Takeshi Kitano ( born January 18, 1947) is a Japanese filmmaker, comedian, actor, film editor, presenter, screenwriter, author, poet, painter, and one-time video game designer who has received critical acclaim, both in his native Japan and abroad, for his highly idiosyncratic cinematic work. With the exception of his works as a film director, he is known almost exclusively by the name Beat Takeshi. Since April 2005, he has been a professor at the Graduate School of Visual Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. Kitano owns his own talent agency and production company, Office Kitano, which launched Tokyo Filmex in 2000. Find Takeshi Kitano news, videos, and pictures here.
- Born: ( 1947-01-18) 18 January 1947 (age 73) Adachi, Tokyo, Empire of Japan
- Other names: Beat Takeshi
- Alma mater: Meiji University (withdrew)
- Occupation: Comedian, television presenter, actor, filmmaker, author
- Years active: 1972–present
- Spouse(s): Mikiko Kitano (m. 1980; div. 2019)
- Relatives: Hideshi Matsuda (brother-in-law)
- Awards: Golden Lion (1997)
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