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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, Blade of Penitence (1927). Ozu ... See full bio »

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(age 60) in Tokyo, Japan

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Alternate Names:

Shuutarou Komiya | James Maki | Ernst Schwartz | Yasujiro

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Watching Fantasia (1940) I understood we could never win the war. "These people seem to like complications", I thought to myself. See more »

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Thought of as the world's greatest director by many film critics and theorists alike. See more »

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Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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