Shinya Tsukamoto

塚本晋也

Gender: Male
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Birthdate: January 1, 1960
Zodiac: Capricorn

Is a Japanese film director and actor with a considerable cult following both domestically and abroad.

Tsukamoto started making movies at the age of 14, when his father gave him a Super 8 camera. His cinematic influences included Akira Kurosawa. He made a number of films, ranging from 10-minute shorts to 2-hour features, until his first year at college when he temporarily lost interest in making movies. Tsukamoto then started up a theatre group, which soon included Kei Fujiwara, Nobu Kanaoka, and Tomorowo Taguchi, all of whom would continue to work with Tsukamoto up through the filming of Tetsuo: The Iron Man.

Official website

2