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Kokuten Kôdô (1887–1960)

Kokuten Kôdô was born on January 29, 1887 in Takasago, Hyogo, Japan as Saichirô Tanigawa. He was an actor, known for Seven Samurai (1954), Throne of Blood (1957) and The Hidden Fortress (1958). He died on January 22, 1960. See full bio »

Died:

(age 72)

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Known For

Seven Samurai
Seven Samurai Old Man Gisaku
(1954)
Throne of Blood
Throne of Blood Military Commander
(1957)
The Hidden Fortress
The Hidden Fortress Old man in front of sign
(1958)
Godzilla
Godzilla The Old Fisherman
(1954)

Filmography

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 1958 Half Human
Old Tribe Leader
 1958 The Hidden Fortress
Old man in front of sign
 1957 Dotanba
 1957 Untamed Woman
 1957 Throne of Blood
Military Commander
 1956 Hadashi no seishun
Suketa Wada
 1956 Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
Old Man on Hill on Oto Island (uncredited)
 1956 Street of Shame
Kadowaki Keisaku, Yumeko's father-in-law (cameo)
 1956 Niji ikutabi
 1955 I Live in Fear
Workers' Older Family Member
 1955 Jû jin yuki otoko
Tribal Chief
 1954 Godzilla
The Old Fisherman (as Kuninori Kôdô)
 1954 Asakusa no yoru
Gosuke
 1954 Seven Samurai
Old Man Gisaku (as Kuninori Todo)
 1953 Akasen kichi
Shigesaku Kawanabe
 1951 Waga ya wa tanoshi
Mr. Kanazawa
 1951 Early Summer
Old Uncle
 1951 Aoi shinju
 1951 Oriental Evil
 1951 The Idiot
Jumpei
 1951 Matashirô gyôjôki: Onihime shigure
Shige'emon Otobe
 1950 Sasaki Kojiro
 1950 Scandal
Old Man A
 1950 Satsujinsha no kao
Elderly gentleman
 1949 Stray Dog
Old Landlord
 1947 Snow Trail
Haruko's Grandfather
 1946 No Regrets for Our Youth
Mr. Noge
 1945 Zoku Sugata Sanshirô
Buddhist Priest Saiduchi
 1943 Sanshiro Sugata
Buddhist Priest
 1941 Kawanakajima kassen
Hiryûji Murakami
 1940 Zoku Hebihimesama
Jûzô Ichikawa
 1940 Niiduma kagami - Kôhen
Umeko's uncle
 1940 Niiduma kagami - Zempen
Umeko's uncle
 1939 Mukashi no uta
Kôhei
 1939 Rônin fubuki
Ikkan Oyamada
 1937 Gonza to Sukejû
Rokubei Ôya
 1937 Nangoku taiheiki: zenpen
Shôzaemon Chôsho
 1937 Yoru no hato
Old man
 1937 Tsukigata Hanpeita
Kunishige Ichimonji
 1935 Goyôuta Nezumi kozô
Shichibei
 1935 Tôkai no kaoyaku
Bunzô Nambu
 1929 Issatsu tashôken
Gemba Saburi
 1927 Dokuro
 1926/I Nichirin: Zenpen
 1925 Horaijima
 1925 Otome gokoro
 1925 Komoriuta
 1925 Ai no zouô
 1925 Akatsuki
 1925 Biwauta
 1925 Ingâ no sake
 1925 Jusei
 1925 Kôfuku
 1924 Yama (Short)
 1924 Rutsubo no naka ni
Shôzô Akamatsu, Hotel manager
 1924 Hirose chûsa
 1924/I Kanojo no unmei
 1924 Shuchû nikki
Rokubei
 1924 Nikudan
 1924 Ashiato
 1924 Daitoden
 1924 Fukushûki
 1924 Jogashimâ
 1923 Noroi no fune

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Alternate Names:

Kuninori Kôdô | Kuninori Todo
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Trivia:

He was the first movie/TV character to utter the name "Godzilla" ("Gojira").

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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