Sunday, April 1, 2012

Born Today in 1920: Toshiro Mifune

A veritable force of nature in Japanese cinema.  Toshiro Mifune is known the world over by film fans because of his star making performances in many of Kurosawa's films.  Stray Dog (1949), Rashomon (1950), Seven Samurai (1954), Throne of Blood (1957), Yojimbo (1961), the list goes on.  He's even starred in several American productions like Hell in the Pacific (1968), where he starred opposite Lee Marvin, he played Admiral Yamamoto in Midway (1976) and was even in Spielberg's comedy 1941 (1979).  From the moment he walks on screen he grabs your attention and he's certainly a star who won't be forgotten.  

1 comment:

  1. my favorite actor. an amazing talent, if you can find it, the book "the emperor and the wolf" by stuart galbraith is the definitive guide to this mans entire career... highly recommended.