Hiroshi Abe (actor)

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Hiroshi Abe
阿部 寛
Abe Hiroshi from "Legend of the Demon Cat" at Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2017 (40203798571).jpg
Born (1964-06-22) 22 June 1964 (age 56)
OccupationActor, model
Years active1983-present
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Japanese name
Hiraganaあべ ひろし
Katakanaアベ ヒロシ

Hiroshi Abe (阿部 寛, Abe Hiroshi, born 22 June 1964) is a Japanese model and actor. He is known for his roles in Still Walking, Chocolate, and Godzilla 2000: Millennium.

Early life[edit]

Abe was born in Yokohama as the youngest in a family of three children. After retaking the university entrance examinations once, he attended Chuo University in Tokyo and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering. Abe started working as a model for magazines such as Men's Non-no during his university days, and later transitioned into acting.[1]


In 2009, Abe won the Best Actor award in the 63rd Mainichi Film Award for his performances in Still Walking and Aoi Tori.[2] Abe also starred in Hideki Takeuchi's Thermae Romae.[3] He then played a supporting role in Hirokazu Kore-eda's I Wish.[4]



TV Series[edit]


Year Award Category Notable Work Result Ref.
1995 Japanese Professional Movie Awards N/A Kyouju Luger P08 Won
2009 Mainichi Film Concours Best Actor Aruitemo Aruitemo & Aoi Tori Won [2]
2012 Blue Ribbon Awards Best Actor Karasu no oyayubi Won
2013 36th Japan Academy Film Prize Best Actor Thermæ Romæ Won
2015 38th Japan Academy Film Prize Best Actor Cape Nostalgia Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Zakurozaka no Adauchi Nominated
2016 3rd Kyoto International Art and Film Festival Toshiro Mifune Award Won
9th Tokyo Drama Awards Best Actor Shitamachi Rocket Won
41st Hochi Film Award Best Actor After the Storm Nominated


  1. ^ "男の履歴書 阿部 寛". Inlife. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Ponyo, Sky Crawlers Win at 63rd Mainichi Film Awards". Anime News Network. 21 January 2009.
  3. ^ Adams, Mark (7 September 2012). "Thermae Romae". Screen International.
  4. ^ Chang, Dustin (10 May 2012). "I WISH Review". Twitch Film. Archived from the original on 21 May 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Thermae Romae Manga Gets Live-Action Film Sequel (updated)". Anime News Network. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.

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