Tadanobu Asano

Tadanobu Asano (浅野 忠信, Asano Tadanobu), born Tadanobu Sato (佐藤 忠信, Satō Tadanobu, born November 27, 1973) is a Japanese actor. He is known for his roles as Dragon Eye Morrison in Electric Dragon 80.000 V, Kakihara in Ichi the Killer, Mamoru Arita in Bright Future, Hattori Genosuke in Zatoichi, Kenji in Last Life in the Universe, Aman in Survive Style 5+, Ayano in The Taste of Tea, Temudjin in Mongol, and Hogun in the film Thor, based on the Marvel Comics character. Most recently Asano appeared as Captain Nagata in Battleship, based on the Hasbro game. Asano was born in Yokohama to a Japanese father and a mother of Japanese and Navajo ancestry (his maternal grandfather was a Navajo from Kentucky). His father, an actors' agent, suggested he take on his first acting role in the TV show Kinpachi Sensei at the age of 16. His film debut was in the 1990 Swimming Upstream (Bataashi Kingyo), though his first major critical success was in Shunji Iwai's Fried Dragon Fish (1993).


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