Takeshi Kitano
Date of Birth
Jan 18, 1947

Biography

"Beat" Takeshi Kitano is widely considered to be Japan's foremost media personality. In addition to his work in the film industry he is an active newspaper columnist, an author and poet, and a ubiquitous presence on Japanese television where he can be seen in up to eight prime time shows per week. Kitano first found fame, as well as his "Beat" nickname, in the early '70s as one-half of the manzai...