Yasuaki Kurata

Yasuaki Kurata

Yasuaki Kurata (born March 20, 1946), a.k.a David Kurata, is a Japanese actor specializing in action movies. An accomplished martial artist, he has dan ranks in karate (5th degree), judo (3rd degree), and aikido (2nd degree). He is perhaps best known for his extended battle against Jet Li in Fist of Legend and for his villainous role in So Close. He is fluent in Cantonese. Kurata's home town is Sakura-mura, Niihari District, Ibaraki (now part of Tsukuba). Having studied performing arts at Nihon University and Toei Theater School, he began to work as an actor in the late 1960s. In 1971, Kurata made his Hong Kong debut in the Shaw Brothers Studio kung-fu movie Angry Guest  . Since then he has appeared in numerous other films and TV series within the genre. In addition to his work as an actor, Kurata runs the stunt agency Kurata Promotion (established 1976 under the name Kurata Action Club),  teaches at a private college (the University of Creation, Art, Music & Social Work),  is chief advisor to the All Japan Nunchaku League, and in 2004 published a book, Hong Kong Action Star Kōyūroku. Description above from the Wikipedia article Yasuaki Kurata, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Niihari, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
    Birthday
    3/20/1946
Bloodfight
Bloodfight
6
A Book of Heroes
A Book of Heroes
6.3
Tiger
0
Deadly Life of a Ninja
Deadly Life of a Ninja
5.5
The Magnificent 3
The Magnificent 3
4.5
Which Is Stronger, Karate or the Tiger?
Which Is Stronger, Karate or the Tiger?
7
Shaolin Fighters vs. Ninja
Shaolin Fighters vs. Ninja
5.5
Kung Fu Inferno
Kung Fu Inferno
4
The Golden Triangle
The Golden Triangle
5
Seed of Evil
0
Yellow Dragon
Yellow Dragon
4.8
Legend of a Fighter
Legend of a Fighter
6.3
Knight Errant
Knight Errant
4.6
Fist of Unicorn
Fist of Unicorn
4.5
Call Me Dragon
Call Me Dragon
7
Little Godfather from Hong Kong
Little Godfather from Hong Kong
7
Dragon Princess
Dragon Princess
5.8
Edge of Fury
Edge of Fury
8
A Girl Called Tigress
6.5
Ninja In The Deadly Trap
Ninja In The Deadly Trap
5.2
Kung Fu: The Invisible Fist
Kung Fu: The Invisible Fist
4
Secret of the Shaolin Poles
Secret of the Shaolin Poles
5
The Black Panther
The Black Panther
4.3
Crisis
1
Fists for Revenge
0
Rage of Wind
Rage of Wind
5
Seven to One
Seven to One
7
Fatal Strike
Fatal Strike
10
The Fists of Vengeance
The Fists of Vengeance
6
Fighting Dragon
Fighting Dragon
0
V.I.P.
V.I.P.
8
To Catch a Thief
To Catch a Thief
0
Ferocious to Ferocious
Ferocious to Ferocious
0
Kung Fu Powerhouse
Kung Fu Powerhouse
0
The King of Boxers
The King of Boxers
5.8
Samouraïs
Samouraïs
3.5
Ninja Thunderbolt
Ninja Thunderbolt
7.6
The Unsubdued Furies
4
Dark War
Dark War
0
The Empty Hands
The Empty Hands
5.9
Win Them All
Win Them All
4.5
Impossible Woman
Impossible Woman
0
Violent Island: Dirty Money Hijack
Violent Island: Dirty Money Hijack
0
The Fighting King
The Fighting King
0
The Devil's Messenger DEATH MESSENGER
The Devil's Messenger DEATH MESSENGER
0
Quiet Don 11
Quiet Don 11
0
A Gathering of Heroes
A Gathering of Heroes
2
Quiet Don 3
Quiet Don 3
0
Quiet Don 4
Quiet Don 4
0
Quiet Don 5
Quiet Don 5
0
Quiet Don 6
Quiet Don 6
0
Quiet Don 10
Quiet Don 10
0
The Angry Guest
The Angry Guest
6.3
Above the War
4
God of War
God of War
5.9
Ginza Midnight Story - Utopia 2
Ginza Midnight Story - Utopia 2
0
Violent Islands Dirty Manager
Violent Islands Dirty Manager
0
Quiet Don 8
Quiet Don 8
0
Aces Go Places II
Aces Go Places II
6.3
Heroes of the East
Heroes of the East
7.2
So Close
So Close
6.8
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
6.9
Fist of Legend
Fist of Legend
7.5
Anna in Kungfu-land
Anna in Kungfu-land
4.2
The Legend of the Owl
The Legend of the Owl
7.5
Iceman: The Time Traveler
Iceman: The Time Traveler
6.7
The Prodigal Boxer: The Kick of Death
The Prodigal Boxer: The Kick of Death
6.1
Fat Buddies
Fat Buddies
6
Gold Snatchers
Gold Snatchers
6.7
Blood: The Last Vampire
Blood: The Last Vampire
5.7
Eastern Condors
Eastern Condors
7.3
Sword of Blood
Sword of Blood
4.8
The Wrath of Vajra
The Wrath of Vajra
5.5
Zodiac Killers
Zodiac Killers
5.1
Dragon Get Angry
Dragon Get Angry
0
Quiet Don 7
Quiet Don 7
0
Quiet Don 9
Quiet Don 9
0
Four Riders
Four Riders
5.3
The Brink
The Brink
5.8
Manhunt
Manhunt
5.7
Conman in Tokyo
Conman in Tokyo
6.4
Shinjuku Incident
Shinjuku Incident
6.6
Legend of Seven Monks
Legend of Seven Monks
4.8
The Executioner
The Executioner
6.4
The One
The One
4.8
Kanei Command Performance
Kanei Command Performance
0
KIRI – Profession: Assassin
KIRI – Profession: Assassin
4.2
Young Hero of Shaolin
Young Hero of Shaolin
3
The Return of Sister Street Fighter
The Return of Sister Street Fighter
6.6
Golden Job
Golden Job
6.4
Enter the Clones of Bruce
Enter the Clones of Bruce
0
GoGo Sentai Boukenger The Movie: The Greatest Precious
GoGo Sentai Boukenger The Movie: The Greatest Precious
6.5
Ginza Midnight Story - Utopia
Ginza Midnight Story - Utopia
0
The Seventh Curse
The Seventh Curse
6.7
Black Fox: Age of the Ninja
Black Fox: Age of the Ninja
7.2
Seven Days War
Seven Days War
6
Why Not?
Why Not?
6.9
Carry on Hotel
Carry on Hotel
6
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
7.8
The Last Tycoon
The Last Tycoon
6.4
Police Story
Police Story
7.5
Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars
Twinkle, Twinkle, Lucky Stars
6.6
Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread
Sister Street Fighter: Hanging by a Thread
6.5
The Millionaires' Express
The Millionaires' Express
6.3
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