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Hiroyuki Sanada

Hiroyuki Sanada

Hiroyuki Sanada is an internationally renowned stage and screen actor. He has dazzled audiences around the world with his talent and versatility in such internationally acclaimed motion pictures as The Last Samurai, co-starring Tom Cruise, and Yoji Yamada's 2004 Oscar-nominated film, The Twilight Samurai and Sharaku, an official selection for the Cannes Film Festival in 1995. Sanada also starred in the original Japanese version of the modern horror-classic The Ring.

Sanada is also a celebrated stage actor in his home country of Japan as well as internationally. In 1986, Sanada starred in Romeo & Juliet directed by legendary Kabuki actor Tamasaburo Bando. On the London stage, Sanada played the role of Fool in the Royal Shakespeare Company's millennium production of King Lear for which he was made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) by Queen Elizabeth ll.

Sanada recently appeared in the Merchant Ivory Production of The White Countess, co-starring Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, and Vanessa Redgrave.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.
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Hiroyuki Sanada Facts

Birth NameHiroyuki Shimosawa
BirthdayOctober 12, 1960 (60)
BirthplaceTokyo, Japan

Selected Filmography

Not available.