Ryuhei Matsuda

Ryuhei Matsuda

Ryuhei Matsuda (left) with director Nagisa Ōshima at Cannes in 2000
Native name 松田 龍平
Born (1983-05-09) 9 May 1983
Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999present
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Spouse(s) Lina Ohta (2009present)
Website www.ryuhei-matsuda.com

Ryuhei Matsuda (松田 龍平 Matsuda Ryūhei, born 9 May 1983) is a Japanese film and television actor. Matsuda's best known film roles include the young and desirable samurai Sōzaburō Kanō in Taboo and the rock star Ren Honjo in Nana.

Early life

Matsuda was born on 9 May 1983 in Tokyo to Yusaku Matsuda, a Japanese actor of partial Korean ancestry,[1] and Miyuki Matsuda (née Kumagai), a Japanese actress. He has two younger siblings, a younger brother, Shota Matsuda, and a younger sister by his parents' marriage and one older half-sister by his father's first marriage. His father died from bladder cancer in 1989, when Ryuhei was 6 years old.[2] He attended Horikoshi High School, a Japanese high school that caters to celebrity students, but did not graduate.[3]


At the age of 15, Matsuda was offered the role of the desirable young samurai Kanō Sōzaburō in Nagisa Ōshima's 1999 film Taboo. The role helped boost him from an entirely unknown actor to a film star, earning him a Japanese Academy award "Newcomer of the Year", as well as "Blue Ribbon", "Kinema Junpo", and "Yokohama Film Festival" Awards for the "Best New Actor".[4]

Since appearing in Taboo, Matsuda has played a wide range of roles, from the high school student Kujo in the 2001 film Blue Spring to the rock star Ren Honjo in the 2005 film Nana. In February 2013, it was revealed that Matsuda would play the part of a Japanese gangster in an upcoming sequel to the 2012 Indonesian film The Raid, named Berandal.[5]

Personal life

On 11 January 2009, Matsuda married Lina Ohta (太田 莉菜 Ōta Rina), a Russian-Japanese model.[6] Their first child, a baby girl, was born on 4 July 2009.[6]



TV dramas


Matsuda won a Japanese Academy Award for the "Best Supporting Actor" in the 2011 film Tantei wa Bar ni Iru,[13] and Nikkan Sports Film Award for the "Best Actor" in the 2013 film The Great Passage.[14]


  1. Matsuda, Michiko (2008). Ekkyōsha-Matsuda Yūsaku [Border-transgressor Yusaku Matsuda] (in Japanese). Shinchosha. ISBN 978-4-10-306451-0.
  2. Yusaku Matsuda. Nipponcinema.com. Retrieved on 2010-10-26.
  3. Ryuhei Matsuda. Nipponcinema.com. Retrieved on 2010-10-26.
  4. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0559430/awards?ref_=nm_awd
  5. http://twitchfilm.com/2013/02/draft---ryuhei-matsuda-kenichi-endo-kazuki-kitamura-joing-the-raid-2-berandal.html
  6. 1 2 First child for Ryuhei Matsuda, Lina Ohta. Tokyograph. Retrieved on 2010-10-26.
  7. Tom Mes (4 September 2003). "9 Souls". Midnight Eye. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  8. 映画「長州ファイブ -CHOSYU Five-」ウェブサイト. Chosyufive-movie.com. Retrieved on 2010-10-26.
  9. 世界はときどき美しい. Sekaihatokidoki.com. Retrieved on 2010-10-26.
  10. yakiniku-movie.com. yakiniku-movie.com. Retrieved on 2010-10-26.
  11. 恋するマドリ. Koisurumadori.com. Retrieved on 2010-10-26.
  12. アヒルと鴨のコインロッカー. Ahiru-kamo.jp (2007-06-23). Retrieved on 2010-10-26.
  13. http://asianfanatics.net/forum/topic/764897-nominees-for-the-blue-ribbon-awards-announced/
  14. Ma, Kevin. "Great Passage tops 38th Hochi Film Awards". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.

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