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'Beat' Takeshi Kitano
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    (January 18, 1948- )
    Directed and starred in 'Brother,' 'Fireworks (Hana-Bi)' and 'Kikujiro' among others
    Appeared in 'Johnny Mnemonic' and many Japanese films
    Has written over fifty books, including volumes of film criticism and novels.
    Often appears on Japanese variety shows.
    He was kicked out of school for rebellious behavior.
    He goes by two names, 'Beat Takeshi' as an actor, and 'Kitano Takeshi' as a director.
    Many assume 'Beat' is his given Japanese name but it is actually a childhood nickname he created for a comedy act.
    He can be seen as a perfectionist when he directs a movie.
    His first US film, 'Brother,' was a commercial and critical disaster.
    He directed a music video for his daughter.
    He usually films in actual locations as opposed to using sets.
    He was involved in a near fatal motorcycle accident.
    In addition to acting and directing, he has also written, edited and produced his own films.
    He and his films have a cult following.

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