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A few new filmsJanuary 13, 2008
Hey everyone! There's a few new films listed on the site that Cary's working on for 2008. Click on the Quicklinks to your right, or the Filmography to your left, to browse through them!

Slaughter : Trio Gets Set for SlaughterNovember 8, 2007
Shawnee Smith, Erica Leerhsen and AnnaLynne McCord will star in the horror film Slaughter for Maverick Films, Angel Baby Entertainment and the Slamdance Film Festival. Smith (Saw II and Saw III), Leerhsen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and McCord (Day of the Dead) will play actresses unknowingly cast in a Japanese snuff film. Memoirs of a Geisha actors Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and Eugenia Yuan will play a director and producer, respectively. Karl Yune will play the women's co-star, and Jonathon... »

Slaughter : Shawnee Smith, Erica Leerhsen and AnnaLynne McCord Join SlaughterNovember 7, 2007
Victor Garcia’s feature is based on the script by 2007 Slamdance Horror Screenplay Competition winners Nathan Brookes and Bobby Lee Darby. Producing are Maverick's Mark Morgan, Guy Oseary and Cheri Wozniak, Angel Baby's Gregory Segal and John Andrew Gallagher and Slamdance's Peter Baxter. Leerhsen replaces Dominique Swain, who dropped out of the project because of scheduling conflicts. The film is part of a three-year deal for Maverick, Angel Baby and Slamdance to finance and co-produce eac... »

Hollywood Actor Talks to Oahu InmatesOctober 6, 2007
WAIPAHU (KHNL) - He's acted in numerous Hollywood films and appears in the NBC hit show, "Heroes." But on this day, actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa took the time to speak to 200 inmates at Waiawa Correctional Facility. He talked to inmates who are part of a long-term, drug treatment program called Kashbox. Twenty of them are graduating from the program. "... »

New Interview: Bouncing BallsAugust 29, 2007
For those of you out there who specialized in Silly in high school or are doing so now, you mi... »

New Interview: Cary Tagawa on Balls of Fury and Ping PongAugust 29, 2007
(KHNL) - The movie "Balls of Fury" is one of the most anticipated comedies of the year. And one of ... »

A Part in HeroesAugust 27, 2007
I'm moving the upcoming role in the TV show Heroes to a confirmed project. Due to the popularity of the show, there's very little revealed so far about the upcoming season. So, there isn't much information to post yet about the episode Cary is in. Stay tuned... same Bat Time... etc. etc.

Click the link to read a new interview mentioning the episode - thanks to sender-inner Roy!

New Interview: Tagawa mum on his big new roleAugust 27, 2007
"I really can't tell you much." Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa doesn't usually say those words. But the o... »

A New BeginningAugust 2, 2007
Looks like the new film, A New Beginning, has taken off! There's a small magazine article and picture about the film, not much else known yet. Thanks to James for the info!

Bodyguard: A New Beginning : This just in...August 2, 2007
Shooting has started on a new martial arts thriller on location in both Hong Kong and the UK, with a cast that includes Vincent Sze (Dragon Tiger Gate), Richard Ng (My Lucky Stars), Cary Tagawa (Mortal Kombat), Mark Strange (The Medallion), Nathan Lewis (Batman Begins) and Impact’s own Ian Powers and Eastern Editor Mike Leeder. With action choreography by members of Jackie Chan’s stunt-team, the UK independent action movie takes a giant leap forward. We take a first look. »

New Video of CaryJuly 3, 2007
Check out this new video that Cary made. It's a short clip of him, filmed by robotic camera.

Bodyguard: A New Beginning : New movie?July 3, 2007
A little birdie told me... "Cary is currently in Hong Kong shooting a British-Chinese martial arts movie called, 'A New Beginning.' »

New Interview: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Gives Us a Preview of His New MovieJune 8, 2007
(KHNL) - The long- awaited sequel to the 1999 Disney movie, "Johnny Tsunami," premieres Friday. The... »

Johnny KapahalaJune 6, 2007
Don't forget to tune in to the Disney Channel this Friday, June 8th, for Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board!

There's a new article and a couple of pictures on the site now, too.

Feel free to discuss on the message board.

Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board : A New WaveJune 6, 2007
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who brought to life "Johnny Tsunami," the legendary Hawaiian surfer dude grandpa in the sleeper hit 1999 cable movie, takes his character to an even more unconventional level in the Friday-debuting "Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board." The Disney Channel flick also has 22-year-old Brandon Baker returning to star as his all-grown-up super athlete grandson. "I was shocked when I found out: Grandpa is getting married — and by the way, she's Caucasian," recounts Tagawa, wh... »

The Slanted Screen : 'Slanted Screen' Rues The Absence Of AsiansMay 25, 2007
By Jose Antonio Vargas Washington Post Staff Writer [....] In the documentary's most moving interview, veteran actor Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who was criticized by his fellow Asian Americans for playing roles such as the evil Shang Tsung in the movie version of the popular video game "Mortal Kombat," says: "In Hollywood . . . we had a choice of playing wimpy businessmen or evil bad guys. The worse thing I can do is play a bad guy and be a wimpy bad guy, which is what I grew up with. And my in... »

Tagawa to host acting workshop at UH-ManoaMay 25, 2007
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who played in "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "The Last Emperor," will host a workshop on acting at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in June. The workshop costs $300 and runs June 9 to 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Tagawa will talk about how to dissect a script, interact with other actors, prepare for auditions and deal with directors, producers and studios. Tagawa has had several guest appearances on television shows, including "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and... »

PBS to Offer Special Programming for Asian Pacific American Heritage MonthApril 24, 2007
In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, celebrated each May, PBS will present a special line-up of new and encore presentations that focus on Asians and Pacific Islanders. View The Slanted Screen on Thursday, May 10th.

The Slanted Screen : PBS to Offer Special Programming for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, May 1-May 31, 2007April 24, 2007
[....] THE SLANTED SCREEN Thursday, May 10, 2007, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET From silent film star Sessue Hayakawa to Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Jeff Adachi's film explores the portrayals of Asian men in American cinema and television, chronicling the experiences of actors who have had to struggle against ethnic stereotyping and limiting roles. Through a parade of 50 film clips spanning a century, the film presents a critical examination of Hollywood's image-making machine. The program i... »

New Interview: Slanted rolesApril 16, 2007
The good news is that Asians have significantly improved their presence in American movies and telev... »

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