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Also Known As: Died: September 14, 1995
Born: June 13, 1920 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Japan Profession: actor, traveling salesman, miner

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This handsome Japanese leading man starred in several European and Hollywood productions. Okada is best known for his performances as an architect who has a brief affair with a French film actress in Alain Resnais' "Hiroshima, Mon Amour" (1959), as an Asian revolutionary opposite Marlon Brando in "The Ugly American" (1963) and as an entomologist who discovers the "Woman in the Dunes" (1964). He devoted most of his time in the 1970s to a theater company he founded with his wife Aiko Wasa.

This handsome Japanese leading man starred in several European and Hollywood productions. Okada is best known for his performances as an architect who has a brief affair with a French film actress in Alain Resnais' "Hiroshima, Mon Amour" (1959), as an Asian revolutionary opposite Marlon Brando in "The Ugly American" (1963) and as an entomologist who discovers the "Woman in the Dunes" (1964). He devoted most of his time in the 1970s to a theater company he founded with his wife Aiko Wasa.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Harukana Jidai No Daidan O (1995) White Man
2.
 Traffic Jam (1992) Son
3.
 Hikarigoke (1992) Nishikawa
4.
 Sen No Rikyu (1989) Honkakubo
5.
 Haru No Kane (1986)
6.
 Oginsaga (1979) Ankokuji
7.
 Yakuza, The (1975) Tono
8.
 Espy (1974) Salabad
9.
10.
 Chimimorya (1971) Bigak
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Born and raised in Japan
1942:
Served in Japanese army
1950:
Feature film debut, "Until the Day We Meet Again"
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Appeared in Japanese films in 1950s
1959:
Breakthrough feature performance, "Hiroshima, Mon Amour"
1963:
Appeared opposite Marlon Brando in "The Ugly American"
1964:
Starred in "Woman in the Dunes"
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Founded theater company with wife Aiko Wasa
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wife:
Aiko Wasa. Actor. Co-founded theater company with Okada in the 1960s.

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