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Still of Alec Guinness and Sessue Hayakawa in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)Still of Alec Guinness and Sessue Hayakawa in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)Sessue Hayakawa, Photo By Apeda, circa 1915, **I.V.
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Sessue Hayakawa was born in Chiba, Japan. His father was the provincial governor and his mother a member of an aristocratic family of the "samurai" class. The young Hayakawa wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become a career officer in the Japanese navy, but he was turned down due to problems with his hearing. The disappointed Hayakawa ... See full bio »
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