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Toshirô Mifune (1920–1997)


Toshiro Mifune achieved more worldwide fame than any other Japanese actor of his century. He was born in Tsingtao, China, to Japanese parents and grew up in Dalian. He did not set foot in Japan until he was 21. His father was an importer and a commercial photographer, and young Toshiro worked in his father's studio for a time after graduating from... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 15 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1995 Fukai kawa
Tsukada
 1994 Picture Bride
The Benshi
 1992 Shadow of the Wolf
Kroomak
 1991 Strawberry Road
Taoka
 1989 CF gâru
Shuichiro
 1987 Princess from the Moon
Taketori-no-Miyatsuko
 1987 Tora-san Goes North
Junkichi Ueno
 1987 Sicilian Connection
Murai
 1985 No More God, No More Love
Kozo Kanzaki
 1984 Natsu no deai (TV Movie)
 1984 Umitsubame Jyo no kiseki
Fisherman
 1984 Sanga moyu (TV Series)
 1983 Jinsei gekijo
 1983 Makyo sessho-tani no himitsu (TV Movie)
 1983 Yusha ha katarazu (TV Mini-Series)
Ryuzo Kawana
 1982 Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi (TV Movie)
 1982 Seiha
Masao Tadokoro
 1982 The Challenge
Toru Yoshida
 1982 Shingo juban shobu dai nibu (TV Movie)
 1981 The Bloody Bushido Blade
Shogun's Commander
 1981 Suronin makaritoru (TV Mini-Series)
 1981 Kyukei no koya (TV Movie)
 1981 Shingo juban shobu dai ichibu (TV Movie)
 1981 Inchon
Saito-San (as Toshiro Mifune)
 1981 Sekigahara (TV Movie)
Sakon Shima
 1981 Bungo torimonocho (TV Mini-Series)
 1980 Shogun (TV Movie)
Lord Yoshi Toranaga
 1979 1941
Cmdr. Akiro Mitamura (as Toshiro Mifune)
 1979 Kakekomibiru nanagoshitsu (TV Mini-Series)
 1979 Winter Kills
Keith
 1978 Nihon no don: kanketsuhen
Kosuke Oishi
 1978 The Fall of Ako Castle
Tsuchiya
 1978 Love and Faith
Taiko Hideyoshi
 1978 Shag
Captain Murata
 1978 The Shogun's Samurai
Lord of Owari
 1978 Edo no taka (TV Series)
 1977 Nippon no don: Yabohen
Kosuke Oishi
 1977 Ningen no shômei
Yohei Kori
 1977 Muhogai no suronin (TV Series)
 1976 Ken to kaze to komoriuta (TV Series)
 1976 Midway
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto (as Toshiro Mifune)
 1976 Kakushimetsuke sanjo (TV Mini-Series)
 1975 Paper Tiger
Ambassador Kagoyama
 1973 Kôya no yôjinbô (TV Mini-Series)
 1972 Kôya no surônin (TV Series)
Kujuro Toge
 1971 Red Sun
Kuroda Jubie (as Toshiro Mifune)
 1971 Dai Chûshingura (TV Series)
 1970 Aru heishi no kake
Tadao Kinugasa
 1970 Bakumatsu
Shojiro Goto
 1969 Red Lion
Gonzo
 1968 Hell in the Pacific
Captain Tsuruhiko Kuroda (as Toshiro Mifune)
 1968 Gion matsuri
Kumaza
 1968 Gonin no nobushi (TV Mini-Series)
 1968 The Sands of Kurobe
Kitagawa
 1967 Japan's Longest Day
War Minister General Korechika Anami
 1966 Doto ichiman kairi
Heihachirô Murakami
 1966 Kiganjô no bôken
Osami
 1966 Abare Goemon
Abare Goemon
 1965 Chi to suna
Sergeant Kosugi
 1965 Red Beard
Dr. Kyojô Niide
 1965 Samurai Assassin
Tsuruchiyo Niiro
 1964 Shikonmado - Dai tatsumaki
Lord Akashi
 1963 The Lost World of Sinbad
Sukezaemon Naya, alias 'Luzon' (Sinbad in English version)
 1963 500,000
Takeichi Matsuo
 1963 Attack Squadron!
Lt. Colonel Senda
 1962 47 Samurai
Genba Tawaraboshi
 1962 Doburoku no Tatsu
Tatsu
 1962 Ánimas Trujano (El hombre importante)
Ánimas Trujano (as Toshiro Mifune)
 1961 Gen to fudômyô-ô
Fudo-Myo (Immovable Bright King)
 1961 Zoku sararîman Chûshingura
Kazuo Momoi
 1960 Sararîman Chûshingura
Kazuo Momoi
 1960 The Bad Sleep Well
Kôichi Nishi
 1960 Otoko tai otoko
Kaji
 1960 Hawai Middowei daikaikûsen: Taiheiyô no arashi
Admiral Isoroku Yamaguchi
 1960 The Last Gunfight
Detective Saburo Fujioka
 1959 Dokuritsu gurentai
Battalion Commander
 1959 Sengoku gunto-den
Rokuro Kai
 1959 Ankokugai no kaoyaku
Kashimura
 1958 Kekkon no subete
Acting teacher (uncredited)
 1958 The Rickshaw Man
Matsugoro
 1958 A Holiday in Tokyo
Tenkai's nephew
 1958 Yagyu bugeicho - Ninjitsu
Tasaburo
 1957 Shitamachi
 1957 Kiken na eiyu
 1957 Yagyû bugeichô
Tasaburo
 1957 Arashi no naka no otoko
Saburô Watari
 1956 Shujinsen
 1956 Narazu-mono
Kanji
 1956 Ankokugai
Chief Inspector Kumada
 1956 Kuro-obi sangokushi
Masahiko Koseki
 1955 I Live in Fear
Kiichi Nakajima
 1955 Otoko arite
Yano
 1955 Tenka taihei
 1955 Dansei No. 1
Maki
 1954 Smuggling Ship
Eiichi Tsuda
 1954 The Surf
Skipper of the Utashima-maru
 1954 Seven Samurai
Kikuchiyo (as Toshiro Mifune)
 1953 Operation Kamikaze
1st Lieutenant Tomonaga
 1953 Sunflower Girl
Ippei Hitachi
 1953 Hoyo
Shinkichi / Hayakawa
 1953 Fukeyo haru kaze
Matsumura
 1952 Minato e kita otoko
Goro Niinuma
 1952 Gekiryu
 1952 Tôkyô no koibito
Kurokawa
 1952 Sengoku burai
Sasa Hayatenosuke
 1952 Saikaku ichidai onna
Katsunosuke
 1951 Bakurô ichidai
Yonetaro Katayama
 1951 Kaizoku-sen
 1951 The Idiot
Denkichi Akama
 1951 Elegy
 1950 Datsugoku
 1950 Sasaki Kojiro
Miyamoto Musashi
 1950 An Engagement Ring
Takeshi Ema
 1950 Scandal
Ichirô Aoye
 1947 Shin baka jidai [Go]
Genzaburo Ohno (Gang Boss)
 1947 Shin baka jidai [Zen]
Genzaburo Ohno (Gang Boss)
 1947 Snow Trail
Eijima
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Alternate Names:

Toshiro Mifune

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

That the Japanese film is known at all in the West is due mainly to the pictures of Akira Kurosawa. That I am known both here and abroad is also mainly due to him. He taught me practically everything I know, and it was he who first introduced me to myself as an actor. Kurosawa has this quality, this ability to bring things out of you that you never knew were there. It is enormously difficult work... See more »

Trivia:

In the graphic novel series Usagi Yojimbo, Usagi's overlord is named Lord Mifune, in honor of Toshiro Mifune. See more »

Trademark:

Internationally associated almost solely with parts as samurai, both heroic and less so (despite many modern day parts in his time) See more »

Nickname:

The Wolf See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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