July 15, 1966|
Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan
|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. He is best known in the West for his roles in Friðrik Þór Friðriksson's Cold Fever and Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train.
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."
Nagase co-starred in Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train (1989) with Youki Kudoh. He has starred in films such as Sion Sono's Suicide Club (2001), Shinji Aoyama's Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name (2002), and Yoji Yamada's The Hidden Blade (2004).
- Shonben Rider (1983)
- Miyuki (1983) voice
- Mystery Train (1989)
- Bakayarou! 3: Hen na Yatsura (1990)
- My Sons (1991)
- Autumn Moon (1992)
- Tora-San Makes Excuses
- Original Sin (1992)
- The Most Terrible Time in My Life (1994)
- Outobai Shoujo (1994)
- The Stairway to the Distant Past (1994)
- Powder Road (1994)
- Cold Fever (1995)
- Flirt (1995)
- Berlin (1995)
- Trap (1996)
- Gakko II (1996)
- Niji o Tsukamu Otoko (1996)
- Ullie (1996)
- Abduction (1997)
- Beautiful Sunday (1998)
- Three Businessmen (1998)
- Gojoe (2000)
- Party 7 (2000)
- A Closing Day (2000)
- Electric Dragon 80.000 V (2001)
- Chloe (2001)
- Luxurious Bone (2001)
- Pistol Opera (2001)
- Stereo Future (2001)
- Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name (2002)
- Suicide Club (2002)
- Getting Wild with Our Monkey (2002)
- The Sea Is Watching (2003)
- Dead End Run (2003)
- The Loved Gun (2004)
- The Hidden Blade (2004)
- Gina K (2005)
- Ubume no Natsu (2005)
- The Blossoming of Kamiya Etsuko (2006)
- Sakuran (2006)
- Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers! (2007)
- Yume no Mani Mani (2008)
- Kaasan, Mom's Life (2008)
- R246 Story (2008)
- Gelatin Silver, Love (2009)
- Smuggler (2011)
- A Road Stained Crimson (2012)
- A Woman and War (2013)
- Kano (2014) – Hyōtarō Kondō
- Sweet Bean (2015)
- Black Widow Business (2016) – Honda
- Jūjika (2016) – Shunsuke's father
- Happiness (2016) – Kanzaki
- 64: Part I (2016)
- 64: Part II (2016)
- Paterson (2016)
- Hikari (2017)
- 1992: Japanese Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actor and Best Newcomer (My Sons)
- 2007: Yokohama Film Festival - Best Supporting Actor (Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers!)
- 2010: Japanese Film Critics Awards - Best Actor (Mainichi Kaasan)
- 2015: Yokohama Film Festival - Best Actor (An)
- Shintani, Rie (21 September 2011). "Interview with Masatoshi Nagase". Oricon Style (in Japanese).
- French, Philip (3 May 2009). "Film review: Funuke: Show Some Love, You Losers!". The Guardian.
- Brown, Todd (29 December 2008). "Masatoshi Nagase Stars In GELATIN SILVER, LOVE". Twitch Film.
- Lanthier, Joseph Jon (June 14, 2010). "Mystery Train - DVD Review". Slant Magazine.
- Mes, Tom (22 April 2002). "Midnight Eye review: Suicide Club". Midnight Eye.
- Brown, Todd (13 July 2005). "Mike Yokohama: A Forest With No Name Review". Twitch Film.
- Schager, Nick (September 16, 2005). "The Hidden Blade - Film Review". Slant Magazine.
- 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.
- 日本映画批評家大賞 (in Japanese). Japan Film Critics Awards. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
- 「海街diary」が5冠、「お盆の弟」が4冠 (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports News. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
- Official website
- Masatoshi Nagase at the Internet Movie Database
- Masatoshi Nagase at the Japanese Movie Database (Japanese)