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5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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(1950) was a failure in Japan. We had no idea that it had been submitted to Venice. Kurosawa didn't go to the festival, neither did I. And hardly anyone knew it won the grand prize. There was a small article in a Japanese newspaper, that was all.
Mexican director/producer Ismael Rodríguez
cast him as the drunken Mexican-Indian title role of his film Ánimas Trujano (El hombre importante)
(1962). Mifune studied a tape of a Mexican actor speaking his dialog to memorize his lines. Then, on the shooting he was able to speak his entire part in Spanish. Despite this fact, in the finished film, his voice is dubbed by Mexican actor Narciso
Intense, macho acting style that was often both bombastic and emotionally honest.