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Birth Name: 北野武

Age: 70, born 18 January 1947

Born and residing in: Japan

Height: 5' 5"

Relationship Status: Married


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Description: Takeshi Kitano originally studied to become an engineer, but was thrown out of school for rebellious behavior. He learned comedy, singing and dancing from famed comedian Senzaburô Fukami. Working as a lift boy on a nightclub with such features as comic sketches and striptease dancing, Kitano saw his chance when a comedian suddenly fell ill, and he went on stage in the man's place. With a friend he formed the comic duo "The Two Beat" (his artist's name, "Beat Takeshi", comes from this period), which became very popular on Japanese television. Kitano soon embarked on an acting career, and when the director ... (more)
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Movies

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1. Battle Royale (2000)
Rating:
7.6
1732 Watched
2. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Rating:
5.5
677 Watched
Rating:
7.2
484 Watched
4. Fireworks (1997)
Rating:
8.1
359 Watched
Rating:
5.2
315 Watched




Movies directed by

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Rating:
7.2
484 Watched
2. Fireworks (1997)
Rating:
8.1
359 Watched
3. Dolls (2002)
Rating:
7.8
301 Watched
4. Kikujiro (1999)
Rating:
8
214 Watched
5. Brother (2000)
Rating:
7.1
237 Watched




Movies written by

Most popular
Top rated
Most recent
Rating:
7.2
484 Watched
2. Fireworks (1997)
Rating:
8.1
359 Watched
3. Dolls (2002)
Rating:
7.8
301 Watched
4. Kikujiro (1999)
Rating:
8
214 Watched
5. Brother (2000)
Rating:
7.1
237 Watched




TV

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Rating:
6.7
107 Watched
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7
55 Watched
Rating:
6.6
19 Watched
4. Smap×Smap (1996)
Rating:
8.8
8 Watched
Rating:
6.8
5 Watched




Music

Rating:
9
2 own




Books

1. Boy (2007)
Rating:
8
2 own





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