Tamori has also found a talent himself. Jun Kaname (32), who is currently in the drama Tokyo Toy Box (TV Tokyo), used to be a security guard at Studio ALTA. Tamori saw Kaname when he was in ALTA back in 1999 and invited him on Iitomo's corner where they introduce ikemens. This became Kaname's first step towards becoming an actor.
- 若い警備員とか売れない俳優がよくやってるからねWell, there are a lot of unpopular actors who go on to become young security guards
- ああ、だから仮面ライダーで警棒振ってたんだOh, so that's why he waved that police baton in Kamen Rider
- イケメンでも警備員かEven an ikemen becomes a security guard, huh
- 今じゃ立派なきのことか言ってるからなぁ人生何があるかわからんねAnd now he's just saying things like "splendid mushroom".
No one really knows what life has in store for you.
- キノコCMで再ブレイクHis newfound success with the mushroom commercial
- 鈴木砂羽さんといいなんだあのコントはwAnd Sawa Suzuki too, what's up with that skit w
- 前に本人がアルバイトしてる居酒屋に客としてきてた女社長にスカウトされたってTVで言ってたぞｗ最近タモリの提灯記事多いな。ただの老害だろ、あんなおもんないじいさんｗHe personally said on TV before that a female president came to the bar he was working at and scouted him to join the industry w
There really are a lot of articles exaggerating Tamori these days.
That grandpa's nothing but trouble. w
- いいともに出てくる素人さんは事務所入ってる人ばかりだよね。キャナメもその時から事務所入ってたと思う。本当の警備員なわけがない。All those amateurs guesting on Iitomo are actually with agencies already.
I think Kyaname just got under contract with one at that time.
There's no way he was a real security guard back then.
- おまいらも自宅じゃなくて外の警備員になっとけばWhy don't you guys also become security guards somewhere outside, not just of your own houses
- だから一時期要潤要潤言ってたのか。かわいがっていたんだな。So that's why Tamori kept talking about Jun Kaname at one point.
He must be endeared to him, like his little boy, huh.
- 立派に育ちましたAnd he's grown up splendidly.
- 要潤でさえ仕事選ばず警備員になるのに、お前らキモメン無職は何様だよLook at Jun Kaname, he's not picky with his work and even became a security guard.
Then what the f*ck about you unemployed kimomens*?
* (kimomen = "disgusting men", from "kimoi" and "men")
- 特殊な交渉術で芸能界入りしたのか。So he got into the industry with his "special way of negotiating"
*(from NHK's Time Scoop Hunter)
- その後も仕事紹介してやってきたわけではないしタモリが声をかけたのに沈んだ人たちのほうがはるかに多いでしょI'm sure that there are far more people who just disappeared after being called in by Tamori. It's not as if he offered them jobs or anything.
- でも自分から芸能界目指すとかパッとしない奴が多そうな気がする飲み屋とか行ってもこいつ芸能人になれそうだなって奴結構いるからスカウトは割とあるんじゃねI get the feeling that the people who personally try to aim to become celebrities are the ones who don't succeed. There are people whom you just see in bars who have the potential to become talents, so there may really be a lot of scouts out there.
- 事務所が警備員という体で森田さんに接触させたってことだろ。ちゃんとふさわしいコーナーも用意されていたし。森田さんは仕込みだと知らなかったかもしれないけど世の中なんでも裏があるんだよMaybe his agency just made him act as a security guard and made him come into contact with Morita-san.
There was a proper corner for people like him on the show as well.
Morita-san just didn't know that it was all staged .
- 映画のカイジは要潤にやらせるべきだった。The movie Kaiji should have starred Jun Kaname.
- さんぺいもいいともでデビューしたよねSanpei also made his debut on Iitomo
- 売れないから警備員のバイトしてたんじゃないのいいとものイケメン紹介するコーナーがきっかけで有名になったはずDidn't he have that part-time gig as a security personnel because he wasn't popular?
I think he just became popular because of that ikemen corner on Iitomo
- 立派なキノコの人はえらい出世したなLooks like this wonderful mushroom has really made such a huge advancement in his career
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