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Kaori Momoi

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kaori Momoi  (born April 8, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress. Momoi was born in Tokyo, and at the young age of 12 traveled to London to study dance at the Royal Ballet Academy. After 3 years she returned to Tokyo, later graduating from Japan's Bungakuza School of Dramatic Arts. In 1971, Momoi debuted in director Kon Ichikawa's Ai Futatabi (To Love Again) beginning a career that has already spanned 35 years and over 60 films. As an actress, she has worked with some of the most notable films directors in Japan, including Akira Kurosawa (Kagemusha, 1980), Tatsumi Kumashiro (Seishun no Satetsu, 1974), Yoji Yamada (The Yellow Handkerchief, 1977 and Otoko wa Tsuraiyo, 1979), Shohei Imamura (Why Not?, 1981), Shunji Iwai (Swallowtail Butterfly, 1996), Jun Ichikawa (Tokyo Yakyoku, 1997), Mitani Koki (Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald, 1997), Yoshimitsu Morita (Like Asura, 2003) and, most recently, Takashi Miike (IZO, Sukiyaki Western Django). She has also performed in The Sun (2005) directed by Alexander Sokurov and appeared in director Rob Marshall's film Memoirs of a Geisha. For her film performances in Japan, Momoi has won many awards. She has won the Japanese Academy Awards for Best Actress twice and Best Supporting Actress once and was selected Best Actress at the 1983 New York International Film Festival for her role in Giwaku (Suspicion). Popular among Japanese of all ages and a recognized trend setter, Momoi is never idle, pursuing various projects in producing, directing, screenwriting, and design in addition to her acting. She has also released some 15 record albums as a singer and is a much sought after essayist. She won the award for best actress at the 7th Hochi Film Award for Giwaku. Her latest movie is Maris Martinson's movie "Amaya", which was released on September 17, 2010. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kaori Momoi, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia



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Born:
Apr 8, 1952 In Tokyo, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
48
First Appeared:
In the movie OKI - In the Middle of the Ocean
Latest Project:
Movie Ghost in the Shell 2017-03-29
Known For
Poster of Emperor
Poster of Beauty 7
Poster of The Yen Family
Poster of The Yellow Handkerchief
Filmography

OKI - In the Middle of the Ocean (2018)

Movie
as Oki

La habitación (2018)

Movie

Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Action Crime Drama Mystery Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Hairi
5.8 1265 votes

Greetings From Fukushima (2016)

Drama
Movie
as Satomi
5 5 votes

Oh Lucy! (2014)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Setsuko / Lucy
10 2 votes

Emperor (2012)

Drama History War
Movie
as Mitsuko Kajima
6 89 votes

Helter Skelter (2012)

Drama Fantasy Horror
Movie
as Hiroko Tada
6.5 23 votes

3.11 A Sense of Home (2011)

Animation Drama
Movie
as (segment "Heartquake")

Hong Kong Confidential (2010)

Drama Comedy Romance Foreign
Movie
as Amaya
5 1 votes

Last Chestnuts (2010)

Movie

USB (2009)

Action
Movie

Yume no mani mani (2008)

Movie

The Yakiniku Movie: Bulgogi (2007)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as the President of Toraoh

Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)

Adventure Action Comedy Western Thriller
Movie
as Ruriko
6.2 66 votes

Love and Honor (2006)

Drama Foreign Romance
Movie
as Ine Hatano
7.5 15 votes

The Many Faces of Chika (2005)

Drama
Movie

The Sun (2005)

Drama History Foreign
Movie
as Empress Kojun
6.6 15 votes

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

Drama History Romance
Movie
as Mother
7.2 570 votes

Izo (2004)

Action Drama Fantasy History Horror
Movie
6.2 19 votes

Beauty 7 (2001)

Comedy
Series
as Shouko Iijima

Crossfire (2000)

Thriller Horror Action
Movie
as Chikako Ishizu, the Detective
5.2 3 votes

The Island Tales (2000)

Movie
7 1 votes

Tadon and Chikuwa (1998)

Movie

A Giant Monster Appears in Tokyo (1998)

Comedy
Movie

Tokyo Lullaby (1997)

Movie
as Tami Ohsawa

Bounce Ko Gals (1997)

Movie
as Saki
6.8 5 votes

Swallowtail Butterfly (1996)

Drama Crime
Movie
6.8 19 votes

Tokiwa: The Manga Apartment (1996)

Drama
Movie
as Fujimoto's mother
5 1 votes

The Girl of Silence (1995)

Movie

Onna ga ichiban niau shokugyo (1990)

Movie

The Yen Family (1988)

Comedy
Movie
5 1 votes

No More Comics! (1986)

Comedy Drama
Movie
5 1 votes

Onyanko the Movie - One Shot Crisis! (1986)

Comedy
Movie

Main Theme (1984)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Kayoko Ise

Suspicion (1982)

Crime Drama Mystery
Movie
as 白河(鬼塚)球磨子
7.5 2 votes

The Gate of Youth Part 2 (1982)

Drama
Movie
as Kaoru

Kidnapping Blues (1982)

Movie

Why Not? (1981)

Drama
Movie
6.7 3 votes

Kagemusha (1980)

Action Drama History War
Movie
as Otsuyanokata
7.6 111 votes

No More Easy Life (1979)

Movie
as Mariko

Tora-san, the Matchmaker (1979)

Comedy
Movie
as Hitomi

Heaven Sent (1979)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Sayoko Morisaki

The Yellow Handkerchief (1977)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Akemi Ogawa
5.4 5 votes

The Youth Killer (1976)

Drama
Movie
as Ikuko Ishikawa
7 2 votes

Bitterness of Youth (1974)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Tomiko Ohashi
5 1 votes

The Assassination of Ryoma (1974)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Tae
5 1 votes

Sweet Scent of Eros (1973)

Drama
Movie
as Etsuko

Lost Lovers (1971)

Drama
Movie