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Rinko Kikuchi

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The Resume

    (January 6, 1981- )
    Born in Kanagawa, Japan
    Acted in 'The Taste of Tea,' 'Survival Style 5+,' 'Arch Angels,' and 'Babel'

Why she might be annoying:

    She dyes her hair blonde.
    During an interview, she accidentally perpetuated Asian stereotypes by saying of Jack Nicholson, 'I love him long time.'
    She does many commercials in Japan.
    She is mostly unknown in her home country.
    She wore a goofy looking, puffy pink dress to the 2007 Golden Globes.

Why she might not be annoying:

    Her performance in 'Babel' led many to believe she is actually deaf and mute. She is neither.
    She appeared fully nude in 'Babel,' and said the nudity was not a concern for her at all.
    She received mass critical acclaim for her performance in the film, which involved no spoken dialogue, only sign language.
    In 2007, she became the first Japanese actress to be nominated for an acting Oscar in 50 years.
    She is skilled in horseback riding, motorcycle driving and sword fighting.

Credit: Night

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 908 Votes: 26.32% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 16 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 8 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 17 Votes: 82.35% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 570 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 16.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 38.46% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 36 Votes: 47.22% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 761 Votes: 36.14% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 1121 Votes: 64.32% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 4261 Votes: 43.56% Annoying