I can say that Sanada, my earnest talent, is categorized as "group of actors".
And I have wanted to think of classification whether the actors are LYRICAL or CHARACTERISTIC.
I quote these classification from 『日経エンタテインメント』in March, 2007. There was a feature of Nino appearing on 『Letters from Iwo jima』.
In this graph, actors are categorized into 4 groups. His act is lyrical or characteristic? His face looks Japanese or Western?
This classification, LYRICAL or CHARACTERISTIC, is explained like this.
CHARACTERISTIC is typical of characters in comics.
There are seldom LYRICAL actors who can act moderately and naturally.
In addition, I quote this article.
《Ninomiya as ANALOG and Sakurai as DIGITAL》
ANALOG needs them to act with emotion and latitude, for example, in stories of So Kuramoto.
On the other hand, DIGITAL is typical in stories of Kankuro Kudo. The action follows speed of stories and is symbolic.
We can say that LYRICAL/CHARACTERISTIC is nearly equal ANALOG/DIGITAL.
Even if I look at this graph maaaaaany times, it is very interesting that Sho-kun is on center and Nino and Jun are on the opposite.
Kamenashi is on LYRICAL, if anything. I wonder that people find him in his own stories.
And Yoko is CHARACTERISTIC although he appeared on 『拝啓、父上様』So Kuramoto wrote at that time.
In fact, I also think he is CHARACTERISTIC now, but because his action is CHARACTERISTIC not because he is given very characteristic characters！
If we remake this graph, I think Kaza-pon is near Nino and Toma is near Sho-kun(but Toma is a little to Western).
If I choose only one side, I think Sanada is a CHARACTERISTIC actor.
However, it is due to one-sided appearance on characteristic direction so far.
Surely, Sanada is suited to be an actor. Can I say you are a possessed type?
During drama, you have the nature of your character in private, don't you?
Although we pass by in TV station, you mumble in a low voice without looking at me.(D1310)
The reason Sanada mumbles is:
When I appeared on 『金八先生』, I asked Mr. Takeda(Tetsuya) how to remember lines. He taught me that I should repeat lines until they penetrate me. And it's enough if I remember them when I am hit. Since then, I do this way.
Due to this teaching, Nozawa met Sakuya-kun(Sanada's character in『心療中』) even in toilet. And even when he acted Linus(Sanada's character in 『Ocean's 11』) , a very peted character, he was called a stone statue by Hagi-chan in the dressing room.
I can't be out of my character soon. So I reserve haircut in a week after important works. By haircut, I may return to myself. If I don't do that, I think of the work endlessly.(D1410)
That is how Sanada is.
I think the word "be possessed" is not enough.
I wonder that Sanada is not possessed but gives himself to characters --- for himself.
He mumbles again and again. Until the words penetrate him.
So, I'm sure that he will show his state which has the character's mind even in lyrical direction.
The appearance on "Coin Locker babies" in June has been decided. I don't know which direction the stage is in.
But, I will go to see someone who has Sanada's face, Sanada's voice and Sanada's body.
I will see you, you give yourself to someone.