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Isao Kimura (1923–1981)

Isao Kimura had featured roles in several of Akira Kurosawa's masterworks. The handsome young actor portrayed a wide range of characters under the master's guidance. He first played the war-damaged hoodlum Yusa in Stray Dog with antagonism and palpable pain; then, at the opposite end of the spectrum but with equal veracity, Kimura played the ... See full bio »

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(age 58) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

Seven Samurai
Seven Samurai Katsushiro
(1954)
High and Low
High and Low Detective Arai
(1963)
Ikiru
Ikiru Intern
(1952)
Stray Dog
Stray Dog Yusa
(1949)

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 1980 Kareinaru houmonsha (TV Movie)
Iwasaki
 1979 Ayu no uta (TV Series)
Kijima
 1978 Nagisa no shiroi ie
Toshihiko Kurahashi
 1974 Pastoral Hide and Seek
Film Critic
 1974 Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell
Tsuchigumo Hyoei
 1974 Kagami no naka no kao (TV Series)
 1971 Confessions Among Actresses
Director Nose
 1970 Will to Conquer
Hanpeita Takechi
 1969 Secret Information
Goro Izawa
 1969 Snow Country
Shimamura
 1968 Affair in the Snow
Kazuo Imai
 1968 Kuro tokage
Detective Akechi
 1967 Flame and Women
Shingo, Ibuki
 1967 Tabiji
Eikichi
 1967 The Affair
Mitsuhuru
 1966 The Secret of the Urn
Yagyu Genzaburo
 1965 A Scoundrel
Shioya Hangan
 1965 Shin juyuu gakkou (TV Series)
 1964 Yoru no henrin
Saitô
 1964 Assassination
Tadasaburô Sasaki
 1963 Bushido
Hirotaro Iguchi (as Ko Kimura)
 1963 High and Low
Detective Arai
 1962 Our Marriage
 1962 Gan no tera
 1962 Nippon no obaachan
Taguchi
 1961 Hachi-nin me no teki
Kutsuda
 1961 Machi
News paper editor
 1960 The Stragglers
Takano, Army officer
 1960 Shiroi gake
 1959 Hahakogusa
Yoshihiko Takayama
 1959 Onna to kaizoku
Koshichi
 1958 Summer Clouds
Okawa
 1958 Anzukko
Ryokichi Urushiyama - the husband
 1957 Jun'ai monogatari
Doctor at Segawa Hsopital
 1957 Bibô no miyako (as Ko Kimura)
 1957 The Rice People
Senkichi
 1957 Throne of Blood
Phantom samurai
 1956 Boshizô
Shimizu
 1956 Kyatsu o nigasuna
Takeo Fujisaki (as Ko Kimura)
 1955 Asunaro monogatari
Kashima (as Ko Kimura)
 1955 Ofukuro (as Ko Kimura)
 1955 Ningen gyorai kaiten (as Ko Kimura)
 1954 A Billionaire
Koroku Tate
 1954 Seven Samurai
Katsushiro (as Ko Kimura)
 1953 Mr. Pu
 1952 Shinkû chitai
Kitani
 1952 Ikiru
Intern
 1952 Violence
 1951 The Dancer
Nozu
 1951 Elegy
 1950 The Angry Street
Jôji
 1949 Stray Dog
Yusa
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Alternate Names:

Ko Kimura

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Star Sign:

Cancer

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