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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...
Was present at the 1980 Golden Globe Awards, when Shogun was competing. Mifune drew out the winner for Best Dramatic Series from the envelope and said, "And the winner is..." which was all the English he knew.
Internationally associated almost solely with parts as samurai, both heroic and less so (despite many modern day parts in his time)