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Yūko Tanaka is a Actor Japonaise born on 29 april 1955 at Ikeda (Japon)

Yūko Tanaka

Yūko Tanaka
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Nationality Japon
Birth 29 april 1955 (64 years) at Ikeda (Japon)

Yuko Tanaka (田中 裕子, Tanaka Yūko) is a Japanese actress who was born on April 29, 1955, in Ikeda, Osaka, Japan. She has won several acting awards during a long career working in both film and television.


Formation : Université Meiji
Conjoint : Kenji Sawada

Best films

Princess Mononoke (2000)

Usually with

Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Yūko Tanaka (14 films)

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Dawn of a Filmmaker: The Keisuke Kinoshita Story
Directed by Keiichi Hara
Genres Drama
Actors Ryō Kase, Yūko Tanaka, Yūsuke Santamaria, Gaku Hamada, Ken Mitsuishi, Ren Osugi
Roles Tama Kinoshita
Rating67% 3.394473.394473.394473.394473.39447
Biographie du réalisateur Keisuke KINOSHITA.
Backwater (2013)
, 1h42
Directed by Shinji Aoyama
Genres Drama
Actors Masaki Suda, Ken Mitsuishi, Yūko Tanaka, Ittoku Kishibe
Roles Jinko
Rating61% 3.09933.09933.09933.09933.0993
Toma (Masaki Suda) lives with his father, Madoka (Ken Mitsuishi), and Madoka's lover, Kotoko (Yukiko Kinoshita) on the riverside in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Toma's mother, Jinko (Yuko Tanaka), resides on the other side of the bridge, making a living by cleaning fish. Madoka routinely beats and chokes women when having a sex. As Madoka's son, Toma is afraid of becoming like his father.
Dearest (2012)

Directed by Yasuo Furuhata
Genres Drama
Actors Ken Takakura, Yūko Tanaka, Koichi Sato, Hideji Ōtaki, Kimiko Yo, Takeshi Kitano
Roles Yoko, his wife
Rating69% 3.479953.479953.479953.479953.47995
The story follows the journey of a man travelling some 300 kilometres from Toyama City, Japan to his wife's hometown in Nagasaki Prefecture, in order to scatter her ashes into the sea. Along the way he travels through many famous locations (Osaka, the ruins of Takeda Castle, Shimonoseki City, the Kanmon Bridge, Moji-ku, Kitakyūshū, and Sasebo, Nagasaki), recalling experiences with his wife along the way. He also befriends and is assisted by numerous strangers.
The Homeless Student, 1h56
Directed by Tomoyuki Furumaya
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Koike Teppei, Chizuru Ikewaki, Issei Ogata, Yūko Tanaka
Roles Michiyo Kawai
Rating64% 3.232533.232533.232533.232533.23253
Tales from Earthsea, 1h55
Directed by Gorō Miyazaki
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Witches in film, Political films, Children's films
Actors Bunta Sugawara, Junichi Okada, Aoi Teshima, Yūko Tanaka, Teruyuki Kagawa, Jun Fubuki
Roles Cob, the main antagonist of the film.
Rating65% 3.250833.250833.250833.250833.25083
A war galley is caught in a storm at sea. The ship's weatherworker is distressed to realize he has lost the power to control the wind and waves, but is more so when he sees two dragons fighting above the clouds, during which one is killed by the other—an unprecedented and impossible occurrence.
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 Dame Eboshi
Rating83% 4.199934.199934.199934.199934.19993
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.
Osaka Story, 1h59
Directed by Jun Ichikawa
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Actors Chizuru Ikewaki, Kenji Sawada, Yūko Tanaka
Roles Harumi Shimotsuki
Rating62% 3.1443153.1443153.1443153.1443153.144315
Capone Cries a Lot, 2h10
Directed by Seijun Suzuki
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Actors Yūko Tanaka, Kenji Sawada, Akira Emoto, Kirin Kiki, Miki Takakura, Mitsuru Hirata
Roles Kozome Takonoya
Rating63% 3.1991453.1991453.1991453.1991453.199145
Umiemon (Kenichi Hagiwara) is a naniwa-bushi singer who travels with his wife to the United States in hopes of achieving fame and fortune.
Tora-san, the Expert, 1h46
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Genres Comedy
Actors Kiyoshi Atsumi, Yūko Tanaka, Chieko Baishō, Kenji Sawada, Yukiji Asaoka, Chishū Ryū
Roles Keiko
Rating67% 3.3717453.3717453.3717453.3717453.371745
Tora-san gets into an argument with his uncle and sets out on the road again. In Kyushu he meets a young woman named Keiko and the shy zoologist Saburō, and attempts to play matchmaker between the two when they all return to Tokyo.
Edo Porn
Edo Porn (1981)
, 1h59
Directed by Kaneto Shindō
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Ken Ogata, Nobuko Otowa, Toshiyuki Nishida, Yūko Tanaka, Kanako Higuchi, Frankie Sakai
Roles Ōei
Rating65% 3.2796353.2796353.2796353.2796353.279635
Tetsuzō (Ken Ogata) is an unsuccessful ukiyo-e painter who lives with his young daughter Ōei (Yūko Tanaka) in poverty over a geta shop owned by Ōyaku (Nobuko Otowa), the older wife of the aspirant writer Sashichi (Toshiyuki Nishida) who is a childhood friend of Tetsuzō.
Why Not?
Why Not? (1981)
, 2h31
Directed by Shōhei Imamura
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films
Actors Kaori Momoi, Ken Ogata, Shigeru Izumiya, Yūko Tanaka, Mitsuko Baishō, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi
Roles Omatsu
Rating68% 3.440263.440263.440263.440263.44026
The film depicts carnivalesque atmosphere summed up by the cry "Ee ja nai ka" ("Why not?") in Japan in 1867 and 1868 in the days leading to the Meiji Restoration. It examines the effects of the political and social upheaval of the time, and culminates in a revelrous march on the Tokyo Imperial Palace, which turns into a massacre. Characteristically, Imamura focuses not on the leaders of the country, but on characters in the lower classes and on the fringes of society.