TAKESHI KITANO, A FILM MAKER, WAS ATTACKED WITH A PICKAXE.

A man attacked Takeshi Kitano, a well-known Japanese actor and director, with a pickaxe because Kitano refused to assist him break into show business.

Kitano was leaving the TBS studio in Tokyo on Saturday night when the attacker smashed his car windows with a pickaxe and demanded that he come out. Thankfully, the assailant was overpowered and apprehended. Kitano was unharmed.

The guy was in his 40s and with a 4-inch knife, according to police.

As for why the man attacked, he was apparently enraged that the 74-year-old icon had passed him over when he kneeled in front of Kitano’s automobile in June, begging for a chance to work in the entertainment industry.

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