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Sonny Chiba is a Actor and Fight Choreographer Japonais born on 23 january 1939 at Fukuoka (Japon)

Sonny Chiba

Sonny Chiba
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Birth name Chiba Shin'ichi千葉 真一
Nationality Japon
Birth 23 january 1939 at Fukuoka (Japon)
Death 19 august 2021 (at 82 years)

Shin'ichi Chiba (千葉 真一, Chiba Shin'ichi, born 23 January 1939), also known as Sonny Chiba, is a Japanese actor, singer, film producer, film director, and martial artist.

Chiba was one of the first actors to achieve stardom through his skills in martial arts, initially in Japan and later before an international audience.

Biography

Chiba divorced his first wife, actress Yoko Nogiwa with whom he has a daughter, Juri Manase, also an actress. He has two sons from his second marriage; child actor Mackenyu (真剣佑, Makkenyū) born on 16 November 1996 and Gordon (郷敦), born in 1998. He currently lives in Yokohama, Japan.
His younger brother, Jirō Yabuki (also known as Jiro Chiba), was also an actor.

Usually with

Kinji Fukasaku
Kinji Fukasaku
(15 films)
Etsuko Shihomi
Etsuko Shihomi
(14 films)
Seizō Fukumoto
Seizō Fukumoto
(13 films)
Mikio Narita
Mikio Narita
(12 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sonny Chiba (54 films)

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Actor

Sushi Girl
Sushi Girl (2012)
, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Tony Todd, Noah Hathaway, James Duval, Mark Hamill, David Dastmalchian, Sonny Chiba
Roles Sushi Chef
Rating59% 2.9989652.9989652.9989652.9989652.998965
Fish (Noah Hathaway) has been recently released from prison where he was serving time for his part in a diamond heist. He refused to give the authorities any information on his partners in crime nor reveal to them the location of the stolen diamonds. In order to locate and divide the stolen diamonds, crime boss Duke (Tony Todd) invited "Fish" to dinner along with the rest of the gang, including Crow (Mark Hamill), Max (Andy Mackenzie) and Francis (James Duval). The meal is sushi, served on the naked body of a woman, the titular Sushi Girl (Cortney Palm), who must remain motionless and silent for the duration of the night.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, 1h44
Directed by Justin Lin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Yakuza films, Road movies, Gangster films
Actors Lucas Black, Sung Kang, Shad Moss, Brian Tee, Nathalie Kelley, Leonardo Nam
Roles Uncle Kamata
Rating60% 3.003813.003813.003813.003813.00381
In Arizona, 17-year-old high school student Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) and Clay (Zachery Ty Bryan) race their cars to win Clay's girlfriend Cindy (Nikki Griffin). When Sean cuts through a structure and catches up to Clay, Clay hits Sean's car repeatedly until a high speed turn which causes the pair to both crash; Clay's wealthy family helps him escape punishment, but Sean's numerous past racing activities causes his mother to send him to live with his father in Tokyo, who is stationed there for the U.S. Navy.
Legend of Seven Monks, 1h32
Genres Martial arts, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Sonny Chiba, Ayumi Kinoshita, Yuria Haga, Ayaka Komatsu, Anna Nagata
Rating51% 2.5898952.5898952.5898952.5898952.589895
For 1400 years, Spiritual Guardians have watched over the mountains of Japan and defeated the evil spirits there. The nearby Kikyo Temple is rumored to have been the home of these legendary Guardians known as the "Blue Seven Dragons." Only two survivors of the long battle between good and evil remain, the martial monks Santoku (Yasuaki Kurata) & Genryu (Sonny Chiba). Now the fate of the world must be decided once and for all in a final ferocious battle between the force of good and evil.
Survive Style 5+, 2h
Directed by Gen Sekiguchi
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Horror, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Tadanobu Asano, Kyoko Koizumi, Jai Tatsuto West, Hiroshi Abe, Sonny Chiba, Ittoku Kishibe
Roles azama, Adversiting Company President
Rating75% 3.7965553.7965553.7965553.7965553.796555
The film follows five simultaneous, loosely linked plot lines, that intertwine and scramble together. A man (Tadanobu Asano) keeps killing his wife (Reika Hashimoto) and burying her in the woods only to find her alive, furious, and waiting for him when he returns home. A suburban family's life is disrupted when the father (Ittoku Kishibe) is permanently hypnotized into believing he is a bird and tries to learn how to fly. A trio of aimless youth pass time by burgling houses. A murderous advertising executive (Kyōko Koizumi) tries to imagine ideas for commercials. The stories clash together through the intervention of a thuggish hitman (Vinnie Jones) and his translator (Yoshiyoshi Arakawa).
Kill Bill: Vol. 2, 2h16
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films, Political films, Kung fu films
Actors Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah
Roles Hattori Hanzo: Revered as the greatest swordsmith of all time. Although long retired, he agrees to craft a sword for Beatrix.
Rating79% 3.9992153.9992153.9992153.9992153.999215
The pregnant Bride and her groom rehearse their wedding. Bill, the Bride's former lover, father of her child, and leader of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, arrives unexpectedly. On Bill's orders, the Deadly Vipers kill everyone at the wedding, but the Bride survives and swears revenge.
Battle Royale II: Requiem, 2h13
Directed by Kinji Fukasaku, Kenta Fukasaku
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ai Maeda, Shugo Oshinari, Yuma Ishigaki, Sonny Chiba, Miyuki Kanbe
Roles Makio Mimura
Rating47% 2.3522252.3522252.3522252.3522252.352225
Three years after the events of the first film, the survivors of previous Battle Royales have formed a rebel group called the Wild Seven which is led by Shuya Nanahara. A class of teenagers from Shikanotoride Junior High School (鹿之砦中学校, Shikanotoride Chūgakkō) are kidnapped by the Japanese government. Instead of stereotypically studious Japanese students, these ninth graders are “a ragtag collection of delinquents and losers from all over Japan,” including tough-guy rugby players and punks with dyed hair. More importantly, many are orphans whose parents or family died in bombings by the Wild Seven. After their school bus is diverted to an army base, the students are herded into a cage, surrounded by armed guards, and confronted by their schoolteacher, Riki Takeuchi, who lays down the ground rules of the new Battle Royale game. Wild Seven is hiding out on a deserted island (filmed on Hashima Island), and instead of being forced to kill each other, as in the old Battle Royale, the students are sent off to war and ordered to attack the terrorist group’s hideout en masse and kill Shuya within 72 hours. Most of the students are not interested in being forced to avenge their families, but they are coerced to fight through exploding metal collars, which their captors can detonate by remote control. The teacher shows them a line in the caged classroom: those who wish to participate are instructed to cross the line, while those who refuse to participate will be killed. The students are put into 'pairs'; if one student dies, then his or her partner will be killed via collar detonation.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1, 1h51
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Genres Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films, Yakuza films, Political films, Kung fu films, Gangster films
Actors Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine, Michael Madsen
Roles Hattori Hanzo
Rating80% 4.0022754.0022754.0022754.0022754.002275
A woman in a wedding dress, the Bride, lies wounded in a church in El Paso, having been attacked by the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. She tells their leader, Bill, that she is carrying his baby. He shoots her.
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, 4h7
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Animation, Western, Martial arts
Themes Feminist films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films, Yakuza films, Political films, Kung fu films, Gangster films
Actors Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah, Sonny Chiba
Roles Hattori Hanzo
Rating87% 4.365574.365574.365574.365574.36557
A woman in a wedding dress, the Bride (Uma Thurman), lies wounded in a church, having been attacked by the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. She tells their leader, Bill (David Carradine), that she is carrying his baby. He shoots her.
Deadly Outlaw: Rekka, 1h36
Directed by Takashi Miike
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Sonny Chiba, Riki Takeuchi, Yūya Uchida, Kenichi Endō, Mika Katsumura, Tetsurō Tanba
Rating67% 3.398143.398143.398143.398143.39814
After Kunisada (Riki Takeuchi)'s yakuza leader and father figure is brutally murdered, he and his best friend (Kenichi Endo) go on a two-man mission to avenge his death, killing other Yakuza leaders leading to a final confrontation by the old man's killers.
Born to Be King, 1h58
Directed by Andrew Lau
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Ekin Cheng, Jordan Chan, Shu Qi, Sandra Ng, Roy Cheung, Wan Yeung-ming
Roles Ichiro Kusakari
Rating63% 3.199273.199273.199273.199273.19927
Chicken (Jordan Chan) is set to marry the daughter of a Japanese yakuza boss (Sonny Chiba). When Chicken is set up, his old pals return to clear his name.
Born to Be King, 1h58
Directed by Andrew Lau
Origin Hong kong
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Ekin Cheng, Shu Qi, Sonny Chiba, 黎姿 (en anglais : Gigi Lai, lychee, JJ. ), Roy Cheung, Sandra Ng
Roles Ichiro Kusakari
Rating63% 3.199273.199273.199273.199273.19927
Chicken (Jordan Chan) doit épouser la fille d'un chef yakuza (Sonny Chiba). Mais quand il est piégé, ses vieux amis reviennent pour laver son nom.
The Storm Riders, 2h8
Directed by Andrew Lau
Origin Hong kong
Genres Science fiction, Martial arts, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Martial arts
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Sports films, Martial arts films, Wuxia films
Actors Aaron Kwok, Ekin Cheng, Sonny Chiba, Wayne Lai, Lawrence Cheng, Yu Rongguang
Roles Conqueror Xiong Ba
Rating63% 3.1968953.1968953.1968953.1968953.196895
The evil Lord Conqueror, head of Conqueror's Clan, is given a prophecy by Mud Buddha when quizzed about his delayed duel with Sword Saint. The prophecy translates that if Conqueror finds two young children by the name of Wind and Cloud he will have good fortune. Mud Buddha provides the birth charts of these two and gives him a puzzle box stating that finding Wind and Cloud is but one half of his destiny, the box will provide him with the latter half once he unlocks it. Conqueror issues an order that every boy with a birth chart matching Wind's or Cloud's must become a disciple of the Conqueror's Clan. Whispering Wind is discovered as the son of long time rival Whispering Prince, who Conqueror had beating 2 years previously and stole Prince's wife. As they fight again for Prince's Blizzard Blade he reveals he only took his wife to anger him into battle to possess the blade. At the climax of the duel Prince's wife kills herself and Prince is captured and killed by the fire beast in the nearby cave. Conqueror finds Whispering Wind has fainted and claims him. Striding Cloud's father, a blacksmith named Striding Sky, is forging the Ultimate Sword and completes the blade just before Conqueror's forces raze his village. As he is killed he reveals that the sword can only be used by a true hero and Cloud is taken by the invading forces.