Masanobu Ando

Japanese name: 安藤 政信
Born: May 19, 1975
From: Kawasaki, Japan
Occupation: Actor
Worked with Ziyi: 1 time


Forever Enthralled

Masanobu Ando is a Japanese actor. He has appeared in films such as Takeshi Kitano’s Kids Return, Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle Royale, Takashi Miike’s Sukiyaki Western Django, and Chen Kaige’s Forever Enthralled.

Ando’s career took off after starring in Takeshi Kitano’s Kids Return, which is one of Kitano’s most successful films in Japan, with his role as Shinji, a highschool student who gave up school and continued into Boxing with his best friend. He is most famous for his psychopath-killer role of Kazuo Kiriyama in Battle Royale, a 2000 blockbuster dystopia film, which managed to be one of the most famous blood and gore films of the decade.

He co-starred in Takashi Miike’s Big Bang Love, Juvenile A with Ryuhei Matsuda. He played a supporting role in Shinya Tsukamoto’s Nightmare Detective. —Wiki