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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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Poster of Legend of the Millennium Dragon
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Legend of the Millennium Dragon (2011)

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| 98 Min

A spectacular journey of an unwilling young hero thrust into a mysterious past full of monsters, dragons, and strange hidden powers. Through a series of out of this world battles and adventures, Jun, a shy middle school boy, is transformed into a hero destined to battle evil and ensure harmony and tranquility in the world.

58 2011 98
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Leonie (2010)

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| 132 Min

In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and Ivory, comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), whose life crossed continents, wars and cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom. A tender and inspiring story of a remarkable woman who nurtures the amazing artistic talent of her son who has only one way to succeed and one person to guide him, as he grows into the world renown artist, Isamu Noguchi.

53 2010 132
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Ichi (2008)

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| 120 Min

Ichi is a blind entertainer that travels the countryside with her traditional Japanese guitar and walking stick. She’s in search for the kind man that brought her up as a child, but because of her beauty she encounters problems every step of the way. Fortunately for Ichi, she is also a gifted swordswoman and carries a lethal blade within her walking stick.

67 2008 120
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Red Cliff (2008)

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| 150 Min

In the early third century, the land of Wu is invaded by the warlord Cao Cao and his million soldiers. The ruler of Wu, Sun Quan, calls on the rival warlord Liu Bei for help, but their two armies are still badly outnumbered. However, the Wu strategist Zhou Yu sees that Cao Caos army is unused to battling on the sea, which may just give them a chance if they can exploit this weakness properly.

74 2008 150
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Fearless (2006)

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Huo Yuan Jia became the most famous martial arts fighter in all of China at the turn of the 20th Century. Huo faced personal tragedy but ultimately fought his way out of darkness, defining the true spirit of martial arts and also inspiring his nation. The son of a great fighter who didn't wish for his child to follow in his footsteps, Huo resolves to teach himself how to fight - and win.

77 2006 103
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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

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| 141 Min

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

79 2006 141



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