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Kaori Momoi

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kaori Momoi  (born April 8, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese actress. Momoi was born in Tokyo, and at the young age of 12 traveled to London to study dance at the Royal Ballet Academy. After 3 years she returned to Tokyo, later graduating from Japan's Bungakuza School of Dramatic Arts. In 1971, Momoi debuted in director Kon Ichikawa's Ai Futatabi (To Love Again) beginning a career that has already spanned 35 years and over 60 films. As an actress, she has worked with some of the most notable films directors in Japan, including Akira Kurosawa (Kagemusha, 1980), Tatsumi Kumashiro (Seishun no Satetsu, 1974), Yoji Yamada (The Yellow Handkerchief, 1977 and Otoko wa Tsuraiyo, 1979), Shohei Imamura (Why Not?, 1981), Shunji Iwai (Swallowtail Butterfly, 1996), Jun Ichikawa (Tokyo Yakyoku, 1997), Mitani Koki (Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald, 1997), Yoshimitsu Morita (Like Asura, 2003) and, most recently, Takashi Miike (IZO, Sukiyaki Western Django). She has also performed in The Sun (2005) directed by Alexander Sokurov and appeared in director Rob Marshall's film Memoirs of a Geisha. For her film performances in Japan, Momoi has won many awards. She has won the Japanese Academy Awards for Best Actress twice and Best Supporting Actress once and was selected Best Actress at the 1983 New York International Film Festival for her role in Giwaku (Suspicion). Popular among Japanese of all ages and a recognized trend setter, Momoi is never idle, pursuing various projects in producing, directing, screenwriting, and design in addition to her acting. She has also released some 15 record albums as a singer and is a much sought after essayist. She won the award for best actress at the 7th Hochi Film Award for Giwaku. Her latest movie is Maris Martinson's movie "Amaya", which was released on September 17, 2010. Description above from the Wikipedia article Kaori Momoi, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia


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Born:
Apr 8, 1952 In Tokyo, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
47
First Appeared:
In the movie OKI - In the Middle of the Ocean
Latest Project:
Movie Magic Kimono 2017-12-01
Known For
Poster of Magic Kimono
Poster of Greetings from Fukushima
Poster of Gate of Youth 2

Kaori Momoi Movies Filmography

Movie
OKI - In the Middle of the Ocean
Oki 2021
Movie
La habitación
2017-10-20
Movie
Magic Kimono
Keiko 2017-12-01
Movie
Ghost in the Shell
Hairi 2017-03-29
Movie
Greetings from Fukushima
Satomi 2016-03-10
Movie
Oh Lucy!
Setsuko / Lucy 2014-09-10
Movie
Helter Skelter
Hiroko Tada 2012-07-14
Movie
Emperor
Mitsuko Kajima 2012-09-14
Movie
3.11 A Sense of Home
(segment "Heartquake") 2011-11-04
Movie
Last Chestnuts
2010-08-25
Movie
Sukiyaki Western Django
Ruriko 2007-09-15
Movie
The Yakiniku Movie: Bulgogi
the President of Toraoh 2007-05-05
Movie
Love and Honor
Ine Hatano 2006-12-01
Movie
Ichijiku no kao
2006-01-01
Movie
The Sun
Empress Kojun 2005-10-08
Movie
Memoirs of a Geisha
Mother 2005-12-06
Movie
Izo
2004-08-21
Movie
Crossfire
Chikako Ishizu, the Detective 2000-06-10
Movie
Tadon and Chikuwa
1998-12-05
Movie
A Giant Monster Appears in Tokyo
1998-09-26
Movie
Bounce Ko Gals
Saki 1997-10-18
Movie
Swallowtail Butterfly
1996-09-14
Movie
Boku wa tenshi ja naiyo
1991-04-22
Movie
Ready to Shoot
1990-11-17
Movie
The Most Suitable Profession for Women
1990-12-22
Movie
Tomorrow
1988-08-13
Movie
Love Bites Back
Chikako Koga 1988-07-01
Movie
The Yen Family
1988-05-14
Movie
Hawaiian Dream
Reiko Caine 1987-08-29
Movie
Onyanko the Movie - One Shot Crisis!
1986-08-23
Movie
Main Theme
Kayoko Ise 1984-07-14
Movie
Kidnapping Blues
1982-10-09
Movie
Suspicion
Kumako Onizawa 1982-09-11
Movie
Gate of Youth 2
Kaoru 1982-01-23
Movie
Why Not?
Ine 1981-01-08
Movie
Kagemusha
Otsuyanokata 1980-04-26
Movie
Until Evening
Sugiko Emori 1980-09-20
Movie
Heaven Sent
Sayoko Morisaki 1979-12-28
Movie
Tora-san, the Matchmaker
Hitomi 1979-08-04
Movie
No More Easy Life
Mariko 1979-12-25
Movie
The Youth Killer
Ikuko Ishikawa 1976-10-23
Movie
Light of Africa
Fujiko 1975-06-21
Movie
Invitation of Lust
1975-04-05
Movie
The Assassination of Ryoma
Tae 1974-08-02
Movie
Bitterness of Youth
Tomiko Ohashi 1974-06-29
Movie
Sweet Scent of Eros
Etsuko 1973-03-24
Movie
Did the Red Bird Escape?
1973-02-17