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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 ...
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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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