Being a Japanese film director and actor, Shin'ya Tsukamoto became famous for bringing the dehumanising quality of life in the big city, the fragility of the human body, relationship difficulties and alienation themes in his abstract, nightmarish and deeply metaphorical works, typically Tetsuo (1989), Tokyo Fist (1995) and Rokugatsu no hebi (2002). For his contribution in arts, he had received various awards like Jury Grand Prize for Bullet Ballet (1998) at Sweden Fantastic Film Festival, San Marco Special Jury Award for A Snake of June at Venice Film Festival (2002) and The Orizzonti prize for Kotoko at the 68th Venice International Film Festival (2011).
His first steps in making movies began since the age of 14. He had madd several 10-minute short to 2-hour feature films before attending college and then joined in a a theatre group togther with Kei Fujiwara, Nobu Kanaoka, and Tomorowo Taguchi.
He is the older brother of actor