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Ren Osugi

29 September 1951 to 21 February 2018

A Japanese actor who amassed almost 400 credits during a prolific career, Osugi found fame collaborating with director Takeshi Kitano on his yakuza films including Sonatine (1993), Hana-Bi (1998). He also memorably starred in Takashi Miike’s Audition (1999) and played the Japanese prime minister in Shin Godzilla (2016).

Read Ren Osugi's Japan Times obituary here.