Actor Yagira Yuuya

He won best actor at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of 12 year old Akira in the highly acclaimed Nobody Knows. Yagira earned the distinction of being Japan's first winner of a Cannes prize and the festival's youngest winner ever at age 14. The same year TIME magazine named him Asia's Best Heroes. The following year he starred in the box office hit Shining Boy and Little Randy.

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