Ken Ogata

Ken Ogata

Ken Ogata (緒形 拳 Ogata Ken, 20 July 1937-5 October 2008) was a Japanese actor. Ogata was born in Tokyo, Japan. Ogata is well known for his roles in Peter Greenaway's The Pillow Book, Paul Schrader's Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters and Shohei Imamura's The Ballad of Narayama. He won the award for best actor at the 26th Blue Ribbon Awards for Okinawan Boys. In television, his starring role as Toyotomi Hideyoshi in the 1965 NHK Taiga drama Taikōki catapulted him to fame. Ken went on to many prominent roles in subsequent programs. The following year, he portrayed Benkei in Minamoto no Yoshitsune. The network tapped him again for the role of Fujiwara no Sumitomo in the 1976 Kaze to Kumo to Niji to. He returned to playing Hideyoshi in the 1978 Ōgon no Hibi, and returned to the lead as Ōishi Kuranosuke in Tōge no Gunzō, the 1982 Chūshingura. Another featured appearance in a Taiga drama was in Taiheiki (1991, as Ashikaga Sadauji, father of Takauji). Mr. Ogata died on October 5, 2008, just days after finishing his role in the production of the Fuji TV drama "Kaze no Garden" (Garden of the Winds), filmed in the rural Furano area of northern Japan. In his final role, Ogata, himself 71 years of age, played a doctor involved in the end-of-life care of elderly patients. His sons Kanta and Naoto Ogata are actors. NHK selected Naoto for the starring role of Oda Nobunaga in the 1992 Taiga drama Nobunaga King of Zipangu; Kanta played Inaba Masakatsu in Aoi Tokugawa Sandai (2000). Description above from the Wikipedia article Ken Ogata, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
    Birthday
    7/20/1937
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
7.8
The Ballad of Narayama
The Ballad of Narayama
7.4
Vengeance Is Mine
Vengeance Is Mine
7.5
Gonin 2
Gonin 2
6.9
The Geisha
The Geisha
7.4
Edo Porn
Edo Porn
6
Shogun's Shadow
Shogun's Shadow
6.7
Tracked
Tracked
5.6
Oar
Oar
6.6
Miracle Banana
0
The Catch
The Catch
6.2
A Long Walk
A Long Walk
7
Man Walking on Snow
Man Walking on Snow
5.7
The Dream of Russia
The Dream of Russia
6.8
Zegen
Zegen
6.1
House on Fire
House on Fire
5.3
Bōshi
0
A Chaos of Flowers
A Chaos of Flowers
8
Rainbow Kids
Rainbow Kids
6.3
My Soul Is Slashed
My Soul Is Slashed
6
Company Executives
Company Executives
6
The Dropout
The Dropout
6
Professional Killers – Assassin's Quarry
Professional Killers – Assassin's Quarry
10
Professional Killers – Assignment by Night
Professional Killers – Assignment by Night
10
Jugyo Sankan no Onna
Jugyo Sankan no Onna
0
Ana
Ana
0
The Man Who Wipes Mirrors
The Man Who Wipes Mirrors
0
The Central Quicksand
The Central Quicksand
0
The Phantom Thief Nezumi Kozo and the Tattooed Judge
The Phantom Thief Nezumi Kozo and the Tattooed Judge
0
Autumn Blossoms
Autumn Blossoms
0
Totteoki no Seishun
Totteoki no Seishun
0
The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai
7.8
The Demon
The Demon
6.2
The Sex Check
The Sex Check
0
The House of Wooden Blocks
The House of Wooden Blocks
0
Lady with Seven Faces
Lady with Seven Faces
0
Succession
Succession
6
Kokkai e ikô!
Kokkai e ikô!
0
The Pillow Book
The Pillow Book
6.4
Film Noir
Film Noir
7
Shadow Warriors: Hattori Hanzo
Shadow Warriors: Hattori Hanzo
8
Goodbye Mama
Goodbye Mama
0
Why Not?
Why Not?
6.9
Okinawan Boys
Okinawan Boys
0
Granny Gabai
Granny Gabai
7.5
Tokugawa Ieyasu – TBS Warlord Special
Tokugawa Ieyasu – TBS Warlord Special
0
A Woman Called En
A Woman Called En
0
A Hardest Night!!
A Hardest Night!!
6.2
Love and Honor
Love and Honor
7.4
The Samurai I Loved
The Samurai I Loved
7.1
Goodbye Japan
0
The Way of Osaka Financing 1
The Way of Osaka Financing 1
0
Kitaro and the Millennium Curse
Kitaro and the Millennium Curse
4.9
The Peacock King
The Peacock King
6.6
The Castle of Sand
The Castle of Sand
7.5
Zatoichi: Darkness Is His Ally
Zatoichi: Darkness Is His Ally
6.4
Samurai Banners
Samurai Banners
7.5
The Wicked
The Wicked
7
Shingo's Ten Duels
Shingo's Ten Duels
0
Last Quarter
Last Quarter
6.2
Time Limit
Time Limit
5
The Hidden Blade
The Hidden Blade
7.4
Tokyo Bordello
Tokyo Bordello
6.2
11'09''01 September 11
11'09''01 September 11
6.5
Oracion
Oracion
6
Heat Wave
Heat Wave
5.8
Mount Hakkoda
Mount Hakkoda
6.8
Memories of You
Memories of You
0
Farewell, My Beloved
Farewell, My Beloved
0
Virus
Virus
6.4
Izo
Izo
6.1
Samurai Reincarnation
Samurai Reincarnation
5.8
Logo
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