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Takuya Kimura is a Actor Japonais born on 13 november 1972 at Tokyo (Japon)

Takuya Kimura

Takuya Kimura
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Nationality Japon
Birth 13 november 1972 (47 years) at Tokyo (Japon)

Takuya Kimura (木村 拓哉, Kimura Takuya, born November 13, 1972, nicknamed Kimutaku (キムタク)) is a Japanese singer and actor. He is also a member of the Japanese idol group SMAP. Most of the TV dramas he starred in produced high ratings in Japan. He has become one of the most well-known and successful actors/singers/entertainers in Japan and Asia.


Early life
Born in Tokyo, Kimura lived in Minoo, Osaka Prefecture until he was six years old. Then, he lived and attended elementary school and junior high school in Chiba. His aunt sent in an application to the Johnny & Associates talent agency, which specializes in young male teen idols, and he became a member of Johnny's Juniors, a group of trainees, in 1987. Then he became one of the 12 members in a unit called "Skate Boys". Skate Boys used to be backup dancers of Hikaru Genji, which at the time was a very popular group. In 1988, SMAP was created, and he joined.

The year 1993 was a breakthrough year for Kimura and SMAP. After years of starring in low-budget dramas, Kimura played a leading role in the teen drama Asunaro hakusho as Osamu Toride, a college freshman in love with a friend Narumi Sonoda. The series, based on a then-popular manga of the same name, quickly became a hit. Toride, an ordinary student, the supporting role in Asunaro hakusho made Takuya popular, even far more popular than the leading actors. The very ugly, thick black rimmed glasses he wore in the series sold like hot cakes. SMAP also released their hit single "$10". In 1994, a phrase "Kimutaku Syndrome" started to be reported in some media. The term refers to a phenomenon in which some young boys copy his fashion.

He won the "Ishihara Yujiro New Artist Award" for his performance in his film debut Shoot!. He has been chosen as Japan's most popular guy for 14 years in succession. The annual survey has been carried out by women's magazine Anan since 1988, and Kimura has been on top since 1994 until 2007.

In 1995, he played a role in the movie Kimi o Wasurenai (君を忘れない). He became the official spokesperson for Hawkins Air Cushion shoes. The advertisement of him posing half-naked became a phenomenon in Japan. Fans ripped the posters off walls and metrostations to take home. Hawkins printed out thousands of copies but when it did not help, guards were put in front of the poster 24/7.

"Kimutaku", the abbreviation of his full name which had been popularly known in Japan, was later added to the "Encyclopedia of Contemporary Words". He became a phenomenal hit which was called the "Kimutaku Phenomenon", creating an economic impact in total of 152 billion JPY in one year by Dentsu Communication Institute Inc.

In 1996, he won his first Television Drama Academy Awards as Best Actor for Long Vacation. Kimura played a young shy pianist, Sena, who falls in love with an older ex-model, became a phenomenal hit. Thousands of men went to take up piano lessons. In the same year, SMAP began to host a weekly Japanese TV variety show SMAP×SMAP which made SMAP even more popular.

In 2000, he played a leading role in the TV series Beautiful Life, the finale of which had the highest ever viewing figures in the Kantō region. Takuya, as well as the show, swept all the awards that year.

In 2001, Kimura starred in Hero, which set a record with its high TV ratings of about 36.8%. Hero has the highest TV ratings since 1989 in Japan. Even a Hero SP which was on broadcast five years later recorded viewer ratings surpassing the 30 percent mark. He enjoyed more success in string of many hit series after Hero, such as Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi, Good Luck!!, Pride and Engine. Good Luck topped 2003's TV view ratings at 37.6%. When it was on broadcast, the airlines got tons of job applications.

In 2004, Kimura appeared as a supporting actor in the Cannes-nominated movie 2046.

In 2006, Kimura starred in Love and Honor "Bushi no Ichibun", released in December 2006. Directed by Yoji Yamada, he played a young blind samurai during the Edo period. The role earned him several nominations from the most prestigious film awards in Japan, Japanese Academy Awards, Cinema Junpo Awards and Blue Ribbon Awards. Takuya's agency, Johnny & Associates , declined his nominations for him, but Tokyo Sports Film Awards, the jury headed by Kitano Takeshi, still crowned him Best Actor as well as Cinema Junpo which selected him as the second Best Actor of the year. Love and Honor became the biggest hit of Yamada's four-decade career with 40.3 billion JPY at the box-office. It was also the biggest box-office earner in Shochiku's history.

Kimura appeared in Space Battleship Yamato, released on December 1, 2010. This was the franchise's first live-action film and was directed by Takashi Yamazaki.

He starred in the 2010 Fuji TV drama Tsuki no Koibito with Lin Chi-ling. The drama received negative reviews.

In 2011, SMAP performed in Beijing, their first international concert, to showcase Japanese culture to China. The concert was originally scheduled for 2010, but was cancelled due to fears of overcrowding.

In 2012, as Kimura starred in the TV series Priceless.

In 2013, Kimura starred in the TV series 安堂ロイド〜A.I. knows LOVE?〜

In 2014, Kimura starred in the TV series Hero 2

In 2015, Kimura starred in the TV series I'm home and Movie Hero 2.

Personal life
On November 23, 2000, he announced he was going to marry Shizuka Kudo, a Japanese pop idol. They married on December 5, 2000. Their first daughter, Kokomi (心美), was born on May 1, 2001 and their second daughter, Mitsuki (光希), on February 5, 2003.

Best films

Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Takuya Kimura (13 films)

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Masquerade Hotel, 2h12
Origin Japon
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Takuya Kimura, Masami Nagasawa, Fumiyo Kohinata, Shingo Tsurumi, Ryo Ishibashi, Gaku Hamada
Roles Kosuke Nitta
Rating62% 3.1488653.1488653.1488653.1488653.148865
Trois meurtres ont lieu à Tokyo. À chaque fois, des numéros sont laissés sur les scènes de crime, donnant peut-être un indice sur le lieu du prochain meurtre. L'inspecteur Kosuke Nitta (Takuya Kimura) est chargé de l'enquête sur le tueur en série. Il pense que le prochain meurtre aura lieu à l'hôtel Koruteshia de Tokyo. Pour attraper le tueur, il se crée une couverture et commence à travailler comme réceptionniste de l'établissement.
Killing for the Prosecution, 2h2
Directed by Masato Harada
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Takuya Kimura, Kazunari Ninomiya, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Yutaka Matsushige, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Hirona Yamazaki
Roles Takeshi Mogami
Rating63% 3.1986353.1986353.1986353.1986353.198635
Un jeune procureur Keiichiro Okino (Kazunari Ninomiya) est affecté au bureau de Tokyo chargé des affaires violentes et est ravi de travailler avec Takeshi Mogami (Takuya Kimura) qu'il admire. Un jour, un ancien prêteur est tué et un certain Shigeo Matsukura est suspecté. Il avait emprunté de l'argent à la victime. Dans le passé, Shigeo Matsukura avait témoigné dans une affaire de meurtre d'une écolière. Takeshi Mogami est conscient du lourd chagrin de la famille de la fille décédée et fait de son mieux pour prouver la culpabilité de Shigeo Matsukura.
Blade of the Immortal, 2h20
Directed by Takashi Miike
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action
Actors Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sōta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara, Ichikawa Ebizō XI, Erika Toda
Roles Manji
Rating67% 3.396823.396823.396823.396823.39682
Manji est un Samourai en fuite après avoir tué son seigneur corrompu et ses gardes du corps, dont fait partie le mari de sa sœur Machi qui a perdu l'esprit de douleur. Peu après, il rencontre une religieuse âgée de 800 ans, Yaobikuni, avant que sa sœur soit prise en otage par un groupe de ronins en vue de gagner la récompense pour la tête de Manji. Quand le chef des ronins tue sa sœur après qu'il s'est désarmé à sa demande, Manji tue tous les membres de la bande avant de s'écrouler, blessé à mort. Mais Yaobikuni implante des vers de sang dans son corps.
Beginning of the Great Revival, 1h58
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Actors Liu Ye, Fàn Bīngbīng (范冰冰), Chen Kun, John Woo, Daniel Wu, Zhou Jie
Rating29% 1.457311.457311.457311.457311.45731
During the early 20th century, China is marked by political disunity and a handful of individuals, including Mao Zedong, Li Dazhao, and Zhou Enlai, envision a unified China, especially in the political crises that followed the 1911 Xinhai Revolution, which ended centuries of dynastic rule in the country. After World War I, the Western Allies give Tsingtao and Kiaochow Bay to the Empire of Japan at the Treaty of Versailles, stirring sentiments amongst China's youth, leading to the May Fourth Movement of 1919. In March 1920, Grigori Voitinsky comes to China in an attempt to spread communism to the Far East and, on 22 July 1921, 13 representatives from throughout China meet in a Shanghai's women's dormitory to found what would become the Chinese Communist Party.
Space Battleship Yamato, 2h11
Directed by Takashi Yamazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Takuya Kimura, Meisa Kuroki, Naoto Ogata, Toshirō Yanagiba, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Teruyuki Kagawa
Roles Susumu Kodai
Rating61% 3.050193.050193.050193.050193.05019
In 2199, after five years of attacks by an alien race known as Gamilas, the Earth Defense Force launches a counter-offensive near Mars. The fleet's weapons are no match for the Gamilas, who easily wipe out much of the force. During the battle, EDF captain Mamoru Kodai volunteers to use his damaged ship, the destroyer Yukikaze, as a shield to cover Captain Jyuzo Okita's ship, allowing his escape. Mamoru's ship is destroyed.
I Come with the Rain, 1h55
Directed by Trần Anh Hùng
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Josh Hartnett, Elias Koteas, Lee Byung-hun, Takuya Kimura, Shawn Yue Man Lok, Tran Nu Yên-Khê
Roles Shitao
Rating54% 2.7041552.7041552.7041552.7041552.704155
Two years after killing Hasford, a serial killer, in the line of duty, Kline now works as a private detective, but he is still haunted by the ghosts of his past. A powerful pharmaceutical conglomerate boss hires Kline to find his only son Shitao who has mysteriously disappeared in the Philippines where he had been helping in an orphanage.
Redline (2009)
, 1h42
Directed by Takeshi Koike
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Animation
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films set in the future, Auto racing films, Road movies
Actors Takuya Kimura, Yu Aoi, Tadanobu Asano, Takeshi Aono, Unshō Ishizuka, Yoshiyuki Morishita
Roles JP (voice)
Rating74% 3.746463.746463.746463.746463.74646
In the future, on the planet Dorothy, a world dominated by canine humanoids, duck's ass-hairstyle wearing "Sweet" JP races in the planet's Yellowline car race, a final elimination race despite two interplanetary wars to the most popular race in the galaxy, the Redline. The crowd is watching the race on an outdoor giant monitor screen in the desert town of the Water Stop. His mechanic, Joshua "Frisbee" Flathead, is watching the televised race with a mafia boss. The gambling boss is concerned that JP might attempt to win the fixed race but Frisbee reassures him that JP needs bail bond funds from the pay-off. JP attempts to win anyway while Frisbee resorts to using a remote detonator transmitter hidden in the palm of his hand which the mob boss doesn't notice, causing JP's TransAM20000 to explode and making the 'Crab Sonoshee Sea' hovercraft piloted by female racer Sonoshee "Cherry Boy Hunter" McLaren the winner.
Hero (2007)
, 2h10
Genres Drama
Actors Takuya Kimura, Takako Matsu, Nene Ōtsuka, Hiroshi Abe, Fumiyo Kohinata, Kiyoshi Kodama
Roles Kôhei Kuriu
Rating67% 3.3927353.3927353.3927353.3927353.392735
The film begins six years after Kuryu Kohei was transferred to Ishigaki Island (in the TV series finale). We learn in the interim that he has since been transferred to Sapporo and then to a brief tenure in Yamaguchi Prefecture (the events of the 2006 Hero TV Special). Kuryu Kohei returns to the same Tokyo District Prosecutors Office from the TV series and reunites with his old workmates. The events of the film takes him to Korea, wraps up plot threads from the TV special and allows Amamiya and Kuryu to rekindle their relationship which had been in limbo since their date at the 2002 World Cup (5 years).
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 Shinnojo Mimura
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.
2046 (2004)
, 2h9
Directed by Wong Kar-wai
Origin Hong kong
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films set in the future
Actors Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Gong Li, Faye Wong, Takuya Kimura, Zhang Ziyi, Carina Lau
Roles Tak
Rating73% 3.698853.698853.698853.698853.69885
The film is the third chapter of a shared story that began with Days of Being Wild and continued with In the Mood for Love.
Howl's Moving Castle, 1h59
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Origin Japon
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Films about computing, Films about magic and magicians, Vieillesse, Witches in film, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Steampunk films, Children's films
Actors Chieko Baishō, Takuya Kimura, Akihiro Miwa, Yo Oizumi, Ryūnosuke Kamiki, Akio Ōtsuka
Roles Howl (voice)
Rating82% 4.101674.101674.101674.101674.10167
Sophie, an eighteen-year-old hatter, is a responsible young woman who encounters a mysterious and powerful wizard named Howl on her way to visit her younger sister Lettie. The Witch of the Waste, who romantically pursues Howl, visits the hat shop only and insults Sophie, being refused service by her as a result. The Witch exacts revenge by cursing Sophie, transforming her into a ninety-year-old woman. Seeking a cure for the spell, Sophie travels into the Wastes and encounters a living scarecrow whom she names "Turnip Head," who leads her to Howl's castle. There, she meets Howl's young apprentice, Markl, and the fire-demon Calcifer, who is the source of the castle's energy and magic. Calcifer offers to break the witch's curse in exchange for Sophie's help in breaking the spell he's under, which keeps him bound to the house. When Howl appears, Sophie announces that Calcifer has hired her as a cleaning lady for the house.