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|Also Known As:||Died:||December 24, 1997|
|Born:||April 1, 1920||Cause of Death:||organ failure|
|Birth Place:||China||Profession:||Cast ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Born in China to Japanese parents
Raised outside of Japan
Joined the Japanese Imperial Air Force as an aerial photographer
After WWII, settled in Tokyo
Participated in a nationwide talent search sponsored by Toho Studios
Made film debut in small role in a film directed by Akira Kurosawa
Cast by Kurosawa in "The Drunken Angel"; played a gangster suffering with tuberculosis
Starred in Kurosawa's "Rashomon"
Played Kikuchiyo in "The Seven Samaurai"
Starred in "Throne of Blood", Kurosawa's version of Shakespeare's "Macbeth"
Returned to samaurai roles in "Yojimbo"
Formed Mifune Productions
Made feature directorial debut, "The Legacy of the 500,000"
Made last film with Kurosawa, "Red Beard"
Teamed with Lee Marvin in "Hell in the Pacific", directed by John Boorman
Played the submarine commander in Steven Spielberg's "1941"
Starred as the warlord Toranaga in the NBC miniseries "Shogun"
Final film role in "Deep River"
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