Takashi Miike


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Takashi Miike was born in the small town of Yao on the outskirts of Osaka, Japan. His main interest growing up was motorbikes, and for a while he harbored ambitions to race professionally. At the age of 18 he went to study at the film school in Yokohama founded by renowned director Shôhei Imamura, primarily because there were no entrance exams. By... See full bio »

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Ichi the Killer Director
(2001)
13 Assassins Director
(2010)
Audition Director
(1999)
Gozu Director
(2003)

Filmography

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 2019 That Moment, My Heart Cried (segment "Beautiful")
 2019 First Love
 2017 Idol × Warrior: Miracle Tunes! (TV Series) (series director)
 2016 Terra Formars
 2012 Ace Attorney
 2011 Q.P. (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2011)
 2011 Ninja Kids!!!
 2010 13 Assassins
 2009 Crows Zero II
 2009 Yatterman
 2008 God's Puzzle
 2008 Kêtai sôsakan 7 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2007 Crows Zero
 2007 Like a Dragon
 2006 Sun Scarred
 2006 Waru: kanketsu-hen (Video)
 2006 Masters of Horror (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Imprint (2006)
 2006 Waru
 2005 Ultraman Max (TV Series) (multiple episodes)
 2005 Yasha-ga-ike (Video)
 2004 Izo
 2004 Three... Extremes (segment "Box")
 2004 Paato-taimu tantei 2 (TV Movie)
 2004 Zebraman
 2003 Negotiator (TV Movie)
 2003 Kikoku (Video)
 2003 Gozu
 2002 Paato-taimu tantei (TV Movie)
 2002 Violent Fire
 2002 Pandoora (Video)
 2002 Shangri-La
 2002 Sabu (TV Movie)
 2001 Family 2 (Video)
 2001 Agitator
 2001 Visitor Q
 2001/II Family
 2000 Tsukamoto Shin'ya ga Ranpo suru (Video short documentary)
 1999 Dead or Alive
 1999 Audition
 1999 Silver - shirubaa (Video)
 1999 Ley Lines
 1999 Tennen shôjo Man (TV Mini-Series)
 1998 Blues Harp
 1998 Andromedia
 1997 Full Metal gokudô (Video)
 1997 Rainy Dog
 1997 Jingi naki yabô 2 (Video)
 1996 Peanuts (Video)
 1996 Jingi naki yabô (Video)
 1996 Shin daisan no gokudô II (Video)
 1995 Naniwa yuukyôden (Video)
 1995 The Third Gangster (Video)
 1994 Shinjuku autoroo (Video)
 1993 Oretachi wa tenshi ja nai (Video)
 1993 Bodyguard Kiba (Video)
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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Miike Dokomo

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't think about the audience, I don't think about what makes them happy, because there's no way for me to know. To try to think of what makes for entertainment is a very Japanese thing. The people who think like this are old-fashioned. They think of the audience as a mass, but in fact every person in the audience is different. So entertainment for everyone doesn't exist. See more »

Trivia:

He was slated to make his English language debut with The Outsider (2018) with Tom Hardy in the titular role. However, the search for a new lead after Hardy's departure from the project conflicted with Miike's own commitments, which caused his dropout as well. See more »

Trademark:

Strong sense of childhood nostalgia is present in almost all of his films. Along with a glorification of friendship and traditional family units, both normal - Dead or Alive 2: Birds (2000) - and perverse - _Bijitâ Q (2001)_. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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