|Years active 1982 – present|
Albums Tsuki no Mado
Spouse Yayako Uchida (m. 1995)
Name Masahiro Motoki
Music group シブがき隊 (1982 – 1988)
|Full Name Motoki Masahiro (本木雅弘)|
Born 21 December 1965 (age 49) (1965-12-21) Okegawa, Japan
Awards Asian Film Award for Best Actor2009 DeparturesJapanese Academy Award for Best Newcomer1990 226Japanese Academy Award for Best Actor1993 Sumo Do, Sumo Don't2009 DeparturesBlue Ribbon Award for Best Actor1993 Sumo Do, Sumo Don't2009 DeparturesHochi Film Award for Best Actor1992 Sumo Do, Sumo Don'tJapanese Professional Movie Award for Best Actor1992 Bang!Kinema Junpo Award for Best Actor2009 DeparturesMainichi Film Concours for Best Actor1999 The Bird People in ChinaNikkan Sports Film Award for Best Actor1999 The Bird People in ChinaTokyo International Film Festival (Best Actor)1993 Last SongYokohama Film Festival (Best Actor)1993 Sumo Do, Sumo Don't
Children Kyara Uchida, Gento Uchida, Utah Uchida
Movies and TV shows Departures, Saka no Ue no Kumo, The Emperor in August, Sumo Do - Sumo Don't, The Longest Night in S
Similar People Yayako Uchida, Kyara Uchida, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kirin Kiki, Yuya Uchida
2009 asia pacific screen awards performance by an actor masahiro motoki okuribito departures
Masahiro Motoki (本木 雅弘 Motoki Masahiro, born December 21, 1965 in Okegawa, Japan) is a Japanese actor. He portrayed protagonist Daigo Kobayashi in Departures, which won the 81st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. His performance earned him the Award for Best Actor at the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards, at the 3rd Asian Film Awards and at the 32nd Japan Academy Prize.
- 2009 asia pacific screen awards performance by an actor masahiro motoki okuribito departures
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Motoki started his entertainment career as a member of boy band Shibugaki Tai (シブがき隊, Shibugakitai) (name of the group is abbreviation of tough (渋い, Shibui) kids (ガキ, gaki), which makes it an homonym of astringent persimmon (渋柿, Shibugaki)) that made a debut in 1982 under the management of Johnny & Associates. They were top idols for a good part of the eighties in Japan.
When the band broke up, he turned to acting. His first main role in film was as a Zen monk in comedy Fancy Dance (ファンシイダンス, Fanshii Dansu) directed by Masayuki Suo. Motoki again starred in Suo's next film Sumo Do, Sumo Don't (シコふんじゃった。, Shiko Funjatta.) which practically introduced Motoki to the audience 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)).
His breakthrough on the international stage came with the 2008 film Departures (おくりびと, Okuribito) directed by Yōjirō Takita. He played cellist-turned-mortician protagonist in this dramatic film which 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 Motoki's idea after he read a book written by an encoffinment professional.
He married essayist and musician Yayako Uchida, the daughter of actress Kirin Kiki and rock'n roll singer Yuya Uchida, in 1995. He adopted his wife's surname as a mukoyōshi, thus his legal name on the official registry is now Masahiro Uchida. They currently have three children.