Tatsuya Nakadai
  Actor
 Date of birth:
      December 13th, 1930
      Tokyo, Japan
Biography

If there was a Japanese actor that could rival the career of Toshiro Mifune, it would have to be Tatsuya Nakadi. Best known for his roles as the title character in Kagemusha (1980) and Lord Hidetora Ichimonji in Ran (1985), Nakadai started his career at Shochiku with the film The Thick-Walled Room before moving on to The Human Condition series. Nakadai's first role in a Toho film would be a small part in Akira Kurosawa's epic film: Seven Samurai (1954). Tatsuya Nakadai would work with Kurosawa again on Yojimbo (1961), as the gun touting Unosuke. Nakadai would appear in several more Kurosawa films, often as the antagonist to Mifune's character. When Kurosawa and Mifune went there separate ways after personal issues, Nakadai would replace Mifune in Kurosawa's movies as the leading man in such films as Kagemusha (1980) and Ran (1985). Some of Nakadai's latest roles would include that of the father in the 2003 film Like Asura, a movie adaption of the 1979 TV series of the same name, and his role of Sahei Inugami in Kon Ichikawa's Murder of the Inugami Clan (2006).

Acting Toho Filmography
Seven Samurai (1954) - Wandering Samurai
Sazae-san (1956)
Oban (1957)
Oban Continued: State of Affairs Chapter (1957)
Oban Recommence: Stormy Chapter (1957)
Oban: Final Chapter (1958)
A Boy and Three Mothers (1958) - Engineer
Anyakoro (1959) - Kaname
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960) - Kenichi Komatsu
Daughters, Wives and a Mother (1960)
Get 'em All (1960) - Tsubota
The Blue Beast (1960) - Yasuhiko Kuroki
Yojimbo (1961) - Unosuke, Gunfighter
Poignant Story (1961)
Sanjuro (1962) - Hanbei Muroto
High and Low (1963) - Tokura, Inspector
Madame Aki (1963) - Tatsumi
A Woman's Life (1963)
The Legacy of the 500,000 (1963) - Mitsura Gunji
Pressure of Guilt (1963) - Ichiro Hamano, Lawyer
Kwaidan (1964) - Minokichi
Fort Graveyard (1965) - Sakuma
Illusion of Blood (1965) - Iuemon Tamiya
The Last Judgement (1965)
Daphne (1966) - Kanahira, Professor
Sword of Doom (1966) - Ryunosuke Tsukue
The Face of Another (1966) - Mr. Okuyama
Epoch of Murder Madness (1967) - Shinji Kikyo
Sasaki Kojiro (1967) - Musashi Miyamoto
Samurai Rebellion (1967) - Tatewaki Asano
Kill! (1968) - Wataru "Genta" Hyodo
Admiral Yamamoto (1968) - Narrator
Battle of the Japan Sea (1969) - Akashi, Colonel
Portrait of Hell (1969) - Yoshihide
Goyokin (1969) - Magobei Wakizaka
The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan (1970) - Naojiro Kataoka
Will to Conquer (1970) - Toyo Yoshida
The Ambitious (1970) - Shintaro Nakaoka
Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970) - Ronin
Inn of Evil (1971) - Sadahichi
Battle of Okinawa (1971) - Hiromichi Yahara, Colonel
The Wolves (1971) - Seji Iwahashi
Prison Release Celebration (1972)
The Human Revolution (1973)
Rise, Fair Sun (1973) - Sakuzo
The Whole Group Becomes Gorgeous (1974) - Teppei Manhyo
Gate of Youth (1975) - Yuki, Shinsuke's Father
Battle Cry (1975)
I Am a Cat (1975) - Kushami
Solar Eclipse (1975) - Hoshino, Chief Cabinet Secretary
The Human Revolution Continues (1976)
The Corporation (1976) - Iki
Figure Sanshiro (1977) - Yano
The Blue Stigma (1978) - Kazuya Minami
The Phoenix (1978) - Jingi the Conqueror, leader of the Takamagahara
Queen Bee (1978) - Ginzo Daidoji
Hunter in the Dark (1979) - Gomyo Kiyoemon
Kagemusha (1980) - "Kagemusha"
Ran (1985) - Hidetora Ichimonji, Lord
Oración (1988) - Heihachiro Wagu
The Wicked City (1992) - Daishu
After the Rain (1999) - Tsuji Gettan
Sukedachiya Sukeroku (2001) - Umetaro Katakura
Like Asura (2003) - Father
Murder of the Inugami Clan (2006) - Sahei Inugami