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SABU

Japanese director/writer/actor whose often kinetic, cyberpunk style is much imitated. He expressed appreciation over the similarity of the international hit German film "Run Lola Run" (1998) to his first film as a director/writer, "Dangan Runner" (1996). When asked at the Chicago International Film Festival to recommend a film school, the black ... See full bio »

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Known For

Miss Zombie Director
(2013)
Monday Director
(2000)
(2015)
Blessing Bell Director
(2002)

Filmography

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 2016/I Silence
Samurai #1
 2010 Turning Point (TV Movie) (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 2006 Sakuran
Patron (as Sabu)
 2003 Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
Patron (as Sabu)
 2003 Hoshi ni negai wo (as Sabu)
 2001 Ichi the Killer
Kaneko (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1998 Unlucky Monkey
Bank Robber
 1997 Postman Blues
Kurokawa (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1996 Non-Stop (as Sabu)
 1996 Don't Look Up
Sekikawa (as Sabu)
 1995 Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself!! The Escape (TV Movie) (as Sabu)
 1994 Kiriko (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1994 Raiden (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1994 Zeiramu 2
Fujikuro (as Sabu)
 1994 800 Two Lap Runners
Kyoichi Nakazawa (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1993 Sailor Moon (TV Series)
TV Executive #2
- Ai to seigi yue! Sêrâ senshi futatabi (1993) ... TV Executive #2 (voice, as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1992 Kuma-chan (as Hiroyuki Tanaka)
 1991 Wârudo apâtomento horâ
Ita (as Hiroki Tanaka)
 1986 For Business
Sabu (as Hiroki Tanaka)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Sabu | Hiroki Tanaka | Hiroyuki Tanaka
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Personal Quote:

So, the truth is, I've made so many films, but I still don't consider myself a filmmaker. I didn't have a particular desire to be a filmmaker in the beginning, so I still lack the confidence, to tell you the truth. I think it really helped that I worked for over 10 years as an actor, so I knew how the crew was supposed to function, and I understood how the set operates, and I had a sense of that.... See more »

Trivia:

Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival in 2017.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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