Takeshi Kaneshiro is one of Asian cinema's most-favored heartthrobs, with a wide fan base that spans China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan. Born in Taipei in 1973 to a Japanese father and Taiwanese mother, Kaneshiro started his career in the early 1990s, appearing in a series of Taiwanese comedies and releasing several albums. He rose to stardom in 1994 and 1995 playing leading roles in Wong Kar-wai's international hits: Chungking Express and Fallen Angels. He subsequently starred in several Hong Kong box-office hits including Downtown Torpedoes, Anna Magdalena and Lavender. In 1998, the popularity of Sleepless Town and the TV drama God! Please Give Me More Time established Kaneshiro as one of the most sought-after actors in Japan. The same year saw director Sylvia Chang bringing him and Gigi Leung together in the romantic hit film Tempting Heart. Five years later, these two Asian superstars are working together again in Turn left turn right. Kaneshiro's latest release, Returner, was the top-grossing Japanese film in Japan in 2002.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
Takeshi Kaneshiro Facts
|Birthday||October 11, 1973 (49)|
|Height||5' 10" (1m78) How tall is Takeshi Kaneshiro compared to you?|