He did a remake of Kurasawa's Rashomon, a movie called Misty.
Although he was born and raised in Taiwan, he currently resides in Japan.
In the west, his best known role was in The House of Flying Daggers co-starring with Andy Lau and Zhang Ziyi.
As a child growing up in Taiwan, he was often bullied for being Japanese, but at his Japanese school he was bullied for being Chinese.
In high school, a classmate's mother suggested he go into modeling. He needed money to buy a motorcycle, so he tried it.
He has done Japanese, Taiwanese, Hong Kong and Mainland China films.
Takeshi Kaneshiro is so elusive and keeps to himself while not working that the entertainment media literally have know idea what he does in his spare time.
His good looks and quirky, unpredictable behavior have led to him often being referred to as the "Asian Johnny Depp."
He co-starred with Jet Li in Dr. Wai in the Scripture with No Words.
He played an Angel who crash landed on Kelly Chen's doorstep in Lavender.
The movie that established him as a star, and one he is still best known for is Wong Kar Wai's 1994 film Chungking Express.
Attended Taipei American School during grades 10-12, but did not graduate
He is capable of speaking Mandarin, Japanese, Cantonese, English and Taiwanese.
He attended Taipei American School, but dropped out in 11th grade.
He is half Japanese and half Chinese (Taiwanese). His father is Japanese and his mother Taiwanese.
He was the spokesmodel for the videogame Onimusha: Warlords. The game character Samanosuke was modeled after him.
He did extensive print ads for Prada all over Asia.
Spokesmodel of Onimusha: Warlords (video game). The character Samanosuke is modelled after him.
He is a spokesmodel for Ericsson handsets.
He is 5' 10" (1.78 m) tall.
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