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Masato Harada

Masato Harada Japanese film director, critic, and actor

Japanese film director, critic, and actor
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Intro Japanese film director, critic, and actor
A.K.A. 原田真人
Is Film director Critic Film critic Actor Film actor Screenwriter
From Japan
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender male
Birth 3 July 1949, Numazu, Japan
Age: 70 years
Star sign CancerCancer
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Biography

Masato Harada (原田 眞人, Harada Masato, born July 3, 1949) is a Japanese film director, film critic, and sometimes an actor; he is best known to foreign audiences as Omura in The Last Samurai and as Mr Mita in Fearless. In both his acting roles he portrayed the villain who wants Japan to westernize under the Meiji Restoration in the meantime trying to remove the old ways.

Early life

Harada was born in Numazu, Shizuoka and graduated from Higashi High School. In 1972 he went to London to learn English. He then attended Tokyo College of Photography and Pepperdine University, where he spent number of years training as a filmmaker. He married journalist Mizuho Fukuda in 1976.

Career

Harada made his directorial debut in 1979. He collaborated and showcased his works in Europe and US and worked as an English to Japanese subtitle translator for number of American films showing in Japan.

As an actor, he appeared in Edward Zwick's The Last Samurai in 2003. and Ronny Yu's Fearless in 2006.

Style and influences

In a 2001 interview, Harada stated that Howard Hawks was his mentor.

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