This is a real political speech and not a parody. He is named Toyama Koichi and he ran for the position of Prefectual Governer of Tokyo (sort of like a mayor). Every political candidate is given equal airtime in Japan to explain their platform, and the TV stations cannot edit any footage but are also not responsible for the content. Even though this man is of questionable sanity, over 15,000 people voted for him.
Thankfully, he did not win.
Ben Kingsley's character (Don Logan) in the highly-acclaimed film "Sexy Beast" best demonstrates how voice and mannerisms convey incredible intimidation at one juncture and quiet coercion just minutes later. He may be all of 5 feet and 8 inches and weigh in at about 150 pounds, but would you mess with this man?
Posted by BK at 11:19 AM