Kaoru Kobayashi (actor)

Kaoru Kobayashi (小林 薫, Kobayashi Kaoru, born on September 4, 1951) is a Japanese actor born in Kyoto. He won the award for best actor at the 30th Yokohama Film Festival[1] and the award for the best-supporting actor at the 8th Yokohama Film Festival for Sorobanzuku.[2]

Kaoru Kobayashi
Born (1951-09-04) September 4, 1951 (age 68)
OccupationActor
Years active1971–present
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Spouse(s)Kumi Nakamura (1984–1995)
Koume (2009–)
Children1

CareerEdit

Kobayashi starred in Yoichi Sai's Quill.[3] He also appeared in Yuya Ishii's The Great Passage.[4]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1977 Ballad of Orin
1979 18sai, umi e
1982 Yaju-deka
1984 The Funeral
1985 Sorekara
Paradise View
Love Letter
1986 Sorobanzuku
1987 Twilight of the Cockroaches Saito
1989 Untamagiru Giru Leading role
1997 Princess Mononoke Jiko-bō (voice)
1999 Himitsu Heisuke Sugita Leading role
Black House
2003 Like Asura
2004 Quill
2006 The Blossoming of Kamiya Etsuko
Tales from Earthsea The King (voice)
2007 Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad
2008 Vacation
2009 Kamui Gaiden
2010 Boys on the Run Suzuki
A Crowd of Three
Haru's Journey
Abraxas
Sketches of Kaitan City
2011 The Egoists
2013 The Great Passage Araki
Summer's End
2015 Midnight Diner The Master Leading role
2016 Midnight Diner 2 The Master Leading role
Fueled: The Man They Called Pirate
2017 Kiseki: Sobito of That Day Morita
Mukoku Shōzō Yatabe
Umibe No Ria
Miracles of the Namiya General Store
2018 The Miracle of Crybaby Shottan Fujita
2019 His Lost Name Tetsurō
The Island of Cats

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
1982 Tōge no Gunzō Fuwa Kazuemon NHK Taiga drama
1992 The Last U-Boat Tatsumi NHK TV movie
1996–2015 Naniwa Kin'yūdō Sumio Kuwata CX
2003–2006 Dr. Kotō Shinryōjo Shoichi Hoshino CX
2009–2014 Midnight Diner The Master TBS Leading role
2011 Carnation Zensaku Ohara NHK Asadora
2015 The Emperor's Cook Kaneichi Usami TBS
Koinaka Hirotoshi Serizawa CX
2016 Botchan Madonna's father CX TV movie
Hibana Watanabe Netflix
2016–2019 Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories The Master Netflix Leading role
2017 Naotora: The Lady Warlord Reverend Nankei NHK Taiga drama
Ties: A Miraculous Colt Kayama NHK Miniseries
Heaven Hajime Doisaki Wowow Miniseries
2018 Hagetaka Ryōsuke Iijima EX
2019 The Great White Tower Mataichi Zaizen EX Miniseries

AwardsEdit

Year Award Category Work(s) Result
1979 4th Hochi Film Award Best New Artist 18sai, umi e Won
1986 59th Kinema Junpo Awards Best Supporting Actor Sorekara Won
9th Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor Sorekara and Love Letter Won
1987 8th Yokohama Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Sorobanzuku Won
2000 23rd Japan Academy Prize Best Actor Himitsu and Coquille Nominated
2008 31st Japan Academy Prize Best Supporting Actor Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad Won
2009 30th Yokohama Film Festival Best Actor Kyūka and Kanki no Uta Won
2017 26th Japanese Movie Critics Awards Best Actor Midnight Diner 2 Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy" 第30回ヨコハマ映画祭 2008年日本映画個人賞 (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Archived from the original on June 10, 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy" 第8回ヨコハマ映画祭 1986年日本映画個人賞 (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Archived from the original on September 28, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Tobias, Scott (May 17, 2012). "Quill: The Life Of A Guide Dog - Film - Movie Review". The A.V. Club. The Onion.
  4. ^ Teh, Yvonne (August 22, 2013). "Film Review: Tongue-tied linguist's lexicon of love in The Great Passage". South China Morning Post.

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