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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 16 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Seven Samurai
Seven Samurai Kikuchiyo
(1954)
Rashomon
Rashomon Tajômaru
(1950)
Yojimbo
Yojimbo Sanjuro Kuwabatake / The Samurai
(1961)
Throne of Blood
Throne of Blood Taketoki Washizu
(1957)

Filmography

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 1995 Deep River
Tsukada
 1994 Picture Bride
The Benshi
 1992 Shadow of the Wolf
Kroomak
 1991 Strawberry Road
Taoka
 1989 CF Girl
Shuichiro
 1987 Princess from the Moon
Taketori-no-Miyatsuko
 1987 Tora-san Goes North
Junkichi Ueno
 1987 Sicilian Connection
Murai
 1985 Seijo densetsu
Kozo Kanzaki
 1984 Natsu no deai (TV Movie)
 1984 Sanga moyu (TV Series)
 1983 Makyo sessho-tani no himitsu (TV Movie)
 1983 Yusha ha katarazu (TV Mini-Series)
Ryuzo Kawana (1983)
 1982 Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi (TV Movie)
 1982 Conquest
Masao Tadokoro
 1982 The Challenge
Toru Yoshida
 1982 Shingo juban shobu dai nibu (TV Movie)
 1981 The 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 Akô-jô danzetsu
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)
 1970 Aru heishi no kake
Tadao Kinugasa
 1970 Bakumatsu
Shojiro Goto
 1969 Red Lion
Gonzo
 1969 Safari 5000
 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 Grand Prix
Izo Yamura (as Toshiro Mifune)
 1966 Doto ichiman kairi
Heihachirô Murakami
 1966 Kiganjô no bôken
Osami
 1966 Abare Gôemon
Abare Goemon
 1965 Fort Graveyard
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 Man Against Man
Kaji
 1960 Storm Over the Pacific
Admiral Isoroku Yamaguchi
 1960 The Last Gunfight
Detective Saburo Fujioka
 1959 Dokuritsu gurentai
Battalion Commander
 1959 The Saga of the Vagabonds
Rokuro Kai
 1959 Ankokugai no kaoyaku
Kashimura
 1958 All About Marriage
Acting teacher (uncredited)
 1958 Yajikata dôchû sugoroku
Toshinoshin Taya
 1958 The Rickshaw Man
Matsugoro
 1958 A Holiday in Tokyo
Tenkai's nephew
 1957 Downtown
 1957 Yagyû bugeichô
Tasaburo
 1957 A Man in the Storm
Saburô Watari
 1956 Narazu-mono
Kanji
 1956 A Wife's Heart
Kenkichi
 1956 The Underworld
Chief Inspector Kumada
 1956 Rainy Night Duel
Masahiko Koseki
 1955 I Live in Fear
Kiichi Nakajima
 1955 No Time for Tears
Mitsuo Yano
 1955 All is Well
 1955 A Man Among Men
Maki
 1954 The Black Fury
Eiichi Tsuda
 1954 The Sound of Waves
Skipper of the Utashima-maru
 1954 Seven Samurai
Kikuchiyo (as Toshiro Mifune)
 1953 Eagle of the Pacific
1st Lieutenant Tomonaga
 1953 Sunflower Girl
Ippei Hitachi
 1953 The Last Embrace
Shinkichi / Hayakawa
 1953 My Wonderful Yellow Car
Matsumura
 1952 The Man Who Came to Port
Goro Niinuma
 1952 Swift Current
 1952 Tokyo Sweetheart
Kurokawa
 1952 Sword for Hire
Sasa Hayatenosuke
 1952 The Life of Oharu
Katsunosuke
 1951 The Life of a Horsetrader
Yonetaro Katayama
 1951 Pirates
 1951 The Idiot
Denkichi Akama
 1951 Elegy
 1950 Wedding Ring
Takeshi Ema
 1947 These Foolish Times II
Genzaburo Ohno (Gang Boss)
 1947 These Foolish Times
Genzaburo Ohno (Gang Boss)
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Personal Details

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1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Toshiro Mifune

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

[about Akira Kurosawa] I am proud of nothing I have done other than with him. See more »

Trivia:

Even though Mifune worked hard to learn his English-speaking roles phonetically, his voice was always dubbed in the American films in which he appeared. This was one of the things that disappointed him up until the day he died. See more »

Trademark:

Intense, macho acting style that was often both bombastic and emotionally honest. See more »

Nickname:

The Shogun See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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