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Takeshi Kaneshiro

Takeshi Kaneshiro (金城武 Kaneshiro Takeshi) is a Japanese-Taiwanese actor/model/singer of mixed heritage – his father is Ryukyuan and his mother is Taiwanese. He speaks Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese Hokkien and English. In 1992 Kaneshiro made his singing debut, entering the business with the nickname Aniki, meaning 'older brother' in Japanese. He made his professional singing debut in 1992. In 1994 he starred in his second film, the critically acclaimed Chungking Express from director Wong Kar-wai.

Profile[]

  • Name: 金城武
  • Name (romaji): Kaneshiro Takeshi
  • Chinese name: Jin Cheng Wu (Gum Sing Mo)
  • Nickname: Take, Aniki
  • Profession: Actor, singer and model
  • Birth date: October 11, 1973
  • Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Height: 179cm
  • Weight: 70kg
  • Star sign: Libra
  • Blood type: O
  • Family: Two brothers (7 years and 1 year older than him)
  • Talent agency: Fulong


Biography[]

One of the most sought-after male leads in Asia, half-Taiwanese, half-Japanese Takeshi KANESHIRO (Jin) began his role to stardom at age 15 when he was talent spotted and recruited to be a Taiwanese pop idol. A string of successful music hits followed, from 1992’s “Heart Breaking Night” to 1996’s “Painful Love.” Fluent in five languages ( fluent in Mandarin, Hokkien, Japanese and to lesser degrees in Cantonese and English ), Takeshi Kaneshiro quickly captured the hearts of fans throughout Asia.

Mr. Kaneshiro’s film debut came in Tony CHING and Johnnie TO’s “Executioners” (1993) where his turn as a quasi-religious villain made such a deep impression that it is his only supporting role to date. Takeshi Kaneshiro has since played the male lead in all of his subsequent 27 films, which include the Golden Horse Award and Hong Kong Film Award winning “Chungking Express” (1994), and “Fallen Angels” (1995).

Well known for his quirky character acting, Takeshi Kaneshiro made his mark on world cinema working with Hong Kong directing heavyweights including WONG Kar Wai (“Chungking Express,” 1994, and “Fallen Angels,” 1995), Sylvia CHANG (“Tempting Heart,” 1998), and LEE Chi Ngai (“Lost and Found,” 1996, and “Sleepless Town,” 1997).

Mr. Kaneshiro’s extensive filmography is testament to his versatile acting skills. While he is best known for his high-profile work with Hong Kong directors, he is an even bigger star in his native Taiwan and Japan. He continues to earn accolades there from critics and audiences for his nuanced performances in films including Johnnie To and WAI Ka-Fai’s “Turn Left, Turn Right” (2003) and Takashi YAMAZAKI’s Japanese science fiction hit “The Returner” (2002).


Filmography[]

Movies[]

  • [2017] This Is Not What I Expected - Lu Jin
  • [2016] See You Tomorrow - Guan Chun
  • [2011] Swordsmen - Xu Bai-jiu (post-production)
  • [2009] Waiting - Kong Lin
  • [2009] Red Cliff 2 - Zhuge Liang
  • [2008] K-20: The Fiend With Twenty Faces | K-20: Kaijin niju menso den
  • [2008] Red Cliff - Zhuge Liang
  • [2008] Sweet Rain | Suwito rein: Shinigami no seido
  • [2007] The Warlords | Tau ming chong - Zhang Wen-Xiang
  • [2006] Confession of Pain | Seung sing - Detective Yau Kin Bong
  • [2005] Perhaps Love | Ru guo · Ai - Lin Jian-dong
  • [2004] House of Flying Daggers | Shi mian mai fu - Jin
  • [2004] Onimusha 3: Demon Siege | Onimusha 3 (voice) - Hidemitsu Samanosuke Akechi
  • [2003] Turn Left, Turn Right | Heung joh chow heung yau chow - John Liu
  • [2002] Returner | Ritana - Miyamoto
  • [2001] Onimusha: Warlords | Onimusha (voice)- Samanosuke Akechi
  • [2000] Space Travelers | Supêsutoraberâzu - Nishiyama ("Hayabusa Jetter")
  • [2000] Lavender | Fan yi cho - Angel
  • [1999] Tempting Heart | Sam dung - Ho-jun
  • [1998] Sleepless Town | Fuyajo - Kenichi Ryuu
  • [1998] Anna Magdalena | Ngon na ma dak lin na - Chan Kar-fu
  • [1998] Too Tired to Die - Kenji
  • [1997] Hero | Ma Wing Ching - Ma Wing Jing
  • [1997] First Love: The Litter on the Breeze | Choh chin luen hau dik yi yan sai gaa
  • [1997] Downtown Torpedoes | San tau dip ying - Jackal
  • [1997] The Odd One Dies | Liang ge zhi neng huo yi ge (1997) - Mo
  • [1996] Lost and Found | Tian ya hai jiao - Mr. Worm
  • [1996] Dr. Wai in 'The Scripture with No Words' Mo him wong - Shing
  • [1996] Forever Friends | Sei goh bat ping faan dik siu nin - Li Ta-wei
  • [1996] Feeling of Love | Zhong qing ai qing gan jue - Hing
  • [1995] Fallen Angels | Duo luo tian shi - He Zhiwu
  • [1995] Burger Cop | Mou mian bei - Tang Chuen-Shek
  • [1995] Young Policemen in Love | Xin za shi xiong zhu nu zi - Chin Ying-chun
  • [1995] Trouble Maker | La bi xiao xiao sheng - A Miu
  • [1995] School Days | Xue xiao ba wang - Eagle
  • [1994] Chungking Express | Chung Hing sam lam - He Zhiwu, Cop 223
  • [1994] Mermaid Got Married | Ren yu chuan shuo - Kenji
  • [1994] The Wrath of Silence | Chen mo de gu niang - Dr. Patrick Ko
  • [1994] No Sir | Bao gao ban zhang 3 - Chin Tieh Sheng
  • [1993] Heroic Trio 2: Executioners | Xian dai hao xia zhuan - Chong Hon/Coda

Drama[]

Japan[]

  • [2002] Golden Bowl (NTV) - Shu Akutagawa
  • [2000] Love 2000 | Nisennen no Koi (Fuji TV) - The Assassin / Yurij Maroev
  • [1998] God, Please Give Me More Time | Kamisama mousukoshi dake (Fuji TV) - Keigo Ishikawa
  • [1995] The Miracle on a Christmas Night | Seiya no kiseki - Mr.Bell

Hong Kong[]

  • [1995] Colour Of Armour

Taiwan[]

  • [1992] Grass Scholar

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