STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 52 this week

Yasujirô Ozu (1903–1963)


Tokyo-born Yasujiro Ozu was a movie buff from childhood, often playing hooky from school in order to see Hollywood movies in his local theatre. In 1923 he landed a job as a camera assistant at Shochiku Studios in Tokyo. Three years later, he was made an assistant director and directed his first film the next year, Blade of Penitence (1927). Ozu ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 60) in Tokyo, Japan

Is Your Favorite TV Show Returning?

Keep track of the broadcast, cable, and streaming shows you love with our rundown of all this season's renewals, cancellations, and more.

Find out about your favorite TV series

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 people
created 09 Jun 2011
 
a list of 35 people
created 06 Jul 2011
 
a list of 25 people
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 40 people
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 40 people
created 1 month ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Yasujirô Ozu's work have you seen?

User Polls

14 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (54 credits)
Show Show Writer (47 credits)
Show Show Production designer (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

Shuutarou Komiya | James Maki | Ernst Schwartz | Yasujiro

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I have formulated my own directing style in my head, proceeding without any unnecessary imitation of others. See more »

Trivia:

Was considered by Japan's film authorities to be "too Japanese" to be understood by Western audiences. See more »

Trademark:

Drying laundry hanging outside See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Message Boards

Recent Posts
List your 5 favorite Ozu films Goldmund1710
From which film to begin? ronen2k1
New Eclipse Box Set in June!!!! animalmother05
Some Ozu help briangilly145
QUESTION ABOUT LATE SPRING! URGENT!!! schindlerslist1993
japanese /english titles matrixx-4
Discuss Yasujirô Ozu on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page