Masato Sakai

Masato Sakai (堺 雅人) is a Japanese actor. He won the award for best actor at the 31st Yokohama Film Festival for The Wonderful World of Captain Kuhio and The Chef of South Polar[1] and the award for best supporting actor at the 2008 Nikkan Sports Film Award, at the 33rd Hochi Film Award and at the 51st Blue Ribbon Awards. He also received a nomination for best supporting actor at the 32nd Japan Academy Prize. He is married to Japanese actress and J-pop singer Miho Kanno.

Masato Sakai
Born (1973-10-14) October 14, 1973 (age 47)
Kobe, Japan
ancestral home: Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present
Height1.72 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Spouse(s)
(m. 2013)
Children2

On August 14, 2015, he announced the birth of his first son.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Directed by Notes Ref(s)
2001 Being Here Maeno Masahiko Nagasawa
2003 When the Last Sword Is Drawn Okita Sōji Yōjirō Takita
2006 Honey and Clover Shūji Hanamoto Masahiro Takata
2007 Sukiyaki Western Django Taira no Shigemori Takashi Miike
2008 Climber's High Tatsuya Sayama Masato Harada
After School Kazuki Kimura Kenji Uchida Lead role
2009 The Wonderful World of Captain Kuhio Captain Kuhio Daihachi Yoshida Lead role
The Chef of South Polar Nishimura Shūichi Okita Lead role [2]
The Triumphant Return of General Rouge Kōichi Hayami Yoshihiro Nakamura
2010 Golden Slumber Masaharu Aoyagi Yoshihiro Nakamura Lead role
Abacus and Sword Inoyama Naoyuki Yoshimitsu Morita Lead role
2011 The Legacy of the Sun Major Mashiba Kiyoshi Sasabe Lead role
My So Has Got Depression Mikio Kiyoshi Sasabe Lead role
2012 Key of Life Sakurai Kenji Uchida Lead role
The Castle of Crossed Destinies Emon'nosuke Fuminori Kaneko Lead role
The Samurai That Night Nakamura Masaaki Akahori Lead role
2013 7 Days of Himawari & Her Puppies Shōji Kanzaki Emiko Hiramatsu Lead role
2017 Destiny: The Tale of Kamakura Masakazu Isshiki Takashi Yamazaki Lead role
2018 Sakura Guardian in the North Shūjirō Ezure Yōjirō Takita

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref(s)
2000 Audrey Hideki Sugimoto NHK Asadora
2004 Shinsengumi! Yamanami Keisuke NHK Taiga drama
2005 Engine Gen'ichiro Torii CX
Flying Trapeze Kohei Yamashita CX TV movie
2007 The Secret Garden Kataoka Wataru CX
2008 Atsuhime Tokugawa Iesada NHK Taiga drama
2010 Joker: Yurusarezaru Sōsakan Date Kazuyoshi CX Lead role
2011 Antarctica Himuro Haruhiko TBS
2012 Legal High Kensuke Komikado CX Lead role
Ooku: The Inner Chamber Madenokoji Arikoto TBS Lead role
2013 Hanzawa Naoki Naoki Hanzawa TBS Lead role
Legal High 2 Kensuke Komikado CX Lead role
2015 Dr. Rintaro, Psychiatrist Dr. Rintarō Hino NTV Lead role
2016 Sanada Maru Sanada Yukimura NHK Lead role, Taiga drama [3]
2020 Hanzawa Naoki 2 Naoki Hanzawa TBS Lead role

AnimationEdit

  • Yukikaze (2002-2005 OVA) Rei Fukai
  • Aoi Bungaku (2009) Youzou, Shigemaru, Sensei, Melos, Yoshihide, Presenter
  • Promare (2019) Kray Foresight

TheaterEdit

  • Honmoku Macbeth (1995)
  • Kozak (1995)
  • Vibe (1996)
  • The Soul of Orange (1997)
  • The Taste of Water (1998)
  • Zenmai (1998)
  • Beautiful Sunday (2000)
  • Vamp Show (2001)
  • Father's Love Story: A Family Tale (2005)
  • The Man in the Rumors (2006)
  • The Fearless Troupe of Kawakami Otojiro (2007)
  • Ban'yuuki (2009)

DubbingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "第31回ヨコハマ映画祭 2009年日本映画個人賞" (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  2. ^ "南極料理人". eiga.com. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  3. ^ "堺雅人、『真田丸』1年2ヵ月の"長い旅"から帰宅「本当に楽しかった」". Crank-in!. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  4. ^ "プーと大人になった僕". Fukikaeru. Retrieved March 18, 2019.

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