Kinji Fukasaku is a renowned name in Japan, he is a Japanese film director, actor, producer and screenwriter famous for his association with the Japanese film New Wave. He is also known for directing the Japanese portion of the Hollywood war movie Tora! Tora! Tora! in 1970. He died aged 72, on January 12, 2003, in Tokyo, Japan.
Japanese director Kinji was born on 3rd July 1930 in Mito Ibaraki, Japan. He was the youngest in his family. At the age of 15, his class was prepared and he worked as a munitions worker during World War II. At the same, his class was caught in a bombing. they had to dive under each other for survival, those whose survive they had to dispose of the corpses.
Kenji spent his time watching foreign films after the war, and he studied cinema at NihonaUnversity in the country’s first film department. He studied under Kogo Noda and Katsuhito Inomata. After finishing his study he became an assistant director at Toei in June 1954 and worked under Masahiro Makino and Yasushi Sasaki.
Director Kinji gets his first break in 1961 with two features Wandering Detective: Tragedy in Red Valley and Wandering Detective: Black Wind in the Harbor. After that, he made many award-winning movies nationally and internationally.
The Japanese Screenwriter died at the age of 72, on January 12, 2003, at Tokyo Hospital. In September 2002, he announced that he had prostate cancer and in late December 2002, he was hospitalized after his condition started to get worse. During that time, the filming on Battle Royale II: Requiem just started, and he directed only a single scene, his son, Kenta took over the film.
Japanese actor, Kinji Fukasaku was married Sanae Nakahara back in 1965. His wife, Sanae was also an actress. The couple had a son Kenta Fukasaku who is also a writer and director known for his work as a writer and producer for Battle Royale and Battle Royale II.
Director Kinji and his wife both had a long relationship with each other, at the time of death, she was with him, and died 10 years after Kinji’s death, on 15th May 2012.
Japanese producer Kinji Fukasaku net worth estimated to be around $4.5 million, at the time of his death. From his work in the Japanese movie industry for more than 4 decades, the late director and screenwriter amassed huge accolades as well as maintained a huge fortune in his life.
Throughout his life, Kinji would have probably earned around six digits figure, living a luxurious as well prestigious life. His controversial film Battle Royale was a major financial success and collected ¥3.11 billion (approx. $28.3 million) in Japan. Other than that, he had earned from his breakthrough performances in many other movies and TV shows.
Japanese director Kinji started his work as an Assitant director in 1954 for Toie production company, then he debuted from Fûraibô Tantei: Akai Tani no Sangeki in 1961 as a director. He made many movies and tv shows as a director. He also directed some portion of a Hollywood movie Tora! Tora! Tora! in 1970.
Japanese Director also outspread in video games by serving as the director for the survival game Clock Tower 3 for Capcom and Sunsoft.
Hollywood cult filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is also a fan of Kinji Fukasaku craft. Not only Quentin but other Hollywood celebrities also inspired by his work. Kinji dozens of International and national awards for his works in Japanese Cinema. Here’s a video of Tarantino describing Kinji.
Director Kinji while shooting his movie Battle Royale II in 2002 he had prostate cancer, he died on 12th January 2003 at Tokyo hospital and his son Kenta complete the movie.
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