Tsuyoshi Ihara Movies and Career Information
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Tsuyoshi Ihara (伊原 剛志, Ihara Tsuyoshi, birth name: 伊原 剛 Ihara Tsuyoshi) is a Japanese actor, born on November 6, 1963 in Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka Prefecture, and who grew up in Ikuno-ku, Osaka. He is a graduate of Imamiya Senior High School, situated in Naniwa-ku, Osaka. Ihara is represented by the K Dash agency. A Japanese of Korean descent, Ihara joined the Japan Action Enterprise, a theater troupe founded by Sonny Chiba, after leaving high school. Soon after, he began to act in numerous feature films and television dramas, including the 1996 NHK series Futarikko. In 2006, Ihara appeared as the Baron Takeichi Nishi in Clint Eastwood's critically-acclaimed Academy Award-winning film Letters from Iwo Jima, introducing him to an international audience. He has also authored a book, Kokorozashite Sōrō (志して候う), which was published in Japan by Amoeba Books.