BirthdayJanuary 2, 1940
BirthplaceKyoto, Japan

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Masahiko Tsugawa

    Full name: Masahiko Tsugawa
    Also known as: Masahiko Tsugawa, Masahiko Tsugawa (津川 雅彦), Tsugawa, Masahiko
    Professions: Actor, Director
    Occupation: Actor, Film director

  2. Masahiko Tsugawa Known for

    A Taxing Woman (1987), The Strange Tale of Oyuki (1992), Heaven and Earth (1990), The Sun's Burial (1960)

  3. Masahiko Tsugawa Biography

    Masahiko Tsugawa (?? ??, Tsugawa Masahiko), born Masahiko Kato (???? Kat? Masahiko) on January 2, 1940 in Kyoto, Japan is a Japanese actor and director.He made his debut at the age of 16 in the K? Nakahira film Crazed Fruit in 1956. Tsugawa's family was heavily involved in the film industry since before his birth. Tsugawa attended school until dropping out of the Waseda University Graduate School to pursue acting alone.He gradually grew in popularity and appeared in films like Otoko wa tsurai yo: Watashi no tora-san and Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. He was eventually adopted as one of director Juzo Itami's favourite actors, and went on to appear in nearly every one of his movies since Tampopo.Tsugawa recently debuted as a director under the pseudonym Makino Masahiko with his film Nezu no Ban. He chose this name because he is the nephew of the Japanese director Masahiro Makino, his mother's brother. Legend has it that Tsugawa was so awed by the director while watching him at work as a young child that he asked if he could use Makino as his last name should he ever be a director, because of the similarities of the first names.Tsugawa comes from an illustrious film family. His older brother Hiroyuki Nagato is an actor. His wife Yukiji Asaoka is an actress. His grandfather is the director Sh?z? Makino, his father, Kunitar? Sawamura, and his mother, Tomoko Makino, were both actors. His aunt and uncle through his father are the actors Sadako Sawamura and Daisuke Kat?.

  4. Masahiko Tsugawa Family

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