Awards & Winners

Ken Takakura

Date of Birth 16-February-1931
Place of Birth Kitakyushu
(Japan, Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu)
Nationality Japan
Also know as Gouichi Oda, Goichi Oda, Takakura Ken, The Japanese Clint Eastwood, Oda G�ichi, 高倉 �, ���ら �ん, �� 剛一, �� ����, ��剛一, Gouichi Oda
Profession Actor
Ken Takakura, born Goichi Oda, is a Japanese actor best known for his brooding style and the stoic presence he brings to his roles. Takakura gained his streetwise swagger and tough-guy persona watching yakuza turf battles over the lucrative black market and racketeering in postwar Fukuoka Prefecture. This subject was covered in one of his most famous movies, Showa Zankyo-den, in which he played an honorable old-school yakuza among the violent post-war gurentai. A graduate of Meiji University in Tokyo, Takakura happened by an audition in 1955 at the Toei Film Company, and decided to look in. Toei found a natural in Takakura as he debuted with Denko Karate Uchi in 1956. Japan experienced a boom in gangster films in the 1960s as the Japanese people struggled with the generational differences between those raised in pre-war and post-war Japan and these were Takakura's stock and trade. His breakout role would be in the 1965 film Abashiri Prison, and its sequel Abashiri Bangaichi: Bokyohen, in which he played an ex-con antihero. By the time Takakura left Toei in 1976, he had appeared in over 180 films.

Awards by Ken Takakura

Check all the awards nominated and won by Ken Takakura.

2000


Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Honored for : Poppoya

Nominations 2000 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Poppoya

1995


Nominations 1995 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 47 Ronin

1990


Nominations 1990 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Buddies

1982


Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Honored for : Station

Nominations 1982 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Station

1981


Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Honored for : Dôran, A Distant Cry from Spring

Nominations 1981 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Dôran","A Distant Cry from Spring

1978


Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Honored for : The Yellow Handkerchief, Mount Hakkoda

Nominations 1978 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role The Yellow Handkerchief","Mount Hakkoda