Masatoshi Nagase

Masatoshi Nagase
Born (1966-07-15) July 15, 1966
Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Kyōko Koizumi (m. 1995–2004)

Masatoshi Nagase (永瀬 正敏 Nagase Masatoshi, born July 15, 1966 in Miyazaki, Miyazaki) is a Japanese actor.[1] He is best known in the West for his roles in Friðrik Þór Friðriksson's Cold Fever and Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train.[2]

Nagase was described by Todd Brown of Twitch Film as "one of the great unsung heroes of Japanese film, a hugely reliable character actor with seemingly unerring taste in projects who - despite a huge body of work - remains largely unknown by name."[3]


Nagase co-starred in Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train (1989) with Youki Kudoh.[4] He has starred in films such as Sion Sono's Suicide Club (2001),[5] Shinji Aoyama's Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name (2002),[6] and Yoji Yamada's The Hidden Blade (2004).[7]




  1. Shintani, Rie (21 September 2011). "Interview with Masatoshi Nagase". Oricon Style (in Japanese).
  2. French, Philip (3 May 2009). "Film review: Funuke: Show Some Love, You Losers!". The Guardian.
  3. Brown, Todd (29 December 2008). "Masatoshi Nagase Stars In GELATIN SILVER, LOVE". Twitch Film.
  4. Lanthier, Joseph Jon (June 14, 2010). "Mystery Train - DVD Review". Slant Magazine.
  5. Mes, Tom (22 April 2002). "Midnight Eye review: Suicide Club". Midnight Eye.
  6. Brown, Todd (13 July 2005). "Mike Yokohama: A Forest With No Name Review". Twitch Film.
  7. Schager, Nick (September 16, 2005). "The Hidden Blade - Film Review". Slant Magazine.
  8. 第29回ヨコハマ映画祭 2007年日本映画個人賞 (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
  9. 日本映画批評家大賞 (in Japanese). Japan Film Critics Awards. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  10. 「海街diary」が5冠、「お盆の弟」が4冠 (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports News. Retrieved 2015-12-05.

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