Creator / Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano (born 18 January 1947) is a Japanese actor, director, and comedian who has starred in many cult films, in particular Hana Bi and Battle Royale.

In his native country he is famous as a comedian and talk show host, but has achieved international success with Takeshi's Castle, which was given a Gag Dub as MXC in the US, as well as forays into more serious film work, such as Sonatine and Ghost in the Shell. Nowadays he is most famous for portraying the titular blind samurai in Zatoichi.

Also the creator of Takeshi's Challenge.

As an actor, he is usually credited "Beat" Takeshi.

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