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shogen

Birth data
June,20th,1978
Height
183cm
Measurements
102 / 80 / 94 cm
Shoe size
29 ㎝
Birth place
Okinawa
Speciality
English,Basketball
Sword action(殺陣)
Horseback riding(乗馬)
Sanshin(三線)

大学卒業後、バックパックで世界中を旅しながらParis・Milan・Londonでモデルとして活動。2004年帰国、俳優としての活動を始める。2005年戦後の沖縄を描いた映画『ハブと拳骨』でデビュー。三線弾きの主役を演じ、第20回東京国際映画祭コンペティション部門にノミネートされる。その後も映画を中心に活動するが、2008年NYで出逢ったメソッド演劇に感銘を受け、本格的にNYで芝居を学ぶことを決意しその年の末に渡米。Nicole KidmanのPrivate CoachであるSusan BatsonやRoberta Wallchなどから演技を学ぶ。

2010年Cinema Clip『七人の侍 SEVEN SAMURAI』の若頭役、JT『SEVEN STARS』の広告が評価されCNNが選ぶ『The Tokyo Hot List : 20 People to watch 2010』に選ばれる。現在は日本とアメリカを行き来しながら邦画だけではなく海外の作品にも多数に出演している。

 

Shogen modeled in Paris, Milan and London while backpacking in the world after graduating from college. He returned to Japan in 2004 and started the career as an actor. The debut film was "Bloody Snake under the Sun (2005)" which described the life in Okinawa in the postwar period. Shogen played the leading part as a sanshin player and the film itself was nominated for the Competition at the 20th Tokyo International Film Festival. The encounter with "method acting" in US in 2008 impressed him very much. He flew back to New York for further lessons and was trained by Susan Baston (the private coach of Nicole Kidman) and Roberta Wallch. In 2010, CNN chose Shogen for "The Tokyo Hot List : 20 People to watch 2010" due to his outstanding roles in the cinema clip "SEVEN SAMURAI" as well as in the advertisement of JT "SEVEN STARS". He is now actively taking part in various films both in Japan and US.