August, 2h16
Directed by Masato Harada
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Kōji Yakusho, Masahiro Motoki, Tori Matsuzaka, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kenichi Yajima
Roles Emperor Showa
Rating65% 3.292853.292853.292853.292853.29285
La guerre s'est terminée le 15 août 1945. Que s'est-il passé au Japon la nuit précédente? Le destin inconnu cette journée est dévoilé.
Departures (2008)
, 2h11
Directed by Yōjirō Takita
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films
Actors Masahiro Motoki, Ryōko Hirosue, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kimiko Yo, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Tōru Minegishi
Roles Daigo Kobayashi
Rating79% 3.9982553.9982553.9982553.9982553.998255
Daigo Kobayashi (Masahiro Motoki) loses his job as a cellist when his orchestra is disbanded. He and his wife Mika (Ryōko Hirosue) move from Tokyo to his hometown in Yamagata, where they live in his childhood home that was left to him when his mother died two years earlier. It is fronted by a coffee shop that Daigo's father had operated before he ran off with a waitress when Daigo was six; since then the two have had no contact. Daigo feels hatred towards his father and guilt for not taking better care of his mother. He still keeps a "letter-stone"—a stone which is said to convey meaning through its texture—which his father had given him many years before.
The Longest Night In Shanghai, 1h50
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Zhao Wei, Masahiro Motoki, Niu Ben, Sam Lee, Naomi Nishida, Naoto Takenaka
Roles Naoki Mizushima
Rating66% 3.3426453.3426453.3426453.3426453.342645
Lin Xi's the struggling taxi driver who literally runs Naoki down in the street after he goes walkabout. Eager to placate the mysterious foreigner, Lin offers to chauffeur him around town, yet by the time she discovers Naoki has neither money nor any grasp of Chinese, he's captivated by watching her attempt to deal with her own personal problems. She should get him back home, but the phone calls keep coming in. He should get back to his hotel, but the strange bond he's forming with this woman (even though he barely understands a word she's saying) is the first thing in years to have him feeling alive.
Gemini (1999)
, 1h23
Directed by Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about families
Actors Ryō, Masahiro Motoki, Yasutaka Tsutsui, Shiho Fujimura, Akaji Maro, Renji Ishibashi
Roles Yukio Daitokuji
Rating66% 3.345913.345913.345913.345913.34591
Tokyo. 1910. Dr. Daitokuji Yukio (Masahiro Motoki), a former military doctor who has taken over a successful practice from his father and treats plague victims, is living a charmed life: he is a respected young doctor with a successful practice and Rin (Ryo), a beautiful wife. His only problem is that she suffers from amnesia, and her past is unknown.
Ring 2
Ring 2 (1999)
, 1h32
Directed by Hideo Nakata
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Miki Nakatani, Kyōko Fukada, Masahiro Motoki, Nanako Matsushima, Yasutaka Tsutsui, Hiroyuki Sanada
Rating58% 2.947812.947812.947812.947812.94781
While inspecting the corpse of Sadako Yamamura, the forensic experts note evidence that Sadako has died only a year or two ago, meaning that she was still alive in the sealed well for almost thirty years. They later reconstruct her body and send it to Takaishi Yamamura (Yoichi Numata), Sadako's uncle, who takes it on his boat and later casts it into the bottom of the ocean.
The Bird People in China, 1h58
Directed by Takashi Miike
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Actors Renji Ishibashi, Masahiro Motoki, Mako Iwamatsu
Roles Wada
Rating73% 3.6961253.6961253.6961253.6961253.696125
Obligé de remplacer son collègue malade au pied levé, un jeune Japonais est envoyé par son entreprise en Chine, afin de mettre au jour un filon de pierres précieuses. Le voyage ne s'annonçait pas des plus agréables et la réalité va, de loin, dépasser tout ce que Wada avait pu imaginer. En effet, dès son arrivée en Chine, il va réaliser qu'on ne lui a pas tout dit : sa société doit de l'argent à des yakuzas... et ceux-ci ont entendu parler des pierres. Ils ont donc envoyé un des leurs, Ujiie, afin d'épurer définitivement la dette : colérique, imbu de sa personne, ce dernier ne manquera jamais une occasion pour rendre le périple du jeune salary-man encore plus désagréable qu'il ne l'était à la base. Guidés par un vieil homme qui parle aussi mal japonais qu'il le comprend, les deux hommes vont aller de surprises en surprises, passant de forêts sauvages à des montagnes millénaires, au gré de tempêtes et de crues dévastatrices.
Shall We Dance?, 2h16
Directed by Masayuki Suo
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films
Actors Kōji Yakusho, Tamiyo Kusakari, Naoto Takenaka, Masahiro Motoki, Eriko Watanabe, Yu Tokui
Roles Hiromasa Kimoto
Rating76% 3.8458753.8458753.8458753.8458753.845875
The film begins with a close-up of the inscription above the stage in the ballroom of the Blackpool Tower: "Bid me discourse, I will enchant thine ear", from the poem Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare. As the camera pans around the ballroom giving a view of the dancers, a voice-over explains that in Japan, ballroom dancing is treated with suspicion.
The Mystery of Rampo, 1h40
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Masahiro Motoki, Naoto Takenaka, Teruyuki Kagawa, Julie Dreyfus, Shirō Sano, Michiko Hada
Roles Kogoro Akechi
Rating65% 3.294973.294973.294973.294973.29497
In an animated introduction a man hides in a nagamochi while playing hide and seek with neighboring children, but he is locked in and can hardly breathe. When his wife comes home he manages to make a noise and she opens the lid to the trunk, and instead shuts it again.
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
Roles Junichi Mitsuya
Rating66% 3.3470753.3470753.3470753.3470753.347075
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.
Sumo Do, Sumo Don't, 1h43
Directed by Masayuki Suo
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films
Actors Masahiro Motoki, Misa Shimizu, Naoto Takenaka, Akira Emoto, Robert James Hoffman III, Mutsuko Sakura
Roles Shuhei Yamamoto
Rating71% 3.58813.58813.58813.58813.5881
In order to graduate from college in a timely manner, and to gain the job waiting for him due to his family connections, Shuhei must join the school's sumo team to please his professor. Shuhei and the other reluctant sumo wrestlers on the team are inspired by the professor's determination into doing their best for the school.
Four Days of Snow and Blood, 1h54
Directed by Hideo Gosha
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Actors Tomokazu Miura, Masahiro Motoki, Hiroshi Katsuno, Naoto Takenaka, Narimi Arimori, Shinsuke Ashida
Roles Hisashi Kono
Rating64% 3.2394853.2394853.2394853.2394853.239485
En 1936, à la veille de la guerre sino-japonaise, le Japon de l'ère Showa est un pays pauvre dominé par un régime totalitaire. Des officiers japonais de la Kodoha décident de changer les choses et provoquent un coup d'État qui passera à la postérité sous le nom d'Incident du 26 février.