Yûsaku Matsuda

Yûsaku Matsuda Trailers

Black Rain TrailerThe Rage of Love TrailerWuthering Heights Trailer

Yusaku Matsuda (September 21, 1949 – November 6, 1989) was a Japanese actor. Yusaku was born in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi to a Japanese father and a Zainichi Korean mother. His date was wrongly recorded as 1950 on his birth records due to a parental error in filing a report. He became an actor when he was 23 as a rookie police officer, the "Jeans Detective", for the 1970s Japanese TV detective drama called Taiyō ni hoero! ("Bark at the Sun") in Japan. Apart from this role, his other defining role on television was in Tantei Monogatari (detective story), in which he starred as an incompetent private detective. He featured in many other TV shows and movies. He won the award for best actor at the 8th Hochi Film Award for Detective Story and The Family Game. He specialized in physical action movies. The 1989 movie Black Rain— directed by Ridley Scott and starring Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia— opened the door for Matsuda as an international actor. However, shortly after he made this movie, he died due to bladder cancer. He was survived by his second wife and three young children (including Ryuhei And Shota, both of whom became actors). He was buried in Nishitama cemetery, in Akiruno, Tokyo.

Most Popular Yûsaku Matsuda Trailers

Total trailers found: 20

Black Rain Trailer (1989)

22 September 1989

Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan.

And Then Trailer (1985)

09 November 1985

This is a probing tale set in turn of the century Japan, involving three people trapped in a complex relationship of love and friendship.

Murder in the Doll House Trailer (1979)

28 April 1979

Yūsaku Matsuda plays the part of a private detective in this modern day "who dunnit" mystery, fulls

The Rage of Love Trailer (1988)

01 October 1988

Set in the Taisho era, which might be regarded as Japan's Hippie Phase, Hana no ran is a story about fashionable people without impulse control.

Yokohama BJ Blues Trailer (1981)

25 April 1981

Hardboiled crime drama with Yûsaku Matsuda as blues singing detective.

The Family Game Trailer (1983)

04 May 1983

A sendup of the stereo-typical Japanese family: dad is a salaryman jerk, unable to relate to anyone; mom is a hopeless housewife; the older son is a moderate academic success; but the younger son is a rebellious goof-off for whom a tutor must be hired.

Horror of the Wolf Trailer (1973)

09 March 1973

A wolf finds himself transformed into a teenage boy.

The Assassination of Ryoma Trailer (1974)

02 August 1974

Story of the last three days in the life of Sakamoto Ryoma (1836-1867), imperial loyalist who tried to unite the Choshu and Satsuma clans and prepared the way for the Meiji Restoration (1868).

Heat-Haze Theatre Trailer (1981)

01 January 1981

Kagerô-za is a 1981 independent Japanese film directed by Seijun Suzuki and based on a novel by Kyōka Izumi.

Resurrection of the Golden Wolf Trailer (1979)

04 August 1979

A seemingly run-of-the-mill corporate salaryman leads a double life as a vicious criminal by night. In a delicious scheme of payback, he seeks to dominate the corporation that employs him by day.

Wuthering Heights Trailer (1988)

28 May 1988

Beautiful young Kinu Yamabe is drawn to low-born Onimaru, who's vital and charismatic, but viewed by his father as a demon, and by most of the remaining family as a stain to the family name.

Proof of the Man Trailer (1977)

08 October 1977

When an American is murdered in a Japanese inn, Tokyo police detective Munesue follows the trail of the killer to New York.

The Execution Game Trailer (1979)

17 November 1979

One year after the Hanai and Kotobuki hits, Narumi is set up by a mysterious woman. Abducted and tortured, Narumi is forced to take on a difficult job.

A Homance Trailer (1986)

09 October 1986

The Beast to Die Trailer (1980)

04 October 1980

A policeman is murdered and his gun, stolen, used to commit the next crime. Detective Kashiwagi, who is leading the investigation, learns that the author of the killings “walks like a dead man”.

The Most Dangerous Game Trailer (1978)

07 April 1978

The first movie of Tôru Murakawa’s “Game” trilogy.

Detective Story Trailer (1983)

16 July 1983

Naomi is a university student who is leaving for the US to study in a week; Shuichi is a washed-up gumshoe who's hired by Naomi's father to bodygard his daughter until she leaves.

The Killing Game Trailer (1978)

02 December 1978

The second movie of Tôru Murakawa's "Game" trilogy.

The Violent Classroom Trailer (1976)

01 January 1976

Yusaku Matsuda plays an ex-boxer who killed an opponent during a fight. He is brought into a school to deal with a gang of disruptive students led by Hiroshi Tachi.

No Grave for Us Trailer (1979)

26 May 1979

A plot to steal money from gangsters leads to trouble...