Hitoshi Matsumoto (born September 8, 1963 in Amagasaki, Hyōgo) is an Japanese comedian, actor, producer and director. Matsumoto is probably best known for being one-half of the comedy duo, Downtown where he is the boke also with member Masatoshi Hamada who is the tsukkomi. While apart of Downtown, Matsumoto and Hamada made two television shows, Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!! and Hey! Hey! Hey! Music Champ. He directed, produced and starred in a movie called Big Man Japan. The movie was shown at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival in the Directors' Fortnight section. The movie was nominated in 2007 for "Best Film" at the Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival and in 2008 for "Best Visual Effects" at the Asian Film Awards. He is married to his wife Ihara Rin and they have a daughter that was born on October 6, 2009.