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Shun Sugata
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Shun sugata

Shun Sugata as Takayama in Ichi the Killer

Shun Sugata (菅田俊 Sugata Shun) is a Japanese actor. He has appeared in many Japanese films but was first exposed to western movie-going audiences when he appeared in the Hollywood films Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and The Last Samurai. He is currently represented by T-Artist talent agency.

Personal HistoryEdit

  • According to director Takashi Miike, Quentin Tarantino decided to cast Sugata as Boss Benta for his 2003 film Kill Bill: Vol. 1 because he liked the way he yelled into a phone in a scene from Ichi the Killer.
  • On February 20, 2006 he assisted police in the apprehension of a purse-snatcher and received a commendation from the Mejiro Police Station in Tokyo. According to Sugata, he wasn't initially involved but the criminal just happened to appear in front of him and he reacted.

Profile Edit

  • Name: Shun Sugata (菅田俊 Sugata Shun)
  • Real name: 渋谷昌道
  • Birth date: February 17, 1955
  • Birthplace: Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
  • Blood type: O
  • Height: 6' 1¾" (187cm)


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