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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, Zange no yaiba (1927). Ozu made ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 60) in Tokyo, Japan

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15 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Tokyo Story
Tokyo Story Director
(1953)
Late Spring
Late Spring Director
(1949)
Bakushû
Bakushû Director
(1951)
An Autumn Afternoon
(1962)

Filmography

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

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Alternate Names:

Shuutarou Komiya | James Maki | Ernst Schwartz | Yasujiro

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I consciously did away with fade-ins and replaced them with the cut. Henceforth, I never used such editing techniques again. In fact, neither dissolve, fade-in nor fade-out can be regarded as 'the grammar of film,' they are no more than characteristics of the camera. See more »

Trivia:

When he saw the film Civilization (1916) in 1917, he decided that he wanted to be a film director. See more »

Trademark:

Shots that violate the 180 degree rule (The rule states that cameras filming a conversation must stay on one side of an imaginary line drawn between two people talking or continuity will be broken). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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