Takeshi Kaneshiro

Takeshi Kaneshiro

Japanese actor
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Takeshi Kaneshiro

Takeshi Kaneshiro (金城 武, Kaneshiro Takeshi, born October 11, 1973) is a Japanese-Taiwanese actor and singer. He has worked with some of the most renowned directors in East Asia, namely, Wong Kar Wai (Chungking Express and Fallen Angels), Peter Chan (Perhaps Love and Wuxia), Zhang Yimou (House of Flying Daggers) and John Woo (Red Cliff and The Crossing I and II). Kaneshiro is also well known in the game industry for being the video game modeled character of Samanosuke Akechi in Onimusha series.

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Claim to fame
Jin in House of Flying Daggers (2004)
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Date of birth
11 October 1973
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Place of birth
Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan)
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Age
47
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Actor, Singer
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Height
5' 10" (178 cm)
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Weight
154 lbs (69.9 kg)
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His Baritone singing voice
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Net worth
$20,000,000 USD
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Just forget me... No reason. When it ends, it ends. - When asked how he would like to be remembered at the end of his career.
  • His father is Japanese, and his mother is Chinese of Taiwanese nationality
  • Resides in Tokyo
  • Enrolled in a film class at New York University but never completed it.
  • Considered by Time Magazine to be the "Asian film industry's Johnny Depp."
  • His Japanese family name Kaneshiro is read as Jincheng in Mandarin (Chin-cheng in Taiwan, Gam-sing in Cantonese). His Japanese first name Takeshi is read as Wu in Mandarin (Mo in Cantonese).

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