Rinko Kikuchi

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Rinko Kikuchi
Rinko Kikuchi
Born January 6, 1981
Hadano, Kanagawa, Japan
Occupation Actress
Notable role(s) Mako Mori, Sen Masago
First work Haunted School F (1997)
Notable work Babel (2006)
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Rinko Kikuchi (菊地 凛子,   Kikuchi Rinko), real name Yuriko Sometani (染谷 百合子,   Sometani Yuriko, née Kikuchi), is a Japanese actress. While her first known film role was in the 1997 TV movie Haunted School F, her official debut came two years later in Kaneto Shindo's Will to Live. She is best known for her appearance in the 2006 American film Babel, for which she received numerous accolades and became the first Japanese actress to be nominated for an Academy Award in 50 years. Kikuchi was cast as the character Mako Mori in Guillermo del Toro's 2013 kaiju film Pacific Rim, a role which she reprised for its 2018 sequel Pacific Rim Uprising. In 2021, she joined the cast of Satoshi Miki's Japanese tokusatsu comedy What to Do With the Dead Kaiju? as Defense Force Colonel Sen Masago.[1]

Selected filmography[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Rotten Tomatoes interview
HeyUGuys interview
JoBlo interview
HitFix interview
Tribute Movies interview
The Rockman Review interview
BlackTree interview
Flicks And The City interview
Empire Magazine interview
F*** Magazine interview
TODAY interview
Interview for Pacific Rim
Interview for Pacific Rim Uprising

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Kikuchi did not voice herself in the Japanese dub of Pacific Rim or its sequel. Instead, she was dubbed over by Megumi Hayashibara.

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References[edit | edit source]

This is a list of references for Rinko Kikuchi. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 個性派オールスターキャスト解禁!. What to Do With the Dead Kaiju? (17 January 2022).

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