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Takeshi Kaneshiro is a Actor Japonais born on 11 october 1973 at Taipei (Taiwan)

Takeshi Kaneshiro

Takeshi Kaneshiro
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Birth name Kaneshiro Takeshi
Nationality Japon
Birth 11 october 1973 (50 years) at Taipei (Taiwan)

Takeshi Kaneshiro (Japanese, Okinawan and Chinese: 金城 武, romaji: Kaneshiro Takeshi, Pinyin: Jīnchéng Wǔ, pronounced [tɕíntʂ͡ʰə̌ŋ ù], born October 11, 1973) is a Taiwanese-Japanese actor and singer.


Kaneshiro's mother is Taiwanese and his father is from Okinawa, Japan. He was born and raised in Taipei but holds Japanese citizenship as well.

The son of a Japanese businessman and a Taiwanese homemaker, he has two elder brothers; one is his senior by seven years, the other just by one. After graduating from Taipei Japanese Junior High School, he enrolled at English-based Taipei American School, which enabled him to converse in English. While he was studying there, he began doing television commercials and decided to quit school to pursue a singing and acting career. He is multilingual, fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien and Japanese, and to lesser degrees in English and Cantonese.

Best films

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Wai Ka-Fai
Wai Ka-Fai
(3 films)
Johnnie To
Johnnie To
(4 films)
Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai
(3 films)
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Filmography of Takeshi Kaneshiro (32 films)

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See You Tomorrow
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tang Wei, Jeon Ji-hyeon, Angelababy, Eason Chan
Roles Guan Chun
Rating50% 2.5045352.5045352.5045352.5045352.504535
Suite à une expérience amoureuse douloureuse, Chen mo est devenu barman. Il se considère comme un passeur, c'est à dire quelqu'un qui aide les gens à traverser les moments difficiles de leur vie. Le film raconte, d'une manière totalement délirante, 3 histoires d'amour avec comme personnage central Chen Mo.
The Crossing, 2h8
Directed by John Woo
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-kyo, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Huang Xiaoming, Masami Nagasawa, Bowie Lam
Roles Yan Shikun
Rating60% 3.045263.045263.045263.045263.04526
During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, three couples flee from China to the island of Taiwan.
Dragon (2011)
, 1h56
Directed by Peter Ho-sun Chan
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films, Wuxia films
Actors Donnie Yen, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tang Wei, Jimmy Wang Yu, Kara Hui, Li Xiaoran
Roles Xu Baijiu
Rating69% 3.498653.498653.498653.498653.49865
In 1917 Republican China, Liu Jinxi and his wife Yu are an ordinary couple with two sons, Fangzheng and Xiaotian, living together in Liu Village, Yunnan. One day, two bandits enter the village and attempt to rob the general store. Liu happens to be in the shop, and he fights and kills the robbers when they turn violent. During an autopsy, the detective Xu Baijiu, who is sent to investigate the case, discovers that one of the dead bandits was Yan Dongsheng, who is among the government's ten most wanted fugitives. The local magistrate is pleased, and his fellow villagers regard Liu as a hero.
K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces, 2h17
Directed by Shimako Satō
Origin Japon
Genres Fantastic, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Alternate history films
Actors Takeshi Kaneshiro, Takako Matsu, Toru Nakamura, Kanata Hongō, Takeshi Kaga, Jun Kunimura
Roles Heikichi Endo
Rating65% 3.2937153.2937153.2937153.2937153.293715
The story takes place in an alternate history in 1948–49, in an imaginary alternative Tokyo which has taken a different history and in which World War II never happened. In this fictional capital Teito, aristocrats continue to thrive as they have since the 19th century. There is a wide gap between rich and the poor with aristocrats owning 90% of the wealth. The right-wing military industrial complex have in fact developed a Tesla-style energy beam with the ability to cause Tunguska-style devastation. However, in the city there are rumors about a mysterious thief, who only steals from the rich, a part Robin Hood, part Spider-Man, part the Shadow character with magical powers, Nicknamed K-20 (short for "Kaijin Nijū-Mensō" - the Phantom Thief with 20 faces.
Red Cliff
Red Cliff (2008)
, 4h48
Directed by John Woo
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films based on mythology
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Chang Chen, Lin Chi-ling, Zhang Fengyi, Zhao Wei
Roles Zhuge Liang
Rating72% 3.648973.648973.648973.648973.64897
Director John Woo said in an interview with David Stratton that the film is only 50% factual. Woo decided to alter the story using modern feelings and his own feelings for a more worldly acceptance. According to Woo, historical accuracy was less important than how the audience felt about the battle.
The Warlords, 2h7
Directed by Peter Ho-sun Chan, Raymond Yip Wai-man
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Action, Historical, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wei Zongwan, Hao Lei, Aaron Shang
Roles Jiang Wu-Yang
Rating69% 3.498063.498063.498063.498063.49806
The film is set in China in the 1860s, during the Taiping Rebellion. It is based on the assassination of Ma Xinyi in 1870. In the beginning, there is a battle between loyal-ists and rebels, during which all of the loyal-ists are killed except Qingyun, the general. Qingyun goes to a village nearby where the inhabitants engage in banditry, being led by two men, Erhu and Wuyang. He offers his assistance in executing a raid against a rebel convoy. However, a loyal-ist army assaults the village shortly afterward and seizes the spoils for themselves. Around this time, Qingyun begins an affair with Erhu's wife.
Confession of Pain, 1h50
Directed by Andrew Lau, Alan Mak
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Shu Qi, Chapman To, Wan Yeung-ming, Wayne Lai
Roles Yau Kin-Bong
Rating64% 3.247653.247653.247653.247653.24765
Police inspectors Lau Ching-hei and Yau Kin-bong arrest a rapist in 2003. When Yau returns home later, he sees that his pregnant girlfriend has committed suicide by slitting her wrists. Yau is so depressed with her death that he indulges in alcohol and turns in his police badge to work as a private investigator. He becomes obsessed with finding out the reason for his girlfriend's suicide.
Perhaps Love, 1h47
Directed by Peter Ho-sun Chan
Origin Chine
Genres Drama, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Takeshi Kaneshiro, 周迅 (Zhou Xun), Jacky Cheung, Ji Jin-hee, Sandra Ng, Eric Tsang
Roles Lin Jian-Dong
Rating67% 3.3969153.3969153.3969153.3969153.396915
A Mainland director Nie Wen (Jacky Cheung) decides to make a film musical starring his Mainland girlfriend Sun Na (Zhou Xun) and Hong Kong actor Lin Jian-dong (Takeshi Kaneshiro). Unknown to him, Sun has met Lin before ten years ago when she was a cabaret singer in Beijing. The two had a relationship together then, when Lin was a film student. Ten years later, now a huge movie star, Sun refuses to acknowledge they have met before.
House of Flying Daggers, 1h59
Directed by Zhang Yimou
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance, Martial arts
Themes Psychologie, Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films, Wuxia films
Actors Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Zhang Ziyi, Dandan Song
Roles Jin
Rating74% 3.748433.748433.748433.748433.74843
In AD 859, as the Tang Dynasty declines, a number of rebel groups are established, the largest of which is the House of Flying Daggers, based in Fengtian. Its members steal from the rich and give to the poor, gaining the support of the locals. Two police officers, Leo (Andy Lau) and Jin (Takeshi Kaneshiro), are ordered to kill the leader of the group within ten days.
Turn Left, Turn Right, 1h36
Directed by Johnnie To, Wai Ka-Fai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Takeshi Kaneshiro, Gigi Leung, Hui Shiu-hung, Lam Suet, James Hiroyuki Liao, Angela Tong
Roles John Liu
Rating67% 3.398993.398993.398993.398993.39899
The story tells of two people who live in buildings right next to each other, separated only by a wall, and are always near each other but can't seem to find one another.
Returner (2002)
, 1h56
Directed by Takashi Yamazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films about Tibet, Transport films, Time travel films, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Gangster films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Takeshi Kaneshiro, Anne Suzuki, Kirin Kiki, Chiharu Kawai, Mitsu Murata (村田 充), Shugo Oshinari
Roles Miyamoto
Rating64% 3.200673.200673.200673.200673.20067
Milly (Anne Suzuki) is a soldier from 2084, where humanity is on the verge of extinction because of the "Daggra", an alien race. In mankind's final stronghold in Tibet, Milly leaps into a newly built time portal just before the fortress is overrun. The portal sends her to 2002, where her mission is to kill the first Daggra, who faked a crash landing, and stop him from signaling his invasion fleet.
Fulltime Killer, 1h42
Directed by Johnnie To, Wai Ka-Fai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Takashi Sorimachi, Andy Lau, Simon Yam, Cherrie Ying, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Lam Suet
Roles O
Rating67% 3.398993.398993.398993.398993.39899
Based on a book by Hong Kong filmmaker Pang Ho-cheung, Fulltime Killer protagonist O is a hitman being challenged by new hotshot Lok Tok-wah. O has lived a life of seclusion as the number one hitman in Asia. The woman living at his contact address is captured after O foils a set-up by his boss. He then goes on the run whilst trying to fend off his adversary. The last part of the movie focuses on an Interpol detective's attempt to write the story of Tok and O.
Lavender (2000)
, 1h51
Origin Hong kong
Genres Romance
Actors Takeshi Kaneshiro, Kelly Chen, Eason Chan, Cheng Pei-pei, Terence Yin, Vincent Kok
Roles Angel
Rating61% 3.097213.097213.097213.097213.09721
A young woman's life is changed when an angel with a broken wing lands on her balcony.
Space Travelers, 2h5
Directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Crime
Actors Takeshi Kaneshiro, Eri Fukatsu, Aki Hoshino, Masanobu Ando, Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, Toshio Kakei
Roles Nishiyama
Rating67% 3.3825553.3825553.3825553.3825553.382555
Three men, who grew up together in the orphanage, wanting to finally realize their childhood dreams of living in paradise decide to rob a bank together. Nishiyama (Takeshi Kaneshiro), the leader, Takamura (Hiroyuki Ikeuchi), a very self-contained guy and Fujimoto (Masanobu Ando), an otaku obsessed by an anime called "Space Travelers". Their plan is very simple, enter the bank during closing time, take the money and leave within 5 minutes, then board a plane to paradise. Unfortunately for them, their plan did not go as planned since the bank manager and security guard decided to lock themselves in the bank vault that won't open until the next day instead of giving them the money. Not able to reach the money and surrounded by cops, they are stuck in the bank. They then decide to use the remaining customers and staff as hostages to gather some time to plan an escape, but they soon realize that an escape is almost impossible.
Tempting Heart, 1h55
Directed by Sylvia Chang
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Takeshi Kaneshiro, Karen Mok, Gigi Leung, Sylvia Chang, Leon Dai, Elaine Jin
Roles Ho-jun
Rating70% 3.530773.530773.530773.530773.53077
Sylvia Chang plays a director who intends to make a romance film and begins to wonder about the role fate plays in relationships. She ends up re-examining her own first love in a completely different light. The story is set in two different periods of time, one in the 1970s where Gigi plays the teenage Xiao-rou, and the other in the 1990s where Sylvia plays the older Xiao-rou.