Yasuaki Kurata

Yasuaki Kurata

Yasuaki Kurata (born March 20, 1946), a.k.a David Kurata, is a Japanese actor specializing in action movies. An accomplished martial artist, he has dan ranks in karate (5th degree), judo (3rd degree), and aikido (2nd degree). He is perhaps best known for his extended battle against Jet Li in Fist of Legend and for his villainous role in So Close. He is fluent in Cantonese. Kurata's home town is Sakura-mura, Niihari District, Ibaraki (now part of Tsukuba). Having studied performing arts at Nihon University and Toei Theater School, he began to work as an actor in the late 1960s. In 1971, Kurata made his Hong Kong debut in the Shaw Brothers Studio kung-fu movie Angry Guest  . Since then he has appeared in numerous other films and TV series within the genre. In addition to his work as an actor, Kurata runs the stunt agency Kurata Promotion (established 1976 under the name Kurata Action Club),  teaches at a private college (the University of Creation, Art, Music & Social Work),  is chief advisor to the All Japan Nunchaku League, and in 2004 published a book, Hong Kong Action Star Kōyūroku. Description above from the Wikipedia article Yasuaki Kurata, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For: Acting
Birthday: 1946-03-20
Place of Birth: Niihari, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Also Known As: Kurata Yasuaki, 倉田保昭

Movies List of Yasuaki Kurata

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Bloodfight

1989 Movie
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A Book of Heroes

1986 Movie
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Legend of a Fighter

1982 Movie
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Knight Errant

1973 Movie
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The King of Boxers

1972 Movie
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Call Me Dragon

1974 Movie
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Tiger

1972 Movie
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Dragon Princess

1976 Movie
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Fists of Vengeance

1973 Movie
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A Girl Called Tigress

1973 Movie
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The Magnificent 3

1980 Movie
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Kung Fu Inferno

1973 Movie
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Fists for Revenge

1975 Movie
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The Golden Triangle

1975 Movie
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Seed of Evil

1981 Movie
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Yellow Dragon

2005 Movie
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Samouraïs

2002 Movie
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Ninja Thunderbolt

1984 Movie
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Fist of Unicorn

1973 Movie
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Edge of Fury

1978 Movie
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The Black Panther

1973 Movie
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The Unsubdued Furies

1973 Movie
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Dark War

2001 Movie
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Crisis

1983 Movie
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The Empty Hands

2017 Movie
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Rage Of Wind

1973 Movie
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Seven to One

1973 Movie
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Fatal Strike

1974 Movie
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Fighting Dragon

1975 Movie
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V.I.P.

1977 Movie
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To Catch a Thief

1984 Movie
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Heroes of the East

1978 Movie
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The Angry Guest

1972 Movie
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Above the War

1989 Movie
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God of War

2017 Movie
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Win Them All

1973 Movie
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Impossible Woman

1982 Movie
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The Fighting King

1994 Movie
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Quiet Don 11

2000 Movie
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Aces Go Places II

1983 Movie
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Fist of Legend

1994 Movie
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The Legend of the Owl

1981 Movie
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Fat Buddies

2018 Movie
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Quiet Don 8

1996 Movie
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So Close

2002 Movie
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Sword of Blood

2011 Movie
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Zodiac Killers

1991 Movie
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Anna in Kungfu-land

2003 Movie
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Gold Snatchers

1973 Movie
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The Wrath Of Vajra

2013 Movie
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Four Riders

1972 Movie
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The Brink

2017 Movie
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Dragon Get Angry

2005 Movie
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Manhunt

2017 Movie
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Conman in Tokyo

2000 Movie
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Shinjuku Incident

2009 Movie
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Legend of Seven Monks

2006 Movie
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Carry on Hotel

1988 Movie
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Golden Job

2018 Movie
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Young Hero of Shaolin

1976 Movie
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The Seventh Curse

1986 Movie
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Seven Days War

1988 Movie
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Why Not?

1981 Movie
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Eastern Condors

1987 Movie