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Name  Masato Harada
Role  Film director
Spouse  Mizuho Fukuda (m. 1976)

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Born  July 3, 1949 (age 66) (1949-07-03) Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Occupation  Film director, film critic, actor
Children  Eugene Harada, Maho Harada
Nominations  Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year
Movies  Kakekomi, The Emperor in August, Climber's High, The Last Samurai, Inugami
Similar People  Koji Yakusho, Kirin Kiki, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Eugene Harada, Shinichi Tsutsumi

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Masato Harada (原田 眞人, Harada Masato, born July 3, 1949) is a Japanese film director, film critic, and sometimes an actor; he is best known to foreign audiences as Omura in The Last Samurai and as Mr Mita in Fearless. In both his acting roles he portrayed the villain who wants Japan to westernize under the Meiji Restoration in the meantime trying to remove the old ways.


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Early life

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Harada was born in Numazu, Shizuoka and graduated from Higashi High School. In 1972 he went to London to learn English. He then attended Tokyo College of Photography and Pepperdine University, where spent number of years training as a filmmaker. He married journalist Mizuho Fukuda in 1976.


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Harada made his directorial debut in 1979. He collaborated and showcased his works in Europe and US and worked as an English to Japanese subtitle translator for number of American films showing in Japan.

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Harada's 1997 drama film, Bounce Ko Gals, starred Hitomi Sato, Yasue Sato, Yukiko Okamoto, and Koji Yakusho.

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As an actor, he appeared in Edward Zwick's The Last Samurai in 2003. and Ronny Yu's Fearless in 2006.

Style and influences

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In a 2001 interview, Harada stated that Howard Hawks was his mentor.


  • Farewell, Movie Friend: Indian Summer (1979)
  • Uindii (1984)
  • Paris/Dakar 1500 (1986)
  • The Heartbreak Yakuza (1987)
  • Gunhed (1989)
  • Tuff 5 (1992)
  • Painted Desert (1993)
  • Kamikaze Taxi (1995)
  • Rowing Through (1996)
  • Bounce Ko Gals (1997)
  • Spellbound (1999)
  • Inugami (2001)
  • The Choice of Hercules (2002)
  • Bluestockings (2005)
  • Densen Uta (2007)
  • Mōryō no Hako (2008)
  • Climber's High (2008)
  • Chronicle of My Mother (2011)
  • Return (2013)
  • Kakekomi (2015)
  • The Emperor in August (2015)
  • Sekigahara (2017)
  • Actor

  • Fearless (2006) as Mr. Mita
  • The Last Samurai (2003) as Mr. Omura
  • References

    Masato Harada Wikipedia