Motoki Masahiro

Movie Actor

Motoki Masahiro was born in Okegawa, Kantō region, Japan on December 21st, 1965 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 57, Motoki Masahiro biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
December 21, 1965
Nationality
Japan
Place of Birth
Okegawa, Kantō region, Japan
Age
57 years old
Zodiac Sign
Sagittarius
Profession
Actor
Motoki Masahiro Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 57 years old, Motoki Masahiro has this physical status:

Height
174cm
Weight
Not Available
Hair Color
Not Available
Eye Color
Not Available
Build
Not Available
Measurements
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Motoki Masahiro Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Religion
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Hobbies
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Education
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Motoki Masahiro Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Yayako Uchida ​(m. 1995)​
Children
3
Dating / Affair
Not Available
Parents
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Motoki Masahiro Career

Motoki started his entertainment career as a member of boy band Shibugakitai (シブがき隊) (the name of the band contains a portmanteau of tough (渋い, Shibui) and kids (ガキ, gaki), a homonym of astringent persimmon (渋柿, Shibugaki)). The band made its debut in 1982 under the management of Johnny & Associates and was popular for a good part of the 1980s.

After the band broke up Motoki turned to acting. His first main role in a film was as a Zen monk in the comedy Fancy Dance (ファンシイダンス, Fanshii Dansu) directed by Masayuki Suo. Motoki also starred in Suo's next film, Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (シコふんじゃった。, Shiko Funjatta.), which practically introduced him to audiences outside Japan. He then worked with directors such as Takashi Miike (The Bird People in China (中国の鳥人, Chūgoku no Chōjin)) and Shinya Tsukamoto (Gemini (双生児, Sōseiji)).

Motoki's breakthrough to international fame came with the 2008 film Departures (おくりびと, Okuribito) directed by Yōjirō Takita, in which he plays a cellist turned mortician. The film received the Best Foreign Language Film award at the 81st Academy Awards, as well as six acting awards for Motoki. The film project started from an idea of Motoki's after he read a book written by a professional mortician.

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