Masanobu Ando

Masanobu Ando

Masanobu Ando  (安藤 政信, Andō Masanobu, born May 19, 1975 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese actor and director. For his second film, in 1996, he won the Film Academy of Japan's Best New Actor Award, starring in Takeshi Kitano's Kids Return. Ando has extensive experience in both Japanese television drama and film and has played a large variety of different roles: mentally challenged (Innocent World), bank robber (Space Travelers, Drive), doctor (Transparent), ninja and samurai (Red Shadow), even a corpse (Monday). Out of all of Ando's characters, he is best known for his role as Kazuo Kiriyama, the heartless, psychopathic killer in the controversial film, Battle Royale (2000). He also played an art forger in the low-budget Battle Royale parody Tokyo 10+01 (2003). As well as acting, Ando has been in Japanese ad campaigns for the popular Japanese snack food, Pocky, Toyota, and for DoCoMo mobile phones. In 2003, he directed his first film, Adagietto. Sehr langsam, starring Japanese actress, Kumiko Aso. The short is included in Hiroyuki Nakano's Peacedelic compilation called Short Films. In it, he also stars in the short, 県道スター (loosely translated to "Prefectural road star"). In his spare time, he enjoys photography and shopping Description above from the Wikipedia article Masanobu Ando, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Kanagawa, Japan
    Birthday
    5/19/1975
The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman
The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman
5.3
Transparent: Tribute to a Sad Genius
Transparent: Tribute to a Sad Genius
6.4
Red Shadow
Red Shadow
4.8
Innocent World
Innocent World
0
Still Life of Memories
Still Life of Memories
4.8
A Flower Aflame
A Flower Aflame
6.9
Adrenaline Drive
Adrenaline Drive
7.1
Kids Return
Kids Return
7.1
Synesthesia
Synesthesia
3.5
69
69
6.2
Green Mind, Metal Bats
Green Mind, Metal Bats
6.6
No No Sleep
No No Sleep
6.2
Day and Night
Day and Night
5.6
School Ghost Story: Curse Special
School Ghost Story: Curse Special
0
Self-Bondage: All Tied Up with My Own Rope
Self-Bondage: All Tied Up with My Own Rope
0
Big Bang Love, Juvenile A
Big Bang Love, Juvenile A
6.4
My Brother, The Android And Me
My Brother, The Android And Me
0
The Setting Sun
The Setting Sun
0
Nightmare Detective
Nightmare Detective
5.9
Space Travelers
Space Travelers
5.5
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag
7.3
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 2: The Rainbow Bridge
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 2: The Rainbow Bridge
8.2
Tokyo 10+01
Tokyo 10+01
5.5
Crickets
Crickets
8
Karaoke Terror
Karaoke Terror
5.7
Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation
Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation
5.9
Making-of Kids Return
Making-of Kids Return
6
City Hunter
City Hunter
0
Drive
Drive
6.6
Black Kiss
Black Kiss
5.3
Railroad Man
Railroad Man
7
SHORT FILMS
SHORT FILMS
0
Thousand and One Nights
Thousand and One Nights
6.5
The Yin-Yang Master Zero
The Yin-Yang Master Zero
0
Battle Royale
Battle Royale
7.3
Monday
Monday
7
Smuggler
Smuggler
6.4
Gonin Saga
Gonin Saga
4.9
THE FABLE: The Killer Who Doesn't Kill
THE FABLE: The Killer Who Doesn't Kill
7.1
Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning
Rurouni Kenshin: The Beginning
7.7
Rohan at the Louvre
Rohan at the Louvre
6.8
Strawberry Shortcakes
Strawberry Shortcakes
5.8
Kokoro
Kokoro
6.4
ZOKKI
ZOKKI
7.3
Making of 'Battle Royale'
Making of 'Battle Royale'
0
Sukiyaki Western Django
Sukiyaki Western Django
6.3
Forever Enthralled
Forever Enthralled
6.3
Sakuran
Sakuran
6.5
Sadako vs. Kayako
Sadako vs. Kayako
5.5
Rex: A Dinosaur's Story
Rex: A Dinosaur's Story
4.9
Petal Dance
Petal Dance
6.4
An Emblem Dedicated To You
An Emblem Dedicated To You
0
Shooting Film is Battleground: Making of BATTLE ROYALE
Shooting Film is Battleground: Making of BATTLE ROYALE
0
Aegis
Aegis
4.2
Ushijima the Loan Shark The Final
Ushijima the Loan Shark The Final
6.5
Code Blue: The Movie
Code Blue: The Movie
6.5
Lenses on Her Heart
Lenses on Her Heart
0
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