Ando Masanobu, 2011
|Native name||安藤 政信|
May 19, 1975|
Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
|Known for||Battle Royale|
Masanobu Ando (安藤 政信 Andō Masanobu, born May 19, 1975) is a Japanese actor.
Ando's career took off after starring in Takeshi Kitano's Kids Return, which is one of Kitano's most successful films in Japan, with his role as Shinji, a highschool student who gave up school and continued into Boxing with his best friend. He is most famous for his psychopath-killer role of Kazuo Kiriyama in Battle Royale, a 2000 blockbuster dystopia film, which managed to be one of the most famous blood and gore films of the decade.
He also appeared in Katsuhito Ishii's Smuggler. He has taken part in Toronto Film Festival before, but his personality is very quiet and modest. In his spare time he likes photography and shopping.
- Rex: A Dinosaur's Story (1993)
- Kids Return (1996)
- Innocent World (1998)
- Poppoya (1999)
- Adrenaline Drive (1999)
- Battle Royale (2000)
- Space Travelers (2000)
- Monday (2000)
- Transparent: Tribute to a Sad Genius (2001)
- Red Shadow (2001)
- Tokyo 10+01 (2002)
- Drive (2002)
- Short Films (2003)
- Sonic Four: Peace Vibe (2003)
- Karaoke Terror (2003)
- 69 (2004)
- Aegis (2005)
- Synesthesia (2005)
- Black Kiss (2006)
- Strawberry Shortcakes (2006)
- Crickets (2006)
- Green Mind, Metal Bats (2006)
- Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006)
- Sakuran (2007)
- Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)
- Nightmare Detective (2007)
- Forever Enthralled (2008)
- The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman (2010)
- Seediq Bale (2011)
- Smuggler (2011)
- R-18 Bungaku-sho Vol.1: Jijojibaku no Watashi (2013)
- Petal Dance (2013)
- Gonin Saga (2015)
- Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation (2016)
- Sadako vs. Kayako (2016)
- Kashin (2016)
- My Friend's Lover (1997)
- When the Saints Go Marching In (1998)
- Blue Days (1998)
- Seinen wa Kouya o Mezasu (1999)
- Gakko no Kaidan: Haru no Noroi Special (2000)
- Higashino Keigo Mysteries (2012)
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