Masanobu Ando

Japanese Actor Masanobu Ando

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Masanobu Andō  (born May 19, 1975 in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese actor and director.

For his second film, in 1996, he won the Film Academy of Japan's Best New Actor Award, starring in Takeshi Kitano's Kids Return.

Andō has extensive experience in both Japanese television drama and film and has played a large variety of different roles: mentally challenged (Innocent World), bank robber (Space Travelers, Drive), doctor (Transparent), ninja and samurai (Red Shadow), even a corpse (Monday). Out of all of Andō's characters, he is best known for his role as Kazuo Kiriyama, the heartless, psychopathic killer in the controversial film, Battle Royale (2000). He also played an art forger in the low-budget Battle Royale parody Tokyo 10+01 (2003).

As well as acting, Andō has been in Japanese ad campaigns for the popular Japanese snack food, Pocky, Toyota, and for DoCoMo mobile phones.

In 2003, he directed his first film, Adagietto. Sehr langsam, starring Japanese actress, Kumiko Aso. The short is included in Hiroyuki Nakano's Peacedelic compilation called Short Films. In it, he also stars in the short, 県道スター (loosely translated to "Prefectural road star").

In his spare time, he enjoys photography and shopping

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Birth Date
Age 43
Kanagawa, Japan
  • Actor
Film Industry

Top Movies

Top Earning Movies


Year Movie Country Role Credit Ratings
2019 Day and Night Japan Kenichi Kitamura Actor 7.00
2018 Lenses on Her Heart Japan Yuji Kiba Actor 0.00
2018 Still Life of Memories Japan Haruma Actor 0.00
2018 Code Blue: The Movie Japan Hiroki Shinkai Actor 0.00
2016 Ushijima the Loan Shark The Final Japan Hajime Gakuto Actor 0.00
2016 Sadako vs. Kayako Japan Keizō Actor 0.00
2016 Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation Japan Yasui Actor 0.00
2015 Gonin Saga Japan Seiji Shikine Actor 0.00
2013 Petal Dance Japan Naoto Actor 0.00
2011 Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 2: The Rainbow Bridge Taiwan Kojima Genji Actor 0.00
2011 Smuggler Japan Spine Actor 0.00
2011 The Butcher, the Chef, and the Swordsman China, Hong Kong, United States The Mute Actor 0.00
2011 Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale - Part 1: The Sun Flag Taiwan Actor 0.00
2008 Forever Enthralled China, Hong Kong Ryuichi Tanaka Actor 0.00
2007 Sukiyaki Western Django Japan Yoichi Actor 0.00
2006 Crickets Japan Actor 0.00
2006 Big Bang Love, Juvenile A Japan Shiro Kazuki Actor 0.00
2006 Strawberry Shortcakes Japan Kikuchi Actor 0.00
2006 Sakuran Japan Seiji Actor 0.00
2006 Nightmare Detective Japan Detective Wakamiya Actor 0.00
2006 Green Mind, Metal Bats Japan Actor 0.00
2005 Synesthesia Japan Takashi Nohara Actor 0.00
2005 Aegis Japan Don-chol Actor 0.00
2004 69 Japan Adama Actor 0.00
2004 Black Kiss Japan Actor 0.00
2003 Karaoke Terror Japan Actor 0.00
2002 Tokyo 10+01 Actor 0.00
2002 DRIVE Japan Kodama Makato Actor 0.00
2001 Red Shadow Japan Akakage Actor 0.00
2001 Transparent: Tribute to a Sad Genius Japan Kenichi Satomi Actor 0.00
2000 Monday Japan Mitsuo Kondo, the dead man Actor 0.00
2000 Space Travelers Japan Makoto Fujimoto Actor 0.00
1999 Railroad Man Japan Toshiyuki Yoshioka Actor 0.00
1999 Adrenaline Drive Japan Satoru Suzuki Actor 0.00
1998 Innocent World Japan Actor 0.00
1996 Kids Return Japan Shinji Actor 0.00