Koji Yakusho

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Birthday
1, 1956
Birthplace
Japan
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
1, 1956 (age 63)
Birthplace
Japan

About

Highly recognized Japanese movie star who broke through to international audiences for his role in Shall We Dance? He later appeared in 13 Assassins and Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai.

Before Fame

Was inspired to become an actor after seeing the stage production of Maxim Gorky's The Lower Depths.

Trivia

He created a dance craze in Japan after the release of the 1996 major hit film, Shall We Dance?

Family Life

Married wife, Saeko Kawatsu, in 1982

Associated With

His movie, Shall We Dance?, inspired an American remake starring Jennifer Lopez.

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