Takao Osawa (Japanese: 大沢 たかお, Hepburn: Ōsawa Takao, born March 11, 1968)[citation needed] is a Japanese actor.

Takao Osawa
Takao Osawa Cannes 2013.jpg
Born (1968-03-11) March 11, 1968 (age 51)
Tokyo, Japan
OccupationActor, model, producer
Years active1987–present
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Websitewww.osawatakao.jp

CareerEdit

Osawa starred in the 2002 film Filament[1] and the 2007 film Midnight Eagle.[2] He has also appeared in films such as Masayuki Suo's A Terminal Trust[3] and Takashi Miike's Shield of Straw.[4]

The Newport Beach Film Festival in Newport Beach, CA, screened Osawa's film Wolf Children on April 27, 2013.[5]

In mid-2018, he is playing the Kralahome in the West End revival of The King and I.[6]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1995 I Want to Love You in a Way That'll Melt the Ski Slopes Masaru Shigure
1996 Two Punks Yoichi Fujikawa Lead role
1999 The Island Tales Haruki Fukuyama
Sennen Tabito Togashi
2001 All About Lily Chou-Chou Takao Tabito
2002 Jam Films Mathematician Lead role, segment "Cold Sleep"
Filament Kyota Sawada
2003 Aragami The Samurai Lead role
The Battling Angel Kazumasa Furuyoshi Lead role
Hana Yoichiro Nozaki Lead role
Sky High Tatsuya Kudo
2004 Gege Takayuki Takano Lead role
Hana and Alice Ryo Taguchi
Crying Out Love in the Center of the World Sakutaro Matsumoto Lead role
2005 Into the Sun Kuroda
2006 Helen the Baby Fox Koji Yajima Lead role
A Cheerful Gang Turns the Earth Naruse Lead role
Riding the Metro Sakichi Konuma
Christmas on July 24th Avenue Satoshi Okuda
Bizan Dr. Daisuke Terasawa
2007 Life: Tears in Heaven Natsuki Iijima Lead role
Midnight Eagle Yuji Nishizaki Lead role
2008 The Taste of Fish Shuntaro Akagi Lead role
Ichi Toma Fujihira
Love Fight Joe Oki
2009 Halfway Hirabayashi
Goemon Kirigakure Saizō
Ballad: Nameless Love Song Takatora Okurai
2010 Flowers Hiroshi Manaka
The Sakurada Gate Incident Tetsunosuke Seki Lead role
2012 Wolf Children Ame and Yuki Ookami (voice) Animated film
A Terminal Trust The prosecutor
2013 Strawberry Night Isao Makita
Shield of Straw Kazuki Mekari
2014 Kano Yoichi Hatta Taiwanese film
2015 The Lion Standing in the Wind Koichiro Shimada Lead role
2019 Kingdom Wang Qi
2020 AI Amok Kiryū Lead role

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Kimi to Ita Natsu Ryoichi Aizawa
Wakamono no Subete Shinsuke Yamazaki
Hana no Ran Ashikaga Yoshitane Taiga drama
1995 Hoshi no Kinka Shuichi Nagai
Kamisan no Waruguchi 2 Satoshi Mikami
1996 Zoku Hoshi no Kinka Shuichi Nagai
Gekiteki Kiko: Shinya Tokkyu Koutaro Sawaki
Only You: Aisarete Sumio Ozaki
Rennai Zenya Ichidodake: Shoya no Asa
1997 Dessin Satoshi Asakura
1998 Seikimatsu no Uta / The Last Song Mysterious Man
1999 Utsukushii Hito Jiro Murasame
2000 Another Heaven Goro Minazuki
Worst Contact Takimoto
Hyaku-nen no Monogatari Kazuo Hirose
2001 Ex-Lover / Mukashi no Otoko Arashi Ikeda
2003 Ore wa Iwashi Wang TV movie
2006 Tokyo Wonder Tours Himself
2009 JIN Jin Minakata Lead role
2011 JIN 2 Jin Minakata Lead role
2013 Fiery Enmity: Hero of the North Aterui Lead role
Galileo Shikō Renzaki Episode 1, season 2
2015 Hana Moyu Katori Tomohiko Taiga drama
2019 Ōoku the Final Tokugawa Yoshimune TV movie

GamesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mes, Tom (September 18, 2012). "Midnight Eye review: Filament". Midnight Eye.
  2. ^ Schilling, Mark (November 23, 2007). "'Midnight Eagle' - The Japan Times". The Japan Times.
  3. ^ DeFore, John (September 3, 2012). "A Terminal Trust (Tsui No Shintaku): Montreal Review - The Hollywood Reporter". The Hollywood Reporter.
  4. ^ Mack, Andrew (February 16, 2013). "Trailer For Miike Takashi's STRAW SHIELD". Twitch Film.
  5. ^ ”Wolf Children Newport Beach Film Festival 2013 Screening”
  6. ^ "Bartlett Sher Revival of The King and I to Head Out on International Tour", BroadwayWorld.com, July 5, 2018

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