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Yakusho, Kōji

Overview
Works: 205 works in 765 publications in 7 languages and 13,297 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Romance films  Fiction  Samurai films  History 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Narrator, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kōji Yakusho
Babel by Alejandro González Iñárritu( Visual )

35 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy American couple touring Morocco become the focus of an international incident involving a poor Moroccan farmer. A San Diego nanny makes a disastrous decision to take her charges with her to a wedding in Mexico while her employers are absent. A deaf-mute Japanese teen tries to deal with a relationship with her father and the world in general that has been upended by the death of her mother
Memoirs of a geisha by Rob Marshall( Visual )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 2,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1920s, 9-year-old Chiyo gets sold to a geisha house. There, she is forced into servitude, receiving nothing in return until the house's ruling hierarchy determines if she is of high enough quality to service the clientele -- men who visit and pay for conversation, dance and song. After rigorous years of training, Chiyo becomes Sayuri, a geisha of incredible beauty and influence. Life is good for Sayuri, but World War II is about to disrupt the peace"--IMDb
Shall we dansu? by Masayuki Suo( Visual )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged businessman's dull life takes an interesting turn when he signs up for a ballroom dance class just to meet the beautiful dance instructor
Tanpopo = Dandelion by Jūzō Itami( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tampopo follows the life of a young widow who runs a small noodle restaurant in Tokyo and her quest for the perfect bowl of ramen. Helping her to attain top ramen status is Goro, the truck driver who at first criticizes Tampopo's cooking ability and then helps her to master it
Tokyo sonata by Kiyoshi Kurosawa( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a contemporary Japanese family torn apart after its patriarch unexpectedly loses his job. Ashamed, he keeps this a secret, but as he grows more despondent, his family resorts to drastic measures to break away from their fractured lives
Jūsannin no shikaku = 13 assassins by Eiichi Kudō( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Japanese and Chinese and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen brave samurai must face overwhelming odds in an epic battle against a sadistic lord and his army of 200 to prevent him from plunging Japan into war
The boy and the beast by Mamoru Hosoda( Visual )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who's been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But the unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test; a final showdown
Shall we dance? by Masayuki Suo( Visual )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons
Unagi by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yamashita's quiet country life has fatally changed when he found out his wife's affair and killed her instantly. On parole after eight years in prison, he returned to his sleepy hometown to open a small barbar shop. An eel was the only one he could trust and feel comfortable with, until he accidentally helped the life of a strange young woman, Keiko, who was attempting suicide. An odd love story of a reformed wife-killer and a troubled runaway, with a lot of twists
Hara-kiri : death of a samurai( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord"--IMDb.com
Tampopo( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in Japanese and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe"--Container
Oh Lucy!( Visual )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in Japanese and English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setsuko is a single, emotionally unfulfilled woman, seemingly stuck with a drab, meaningless life in Tokyo. At least until she's convinced by her niece, Mika to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American alter ego named "Lucy." This new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly develops romantic feelings for her American instructor, John. When John suddenly disappears from class and Setsuko learns that he and her niece were secretly dating, Setsuko enlists the help of her sister, Ayako and the pair fly halfway across the world to the outskirts of Southern California in search of the runaway couple. In a brave new world of tattoo parlors and seedy motels, family ties and past lives are tested as Setsuko struggles to preserve the dream and promise of "Lucy."--Distributor website
Mifune : the last samurai : a documentary about Toshiro Mifune( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki explores the accidental movie career of Toshiro Mifune, one of the true giants of world cinema. Mifune made sixteen remarkable films with director Akira Kurosawa during the Golden Age of Japanese Cinema. Together they thrilled audiences and influenced filmmaking around the world, providing direct inspiration for The Magnificent Seven and Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood's breakthrough, A Fistful of Dollars
Kyua by Kiyoshi Kurosawa( Visual )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detective tries to solve a series of murders with a supernatural connection
Sandome no Satsujin = The third murder( Visual )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in Japanese and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori's chances of winning the case seem low - his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim's family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all
Tanpopo( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in Japanese and German and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young widow Tanpopo attempts to start a small ramen noodle restaurant. She has little success until she meets Gorō, a cowboy-hat-wearing truck driver who decides to helps her to make the perfect bowl of top ramen. A story that features various subplots and an eclectic group of supporting characters, all of whom have expressively passionate relationships with food
Kairo = Pulse by Kiyoshi Kurosawa( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young friends is rocked by the sudden suicide of one of their own and his subsequent ghostly reappearance in grainy computer and video images. More deaths follow as the world is slowly being drained of life
13 assassins by Takashi Miike( Visual )

34 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen brave samurai must face overwhelming odds in an epic battle against a sadistic lord and his army of 200 to prevent him from plunging Japan into war
Akai hashi no shita no nurui mizu = Warm water under a red bridge by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frustrated, unemployed architect travels to a remote fishing village in search of a treasure rumored to be hidden in a house near a red bridge. He builds an intense relationship with one of the occupants of the house, a young woman with an "unusual" condition
Séance by Kiyoshi Kurosawa( Visual )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl escapes her kidnappers and hides in the equipment case of a sound effects engineer, while he is recording sounds in the woods with his psychic wife. The stage is set to promote her psychic abilities, but the hoax goes terrifyingly wrong
 
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Memoirs of a geisha
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Alternative Names
Hashimoto Koji

Hashimoto, Kôji 1956-

Jakuso Kódzsi

Koji Yakusho

Kōji Yakusho 1956-....

Kōji Yakusho acteur japonais

Kōji Yakusho actor japonés

Kōji Yakusho aktor japoński

Kōji Yakusho attore giapponese

Kōji Yakusho Japanese actor

Kōji Yakusho Japanischer Schauspieler

Kōji Yakusho Japans acteur

Kōji Yakusho japansk skådespelare

Kōji Yakusho japansk skodespelar

Kōji Yakusho japansk skuespiller

Kōji Yakusho pemeran laki-laki asal Jepang

Yakusho, Kôji

Yakusho, Kōji 1956-

Yakusyo, Kozi

Кодзи Якусё японский актёр

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کوجی یاکوشو بازیگر ژاپنی

കൊജി യാകുഷോ ജപ്പാനിലെ ചലച്ചിത്ര അഭിനേതാവ്

야쿠쇼 고지

ヤクショ, コウジ

役所, 広司 1956-...

役所廣司

役所広司, 1956-

Languages
Japanese (213)

English (68)

Spanish (14)

French (6)

German (5)

Italian (3)

Chinese (1)