Nakamura Shido (1972)

Nakamura Shido (1972)

Other Name: 中村獅童 小川幹弘 二代目中村獅童 なかむら しどう Shido Nakamura Ogawa Mikihiro Mikihiro Ogawa Nakamura Shido II

Age: 52

Birthday: September, 14, 1972

Nationality: Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

Height: 177 CM

Born in Tokyo, the son of Kabuki actor Nakamura Shido I, young Nakamura made his Kabuki debut at the age of eight. He took the name Shido the following year, following his father's retirement. Twenty-one years later, despite being a relative latecomer to the silver screen, the 30-year-old Kabuki actor was in his first film, Ping Pong (2002), in which he portrayed a skin-headed, demonically intense table-tennis champion nicknamed Dragon. His film debut won "Best Newcomer Award" at the 2003 Japanese Academy Awards. Since then, Nakamura has starred in a string of high-profile movies as well as TV dramas.

Nakamura came to international attention in 2004 after starring in the highly successful romance movie Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu (Be With You) with Yuko Takeuchi, the two stars playing a couple separated by death. The two married for a short time after filming was complete, from May 10, 2005, until they divorced on February 29, 2008. WIth Takeuchi Yuko, he had a son born in November 2005. Takeuchi had custody of his first child after the divorce. In January 2015, he remarried a general woman whom he had been dating since 2010. His second son was born in December 2017, and the third one in June 2020.

In the Hong Kong/China martial arts movie Fearless starring international kung fu star Jet Li, and set in 1910s Imperial China, Nakamura plays a Japanese sword expert who is Jet Li's final opponent. He also has a choice role in Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima.

Nakamura is the voice of Yoshitaka Mine, Chairman of the Hakuho Clan in Yakuza 3 (released in Japan as Like a Dragon 3 (龍が如く3 "Ryū ga Gotoku 3"?).

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