Tsutomu Yamazaki

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Tsutomu Yamazaki (山崎 努 Yamazaki Tsutomu) (born December 2, 1936 in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese actor. He has been nominated for seven Japanese Academy Awards, winning Best Actor awards for the Juzo Itami comedies The Funeral and A Taxing Woman, and the Best Supporting Actor awards for Go and Departures. He also won the Blue Ribbon Award for Best Actor in 1984 for The Funeral and Farewell to the Ark. Description above from the Wikipedia article Tsutomu Yamazaki, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Departures (2008)

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Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel agency he finds he’s being interviewed for work with departures of a more permanent nature ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yojiro Takita
CAST:  Masahiro Motoki  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Ryoko Hirosue  •  Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Daigo, a cellist, is laid off from his orchestra and moves with his wife back to his small hometown where the living is cheaper. Thinking he’s applying for a job at a travel agency he finds he’s being interviewed for work with departures of a more permanent nature ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yojiro Takita
CAST:  Masahiro Motoki  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Ryoko Hirosue  •  Kazuko Yoshiyuki

A Taxing Woman (1987)

Ryoko Itakura is a government tax agent who has just landed a big promotion. Her first assignment is to catch wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo. She has a tough job, since in Japan tax evasion is an art and Gondo is, in effect, Rembrandt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Masahiko Tsugawa  •  Yasuo Daichi

Ryoko Itakura is a government tax agent who has just landed a big promotion. Her first assignment is to catch wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo. She has a tough job, since in Japan tax evasion is an art and Gondo is, in effect, Rembrandt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Masahiko Tsugawa  •  Yasuo Daichi

High and Low (1963)

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Toshirō Mifune  •  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Kyōko Kagawa  •  Tatsuya Mihashi

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Toshirō Mifune  •  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Kyōko Kagawa  •  Tatsuya Mihashi

Kagemusha (1980)

Akira Kurosawa's lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When Shingen dies, his generals reluctantly agree to have the impostor take over as the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Jinpachi Nezu  •  Takashi Shimura

Akira Kurosawa's lauded feudal epic presents the tale of a petty thief who is recruited to impersonate Shingen, an aging warlord, in order to avoid attacks by competing clans. When Shingen dies, his generals reluctantly agree to have the impostor take over as the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Tatsuya Nakadai  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Jinpachi Nezu  •  Takashi Shimura

Red Beard (1965)

Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic under the gruff doctor Red Beard. Yasumoto rebels in numerous ways, but Red Beard proves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Toshirō Mifune  •  Yûzô Kayama  •  Takashi Shimura  •  Kyōko Kagawa

Aspiring to an easy job as personal physician to a wealthy family, Noboru Yasumoto is disappointed when his first post after medical school takes him to a small country clinic under the gruff doctor Red Beard. Yasumoto rebels in numerous ways, but Red Beard proves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Akira Kurosawa
CAST:  Toshirō Mifune  •  Yûzô Kayama  •  Takashi Shimura  •  Kyōko Kagawa

Tampopo (1985)

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A pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside fast food stop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, begs them to help her turn her establishment into a paragon of the "art of noodle soup making".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Ken Watanabe  •  Koji Yakusho

A pair of truck drivers happen onto a decrepit roadside fast food stop selling ramen noodles. The widowed owner, Tampopo, begs them to help her turn her establishment into a paragon of the "art of noodle soup making".  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Ken Watanabe  •  Koji Yakusho

The Funeral (1984)

At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to another over the course of the three-day funeral, which is held (as is customary) in the home. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Kin Sugai  •  Hideji Ôtaki

At the beginning of the film the father-in-law of the protagonist dies unexpectedly of a heart attack. The remainder of the film is episodic, moving from one incident to another over the course of the three-day funeral, which is held (as is customary) in the home. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Kin Sugai  •  Hideji Ôtaki

Go (2001)

Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school that is dedicated ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Yosuke Kubozuka  •  Kou Shibasaki  •  Tarō Yamamoto  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki

Isao Yukisada spins this gritty coming-of-age tale about Sugihara, a Japanese-born, third-generation Korean who struggles to find a place in a society that will not accept him. The film begins with Sugihara studying at a Korean junior high school that is dedicated ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Yosuke Kubozuka  •  Kou Shibasaki  •  Tarō Yamamoto  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki

Space Battleship Yamato (2010)

In 2199, five years after the Gamilons began an invasion of Earth, the planet has been ravaged by the aliens' bombs. The remnants of humanity have fled underground to escape the irradiated surface. One day, former pilot Susumu Kodai discovers a capsule sent from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takashi Yamazaki
CAST:  Hiroyuki Ikeuchi  •  Takuya Kimura  •  Meisa Kuroki  •  Toshirō Yanagiba

In 2199, five years after the Gamilons began an invasion of Earth, the planet has been ravaged by the aliens' bombs. The remnants of humanity have fled underground to escape the irradiated surface. One day, former pilot Susumu Kodai discovers a capsule sent from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Takashi Yamazaki
CAST:  Hiroyuki Ikeuchi  •  Takuya Kimura  •  Meisa Kuroki  •  Toshirō Yanagiba

A Quiet Life (1995)

Melodrama about the life of a mentally handicapped young man and his devoted sister after their famous novelist father and housewife mother go to Australia on a business trip.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Masayuki Imai  •  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Hinako Saeki  •  Atsuro Watabe

Melodrama about the life of a mentally handicapped young man and his devoted sister after their famous novelist father and housewife mother go to Australia on a business trip.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Juzo Itami
CAST:  Masayuki Imai  •  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Hinako Saeki  •  Atsuro Watabe

Tora-san's Cherished Mother (1969)

Kuruma Torajiro is discovered looking around Kyoto for someone special to him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoji Yamada
CAST:  Kiyoshi Atsumi  •  Chôchô Miyako  •  Orie Satō  •  Chieko Baisho

Kuruma Torajiro is discovered looking around Kyoto for someone special to him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoji Yamada
CAST:  Kiyoshi Atsumi  •  Chôchô Miyako  •  Orie Satō  •  Chieko Baisho

The Climbers High (2008)

On August 12, 1985, a jumbo jet crashes, causing 520 fatalities, making the accident the biggest single-plane accident in the world. The local press reporters are tossed about by the waves of facts and rumors. While overwhelmed by the magnitude of the accident, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masato Harada
CAST:  Shinichi Tsutsumi  •  Masato Sakai  •  Machiko Ono  •  Masahiro Takashima

On August 12, 1985, a jumbo jet crashes, causing 520 fatalities, making the accident the biggest single-plane accident in the world. The local press reporters are tossed about by the waves of facts and rumors. While overwhelmed by the magnitude of the accident, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Masato Harada
CAST:  Shinichi Tsutsumi  •  Masato Sakai  •  Machiko Ono  •  Masahiro Takashima

Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)

While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Takao Osawa  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Kanji Tsuda  •  Rio Kanno

While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Isao Yukisada
CAST:  Takao Osawa  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Kanji Tsuda  •  Rio Kanno

Brand of Evil (1964)

A Japanese detective, Kikuchi, is framed for a murder and sent to prison. When he is paroled, he joins a private detective agency to investigate his case and investigates Mitsue Takazawa, the wife of a local trading firm whom is really a crime lord responsible for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hiromichi Horikawa
CAST:  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Michiyo Aratama  •  Kyōko Kishida  •  Keiji Sada

A Japanese detective, Kikuchi, is framed for a murder and sent to prison. When he is paroled, he joins a private detective agency to investigate his case and investigates Mitsue Takazawa, the wife of a local trading firm whom is really a crime lord responsible for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hiromichi Horikawa
CAST:  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Michiyo Aratama  •  Kyōko Kishida  •  Keiji Sada

Wait and See (1998)

A salaryman faces a major life change as his firm undergoes financial difficulties. To add to his troubles, a man claiming to be his long-estranged father shows up at his house requesting shelter. One of the best of Somai's seriocomic studies of the messiness of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinji Sômai
CAST:  Koichi Sato  •  Yuki Saito  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Shiho Fujimura

A salaryman faces a major life change as his firm undergoes financial difficulties. To add to his troubles, a man claiming to be his long-estranged father shows up at his house requesting shelter. One of the best of Somai's seriocomic studies of the messiness of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shinji Sômai
CAST:  Koichi Sato  •  Yuki Saito  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Shiho Fujimura

Sweet Home (1989)

A TV production crew are making a documentary about the infamous painter Mamiya Ichiro. When they start filming at his old home, they come under attack from the ghost of the painter's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kiyoshi Kurosawa
CAST:  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Shingo Yamashiro  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Fukumi Kuroda

A TV production crew are making a documentary about the infamous painter Mamiya Ichiro. When they start filming at his old home, they come under attack from the ghost of the painter's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kiyoshi Kurosawa
CAST:  Nobuko Miyamoto  •  Shingo Yamashiro  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Fukumi Kuroda

Copycat Killer (2002)

Masahiro Nakai (SMAP) stars in this hit film based on the best-selling novel by Miyuki Miyabe. Directed by Yoshimitsu Morita, the film also stars Tsutomu Yamazaki and Yoshino Kimura. The title “Mohouhan” means “copycat”, and it tells the story of a criminal who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoshimitsu Morita
CAST:  Kanji Tsuda  •  Takashi Fujii  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Masahiro Nakai

Masahiro Nakai (SMAP) stars in this hit film based on the best-selling novel by Miyuki Miyabe. Directed by Yoshimitsu Morita, the film also stars Tsutomu Yamazaki and Yoshino Kimura. The title “Mohouhan” means “copycat”, and it tells the story of a criminal who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Yoshimitsu Morita
CAST:  Kanji Tsuda  •  Takashi Fujii  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Masahiro Nakai

Turning Point (1994)

A middle-aged journalist looking to make her big break. After working the same beat on the "women's page", Yumiko gets promoted to editorials.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nobuhiko Ōbayashi
CAST:  Sayuri Yoshinaga  •  Masahiko Tsugawa  •  Morio Kazama  •  Miki Fujitani

A middle-aged journalist looking to make her big break. After working the same beat on the "women's page", Yumiko gets promoted to editorials.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nobuhiko Ōbayashi
CAST:  Sayuri Yoshinaga  •  Masahiko Tsugawa  •  Morio Kazama  •  Miki Fujitani

The Unspoiled Diamond (1982)

A college student has an affair with a married, middle-aged teacher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toshiya Fujita
CAST:  Misako Tanaka  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Eri Ishida  •  Mariko Kaga

A college student has an affair with a married, middle-aged teacher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Toshiya Fujita
CAST:  Misako Tanaka  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Eri Ishida  •  Mariko Kaga

Sanshiro Sugata (1965)

Remake of Kurosawa's films Sanshiro Sugata and Sanshiro Sugata part 2. A young man, Sanshiro Sugata, troubled by personal problems, takes up judo. His teacher, Shogoro Yano, is a devout man who has aroused the enmity of the local practitioners of jujitsu, the older ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seiichirô Uchikawa
CAST:  Yûzô Kayama  •  Toshirō Mifune  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Eiji Okada

Remake of Kurosawa's films Sanshiro Sugata and Sanshiro Sugata part 2. A young man, Sanshiro Sugata, troubled by personal problems, takes up judo. His teacher, Shogoro Yano, is a devout man who has aroused the enmity of the local practitioners of jujitsu, the older ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seiichirô Uchikawa
CAST:  Yûzô Kayama  •  Toshirō Mifune  •  Tsutomu Yamazaki  •  Eiji Okada
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