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Also Known As: Died: December 24, 1997
Born: April 1, 1920 Cause of Death: organ failure
Birth Place: China Profession: actor, producer

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Although he had originally planned to work in films as an assistant cameraman, Toshiro Mifune was auditioned as an actor, a fortuitous career shift that helped change the course of Japanese cinematic history. He appeared in many of the great post-war Japanese films, most notably those of director Akira Kurosawa.

Although he had originally planned to work in films as an assistant cameraman, Toshiro Mifune was auditioned as an actor, a fortuitous career shift that helped change the course of Japanese cinematic history. He appeared in many of the great post-war Japanese films, most notably those of director Akira Kurosawa.

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DIRECTOR:

1.

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Deep River (1995)
2.
 Picture Bride (1994) The Benshi
3.
 Shadow of the Wolf (1993) Ramook
4.
 Shogun Mayeda (1991) Lord Takugawa Ieyasu
5.
 Strawberry Road (1991)
6.
 Taketori Monogatari (1987) Taketori-No-Miyatsuko--The Bamboo Cutter
7.
 Umi Isubame Joe No Kiseki (1984) Fisherman
8.
 Seiha (1984)
9.
 Jinsei Gekijo (1983)
10.
 Sword Of The Ninja (1982) Sensei Yoshida
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Born in China to Japanese parents
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Raised outside of Japan
1939:
Joined the Japanese Imperial Air Force as an aerial photographer
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After WWII, settled in Tokyo
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Participated in a nationwide talent search sponsored by Toho Studios
1946:
Made film debut in small role in a film directed by Akira Kurosawa
1948:
Cast by Kurosawa in "The Drunken Angel"; played a gangster suffering with tuberculosis
1950:
Starred in Kurosawa's "Rashomon"
1954:
Played Kikuchiyo in "The Seven Samaurai"
1957:
Starred in "Throne of Blood", Kurosawa's version of Shakespeare's "Macbeth"
1961:
Returned to samaurai roles in "Yojimbo"
1963:
Formed Mifune Productions
1963:
Made feature directorial debut, "The Legacy of the 500,000"
1965:
Made last film with Kurosawa, "Red Beard"
1968:
Teamed with Lee Marvin in "Hell in the Pacific", directed by John Boorman
1979:
Played the submarine commander in Steven Spielberg's "1941"
1980:
Starred as the warlord Toranaga in the NBC miniseries "Shogun"
1995:
Final film role in "Deep River"
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wife:
Takeshi Shiro. Married in 1950.

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"Something Like an Autobiography"

Contributions

suze ( 2006-05-03 )

Source: Toshiro Mifune offical website

Wife listed as Takeshi Shiro, these are his son's names. Wife was Sachiko Yoshimine.

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