Best Japanese Actors

The Top Ten
1 Toshiro Mifune

I just lost faith in humanity toshiro mifune is considered the best Japanese actor of all time. I can't believe that you call bunch of good looking boys actors? I thought this is a list of a BEST ACTOR not sexiest actor. Watch rashomon, seven samurai, I live in fear, yojimbo, high and low, sanjuro, red beard.

His unrelentingly passionate performance as the belligerent Kikuchiyo in 'Seven Samurai' is one of the greatest.

Among the top ten actors in the world during the 1950s. Great screen presence.

2 Matsumoto Jun

In addition, he is a cool member of the best boy band in Japan. He is also an awesome actor as well.

Jun Matsumoto is nothing but amazing!

The more you watch him, the more you get drawn to him.

3 Kenichi Matsuyama

Kenichi-san.. Who will think that the one who played as "L" in death note and "Negishi" in Detroit Metal City is the same actor? He is very clever actor! Psycological, action, comedy, and romance, he can play all of that genre :3

4 Ikuta Toma

Amazing actor. Almost all of them are good. Hard to decide. I would vote for all of them, because they are talented. I love Hana Kimi and there is no one I don't like all amazing.

For me, he's the best actor in Japan. The way he portrays every single role he played is amazing. A versatile actor.

Fell in love with his acting in hana kimi..

5 Tatsuya Nakadai

Though often not as popular nor as recognized as Mfune, he is truly one the most versatile and gifted actors. One need only watch Harakiri, Yojimbo, The Human Condition, Sword of Doom and others to see that he can play the most sympathetic of men to the cruelest of villians. An absolute artist!

Most versatile without being grandiloquent or overacting, a legend!

6 Akira Kamiya
7 Matsuda Shota
8 Minoru Chiaki Minoru Chiaki was a Japanese actor who appeared in such films as Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon, Seven Samurai and The Hidden Fortress.

Another Kurosawa regular, one with a friendly, affable, gentle face that's still great for any role.

9 Ken Watanabe

He appeared in Godzilla 2014 and will be in the sequel. That makes him more awesome.

I loved his acting skills in The Last Samurai.

10 Oguri Shun

He was great when he played in Crows Zero! So cool! When he played in Hana Yori Dango, he's totally get perfect role as Hanazawa Rui!

The Contenders
11 Satoh Takeru

He never disappoint his fans. He has do his performance perfectly and naturally whatever the character is

He is simply, amazing! You have to watch him in the Rurouni Kenshin Live action Movie

Very talented, he started when he was 17-18 in a challenging role like Kamen Rider, to end up in 2012 with the best Rurouni Kenshin that there will ever be

12 Yuu Shirota
13 Ryo Nishikido
14 Kamatari Fujiwara
15 Takashi Shimura

Takashi Shimura is one of the most versatile character actors I've seen. He can play the most noble of men and the lowest of scoundrels with dedication and conviction. He is truly incredible.

An amanzing acting talent. Deserves to be much higher on the list.

16 Daisuke Kato

He's fantastic in both comedic and dramatic roles. Over in Japan he might be revered but overseas he is seriously underrated.

His chubby, likable face makes him suitable for any role.

17 Ninomiya Kazunari
18 Yoshio Tsuchiya
19 Miura Haruma
20 Kento Yamazachi

He is one of my wotld's favourite actor I love his work and acting skill.

Kenton is the best japanese actor I ever seen.

21 Kamenashi Kazuya
22 Yuki Furukawa

Yuki furukawa is the best actor for me he so cool, talented, and handsome I found artist in Japan..

He is cool and handsome and smart...

23 Ryosuke Miura

Who could forget the best Ankh that will ever be?

24 Nakai Kiichi
25 Yamashita Tomohisa

One of the best actors I have seen. He is able to put a lot of emotions into his acting. He won the award "Best Newcomer" at age 15. In all the shows I've seen him in, he always seems to steal the scene. He has great talent.

Very hardworking. He can play a very convincing role in all his drama series. I enjoy his transformation to different characters in kurosagi

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