The Japanese stars have been long known for their martial arts skills. I must say, the film and television industries of Japan are not at all behind Hollywood. Some of the Japanese actors and actresses have even gotten much fame for their performance in Hollywood films and international modeling shows. Let us check the list of top 10 best Japanese stars of all time.
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10. Pat Morita
Pat Morita is a famous and one of the busiest Japanese actors Asian-American descent. He got fame both as a childhood star and adult celebrity. Pat, to make himself prominent than other celebrities, learnt the martial art skills from international trainers for The Karate Kid, Part II, and The Karate Kid, Part III.
9. Miyoshi Umeki
Miyoshi Umeki is an actress, known for her well balanced acting and hot personality. This Japanese female is a stereotype of humbleness, delicacy and subservience, and gave various successful movies. Not only in Japan, but also at international level, Miyoshi got much popularity. She is good looking and very gorgeous.
8. Ken Watanabe
Ken Watanabe is an international star, who is known for his work in English speaking movies. He is too famous among American audience due to his performance in Inception (2010), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), The Last Samurai (2003), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), and Batman Begins (2005).
7. Tatsuya Nakadai
Tatsuya Nakadai has been an amazing actor of Japan with international repute. He is best known for his outstanding performance in the Kurosawa pictures Yojimbo (1961), Sanjuro (1962), High and Low (1963), Kagemusha (1980), and Ran (1985). Some other great movies of this star are Masaki Kobayashi’s Human Condition trilogy (1959-1961), and Samurai Rebellion (1967).
6. Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor is a native of Cambodia. He is one of the best Japanese stars of all time. He moved to America and performed in a number of famous Hollywood movies. But this wasn’t the end of his talent, Haing also contracted with a number of famous American sitcoms, and Japanese shows.
5. Sandra Oh
Actress Sandra Oh was born to Korean parents in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Canada. Her father, Oh Junsu, was a businessman, and her mother, Oh Young-nam, was a biochemist. Sandra studies at the University of Toronto. She began her career as a dancer, and performed in a number of dramas. Then she started doing movies, and gave a lot of hits.
4. Toshirô Mifune
Actor Toshiro Mifune has achieved worldwide fame, and is one of the finest Japanese actors. He was born in Tsingtao, China, to Japanese parents and grew up in Dalian. After completing his studies, Toshiro started his career as a model, and gradually became a popular actor.
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3. Margaret Cho
Actress Margaret Cho was born on December 5, 1968 and raised in San Francisco. Her grandfather was a Methodist minister. She was found of acting in her childhood, and used to perform in school-level shows as well. After her graduation, Margaret started doing modeling, and finally got the chance to do Japanese movies. She is a lady with international recognition.
2. BD Wong
The famous actor, B.D. Wong was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He made his Broadway debut in “M. Butterfly”. He is one of the finest and honorable actors of all time. He got many awards for his performance like the Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Clarence Derwent Award, and Theater World Award. He was also starred in television series.
1. Michelle Yeoh
Actress Michelle Yeoh was born in West Malaysia. She is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Geik, a lawyer and MCA politician. She went to England to learn dancing skills. After completing her studies, Michelle began performing as a dancer in American shows and performed on stage as well. Then, she got some movie offers, and appeared in a number of films.
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