Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (born September 27, 1950) is a Japanese American actor. In addition to his extensive film work, he has appeared on television in Star Trek: The Next Generation - "Encounter at Farpoint" (1987), Thunder in Paradise (1995), Nash Bridges (1996), Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding (2003), and Heroes (2007). He also provided the voice of Sin Tzu for the video game Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu. He played the part of Earth Alliance security officer Morishi in Babylon 5 - "Convictions". He played a soul-stealing sorcerer Shang Tsung in a film adaptation of the video game Mortal Kombat, and more recently the evil mastermind Heihachi Mishima in the Tekken movie. Description above from the Wikipedia article Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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47 Ronin (2013)

Kai—an outcast—joins Oishi, the leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honour to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Rinsch
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Ko Shibasaki  •  Tadanobu Asano

Kai—an outcast—joins Oishi, the leader of 47 outcast samurai. Together they seek vengeance upon the treacherous overlord who killed their master and banished their kind. To restore honour to their homeland, the warriors embark upon a quest that challenges them ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Carl Rinsch
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Hiroyuki Sanada  •  Ko Shibasaki  •  Tadanobu Asano

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

FunnyCuteFantasticalGoofy

When trucker Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi, to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a perfect target for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Kim Cattrall  •  James Hong  •  Dennis Dun

When trucker Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi, to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil. Wang's fiancee has emerald green eyes, which make her a perfect target for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Kim Cattrall  •  James Hong  •  Dennis Dun

American Me (1992)

ViolentComplexDramaticHeartbreaking

During his 18 years in Folsom Prison, street-gang leader Santana rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, Santana goes back to his old neighborhood, intending to lead a peaceful, crime-free life. But his old gang buddies force ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward James Olmos
CAST:  Edward James Olmos  •  William Forsythe  •  Sal Lopez  •  Pepe Serna

During his 18 years in Folsom Prison, street-gang leader Santana rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, Santana goes back to his old neighborhood, intending to lead a peaceful, crime-free life. But his old gang buddies force ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Edward James Olmos
CAST:  Edward James Olmos  •  William Forsythe  •  Sal Lopez  •  Pepe Serna

Elektra (2005)

IntenseFast pacedGrippingAction-packed

Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Bowman
CAST:  Jennifer Garner  •  Goran Visnjic  •  Will Yun Lee  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Bowman
CAST:  Jennifer Garner  •  Goran Visnjic  •  Will Yun Lee  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Johnny Tsunami (1999)

A Hawaiian teenage surfer shows off his skills when he takes to the snow slopes in Vermont.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Boyum
CAST:  Brandon Baker  •  Yuji Okumoto  •  Mary Page Keller  •  Lee Thompson Young

A Hawaiian teenage surfer shows off his skills when he takes to the snow slopes in Vermont.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Boyum
CAST:  Brandon Baker  •  Yuji Okumoto  •  Mary Page Keller  •  Lee Thompson Young

L.A. Takedown (1989)

Michael Mann's gutsy telefilm tells the tale of two skilled professionals--one a cop, the other a criminal--who aren't as different as they think.Vincent Hanna (Scott Plank) is an intense cop on the trail of ruthless armed robber Patric McLaren (Alex McArthur). ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Scott Plank  •  Alex McArthur  •  Michael Rooker  •  Ely Pouget

Michael Mann's gutsy telefilm tells the tale of two skilled professionals--one a cop, the other a criminal--who aren't as different as they think.Vincent Hanna (Scott Plank) is an intense cop on the trail of ruthless armed robber Patric McLaren (Alex McArthur). ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Scott Plank  •  Alex McArthur  •  Michael Rooker  •  Ely Pouget

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

Mind blowingBeautifulEmotionalMysterious

A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Zhang Ziyi  •  Gong Li  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Mako

A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
CAST:  Zhang Ziyi  •  Gong Li  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Mako

Mortal Kombat (1995)

For nine generations an evil sorcerer has been victorious in hand-to-hand battle against his mortal enemies. If he wins a tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, desolation and evil will reign over the multiverse forever. To save Earth, three warriors must overcome ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul W. S. Anderson
CAST:  Christopher Lambert  •  Robin Shou  •  Linden Ashby  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

For nine generations an evil sorcerer has been victorious in hand-to-hand battle against his mortal enemies. If he wins a tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, desolation and evil will reign over the multiverse forever. To save Earth, three warriors must overcome ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul W. S. Anderson
CAST:  Christopher Lambert  •  Robin Shou  •  Linden Ashby  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

A group of heroic warriors has only six days to save the planet in "Mortal Kombat Annihilation." To succeed they must survive the most spectacular series of challenges any human, or god, has ever encountered as they battle an evil warlord bent on taking control of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John R. Leonetti
CAST:  Robin Shou  •  Talisa Soto  •  Sandra Hess  •  Lynn 'Red' Williams

A group of heroic warriors has only six days to save the planet in "Mortal Kombat Annihilation." To succeed they must survive the most spectacular series of challenges any human, or god, has ever encountered as they battle an evil warlord bent on taking control of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John R. Leonetti
CAST:  Robin Shou  •  Talisa Soto  •  Sandra Hess  •  Lynn 'Red' Williams

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Futuristic

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

Planet of the Apes (2001)

Scary

After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Tim Roth  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Michael Clarke Duncan

After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Burton
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Tim Roth  •  Helena Bonham Carter  •  Michael Clarke Duncan

Rising Sun (1993)

When a prostitute is found dead in a Los Angeles skyscraper occupied by a large Japanese corporation, detectives John Connor and Web Smith are called in to investigate. Although Connor has previous experience working in Japan, cultural differences make their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

When a prostitute is found dead in a Los Angeles skyscraper occupied by a large Japanese corporation, detectives John Connor and Web Smith are called in to investigate. Although Connor has previous experience working in Japan, cultural differences make their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Wesley Snipes  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

The Art of War (2000)

When ruthless terrorists threaten to bring down the United Nations, they frame the one man they believe can stop them: an international security expert named Shaw. Now he must run from his own allies and become a solitary force for good, as he tries to stop what ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Duguay
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Maury Chaykin  •  Anne Archer

When ruthless terrorists threaten to bring down the United Nations, they frame the one man they believe can stop them: an international security expert named Shaw. Now he must run from his own allies and become a solitary force for good, as he tries to stop what ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christian Duguay
CAST:  Wesley Snipes  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Maury Chaykin  •  Anne Archer

The Last Emperor (1987)

A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  John Lone  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Joan Chen  •  Dennis Dun

A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernardo Bertolucci
CAST:  John Lone  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Joan Chen  •  Dennis Dun

The Phantom (1996)

The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wincer
CAST:  Billy Zane  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Treat Williams  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

The 21st successor to the role of Bengalla's resident superhero must travel to New York to prevent a rich madman from obtaining three magic skulls that would give him the secret to ultimate power.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Wincer
CAST:  Billy Zane  •  Kristy Swanson  •  Treat Williams  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones

Twins (1988)

Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage while Julius is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Danny DeVito  •  Kelly Preston  •  Chloe Webb

Julius and Vincent Benedict are the results of an experiment that would allow for the perfect child. Julius was planned and grows to athletic proportions. Vincent is an accident and is somewhat smaller in stature. Vincent is placed in an orphanage while Julius is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  Danny DeVito  •  Kelly Preston  •  Chloe Webb

Vampires (1998)

The church enlists a team of vampire-hunters to hunt down and destroy a group of vampires searching for an ancient relic that will allow them to exist in sunlight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  James Woods  •  Daniel Baldwin  •  Sheryl Lee  •  Thomas Ian Griffith

The church enlists a team of vampire-hunters to hunt down and destroy a group of vampires searching for an ancient relic that will allow them to exist in sunlight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  James Woods  •  Daniel Baldwin  •  Sheryl Lee  •  Thomas Ian Griffith

Licence to Kill (1989)

After capturing the notorious drug lord Franz Sanchez, Bond's close friend and former CIA agent Felix Leiter is left for dead and his wife is murdered. Bond goes rogue and seeks vengeance on those responsible, as he infiltrates Sanchez's organization from the inside.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Glen
CAST:  Timothy Dalton  •  Carey Lowell  •  Robert Davi  •  Talisa Soto

After capturing the notorious drug lord Franz Sanchez, Bond's close friend and former CIA agent Felix Leiter is left for dead and his wife is murdered. Bond goes rogue and seeks vengeance on those responsible, as he infiltrates Sanchez's organization from the inside.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Glen
CAST:  Timothy Dalton  •  Carey Lowell  •  Robert Davi  •  Talisa Soto

Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)

An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their differences, both men excel at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark L. Lester
CAST:  Dolph Lundgren  •  Brandon Lee  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa  •  Tia Carrere

An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their differences, both men excel at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark L. Lester
CAST:  Dolph Lundgren  •  Brandon Lee  •  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa  •  Tia Carrere

Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding (2003)

Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff) was believed to have died in a boating accident at the end of the 10th season of Baywatch. However, it turns out he only had amnesia and has been recovering in a Los Angeles hospital. His new fiancée, Allison Ford (Alexandra Paul) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Schwartz
CAST:  David Hasselhoff  •  Pamela Anderson  •  Michael Bergin  •  Yasmine Bleeth

Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff) was believed to have died in a boating accident at the end of the 10th season of Baywatch. However, it turns out he only had amnesia and has been recovering in a Los Angeles hospital. His new fiancée, Allison Ford (Alexandra Paul) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas Schwartz
CAST:  David Hasselhoff  •  Pamela Anderson  •  Michael Bergin  •  Yasmine Bleeth
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