Tatsuya Nakadai’s film debut came when director Masaki Kobayashi cast him in The Thick Walled Room (1953). Nakadai was subsequently cast in the lead role in Kobayashi’s epic trilogy The Human Condition for which he received international acclaim. He continued to collaborate with Kobayashi on many more films including Harakiri (1962) and Haru’s Journey (2010). Nakadai also worked frequently with director Akira Kurosawa, appearing in Kagemusha (1980) and Ran (1985). In addition to Nakadai’s impressive film career, he has starred in numerous theatre productions including Hamlet, Othello, Don Quixote and Driving Miss Daisy. Among Nakadai’s many accolades are a Golden Arrow Award and two Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Actor. Nakadai has received high honour in Japan with The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette in 2003 and was named Person of Cultural Merit in 2007

Accolades

Tatsuya Nakadai
Best Actor, 2013

Tatsuya Nakadai

Best Actor, 2013

Tatsuya Nakadai

Japan’s Tragedy (Nippon no higeki)

Tatsuya Nakadai’s film debut came when director Masaki Kobayashi cast him in Kabe atsuki heya (1956). Nakadai was subsequently cast in the lead role in Kobayashi’s monumental trilogy Ningen…

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Films

Japan’s Tragedy
2013

Japan’s Tragedy (Nippon no higeki)

Japan
2013

Japan’s Tragedy (Nippon no higeki)

In 2010, 31,560 people ended their own lives and about 20,000 people died or went missing with the earthquake. Unemployed widower Fujio Murai’s family tragedy…

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