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Nakamura Shido II

Born: September 14, 1972, Tokyo Prefecture - Japan

Mikihiro Ogawa, better known by the stage name Nakamura Shido II, is a Japanese kabuki and film actor.

Young Nakamura made his kabuki debut at the age of eight. He took the name Shido the following year, following his father's retirement.

Twenty-one years later, despite being a relative latecomer to the silver screen, the 30-year-old Kabuki actor was in his first film, “Ping Pong” (2002), in which he portrayed a skin-headed, demonically intense table-tennis champion nicknamed Dragon.

His film debut won Nakamura a Best Newcomer award at the 2003 Japanese Academy Awards. Since then, Nakamura has starred in a string of high-profile movies as well as TV dramas.

Nakamura came to international attention in 2004 after starring in the highly successful romance movie “Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu” (“Be With You”) with Yuko Takeuchi, the two stars playing a couple separated by death. The two married for a short time after filming was complete, from May 10, 2005, until they divorced on February 29, 2008.

In the Hong Kong/China martial arts movie “Fearless”, starring international kung fu star Jet Li, and set in 1910s Imperial China, Nakamura plays a Japanese sword expert who is Jet Li's final opponent. He also had a choice role in Clint Eastwood's “Letters from Iwo Jima”.

Nakamura is the voice of Yoshitaka Mine, Chairman of the Hakuho Clan in “Yakuza 3” (released in Japan as “Like a Dragon”).

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