What an amazing career! Few can boast a longer one (64 years of activity). Few have been able to have to relate to three generations. And it is pretty sure that no one can compare with him in terms of faithfulness to a director: Chishu Ryu indeed appeared in no fewer than fifty-two out of fifty-four of his master Yasujirô Ozu
“ Must Watch: Twenty-Four Eyes, The Rickshaw Man, The Bad Sleep Well, Red Beard, Dreams, I Am Trying?, A Taxing Woman's Return. ” - thabto
Setsuko Hara became one of Japan's best-loved stars over her 30-year film career. Her signature character type, variations on a daughter devoted to her parents and home, inspired the nickname that stayed with her until retirement: the Eternal Virgin. To some extent, reality mirrored her roles in these films...
“ Must Watch: 47 Samurai, Meshi, No Regrets for Our Youth, The Idiot. ” - thabto
The famous russian actor was actually discovered by Andrei Tarkovsky. He was looking for Andrei Rublov for his second full-lengh fiim and acccidentaly found absolutely unkown by the public Solonitsyn in Chelyabinsk. He worked there as unprofessional actor. After the Rublov role he played main parts in tens of russian best movies.
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
, thought of as one of the greatest actors of all time, was born in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr.
His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, German, Dutch, English, and French. He was trained at the Stella Adler Conservatory and the American Workshop...
“ Must Watch: Awakenings, 1900, Midnight Run, Angel Heart, Wag the Dog. ” - thabto
Quirky, inventive and handsome American actor Michael Keaton first achieved major fame with his door-busting performance as fast-talking ideas man Bill Blazejowski, alongside a nerdish morgue attendant (Henry Winkler
), in Night Shift
. He played further comedic roles in Mr. Mom
, Johnny Dangerously
“ Must Watch: Live From Baghdad.
Watch Again: Beetlejuice. ” - thabto
Erland Josephson, the distinguished Swedish actor best known for his appearance in Ingmar Bergman
's films, was born in Stockholm, Sweden on June 15, 1923. Josephson's relationship with Bergman, a long-time friend, began in the late 1930s when they first worked together in the theater. Although he was in several motion pictures in the late 1940s and early '50s...
Takeshi Kitano originally studied to become an engineer, but was thrown out of school for rebellious behavior. He learned comedy, singing and dancing from famed comedian Senzaburô Fukami. Working as a lift boy on a nightclub with such features as comic sketches and striptease dancing, Kitano saw his chance when a comedian suddenly fell ill...
“ Must Watch: Tress Lounge, The Red Violin, Fresh. ” - thabto
Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine
- who have received Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through the 1990s...
“ Must Watch: Reds, Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News. ” - thabto
“ Must Watch: Samurai Assassin, Yôkihi, No Regrets For Our Youth, Meshi, Late Chrysanthemums, Kaseki, Red Beard ” - thabto
“ Must Watch: The Sand Pebbles. ” - thabto
“ Must Watch: Lethal Weapon 2, A Bronx Tale.
Watch Again: My Cousin Vinny. ” - thabto
Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus...
“ Must Watch: The Fugitive and Witness. ” - thabto
“ Must Watch: The Piano, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Ulysses' Gaze, Three Seasons, The Duelists, Smoke, Fingers, Bad Timing. ” - thabto
Susumu Terajima is a famous Japanese actor who, as of February 2007, has appeared in 78 films, 15 television commercials, and three promotional videos. He is part of Office Kitano, the production company of actor/director/comedian Takeshi Kitano
. Terajima was born in Tokyo, Japan, where he still resides...
Blonde, blue-eyed, tall and handsome Dutch actor Rutger Hauer has an international reputation for playing everything from romantic leads to action heroes to sinister villains. Hauer was born in Breukelen, a town in the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is the son of Teunke (Mellema) and Arend Hauer
Chow Yun Fat is a charismatic, athletically built and energetic Asian-born film star who first came to the attention of western audiences via his roles in the high-octane/blazing guns action films of maverick HK director John Woo
. Chow was born in 1955 on the quiet island of Lamma, part of the then-British colony of Hong Kong...
“ Must Watch: N/A. ” - thabto
His father was a well-to-do inventor, his mother a beautiful concert pianist; Orson Welles was gifted in many arts (magic, piano, painting) as a child. When his mother died (he was nine) he traveled the world with his father. When his father died (he was fifteen) he became the ward of Chicago's Dr. Maurice Bernstein...