Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Takeshi Kaneshiro Insured His Face for US$3.5m

Takeshi Kaneshiro was recently paid a hefty 8-figure for his continuation as a cosmetic brand's spokesperson. The advertiser , concerned that Takeshi's long exposure to the spot lights while filming the ads could damage his face skin, paid US$3.5m to insure his whole face.
Takeshi shot the 2008 series cosmetic ads in Tokyo. He was seen with long hair after his latest Japanese film, Sweet Rain: Shinigami no Seido. (see pic below)
In his latest movie, Takeshi Kaneshiro is a god of death takes human form and spends time with people who have a week left to live. He's actually quite charming as a human, and doesn't take any particular joy in the final goal of his work. Instead, he chooses to experience the good parts of humanity such as music and culture until the time comes to complete his task. The movie is based on a novel by Kotaro Isaka.

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