Takeshi Kitano

Kitano at the premiere of ''[[Ghost in the Shell (2017 film)|Ghost in the Shell]]'', March 2017 is a Japanese comedian, television presenter, actor, filmmaker, and author. While he is known primarily as a comedian and TV host in his native Japan, abroad he is known almost exclusively for his work as a filmmaker. With the exception of his works as a film director, he is known almost exclusively by the stage name .

Kitano rose to prominence in the 1970s as one half of the comedy duo ''Two Beat'', before going solo and becoming one of the three biggest comedians in the country. After several small acting roles, he made his directorial debut with 1989's ''Violent Cop'' and garnered international acclaim for ''Sonatine'' (1993). But he was not accepted as a director in Japan until ''Hana-bi'' won the Golden Lion in 1997. In October 2017, Kitano completed his ''Outrage'' crime trilogy with the release of ''Outrage Coda''.

He has received critical acclaim for his idiosyncratic cinematic work, winning numerous awards with Japanese film critic Nagaharu Yodogawa having once dubbed him "the true successor" to influential filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. Many of Kitano's films are dramas about yakuza gangsters or the police. Described by critics as using an acting style that is highly deadpan or a camera style that approaches near-stasis, Kitano often uses long takes where little appears to be happening, or editing that cuts immediately to the aftermath of an event. Many of his films express a bleak worldview, but are also filled with humor and affection for their characters. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Bīto Takeshi.
Published 2007
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by Bīto Takeshi.
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Published 1998
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Published 2000
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Published 2014
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Published 2000
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Published 2003
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Published 2000
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Published 2012
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Published 1998
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Published 1999
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Published 2001
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Published 1991
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Published 2014
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Published 1999
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Published 2001
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Published 2002
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Published 2000
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Published 1998
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Published 2012
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