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Encyclopedia > Susumu Terajima

Susumu Terajima (寺島 進 Terajima Susumu?), born 12 November 1963, is a famous Japanese actor who, as of December 2006, has appeared in 75 films, 15 CMs (television commercials), and two PVs (promotional videos). He is part of Office Kitano, the production company of actor / director / comedian Takeshi Kitano. November 12 is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 49 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Takeshi Kitano at Cannes, 2000 Takeshi Kitano (北野 æ­¦, Kitano Takeshi, b. ...

Terajima was born in Tokyo, Japan, where he still resides. He made his acting debut in 1986's A-Homance, and has been steadily furthering his career ever since. Terajima is frequently cast in supporting roles, but has played the lead character in three films to date (Okaeri, Hole in the Sky, and The Blessing Bell). Tokyo , literally Eastern capital)   is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, and the de facto[1] capital of Japan. ...

Terajima is best known for his portrayal of yakuza figures, most notably in the films of co-worker and close friend Kitano.  For other uses, see Yakuza (disambiguation). ...



  • Height: 165cm (5'4")
  • Weight: 58k (128 lbs.)
  • Blood type: A
  • Marital status: Single
  • Sometimes credited as: Susumu Terashima


  • Unfair: The Movie (2007)
  • Shikyu no kioku (2007)
  • Love Letter Ao-renka (2006)
  • Kyacchi boru-ya (2006)
  • Hana yori no naho (2006)
  • LoveDeath (2006)
  • The Uchoten Hotel (2006)
  • Gamera the Brave (2006)
  • Green Mind, Metal Bats (2006)
  • Shisso (2005)
  • Custom Made 10.30 (2005)
  • Naisu no mori: The First Contact (2005)
  • Takeshis' (2005)
  • Summer of Ubume (2005)
  • Negotiator: Mashita Masayoshi (2005)
  • Mayonaka no Yaji-san Kita-san (2005)
  • Gokudo no onna-tachi: Joen (2005)
  • Yusha no hiho (2005)
  • Yumeno (2005)
  • Year One in the North (2005)
  • Kaizoku jingi (2005)
  • Kisu to kizu (2004)
  • Blood and Bones (2004)
  • Izo (2004)
  • Steamboy (2004)
  • Hicchi haiku: oboreru hakobune (2004)
  • Cursed (2004)
  • The Taste of Tea (2004)
  • Nobody Knows (2004)
  • Casshern (2004)
  • Flower and Snake (2004)
  • Antena (2004)
  • Te wo nigiru dorobou no hanashi (2004)
  • Hard Luck Hero (2003)
  • Jump (2003)
  • Wild Berries (2002)
  • Moon Child (2003)
  • The Thirteen Steps (2003)
  • Kakuto (2003)
  • A Boy's Summer in 1945 (2002)
  • The Blessing Bell (2002)
  • Asakusa Kid (2002)
  • A Snake of June (2002)
  • Drive (2002)
  • Misuzu (2001)
  • Ichi the Killer (2001)
  • Harmful Insect (2001)
  • Distance (2001)
  • Hole in the Sky (2001)
  • Brother (2000)
  • Hysteric (2000)
  • Monday (2000)
  • Isola: Multiple Personality Girl (2000)
  • Postman Blues (1999)
  • Gohatto (1999)
  • Black Angel Vol. 2 (1999)
  • Dead or Alive (1999)
  • Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl (1998)
  • After Life (1998)
  • Unlucky Monkey (1998)
  • Hana-bi (1997)
  • Chinpira: Two Punks (1996)
  • Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Hero (1996)
  • Kids Return (1996)
  • Okaeri (1995)
  • Marks (1995)
  • Getting Any? (1995)
  • Elephant Song (1994)
  • Sonatine (1993)
  • Nanmin rodo (1992)
  • A Scene at the Sea (1993)
  • Inamura Jane (1990)
  • Orugoru (1989)
  • Violent Cop (1998)
  • So What (1988)
  • Itoshi-no half moon (1987)
  • A-Houmansu (1986)

The Uchōten Hotel ) (also known as Suite Dreams and Wow-Choten Hotel) is a 2006 comedy film written and directed by Japanese director Koki Mitani. ... Takeshis is a 2005 Japanese film starring and directed by Takeshi Kitano. ... Mayonaka no Yaji-san Kita-san (真夜中の弥次さん喜多さん English title: Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims) is a 2005 Japanese film directed by Kudō Kankurō. The film stars several well-known and highly respected Japanese actors. ... Blood And Bones is a Japanese film, directed by Yoichi Sai and starring Takeshi Kitano. ... IZO is a 2004 Japanese film, directed by Takashi Miike. ... Steamboy ) is a Japanese anime film, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, his second major anime release, following Akira. ... Nobody Knows (誰も知らない; Dare mo shiranai) is a 2004 Japanese film directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. ... Casshern ) is a 2004 Japanese tokusatsu superhero film written and directed by Kazuaki Kiriya. ... Hard Luck Hero is a 2003 film written and directed by Japanese film director Sabu to showcase the Japanese boy band V6. ... Moon Child is a movie starring Gackt Camui (formerly Malice Mizer) and hyde (LArc~en~Ciel), Zeny Kwok and Wang Leehom (Lee-Hom Wang). ... Ichi the Killer ) (2001) is a film directed by Takashi Miike and adapted from a manga by Hideo Yamamoto. ... Brother is a 2000 film starring, written, directed and edited by Japanese filmmaker, Takeshi Kitano. ... Gohatto (御法度) aka Taboo (1999) is a Japanese film directed by Nagisa Oshima. ... Dead or Alive or Dead or Alive: Hanzaisha is a 1999 Japanese film, directed by Takashi Miike. ... Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl (鮫肌男と桃尻女; Samehada Otoko to Momojiri Onna) is a 1999 Japanese film directed by Katsuhito Ishii and starring Tadanobu Asano. ... After Life , lit. ... Hana-bi (花火 Hanabi) is a 1997 film starring, written, directed by Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano. ... Kids Return is a 1996 movie written and directed by Japanese filmmaker Takeshi Kitano. ... Getting Any?, known in Japan as Minnâ Yatteruka! (みんな~やってるか!, lit. ... For the piano piece by Maurice Ravel, see Sonatine (Ravel). ... A Scene at the Sea, known in Japan as Ano Natsu, Ichiban Shizukana Umi (あの夏、いちばん静かな海, lit. ... Violent Cop (その男、凶暴につき Sono Otoko, Kyōbō ni Tsuki; literally: Warning, That Man Is Violent) is a 1989 Japanese film, directed by and starring Takeshi Kitano. ...


  • Terajima was featured in SMAP's PV "FLY."
  • Terajima's character in 2005's Kirin Fire canned coffee CMs, along with that of co-star Tadanobu Asano, were featured in the film Naisu no mori: The First Contact.
  • Since May 2006 Terajima has been writing a weekly advice column for Japan's CinemaToday website. His section of the CinemaToday website also lists up-to-date news on his recent activities.

SMAP is a very popular Japanese idol group, formed by Johnny & Associates. ... Tadanobu Asano (浅野忠信 Asano Tadanobu), born Tadanobu Sato (佐藤 忠信 Satō Tadanobu, born November 27, 1973 in Yokohama) is a charismatic and versatile Japanese actor who has been described by critics as that countrys answer to Johnny Depp. ...

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