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Kamatari Fujiwara was an actor who had a successful Hollywood career. Early on in his acting career, Fujiwara landed roles in various films, including the Takashi Shimura drama "Ikiru" (1956), the action film "Seven Samurai" (1956) with Takashi Shimura and the Toshiro Mifune dramatic adaptation "The Lower Depths" (1957). He also appeared in the Toshiro Mifune action picture "The Hidden Fortress" (1958) and "Taiyo No Hakaba" (1960). His film career continued throughout the sixties in productions like "Yojimbo" (1961), the action flick "Sanjuro" (1962) with Toshiro Mifune and the crime feature "Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru" (1963) with Mifune Toshiro. He also appeared in "Mickey One" (1965) with Warren Beatty. Nearing the end of his career, he tackled roles in the period drama "Red Beard" (1965) with Toshiro Mifune, "Record of a Living Being" (1967) with Toshiro Mifune and the dramatic adaptation "Double Suicide" (1969) with Kichiemon Nakamura. He also appeared in the Yoshitaka Zushi fantasy "Dodeskaden" (1970). Fujiwara was most recently credited in the Tsutomu Yamazaki comedy "Ososhiki" (1987). Fujiwara passed away in December 1985 at the age of 80.

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