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Jô Odagiri

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Profile and general info
Name in native language: オダギリジョー (オダギリ ジョ)
Family name: Odagiri
Country: Japan
Birth date: Monday, February 16, [40 years old]
Birth place: Tsuyama, Okayama
Agency: Dongyu
Bio
Jô Odagiri (ODAGIRI Jô / オダギリジョー / オダギリ ジョ) is a Japanese actor, born on Monday, February 16, 1976, in Tsuyama, Okayama.
  • Profession: Actor and singer
  • Height: 176cm
  • Weight: 60kg
  • Star sign: Aquarius
  • Blood type: O
  • Family: Wife/actress Kashii Yu
  • Originally debuting with his birth name, 小田切譲, he changed his name from the Kanji form to the Katakana form (form used primarily in the translation of Western names), オダギリジョー, since his first name is often misread as Yuzuru, instead of Jo. (Jo is not the most common way to read his first name.) Another reason for his name change is that he used the western name Joe when he attended California State University (CSU) as an arts major.
  • 2004 Income: 100,350,000 Yen (approx)
  • 2003 Income: 35,430,000 Yen (approx)

Odagiri Joe was born in Tsuyama, Okayama prefecture, a small town in central Japan renowned for its beautiful cherry blossoms in the spring. Though he was accepted by Kochi University, he turned it down for an opportunity to study in the United States. He had originally intended to study movie directing at California State University in Fresno, but mistakes in the application process landed him in acting classes. It may have been a blessing in disguise, for two years after studying in Fresno and later starring in a few stage performances in Japan, Odagiri would find himself catapulted to fame in his role in the Kamen-Rider series, playing the central character, Godai Yuusuke. He became the predecessor of the Ikemen Hero craze (literally, good-looking actors playing hero roles in popular TV series).

Since then, Odagiri has appeared in many movies and dramas. He won the Best New Actor Award at the 2003 Japan Academy Awards for his role as the uniquely bisexual nemesis in the film Azumi, and in the following year, was awarded the Best Supporting Actor Award for his electrifying performance in internationally acclaimed director Kitano Takeshi’s 2004 film, Blood and Bones (血骨). Odagiri’s creative acting skills and strong presence in films have secured him a place in stardom. He is slated to appear in numerous more films in 2005, including “メゾン・ド・ヒミコ (Maison de Himiko), where he portrays a homosexual man in a relationship with the protagonist (played by Shibasaki Kou)’s father.

Commonly known just as Odajou, and also known for unusual hairstyle and eclectic style of dressing, he is the epitome of 'cool Japan' known as much for his persona as his work.

Odagiri has also experimented in music, releasing a single called Cherry the Dustman. His second album released on 4th October 2007 is divided into two works named 'White' and 'Black', each comprising of 5 tracks.

Trivia
  • Favorite actors: Fujiyama Naomi, Steve Buscemi
  • Favorite director: Jim Jarmusch
  • Is engaged to actress Yuu Kashii.
Filmography
As an actor:
  • 2011 My Way
  • 2011 Kiseki
  • 2010 Hei no naka no chûgakkô
  • 2010 Atami no Sôsakan
  • 2009 Lang zai ji
  • 2009 Kûki ningyô
  • 2009 Boku no imôto
  • 2009 Sakura na hito tachi
  • 2008 Bi-mong
  • 2008 Dangkou
  • 2008 Tamio no shiawase
  • 2007 Tenten
  • 2007 Sad Vacation
  • 2007 Tôkyô tawâ: Okan to boku to, tokidoki, oton
  • 2007 Kaette kita jikô keisatsu
  • 2006 Pavillion sanshouo
  • 2006 Mushishi
  • 2006 Sakebi
  • 2006 Yureru
  • 2006 Big River
  • 2006 Uchôten hoteru
  • 2006 Jikô keisatsu
  • 2006 Shinsengumi!! Hijikata Toshizô saigo no ichi-nichi as Hajime Saito
  • 2005 Hazard
  • 2005 Scrap Heaven
  • 2005 Shinobi as Kouga Gennosuke
  • 2005 Mezon do Himiko
  • 2005 Yume no naka e
  • 2005 Operetta tanuki goten
  • 2005 In za pûru
  • 2005 Fukigen na jiin
  • 2004 Shinkuronishiti
  • 2004 Pacchigi!
  • 2004 Chi to hone
  • 2004 Kono yo no sotoe - Club Shinchugun
  • 2004 Shinsengumi!
  • 2003 Satoukibi batake no uta
  • 2003 Azumi
  • 2003 Akarui mirai
  • 2002 Mokka no koibito
  • 2002 Hatsu taiken
  • 2001 Puratonikku sekusu
  • 2001 Sitto no nioi
  • 2000 Kamen Raidâ Kûga
  • 2009 Sakura na hito tachi
  • 2009 Sakura na hito tachi
  • 2009 Sakura na hito tachi
  • 2009 Sakura na hito tachi
  • 2009 Sakura na hito tachi
  • 2009 Soul Red: Matsuda Yûsaku
  • 2009 Bokura no jidai
  • 2006 Behind the Scenes of 'Big River'
  • 2005 Ôra no izumi
  • 2003 The Ambivalent Future: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
As a director:
  • 2009 Sakura na hito tachi
  • 2009 Sakura na hito tachi
  • 2009 Sakura na hito tachi
  • 2009 Sakura na hito tachi
  • 2009 Sakura na hito tachi
  • 2009 Soul Red: Matsuda Yûsaku
  • 2009 Bokura no jidai
  • 2006 Behind the Scenes of 'Big River'
  • 2005 Ôra no izumi
  • 2003 The Ambivalent Future: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
As a composer:
  • 2009 Sakura na hito tachi
  • 2009 Soul Red: Matsuda Yûsaku
  • 2009 Bokura no jidai
  • 2006 Behind the Scenes of 'Big River'
  • 2005 Ôra no izumi
  • 2003 The Ambivalent Future: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Self:
  • 2009 Soul Red: Matsuda Yûsaku
  • 2009 Bokura no jidai
  • 2006 Behind the Scenes of 'Big River'
  • 2005 Ôra no izumi
  • 2003 The Ambivalent Future: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Videos

External links

Official site
link to: http://odagiri-joe.com/
Profile at Dongyu site
link to: http://www.dongyu.co.jp/profile/JoeOdagiri/

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Movies

Filmography

(partial)
Air DollAir Doll

Kuki Ningyo

as Sonoda
(the doll maker)

Year: 2009

Plastic CityPlastic City

Dangkou

as Kirin

Year: 2008

Adrift in TokyoAdrift in Tokyo

Tenten

as Fumiya Takemura

Year: 2007

SwaySway

Yureru

as Takeru Hayakawa

Year: 2006

Scrap HeavenScrap Heaven

Sukurappu Hebun

as Tetsu

Year: 2005

Shinobi: Heart Under BladeShinobi: Heart Under Blade

Shinobi

as Kouga Gen-no-suke (Kouga) (as Joe Odagiri)

Year: 2005

Black KissBlack Kiss

Shinkuronishiti

Year: 2004

Blood and BonesBlood and Bones

Chi to Hone

as Takeshi Park

Year: 2004

ShinsengumiShinsengumi

Shinsengumi!

as Saitou Hajime

Year: 2004

AzumiAzumi

Azumi

as Bijomaru Mogami

Year: 2003

Bright FutureBright Future

Akarui Mirai

as Yûji Nimura

Year: 2003

Platonic SexPlatonic Sex

Puratonikku Sekusu

as Toshimi Iwasaki

Year: 2001




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