Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano

Biography

Author Profession: Comedian, television personality, film director, actor, screenwriter, film editor, author, singer
Born: January 18, 1947
Age: 69 years old
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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Humour is like violence. They both come to you unexpectedly, and the more unpredictable they both are, the better it gets.

I always come to conclusions very fast. Well, that is one way of thinking, and the other way would be that I lack the necessary perseverance to stick to one thing that really fits me. I don't know if it's a good thing or bad thing.

Sword fighting in film is not about how good the fighter is, but how good the actor receiving the blows is.

I thought maybe I could become like the next Van Gogh. I bought a sunflower and painted it, and it looked like the work of a 6-year-old.

I intentionally shoot violence to make the audience feel real pain. I have never and I will never shoot violence as if it's some kind of action video game.

For me comedy and violence has a lot in common. Just as you expect, comedy always lurks behind the most unexpected of circumstances.

I paint for the sheer joy of painting. I have never sold any of my paintings. I'd rather give them to people for free.

I do all these various activities like painting and writing, comedy and films probably because not that I'm good at everything but because I'm not good at any of these things.

When people tell me I'm an artist, I say, 'What?' It's impossible for me to take the idea seriously.

My film directorial career has been nothing but repetition of one failure after another!

The thing about art for me is that you can go on theorising your work forever, because it's open to interpretation.

I don't really expect much from my life. So when I heard my films are premiering in film festival circuits I was glad of course but I thought it was lucky accident.

One thing I hate in movies is when the camera starts circling around the characters. I find that totally fake.

I believe that if you'll just stand up and go, life will open up for you. Tina Turner

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman

I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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