Taro Yamamoto (山本 太郎 Yamamoto Tarō?, born 24 November 1974 in Takarazuka, Hyōgo) is a Japanese actor and politician.
Currently, he is actively involved with the anti-nuclear movement and radiation safety for children in Fukushima after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. He attempted to run for a seat in the House of Representatives during the 2012 general election, but did not succeed, winning only 25% of the votes representing for the Tokyo 8th district.He began a campaign to be elected to the House of Councillors in its 2013 election, and was elected on July 21st.
He is perhaps best known in the west for his role as Shogo Kawada in the controversial 2000 film Battle Royale.
- 1996 That's Cunning! Shijo saidai no sakusen
- 1998 Love Letter
- 1999 Big show! Hawaii ni utaeba
- 2000 Battle Royale (as Shogo Kawada)
- 2001 Hashire! Ichiro
- 2001 Rain of Light
- 2001 Go
- 2001 Genji: A Thousand-Year Love
- 2002 Through the Night
- 2003 Moon Child
- 2003 Get Up!
- 2003 Shoro nagashi
- 2004 Shinsengumi!
- 2004 Akai tsuki
- 2004 A Day on the Planet
- 2004 Izo
- 2005 Princess Raccoon
- 2005 Under the Same Moon
- 2009 Kaiji
- 2010 Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider OOO & W Featuring Skull: Movie War Core ('Skull: Message for Double)
- 2011 My Way
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