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Kunie Tanaka

Name in Native Language: "田中邦衛" (Japanese/JA)
Actor | * 11/23/1932 († 88, 03/24/2021) | Gifu Prefecture (Japan)
Kunie Tanaka (田中 邦衛, Tanaka Kunie, born November 23, 1932 – March 24, 2021) was a Japanese actor. He had his first notable role in 1960 as a thug in Akira Kurosawa's The Bad Sleep Well, and worked with the director again on Sanjuro. Tanaka is well known for his roles in Kinji Fukasaku's yakuza films, namely the Battles Without Honor and Humanity series. He also appeared in Masaki Kobayashi's Kwaidan. He was nominated for five Japanese Academy Awards, winning the Best Supporting Actor statuette for Gakko in 1993. He appeared as the lecherous Shinjiro Ishiyama, nicknamed Aodaishō, the antagonist of the hero, played by Yūzō Kayama, in all of the Wakadaishō series of films. The character Kizaru, from Eiichiro Oda's manga series One Piece, is modeled after Tanaka. ()
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Kunie Tanaka (田中 邦衛 Tanaka Kunie, born November 23, 1932) is a Japanese actor. He had his first notable role in 1960 as a thug in Akira Kurosawa's The Bad Sleep Well, and worked with the director again on Sanjuro. Tanaka is well known for his roles in Kinji Fukasaku's yakuza films, namely the Battles Without Honor and Humanity series. He also appeared in Masaki Kobayashi's Kwaidan.He has been nominated for five Japanese Academy Awards, winning the Best Supporting Actor statuette for Gakko in 1993. He appeared as the lecherous Shinjiro Ishiyama, nicknamed Aodaishō, the antagonist of the hero, played by Yūzō Kayama, in all of the Wakadaishō series of films. The character Kizaru, from Eiichiro Oda's manga series One Piece, is modeled after Tanaka.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Kunie Tanaka

Medal With Purple Ribbon Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Actor Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Supporting Actor The Order of The Rising Sun, Gold Rays With Rosette

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Movies with Kunie Tanaka as Actor(147)

as Kanbê Katagiri2004 The Hidden Blade
as Masato Sakurai2003 The Boat to Heaven
as Dr. Saito2002 Resurrection
as Chouichirou Iwata2001 All About Our House
as Tattsan1996 Oishinbo
as Hachizo1992 Luminous Moss
as Mr. Kawamata1991 A Desirable Marriage
as Magozaemon Doi1990 Ronin-gai
as Kenji Yoshida1990 Hoshi wo tsugu mono
as Shoji's stepfather1988 Tomorrow
as Yûichirô Tayama1987 Take Me Out to the Snowland
as Keita1985 Demon
as Okino, Hitomi's father1985 Early Spring Story
as Keizo Fukami1984 Sukanpin Walk
as Iwashita1983 Choji Snack Bar
as Iwai1982 The Shootout
as Sugawara1981 Station
as Yugiri-ro client1980 May Love Be Restored
as Detective Naraki1979 Murder in the Doll House
as Kokichi Minami1978 Winter's Flower
as Rikichi Komadera1978 Bandits vs. Samurai Squadron
as Sakuzo1978 Dynamite Don-Don
as Yasuyoshi1977 Sugata Sanshiro
as Yokomichi Keiji1976 Manhunt
as Goda1975 Great Jailbreak
as Katsuhiro1975 Light of Africa
as Yoshikazu Minagawa1975 Shimane Prison Riot
as Teruo Maruyama1975 The International Gang of Kobe
as Katsuji Ozaki1975 Graveyard of Honor
as Dr. Shimomura1974 Evil of Dracula
as Goro1974 Machi no Hi
as Ajikawa1973 Deeper Than Blue
as Sagawa1973 Stray Dog
as Makihara Masakichi1973 Battles Without Honor and Humanity
as Zen san1973 Yakuza of the Present
as Fujimura1972 Summer Soldiers
as Matsuzo Tsumura1971 The Wolves
as Teacher Fukushi1971 Tora-san, the Good Samaritan
as Tadao Ueda1970 The Kingpin of Fair Ladies
as Hatsutaro Kawaguchi1970 Dodes'ka-den
as Kurobei1970 Duel at Fort Ezo
as Takashi Takai1970 Zoku Isoginchaku
1969 Tenchu!
as Hirosuke1969 Goyokin
as Katsuji Nemoto1968 Outlaw: Gangster VIP 2
as Doctor Michio Hongô1968 Outlaw: Black Dagger
as Senkichi1966 The Sword of Doom
as Man speaks a lot1966 Zatoichi's Pilgrimage
as Sawamura1966 The Front Line Showdown
as Patient at Mental Hospital1966 The Face of Another
as Risuke1966 Golden Ninja
as Masayoshi Imanishi1965 Yakuza G-Men
as Tanji1965 Sword of the Beast
as George Takase1964 Red Diamond
as Yasaku (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")1964 Kwaidan
as 石山新次郎(青大将)1963 The Young Ace in Hawaii
as Samurai1962 Sanjuro
as private soldier Anayama1962 Operation Sewer Rats
as Shinjiro Ishiyama (Aodaisho)1962 Pride of the Campus
as Man in white suit1962 Pitfall
as Shinjiro Ishiyama (Aodaisho)1961 Sir Galahad in Campus
as Hitman1960 The Bad Sleep Well
as Thief1960 The Sun's Burial
as Satoyan1957 The Story of Pure Love

TV Shows/Series with Kunie Tanaka as Actor(3)

as Han-Emon of Otowa1991 Baian the Assassin
as Kuoita Goro1981 From the Northern Country
as Yoshitoshi Kogure1975 The Dark Magistrate

Full Name: Kunie Tanaka
Citizenship: Japan
Born: Wednesday, 11/23 1932 (November) in Gifu Prefecture (Japan)
Died: Wednesday, 03/24 2021 (March) in Yokohama (aged: 88)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: Japanese (JA)
Educated at: Reitaku Junior College, Reitaku Mizunami Junior high school and High school
Employer: Haiyuza Theatre Company
Children: Junko Tanaka
Other names for Kunie Tanaka (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"田中邦衛"
"田中邦卫"
"田中 邦衛"
"たなか くにえ" (Kana/Japanese)
Kunie Tanaka frequently works together with these people:
Ken Takakura (25x, Actor)
Teruo Ishii (24x, Crew)
Tatsuya Nakadai (20x, Actor)
Masaru Satô (20x, Crew)
Ichirô Nakatani (19x, Actor)
Tetsurō Tamba (17x, Actor)
Bunta Sugawara (17x, Actor)
Rinichi Yamamoto (17x, Actor)
Kihachi Okamoto (16x, Crew)
Hideo Murota (15x, Actor)
Hisashi Igawa (15x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:171799, Added: 07/09/2018, Last updated: 07/05/2021