Yagira Yuya

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Yagira Yuya

Profile

  • Name: 柳楽優弥 (やぎら ゆうや)
  • Name (romaji): Yagira Yuya
  • Nick name: Yagi
  • Profession: Actor
  • Birthdate: 1990-Mar-26
  • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Height: 170cm
  • Star sign: Aries
  • Blood type: A
  • Family: Younger sister and wife/model Toyota Ellie
  • Talent agency: Stardust

About Yuya

He won best actor at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of 12 year old Akira in the highly acclaimed Nobody Knows. Yagira earned the distinction of being Japan's first winner of a Cannes prize and the festival's youngest winner ever at age 14. The same year TIME magazine named him Asia's Best Heroes. The following year he starred in the box office hit Shining Boy and Little Randy.

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Movies

Endorsements

Recognitions

  • 2004 Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor for Nobody Knows
  • 26th Yokohoma Film Awards: Best Newcomer
  • 14th Tokyo Sport Movie Grand Prix: Best Newcomer
  • 59th Everyday Movie Sponichi Grand Prix: Best Newcomer
  • 78th Cinema Best: Best Newcomer
  • 19th Takasaki Film Festival: Best Newcomer
  • 40th Chicago International Film Festival Golden Plaque Award: Golden Plaque
  • 31st France Dozen International Film Festival Grand Prix: Outstanding Achievement Award

Trivia

  • Hobbies: Soccer and swimming

External Links

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