Takeshi Kaneshiro – a dream for the Japanese school girls or «simply stay silent and smile»
Author: Администрация ФРПГ Храм Мудрости (FRPG Temple of Wisdom Administration) - translated by Mikomi
Takeshi Kaneshiro, or should we put it correct as Kaneshiro Takeshi, other name is Jin Cheng Wu (金城武), - is one of the most celebrated Asian actors who is shot in both China and Japan. He was born 11th of October, 1973 in Taipei (Taiwan), where he had to face certain problems concerning his half-Japanese roots.
Kaneshiro started his career as a singer and recorded albums in Cantonese and Mandarin under the nickname Aniki, which means “elder brother” in Japanese. Just because we do not have one strict point of view on the artistic value of Kaneshiro’s music creations, we would not reveal our subjunctive opinion concerning them, but to those of you who are still curious we may suggest you to search for some of his early musical exercises on YouTube.
What is beyond all doubts is his excellent acting ability. The first distinguishing role of Takeshi Kaneshiro in movies was the role of the quiet guy from Wong Kar-wai « Chungking Express» where Takeshi appeared to be at one shooting stage together with Tony Leung. Kaneshiro’s early roles are versatile and not all of the movies he took part in at the beginning of his career can be considered valuable events in the cinema world. Rather interesting film called «Mou mian bei» was shot by Sammo Hung. Takeshi played a young cop assigned to the position of Department Chief having excellent education. He was hanging quite awesomely in pair with Sammo Hung but that time could not reach the level of real star though.
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