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5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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[on Kenji Mizoguchi
] He was a rather complex person and a perfectionist. A scene with a famous actress wasn't going so well, so Mizoguchi dismissed everyone for the day so they could quietly talk. He was a stickler for props. If an object was to be used in the movie for tea time, he might look at it and say, "This is a reproduction!" He would close down the set and order the prop man, "Get the ...
In the Japanese animated series Speed Racer
(1967), the hero was named Go Mifune as a tribute to him and the M on the hood of the Mach 5 and Speed Racer's helmet was in tribute to him.
Gruff characters who claim to despise shows of human weakness but who end up frequently displaying it themselves