His father, an actors' agent, suggested he take on his first acting role in the TV show Kinpachi Sensei at the age of 16.His film debut was in the 1990 Swimming Upstream (Bataashi Kingyo), though his first major critical success was in Shunji Iwai's Fried Dragon Fish (1993).His first critical success internationally was Hirokazu Koreeda's Maboroshi no Hikari (1995), in which he played a man who inexplicably throws himself in front of a train, widowing his wife and orphaning his infant son.He also worked with Koreeda in the pseudo-documentary Distance in 2001.The name of the film where he got his debut is Swimming Upstream and his acting made him earn much of his fame and it was a big success indeed.
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Two years later, he made his big-screen acting debut in Joji Matusuoka’s teen comedy Swimming Upstream (1990).
On the set of the Shunji Iwai's 1995 film Picnic, Tadanobu Asano met his wife, pop singer & actress Chara.
His best known works internationally are the samurai films Gohatto (aka Taboo, 1999) and Zatoichi (2003), as well as the critically acclaimed Bright Future.
He acted in Katsuhito Ishii's 2003 film The Taste of Tea, which premiered at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.