Takeshi Kaneshiro at Risk to Become Bald?
Takeshi Kaneshiro (金城武) was once known for his thick locks, but he now sports thinning hair. However, Takeshi’s heartthrob days may be numbered as he reaches middle age, with early signs of a receding hairline.
Starting his career as a singer, the 39-year-old is popular across Asia. His was cast as the lovesick singer Keigo Ishikawa in the Japanese mini-series, God, Please Give Me More Time <神啊！請多給我一點時間>. His pining puppy eyes melted many female hearts, all the way from Japan to Taiwan, and even to the rest of Southeast Asia when Japanese dramas were the rage. With a Japanese father and a Taiwanese mother, Takeshi was born and raised in Taiwan although he possesses Japanese citizenship as well. With his unusual good looks, he is also the face behind many brands, such as Prada and Biotherm. Takeshi was undeniably a beautiful man in his hey days.
Recently, a Japanese fan posted photographs of Takeshi over the years, from his Keigo days to snapshots taken lately. Though Takeshi has aged, he still looks suave and extremely good looking. However, many fans also noted that Takeshi’s hairline has apparently receded over the years. A fan even remarked, “The Takeshi Kaneshiro I know from yesteryear is gone!”
Nevertheless, Takeshi is anything but just a pretty face. Because of his multilingualism, Takeshi was able to take part in productions from Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, earning him the Green Planet Film Award in the category “10 Best International Actors of the Decade (Asia)”. Despite not winning any major film awards, his acting is always highly praised. He was also able to hold his own beside Tony Leung Chiu Wai (梁朝偉) in John Woo’s (吳宇森) Red Cliff <赤壁>.
In response, a netizen produced a copy of an interview where Takeshi himself was quoted as saying, “Yes, I noticed my hairline is receding every year.” The practicing Buddhist’s sincerity and candidness touched many fans who pledged their unwavering support for their idol; even if Takeshi were to go bald, he will definitely not lose their support.
This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.