Ren Osugi (大杉 漣, Ōsugi Ren), born Takashi Osugi (大杉 孝, Ōsugi Takashi, in Komatsushima, Tokushima, Japan) (September 27, 1951 – February 21, 2018) was a Japanese actor. For his work in Cure, Hana-bi and other films, Osugi was given the Best Supporting Actor award at the 1999 Yokohama Film Festival.[1] He often worked alongside Takeshi Kitano and Susumu Terajima. In the DVD commentary to the mpd.psycho (TV Miniseries) series, director Takashi Miike said that he admired Osugi's experience to shift quickly from comic and imbecilic to authoritative and earnest. He died of heart failure at the age of 66 on February 21, 2018.[2]

Ren Osugi
Ren Osugi.jpeg
Born(1951-09-27)27 September 1951
Died21 February 2018(2018-02-21) (aged 66)
OccupationActor

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

1980sEdit

  • Kinbaku ikenie (緊縛いけにえ) (1980)
  • Empire of Kids (ガキ帝国; Gaki teikoku) (1981)
  • Beautiful Mystery (巨根伝説 美しき謎; Kyokon densetsu: utsukushii nazo) (1983)
  • Abnormal Family: Older Brother's Bride a.k.a. Spring Bride (変態家族兄貴の嫁さん; Hentai kazoku: Aniki no yomesan) (1984)
  • Momoiro shintai kensa (桃色身体検査) (1985)

1990Edit

  • Love of Sawako (さわこの恋 上手な嘘の恋愛講座)

1991Edit

  • Door II: Tokyo Diary
  • Nowhere Man (無能の人; Muno no hito)
  • Hello Porcupine (ハロー張りネズミ; Haro harinezumi)

1992Edit

1993Edit

1994Edit

1995Edit

  • Black Money (ブラックマネー; Burakkmanei)
  • Getting Any? (みんな~やってるか!; Minna-yatteruka!)
  • ルビー The Target
  • Marks (マークスの山; Maakusu no yama)
  • A Weather Girl (お天気お姉さん; Otenki Oneesan)
  • Voyeurs, Inc. (のぞき屋; Nozokiya)
  • Shinjuku Triad Society (新宿黒社会 チャイナ マフィア戦争)
  • Maborosi (幻の光)

1996Edit

  • XX: Beautiful Prey (XX 美しき獲物; XX: utsukushiki emono
  • Shall We Dance? (Shall We ダンス?)
  • Ghost Actress (女優霊; Joyuu rei) a.k.a. Don't Look Up
  • Boys Are Ambitious (岸和田少年愚連隊)
  • Door III
  • Scandal (スキャンドール)
  • Kids Return
  • A Weatherwoman お天気お姉さん
  • Non-Stop (弾丸ランナー; Dangan ran'naa)

1997Edit

  • The Revenge: A Scar That Never Disappears (復讐 THE REVENGE 消えない傷痕; Fukushu the Revenge Kienai Shokon)
  • Postman Blues (ポストマン・ブルース)
  • GANSTER II: 東京魔悲夜 外伝
  • D#1
  • Full Metal Yakuza (極道; Full Metal Gokudou)
  • Cure (キュア)

1998Edit

  • Hana-bi
  • Dolphin Through
  • Love Letter (ラブ・レター )
  • The Black Angel (黒の天使; Kuro no tenshi Vol. 1)
  • The Goofball (愚か者 傷だらけの天使; Orokamono: Kizu darake no Tenshi)
  • Unlucky Monkey (アンラッキー・モンキー; Anrakkii Monkii)
  • Heavenz
  • Dog Race (犬、走る; Inu Hashiru)
  • Give It All (がんばっていきまっしょい; Ganbatte Ikimasshoi)
  • Tokyo Eyes
  • Fishes in August (水の中の八月; Mizu no Naka no Hachigatsu)
  • License to Live (ニンゲン合格) (Ningen Gokaku)

1999Edit

  • Falling Into the Evening (落下する夕方) (Rakka suru yugata)
  • Shikoku (死国; lit. "Death Country")
  • Avec mon mari (アベックモンマリ)
  • Ley Lines (日本黒社会; Nihon kuroshakai)
  • The Exam (お受験; O-juken)
  • 新極道伝説 三匹の竜
  • Secret (秘密; Himitsu)
  • Charisma (カリスマ)
  • Dead or Alive (DOA Dead or Alive 犯罪者)
  • Audition (オーディション)

2000Edit

2001Edit

2002Edit

2003Edit

2004Edit

2005Edit

2007Edit

2008Edit

2010sEdit

TelevisionEdit

  • Katte ni shiyagare! Eiyû-keikaku (1996) ... a.k.a. Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Hero (International: English title) .... Suzuki
  • Shinsengumi Keppūroku (1998) .... Susumu Yamazaki
  • Manatsu no Merry Christmas (2000) .... Akira Ohashi
  • Kôrei (2000) ... a.k.a. Seance (International: English title)... a.k.a. Seance (Ko-Rei) (Canada: English title) .... Restaurant customer
  • Furenzu (2000) ... a.k.a. Friends (Japan: English title) .... Kobayashi
  • Tajuu jinkaku tantei saiko - Amamiya Kazuhiko no kikan (2000, mini series) ... a.k.a. MPD Psycho ... a.k.a. Multiple Personality Detective Psycho - Kazuhiko Amamiya Returns (Japan: English title) .... Tooru Sasayama
  • Sayonara ozu sensei (2001)
  • Paato-taimu tantei (2002)
  • Sabu (2002) .... Heizo
  • Paato-taimu tantei 2 (2004)
  • Boku to kanojo to kanojo no ikiru michi (2004, mini series) .... Yoshirou Koyanagi
  • Proof of the Man (2004)
  • ''The Supporting Actors (2017) .... himself
  • Uso no Sensou (2017) .... Mamoru Sanpei
  • Final Fantasy XIV - Dad of Light (Netflix / 2017) .... Hirotaro Inaba[3]
  • The Supporting Actors 2 (2018) .... himself

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yokohama Film Festival: 1999". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  2. ^ https://soranews24.com/2018/03/10/grade-school-student-makes-touching-tribute-to-the-late-ren-osugi/
  3. ^ http://hikarinootosan.jp/

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