Japanese Film Actor

Akira Takarada

  • Apr 29, 1934 (age 86)
  • 6' 0" (1.83 m)
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2019
Dance with Me
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MovieJun 10, 2019

Dance with Me

Suzuki Shizuka is an office lady at a conglomerate who is …
Suzuki Shizuka is an office lady at a conglomerate who is treated by a hypnotist and left under the spell. Thereafter she cannot but sing and dance whenever she hears any melody whatsoever. No matter the source, length or quality she is composed to dance along. Shizuka heads back to the hypnotist for relief, but he is nowhere to be found when he is needed the most.
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2014
Godzilla
MovieMay 8, 2014

Godzilla

As the story opens in Japan, we find dedicated nuclear power …
As the story opens in Japan, we find dedicated nuclear power-plant manager Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) so caught up in his work that he forgets it's his birthday. Sending his young son Ford off to school before reporting to the plant with his wife Sandra (Juliette Binoche), who works in the reactor, Joe begins to suspect that some suspiciously patterned seismic activity may be something more sinister than shifting tectonic plates He's right, too, because when the plant goes into meltdown mode and Sandra gets caught on the wrong side of the containment door, a massive cover-up ensues. Fifteen years later, Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) has become a bomb-disposal expert in the U.S. military. He's just returned home to his wife Elle (Elizabeth Olsen) and their son Sam (Carson Bolde) when he gets word that Joe been arrested in Japan. Long estranged from his father, who was written off as a conspiracy theorist for his failed efforts to prove the Japanese government was attempting to hide something about the earlier disaster, Ford nevertheless ventures to Japan to get him out of jail, and reluctantly agrees to join him in traveling to their old home in the quarantined zone. Subsequently taken into custody, the pair end up in the very plant where Joe used to work, and where scientists Dr. Ichiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins) are studying a massive cocoon-like structure that appears to feed on radiation. The situation turns critical when the events of the present begin to mirror those of the past, and a terrifying winged-creature dubbed a "MUTO" is unleashed. Meanwhile, as the military attempts to devise a plan to destroy the beast, signals indicate that it had been calling out to something before it broke free, and the scientists learn that it has awoken a towering, godlike leviathan that has lied dormant for centuries, and may be mankind's only hope for restoring the balance of nature..
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2011
Carnation
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TV ShowOct 3, 2011

Carnation

Carnation (カーネーション, Kānēshon) is a Japanese …
Carnation (カーネーション, Kānēshon) is a Japanese historical drama television series and the 85th asadora series of NHK. It premiered on October 3, 2011 and ended on March 31, 2012. The series is inspired by the life of fashion designer Ayako Koshino in Kishiwada, Osaka. Ayako was the mother of the internationally famous designers Hiroko Koshino, Junko Koshino, and Michiko Koshino.
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2005
Fantastipo
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MovieFeb 10, 2005

Fantastipo

Fantastipo (ファンタスティポ) is a 2005 Japanese film starring …
Fantastipo (ファンタスティポ) is a 2005 Japanese film starring Tsuyoshi Domoto (Kinki Kids) and Taichi Kokubun (TOKIO). The theme song "Fantastipo" is sung by the special unit of the 2 lead actors Toraji Haiji.
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2004
Godzilla: Final Wars
MovieNov 27, 2004

Godzilla: Final Wars

Godzilla's fiftieth Anniversary project, in which Godzilla …
Godzilla's fiftieth Anniversary project, in which Godzilla travels around the world to fight his old foes plus a new, mysterious monster named Monster X.
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2001
Prince Shotoku
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MovieNov 10, 2001

Prince Shotoku

Prince Shotoku released.
1998
Mikeneko Hômuzu no tasogare hoteru
MovieFeb 21, 1998

Mikeneko Hômuzu no tasogare hoteru

Mikeneko Hômuzu no tasogare hoteru released.
1997
Marutai no onna
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MovieSep 27, 1997

Marutai no onna

A vain actress who witnessed a serious crime is guarded by …
A vain actress who witnessed a serious crime is guarded by 2 cops as she goes about her daily affairs.
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1992
Godzilla vs. Mothra
MovieDec 12, 1992

Godzilla vs. Mothra

In the midst of another rampage by Godzilla, Mothra emerges to …
In the midst of another rampage by Godzilla, Mothra emerges to save the human race from Battra.
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Minbo
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MovieMay 16, 1992

Minbo

A grand old Japanese hotel is trying to get a prestigious …
A grand old Japanese hotel is trying to get a prestigious contract as the site of a summit meeting of important foreign officials. Unfortunately, this hotel is quite popular with the Yakuza (Japanese gangsters) and is a favorite target of theirs for extortion. They employ a variety of schemes to con the hotel out of 'hush-money.' The hotel needs to rid itself of the Yakuza and finally begins to fight back by hiring Mahiru Inoue, a lawyer who is an expert at dealing with these criminals on their own terms. This film by Juzo Itami combines action with farce, as an all-out war ensues.
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1990
Tales of a Golden Geisha
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MovieJun 2, 1990

Tales of a Golden Geisha

Her childhood was hardly …
Her childhood was hardly ideal as she was abandoned and grew up without parental love. She finds a home and a profession as a geisha who is particularly popular because she has that lucky bone in her that transmits fortune to her patrons. She meets a bank manager one day and soon enough they move in together. She gets a job out of it, but his appetite for cheap women is unabated.
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1969
Latitude Zero
MovieJul 26, 1969

Latitude Zero

A journalist is saved by a giant submarine captained by a …
A journalist is saved by a giant submarine captained by a 200 year old man who takes him to an underwater paradise city where no one ages. That's when monsters and mutants sent by the captain's rival, a 200 year old scientist, attack.
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1968
Booted Babe, Busted Boss
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MovieMar 16, 1968

Booted Babe, Busted Boss

An assassin goes on the trail …
An assassin goes on the trail of an international gold smuggling ring based in Japan.
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1967
King Kong Escapes
MovieJul 22, 1967

King Kong Escapes

King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems …
King Kong is brought in by an evil ruler to dig for precious gems in a mine when the robot MechaKong is unable to do the task. This leads to the machine and the real Kong engaging in a tremendous battle that threatens to level Japan.
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1966
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
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MovieDec 17, 1966

Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

Some teenagers want to …
Some teenagers want to obtain a boat to find a brother. When they look around a boat without permission, they find a thief who takes them on his escape. They are caught in a storm and arrive at Letchi Island where natives of Infant Island have been enslaved by the terrorist organisation Red Bamboo. Red Bamboo runs a heavy water factory to process a juice which holds off the monster, Ebirah, which otherwise traps them on the island. The young men meet beautiful but tough Daiyo and wake up Godzilla to put an end to the Red Bamboo.
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The Daphne
MovieOct 1, 1966

The Daphne

Four sisters are all named after flowers. While the two …
Four sisters are all named after flowers. While the two youngest are married, the eldest two remain single, much to the annoyance of their long-suffering mother. The mother and her brother try various schemes to find husbands for them.
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Akiko Kojima
Marriage1966

Akiko Kojima

Akiko Kojima (児島 明子 Kojima Akiko, born October 29, …
Akiko Kojima (児島 明子 Kojima Akiko, born October 29, 1936) is a Japanese model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 1959, making her the first Japanese and Asian woman to win the title.
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1965
Invasion of Astro-Monster
MovieDec 19, 1965

Invasion of Astro-Monster

Aliens from Planet X request …
Aliens from Planet X request the use of Godzilla and Rodan to fight off King Ghidorah, but have a better use for the three monsters.
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Hyappatsu hyakuchu
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MovieDec 5, 1965

Hyappatsu hyakuchu

A Japanese-Frenchman on vacation is caught up in a …
A Japanese-Frenchman on vacation is caught up in a criminal conspiracy along with a female bomb expert and a bumbling Detective.
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Zui chang de yi ye
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MovieJul 1, 1965

Zui chang de yi ye

The Longest Night is a 1965 Hong Kong film directed by Evan …
The Longest Night is a 1965 Hong Kong film directed by Evan Yang, set in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
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1964
Chi to daiyamondo
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MovieJul 1, 1964

Chi to daiyamondo

Blood and Diamonds is a 1964 Japanese film directed by …
Blood and Diamonds is a 1964 Japanese film directed by Jun Fukuda.
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Mothra vs. Godzilla
MovieApr 20, 1964

Mothra vs. Godzilla

A typhoon washes ashore a gigantic egg. It's soon …
A typhoon washes ashore a gigantic egg. It's soon claimed by greedy entrepreneurs who refuse to return it to its rightful owner, Mothra. Soon Godzilla arises near Nagoya, washed ashore by the same typhoon.
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1963
Xiang Gang Dong Jing Xia Wei Yi
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MovieDec 1, 1963

Xiang Gang Dong Jing Xia Wei Yi

Xiang Gang Dong Jing Xia Wei Yi released.
Onna no rekishi
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MovieNov 16, 1963

Onna no rekishi

A woman remember's her own marriage when dealing with …
A woman remember's her own marriage when dealing with the love life of her son.
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Onna ni tsuyoku naru kufû no kazukazu
MovieJan 15, 1963

Onna ni tsuyoku naru kufû no kazukazu

Onna ni tsuyoku naru kufû no kazukazu released.
1962
Chūshingura: Hana no Maki, Yuki no Maki
MovieNov 3, 1962

Chūshingura: Hana no Maki, Yuki no Maki

After their lord is tricked into …
After their lord is tricked into committing ritual suicide, forty-seven samurai warriors await the chance to avenge their master and reclaim their honor.
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A Wanderer's Notebook
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MovieSep 29, 1962

A Wanderer's Notebook

Fumiko struggles to get her …
Fumiko struggles to get her literary work published, spending years working in poverty while being abused by her boyfriend all the while hoping to break free from the cycle.
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Star of Hong Kong
MovieJul 14, 1962

Star of Hong Kong

Hsin Lin, the only daughter of a Hong Kong physician, meets …
Hsin Lin, the only daughter of a Hong Kong physician, meets and falls for Toru, a student at her college in Japan. But due to their busy scheduals, neither is willing to make a move on the other and they both fabricate stories about themselves so that they will not get engaged.
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Sono basho ni onna arite
MovieJan 28, 1962

Sono basho ni onna arite

Story of romance and rivalry …
Story of romance and rivalry between to ad agencies vying for the same account with a pharmaceutical firm.
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Onna no za
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MovieJan 14, 1962

Onna no za

Onna no za released.
1961
The End of Summer
MovieOct 29, 1961

The End of Summer

The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery …
The family of an older man who runs a small sake brewery become concerned with his finances and his health after they discover him visiting an old mistress from his youth.
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The Last War
MovieOct 8, 1961

The Last War

This Japanese film speculates on the events which lead the …
This Japanese film speculates on the events which lead the U.S. and the Soviet Union into a nuclear Armageddon.
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Honkon no yoru
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MovieJul 1, 1961

Honkon no yoru

Honkon no yoru is a 1961 film directed by Yasuki Chiba.
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1960
Yoru no nagare
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MovieJul 12, 1960

Yoru no nagare

Yoru no nagare is a 1960 drama film firected by Yuzo …
Yoru no nagare is a 1960 drama film firected by Yuzo Kawashima and Mikio Naruse.
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Musume tsuma haha
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MovieMay 28, 1960

Musume tsuma haha

The story of a family in Tokyo who live under the same roof in a …
The story of a family in Tokyo who live under the same roof in a large house and include the widowed sixty-year-old mother, older son and his wife, the youngest daughter and the older daughter who, while being married, is experiencing domestic problems and has moved back in. The latter woman's husband soon dies however making the move permanent. With life insurance money flowing in she not only can afford to pay rent, but also loan some cash to her brother who unbeknownst to his mother has taken on a loan from the bank with the house as collateral. The loan was needed as his wife's aunt's factory needs an infusion of funds.
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Arashi o yobu gakudan
MovieFeb 28, 1960

Arashi o yobu gakudan

Musical about the "Blue …
Musical about the "Blue Star," a struggling jazz band led by pianist Takarada and trumpet player Takashima and their love interests. Done very much in the style of a Fox musical of the same 1940s, complete with an elaborate "History of Jazz" finale.
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Yama no kanata ni - Dai ichi-bu: Ringo no hoo: Dai ni-bu: Sakana no seppun
MovieFeb 2, 1960

Yama no kanata ni - Dai ichi-bu: Ringo n…

Yama no kanata ni - Dai ichi-bu: Ringo no hoo: Dai ni-bu: …
Yama no kanata ni - Dai ichi-bu: Ringo no hoo: Dai ni-bu: Sakana no seppun released.
Gendai Salaryman - Ren'ai bushidô
MovieJan 27, 1960

Gendai Salaryman - Ren'ai bushidô

Gendai Salaryman - Ren'ai bushidô released.
1959
Nippon tanjô
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MovieNov 1, 1959

Nippon tanjô

The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century …
The legend of the birth of Shintoism. In Fourth Century Japan, the Emperor Keikoh's son Ouso expects to succeed his father on the throne, but Otomo, the Emperor's vassal, prefers Ouso's stepbrother Waka, and conspires to have Ouso die on a dangerous mission he has contrived. But Ouso prevails in the mission and returns to his father's castle under a new name, Prince Yamato Takeru. Otomo plots to have the Prince sent into even greater danger, but Otomo is unaware that the gods have favored the Prince and the outcome is far from what any of them expected.
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Aruhi watashi wa
MovieSep 8, 1959

Aruhi watashi wa

Aruhi watashi wa released.
Life of an Expert Swordsman
MovieApr 28, 1959

Life of an Expert Swordsman

Edmund Rostand's play …
Edmund Rostand's play Cyrano de Bergerac, transplanted to Japan. A poet-warrior with an oversized nose (matched only by his great heart) loves a lady. But she sees him only as a friend, so he helps another man to woo her by giving him the poetry of his own heart.
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Daigaku no oneechan
MovieMar 3, 1959

Daigaku no oneechan

Daigaku no oneechan released.
Ankokugai no kaoyaku
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MovieJan 15, 1959

Ankokugai no kaoyaku

Ryuta and Mineo Komatsu are brothers, both yakuza …
Ryuta and Mineo Komatsu are brothers, both yakuza (gangsters). Mineo, although complicit in crime, even murder, wants out of the gangster life, hoping to become a successful singer instead. Ryuta loves his brother, but Mineo's possible defection presents problems for the gang, and Ryuta realizes he must kill his brother if he wants to survive.
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1958
Daigaku no ninkimono
MovieSep 30, 1958

Daigaku no ninkimono

Daigaku no ninkimono is a 1958 film directed by Shûe …
Daigaku no ninkimono is a 1958 film directed by Shûe Matsubayashi.
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Tôkyô no kyûjitsu
MovieApr 15, 1958

Tôkyô no kyûjitsu

May Kawaguchi is a famous Japanese fashion designer. …
May Kawaguchi is a famous Japanese fashion designer. Returning to Tokyo from her home in New York, she travels incognito with a tour group, in hopes of having a quiet vacation without being noticed. But she is spotted and the press has a field-day with the returning celebrity. Her hopes of rest shattered, she agrees to put on a large-scale fashion show.
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1957
A Rainbow Plays in My Heart
MovieJul 2, 1957

A Rainbow Plays in My Heart

A Rainbow Plays in My Heart …
A Rainbow Plays in My Heart (わが胸に虹は消えず, Waga mune ni niji wa kiezu) is a 1957 black and white Japanese film directed by Ishirō Honda.
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Salaryman shusse taikôki
MovieJun 19, 1957

Salaryman shusse taikôki

Salaryman shusse taikôki released.
1956
Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
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MovieApr 4, 1956

Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

When American reporter …
When American reporter Steve Martin investigates a series of mysterious disasters off the coast of Japan, he comes face to face with an ancient creature so powerful and so terrifying, it can reduce Tokyo to a smoldering graveyard. Nuclear weapon testing resurrected this relic from the Jurassic age, and now it's rampaging across Japan. At night, Godzilla wades through Tokyo leaving death and destruction in his wake, disappearing into Tokyo Bay when his rage subsides. Coventional weapons are useless against him; but renowned scientist Dr. Serizawa has discovered a weapon that could destroy all life in the bay -- including Godzilla. But which disaster is worse, Godzilla's fury, or the death of Tokyo Bay?
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Nigetekita hanayome
MovieFeb 12, 1956

Nigetekita hanayome

Nigetekita hanayome released.
1955
Half Human
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MovieAug 1, 1955

Half Human

Japanese villagers worship a monster and his son who live …
Japanese villagers worship a monster and his son who live in an island cave. Some circus people hear about them, go to the island to capture the monster and wind up shooting its son. Then ...
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1954
Godzilla
MovieOct 27, 1954

Godzilla

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and …
Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first, the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people. A later expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyôhei Yamane, his daughter Emiko, and young navy frogman Hideto Ogata (who also happens to be Emiko's lover, even though she is betrothed to Dr. Daisuke Serizawa) soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 164-foot-tall (50-meter-tall) monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now, the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan but the rest of the world as well. Can the monster be destroyed before it is too late, and what role will the mysterious Serizawa play in the battle?
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1934
Akira Takarada
BirthApril 1934

Akira Takarada

Akira Takarada was born.
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