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Famous Actors From Japan

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List of film actors and actresses from Japan, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Japan has produced some very talented actors and actresses in the last century, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These Japanese actors specialize in film, television or even theater, so they're not all necessarily movie stars. These are some of the best Japanese actors the country has ever seen, so if you're a native of Japan and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Japanese actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Japan?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Japan in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Japanese film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.