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Masato Harada
Masato Harada
(原田 眞人, Harada Masato, born July 3, 1949) is a Japanese film director, film critic, and sometimes an actor; he is best known to foreign audiences as Omura in The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai
and as Mr Mita in Fearless. In both his acting roles he portrayed the villain who wants Japan
Japan
to westernize under the Meiji Restoration
Meiji Restoration
in the meantime trying to remove the old ways.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Style and influences 4 Filmography

4.1 Director 4.2 Actor

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Harada was born in Numazu, Shizuoka and graduated from Higashi High School. In 1972 he went to London
London
to learn English. He then attended Tokyo College of Photography and Pepperdine University, where spent number of years training as a filmmaker. He married journalist Mizuho Fukuda in 1976.[citation needed] Career[edit] Harada made his directorial debut in 1979. He collaborated and showcased his works in Europe and US and worked as an English to Japanese subtitle translator for number of American films showing in Japan.[citation needed] Harada's 1997 drama film, Bounce Ko Gals, starred Hitomi Sato, Yasue Sato, Yukiko Okamoto,[1] and Koji Yakusho.[2] As an actor, he appeared in Edward Zwick's The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai
in 2003.[3] and Ronny Yu's Fearless in 2006. Style and influences[edit] In a 2001 interview, Harada stated that Howard Hawks
Howard Hawks
was his mentor.[4] Filmography[edit] Director[edit]

Farewell, Movie Friend: Indian Summer (1979) Uindii (1984) Paris/Dakar 1500 (1986) The Heartbreak Yakuza (1987) Gunhed (1989) Tuff 5 (1992) Painted Desert (1993) Kamikaze Taxi (1995) Rowing Through (1996) Bounce Ko Gals (1997) Spellbound (1999) Inugami (2001) The Choice of Hercules (2002) Bluestockings (2005) Densen Uta
Densen Uta
(2007) Mōryō no Hako
Mōryō no Hako
(2008) Climber's High
Climber's High
(2008) Chronicle of My Mother
Chronicle of My Mother
(2011) Return (2013) Kakekomi
Kakekomi
(2015) The Emperor in August
The Emperor in August
(2015) Sekigahara (2017)

Actor[edit]

Fearless (2006) as Mr. Mita The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai
(2003) as Mr. Omura

References[edit]

^ Kehr, Dave (October 3, 2003). "Film in Review; 'Bounce Ko Gals'". The New York Times.  ^ Murray, Noel (September 30, 2003). "Bounce Kogals - Film - Movie Review". The A.V. Club. The Onion.  ^ Schager, Nick (December 4, 2003). "The Last Smurai - Film Review". Slant Magazine.  ^ Gatto, Robin (August 15, 2001). "Midnight Eye interview: Masato Harada". Midnight Eye. 

External links[edit]

Masato Harada
Masato Harada
on IMDb Masato Harada
Masato Harada
at the Japanese Movie Database
Japanese Movie Database
(in Japanese)

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Films directed by Masato Harada

Gunhed (1989) Kamikaze Taxi (1995) Bounce Ko Gals (1997) Spellbound (1999) Densen Uta
Densen Uta
(2007) Mōryō no Hako
Mōryō no Hako
(2008) Climber's High
Climber's High
(2008) Chronicle of My Mother
Chronicle of My Mother
(2011) Kakekomi
Kakekomi
(2015) The Emperor in August
The Emperor in August
(2015) Sekigahara (2017)

Awards

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Hochi Film Award for Best Director

Yoshimitsu Morita (1985) Kichitaro Negishi (1986) Kazuo Hara (1987) Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
(1988) Toshio Masuda (1989) Jun Ichikawa (1990) Takeshi Kitano
Takeshi Kitano
(1991) Yōichi Higashi (1992) Yoichi Sai (1993) Tatsumi Kumashiro (1994) Shunji Iwai
Shunji Iwai
(1995) Yoshimitsu Morita (1996) Masato Harada
Masato Harada
(1997) Takeshi Kitano
Takeshi Kitano
(1998) Yuji Nakae (2000) Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
(2001) Yoji Yamada (2002) Hideo Onchi (2003) Yoichi Sai (2004) Kenji Uchida (2005) Kichitaro Negishi (2006) Nobuhiro Yamashita (2007) Ryōsuke Hashiguchi (2008) Miwa Nishikawa (2009) Tetsuya Nakashima (2010) Sion Sono
Sion Sono
(2011) Daihachi Yoshida
Daihachi Yoshida
(2012) Kazuya Shiraishi (2013) Takashi Koizumi (2014) Yukihiko Tsutsumi (2015) Lee Sang-il (2016) Yukiko Mishima (2017)

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Nikkan Sports Film Award for Best Director

Kazuo Kuroki (1988) Shohei Imamura (1989) Seijirō Kōyama (1990) Yoji Yamada (1991) Yōichi Higashi (1992) Yoichi Sai (1993) Kinji Fukasaku (1994) Kaneto Shindo
Kaneto Shindo
(1995) Takeshi Kitano
Takeshi Kitano
(1996) Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki
(1997) Hideyuki Hirayama (1998) Kinji Fukasaku (1999) Junji Sakamoto (2000) Isao Yukisada
Isao Yukisada
(2001) Yoji Yamada (2002) Takeshi Kitano
Takeshi Kitano
(2003) Kazuo Kuroki (2004) Isshin Inudo (2005) Kichitaro Negishi (2006) Masayuki Suo (2007) Yōjirō Takita (2008) Miwa Nishikawa (2009) Takashi Miike
Takashi Miike
(2010) Kaneto Shindo
Kaneto Shindo
(2011) Kenji Uchida (2012) Hirokazu Kore-eda
Hirokazu Kore-eda
(2013) Takashi Yamazaki
Takashi Yamazaki
(2014) Masato Harada
Masato Harada
(2015) Makoto Shinkai
Makoto Shinkai
(2016) Yuya Ishii (2017)

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Mainichi Film Award for Best Screenplay

Eijirō Hisaita (1946) Keinosuke Uekusa (1947) Mansaku Itami (1948) Kogo Noda
Kogo Noda
(1949) Yasujirō Ozu
Yasujirō Ozu
(1949) Kaneto Shindo
Kaneto Shindo
(1950) Keisuke Kinoshita
Keisuke Kinoshita
(1951) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1952) Shinobu Hashimoto (1952) Hideo Oguni
Hideo Oguni
(1952) Keisuke Kinoshita
Keisuke Kinoshita
(1953-1954) Toshio Yasumi (1955) Shinobu Hashimoto (1956) Yoshikata Yoda
Yoshikata Yoda
(1957) Shinobu Hashimoto (1958) Yōko Mizuki (1959) Shinobu Hashimoto (1960) Zenzo Matsuyama
Zenzo Matsuyama
(1961) Natto Wada (1962) Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(1963) Hideo Oguni
Hideo Oguni
(1963) Ryuzo Kikushima (1963) Eijirō Hisaita (1963) Yasutarō Yagi
Yasutarō Yagi
(1964) Naoyuki Suzuki (1965) Shinobu Hashimoto (1966) Hisashi Yamanouchi (1967) Shohei Imamura (1968) Keiji Hasebe (1968) Tsutomu Tamura (1969) Yoji Yamada (1970) Akira Miyazaki (1970) Mamoru Sasaki (1971) Nagisa Ōshima
Nagisa Ōshima
(1971) Fumio Ishimori (1972) Yoji Yamada (1973) Akira Miyazaki (1973) Yoshitaka Asama (1973) Shinobu Hashimoto (1974) Yoji Yamada (1974) Takehiro Nakajima (1975) Nobuo Yamada (1976) Yoji Yamada (1977) Yoshitaka Asama (1977) Kaneto Shindo
Kaneto Shindo
(1978) Masaru Baba (1979) Yōzō Tanaka (1980) Sō Kuramoto (1981) Motomu Furuta (1982) Yoshitarō Nomura (1982) Nagisa Ōshima
Nagisa Ōshima
(1983) Yoshimitsu Morita (1983) Haruhiko Arai (1984) Shinichiro Sawai (1984) Kenji Nakagami (1985) Yūji Kato (1985) Yuya Uchida (1986) Isao Takagi (1986) Juzo Itami
Juzo Itami
(1987) Toshio Kamata (1988) Hiroo Matsuda (1989) Taichi Yamada (1990) Kōki Mitani
Kōki Mitani
(1991) Tokyo Sunshine Boys (1991) Shōichi Maruyama (1992) Yoichi Sai (1993) Wui Sin Chong (1993) Zenzo Matsuyama
Zenzo Matsuyama
(1993) Yōzō Tanaka (1994) Ryōsuke Hashiguchi (1995) Masayuki Suo (1996) Kōki Mitani
Kōki Mitani
(1997) Takehiro Nakajima (1998) Nobuhiro Suwa
Nobuhiro Suwa
(1999) Tomokazu Miura
Tomokazu Miura
(1999) Makiko Watanabe
Makiko Watanabe
(1999) Yoji Yamada (2000) Yoshitaka Asama (2000) Emiko Hiramatsu (2000) Kankurō Kudō (2001) Wui Sin Chong (2002) Miwa Nishikawa (2003) Kenta Fukasaku (2003) Norio Kida (2003) Haruhiko Arai (2004) Kenji Uchida (2005) Masato Katō (2006) Aya Watanabe (2007) Ryōsuke Hashiguchi (2008) Yōzō Tanaka (2009) Yūki Satō (2010) Kaneto Shindo
Kaneto Shindo
(2011) Yang Yong-hi (2012) Haruhiko Arai (2013) Momoko Andō (2014) Masato Harada
Masato Harada
(2015) Kōsuke Mukai (2016) Yuya Ishii (2017)

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 263062528 LCCN: nr92007088 ISNI: 0000 0000 4723 0883 GND: 1062309901 BNF: cb16594674w (data) NDL: 00099604 NKC: xx0151823 CiNii: DA05873030 SNAC: w6hq51p0

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