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Yūsaku Matsuda

Yūsaku Matsuda
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Nom de naissance 松田 優作
Nationalité Japon
Naissance 21 septembre 1949 à Shimonoseki (Japon)
Mort 6 novembre 1989 (à 40 ans) à préfecture métropolitaine de Tokyo (Japon)

Yūsaku Matsuda (松田 優作, ) était un acteur japonais, né le 21 septembre 1949 d'un père japonais et d'une mère coréenne zainichi, à Shimonoseki, dans la Préfecture de Yamaguchi, Japon. Il décèdera le 6 novembre 1989, à l'âge de 40 ans d'un cancer de la vessie, peu de temps après la sortie du film Black rain de Ridley Scott, dans lequel il joue le rôle d'un yakuza. Il y donnera la réplique à Michael Douglas et Andy Garcia.

Il aura trois enfants nés de son second mariage, avec Miyuki, actrice, dont Ryūhei Matsuda né le 9 mai 1983 et Shôta né le 10 septembre 1985, tous deux acteurs également.
Il sera rendu populaire notamment grâce à la série policière Tantei Monogatari (探偵物語, Tantei Monogatari) dans laquelle il joue le rôle d'un détective privé un peu loufoque et incompétent.


Matsuda was born out of wedlock in Shimonoseki, to a Japanese father, a probation officer, whom he never met, and a Zainichi Korean mother, Kaneko Matsuda, originally Kim. She was a Korean who had married a Japanese man who died during World War II. After his death, Kaneko became a prostitute to support Yūsaku's half-brothers. Kaneko deliberately wrongly recorded his birth year as 1950 on his birth records.

He grew up and was educated in Shimonoseki, attending Kanda elementary school and Bunyo Junior High School, before entering Shimonoseki Secondary School. In 1967, while at high school, at the urging of his mother, he stayed with his aunt in the city of Seaside in America for one year. He attended Seaside High School. However, extremely unhappy in America, malnourished, unable to speak English, and feeling himself the victim of discrimination, he returned to Japan. Because he was afraid of facing his mother, he went to stay with his older brother in Tokyo. He attended Hōnan High School (豊南高等学校) as a night student and graduated in 1969. After graduating, he entered a theatre company called "Rokugatsu Gekijō" (六月劇場), leaving in November 1969. In 1971 he joined a theatre group "Club Marui", then in 1972 he joined "Bungakuza". He met his future wife Michiko through Club Marui in May 1971. At the time he was working as a barman.

He changed his citizenship from Korean to Japanese while he was starring in Taiyō ni Hoero!, with the help of Michiko, whose father was a member of the Liberal Democratic party who was head of the then-Prime Minister's support office.

In 1975 he was involved in two fracas, first with two journalists, and then with a student who attacked him with a wooden kendo sword because the student thought he was assaulting a woman. The student ended up in a hospital, and Matsuda received a suspended sentence for assault. This caused a major disruption in his career, with film studios and television companies dropping him.

He married Michiko Kumamoto in 1975 and had one daughter. They divorced in 1981 after six years of marriage. In 1983, he married Miyuki Kumagai, whom he had started a relationship with in 1979, when she was 17, when she appeared in the television series Tantei Monogatari. They had three children. Two of the children, Ryuhei and Shota, became actors and daughter Yuki become singer.

In 1988, Matsuda was diagnosed with bladder cancer, before shooting began for Black Rain. Matsuda refused chemotherapy, as he thought it would affect his ability to act in the film. After his death, his first wife, who had experienced him ignoring an ear infection until it required surgery to prevent deafness, wrote that she suspected that he did not actually realize the seriousness of his illness. During the filming, he was urinating blood. By the time shooting finished, in March 1989, his cancer had spread to his spine and lungs, making it inoperable. On October 7, 1989, Matsuda was hospitalized. A month after he was admitted, Matsuda died at 6:45 PM JST on November 6 at the age of 40, at a Tokyo hospital. He was buried in Nishitama cemetery (西多摩霊園) in Akiruno, Tokyo.

The character Aokiji in the manga One Piece is based on Matsuda.

Ses meilleurs films

Black Rain (1989)

Le plus souvent avec

Yoko Aki
Yoko Aki
(2 films)
Kōichi Iwaki
Kōichi Iwaki
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Yūsaku Matsuda (13 films)

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Black Rain
Black Rain (1989)
, 2h
Réalisé par Ridley Scott
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller, Action, Aventure, Policier
Thèmes Mafia, La mer, Transport, Automobile, Motocyclette, Yakuza, Road movie, Film de poursuite, Gangsters
Acteurs Michael Douglas, Andy García, Ken TAKAKURA, Kate Capshaw, Yūsaku Matsuda, Tomisaburō Wakayama
Rôle Koji Sato
Note66% 3.3488753.3488753.3488753.3488753.348875
Deux policiers de New York, Nick Conklin et Charlie Vincent, capturent le yakuza Koji Sato et sont chargés de le ramener au Japon pour qu'il soit jugé. À peine atterri à Osaka, Sato réussit à s'enfuir. Soupçonné plusieurs fois d'avoir touché des pots-de-vin, Nick est accusé de l'avoir laissé fuir et doit le retrouver pour se blanchir. Avec l'aide de l'inspecteur Masahiro Matsumoto, Nick et Charlie découvrent le Japon et s'attaquent à la pègre locale.
A-hômansu (1986)

Réalisé par Yūsaku Matsuda
Acteurs Yūsaku Matsuda, Ryo Ishibashi, Yoko Aki, Susumu Terajima, Renji Ishibashi, Nenji Kobayashi
Rôle Kaze
Note61% 3.073773.073773.073773.073773.07377
A homeless man suffering from memory loss is unbeatable in a fight. He becomes involved with the Yakuza.
家族ゲーム, 1h47
Réalisé par Yoshimitsu Morita
Genres Drame, Comédie
Acteurs Yūsaku Matsuda, Jūzō Itami, Saori Yuki, Yoko Aki, Jun Togawa
Rôle Katsu Yoshimoto
Note72% 3.636183.636183.636183.636183.63618
The Numata family consists of the father, Kōsuke (Juzo Itami); mother, Chikako (Saori Yuki); and two sons, Shinichi (Jun'ichi Tsujita) and Shigeyuki (Ichirōta Miyagawa). Shigeyuki is a junior high school student. He will soon be taking a high school entrance examination. Unlike the high school student brother, Shinichi, who lives up to the father's expectations, Shigeyuki’s grades are poor, and he is only interested in roller coasters. The father finds a private tutor, Yoshimoto (Yusaku Matsuda), for Shigeyuki and imposes all responsibilities for his exam on the tutor. Yoshimoto's behaviour is extremely strange, including kissing Shigeyuki and hitting him painfully hard. Even though Yoshimoto is a seventh year student of a third-rate university, Shigeyuki’s marks become better and better. Eventually he passes the exam for the high school. At a family celebration, Yoshimoto begins to riot, hitting people, pouring wine on their heads, and throwing spaghetti around wildly.
Réalisé par Kichitarô Negishi
Genres Drame, Romance
Acteurs Hiroko Yakushimaru, Yūsaku Matsuda, Kyōko Kishida, Susumu Fujita, Keizō Kanie
Rôle Shuichi Tsujiyama
Note63% 3.1910353.1910353.1910353.1910353.191035
Naomi is a rich university student about to leave on a trip to America. Her father hires detective Shuichi Tsujiyama to watch over her, a situation that pleases neither Naomi or Shuichi. Things get complicated when Shuichi's ex-wife is suspected in the murder of a love hotel manager. Naomi and Shuichi join up to investigate the murder which may involve yakuza gangsters.
Yaju Shisubeshi, 1h59
Réalisé par Toru Murakawa
Origine Japon
Genres Drame, Thriller, Action, Policier
Acteurs Yūsaku Matsuda, Takeshi Kaga, Hideo Murota, Rikiya Yasuoka, Kōichi Iwaki, Shigeru Izumiya
Rôle journaliste
Note68% 3.4495653.4495653.4495653.4495653.449565
Un journaliste qui couvrait la guerre du Vietnam devient mentalement instable et va sur une fête de vol et assassiner.
Resurrection of Golden Wolf
Réalisé par Toru Murakawa
Origine Japon
Genres Thriller, Action, Policier, Romance
Acteurs Sonny Chiba, Yūsaku Matsuda, Kei Satō, Jun Fubuki, Kōichi Iwaki, Mikio Narita
Rôle Tetsuya Asakura
Note65% 3.2859853.2859853.2859853.2859853.285985
Tetsuya Asakura, a mild-mannered accountant works for an oil company by day and as a bank-robbing assassin by night. Hell-bent on bringing his corporation down, he finds he's not the only one as another criminal blackmails the top officials from the corporation. As loyalties are tested and double-crossed, Asakura soon finds himself in a deadly battle with the mafia.
Réalisé par Junya Satō
Genres Drame, Policier
Acteurs Yūsaku Matsuda, George Kennedy, Mariko Okada, Bunjaku Han, Joe Yamanaka, Toshiro Mifune
Rôle Detective Koichiro Munesue
Note67% 3.3885153.3885153.3885153.3885153.388515
A young black man (Joe Yamanaka) from New York receives a sum of money. He buys new clothes and takes a flight to Japan. After he arrives, he is found fatally stabbed in a lift in a Tokyo hotel at the same time as a fashion show by designer Kyōko Yasugi (Mariko Okada) is being held. The police department, including Munesue (Yūsaku Matsuda) and his partner (Hajime Hana), come to investigate. The only clue is the dying man's last words "straw hat". At the same time, a woman having an extramarital affair, Naomi (Bunjaku Han), is accidentally run over by Yasugi's son (Kōichi Iwaki). He and his girlfriend dump her body in the sea, but drops his watch at the scene. He is haunted by his actions and confesses to his mother, Kyōko, who suggests he flees to New York with his girlfriend.
Bôryoku kyôshitsu, 1h25
Genres Thriller, Policier
Acteurs Yūsaku Matsuda, Nenji Kobayashi, Tetsurō Tamba, Hideo Murota, Toru Abe
Note71% 3.583823.583823.583823.583823.58382
Yusaku Matsuda plays an ex-boxer who killed an opponent during a fight. He is brought into a school to deal with a gang of disruptive students led by Hiroshi Tachi.
The Assassination of Ryoma, 1h58
Réalisé par Kazuo Kuroki
Genres Drame, Comédie
Thèmes La mer, Sport, Transport, Arts martiaux, Samouraï
Acteurs Yoshio Harada, Renji Ishibashi, Yūsaku Matsuda, Kaori Momoi
Rôle Yûta
Note67% 3.387743.387743.387743.387743.38774
The film details the last three days of Ryōma's life.


A-hômansu (1986)

Réalisé par Yūsaku Matsuda
Acteurs Yūsaku Matsuda, Ryo Ishibashi, Yoko Aki, Susumu Terajima, Renji Ishibashi, Nenji Kobayashi
Note61% 3.073773.073773.073773.073773.07377
A homeless man suffering from memory loss is unbeatable in a fight. He becomes involved with the Yakuza.


A-hômansu (1986)

Réalisé par Yūsaku Matsuda
Acteurs Yūsaku Matsuda, Ryo Ishibashi, Yoko Aki, Susumu Terajima, Renji Ishibashi, Nenji Kobayashi
Rôle Ecrivain
Note61% 3.073773.073773.073773.073773.07377
A homeless man suffering from memory loss is unbeatable in a fight. He becomes involved with the Yakuza.