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Chishû Ryû (1904–1993)


What an amazing career! Few can boast a longer one (64 years of activity). Few have been able to have to relate to three generations. And it is pretty sure that no one can compare with him in terms of faithfulness to a director: Chishu Ryu indeed appeared in no fewer than fifty-two out of fifty-four of his master Yasujirô Ozu. He played in 187 ... See full bio »

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(age 88) in Yokohama, Japan

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 1992 Shiny Moss
Judge
 1991 Until the End of the World
Mr. Mori
 1990 Dreams
Old Man
 1988 A Taxing Woman's Return
Moto Sôryo
 1987 Kesa no aki (TV Movie)
Kozo
 1987 Carefree Goddesses
Kumejiro Kimura
 1986 Kokushi muso
Hermit
 1985 And Then
Toku Nagai
 1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
A monk (uncredited)
 1985 Fuyugamae (TV Movie)
Keisaku Okada
 1984 Tora-san's Forbidden Love
Gozensama
 1984 The Funeral
The priest
 1983 Tora-san's Song of Love
Gozensama
 1983 Kita no kuni kara '83 fuyu (TV Movie)
Matsukichi Sawada (Taeko's grandfather)
 1982 Nagaraeba (TV Movie)
Ryukichi
 1982 Kaikyô
Saiji Akutsu
 1975 Tooi sekkin (TV Movie)
Yamao's father
 1974 The Castle of Sand
Kirihara
 1974 Machi no hi
Takushoku
 1973 Tora-san's Forget Me Not
Priest
 1973 Hashire! K-100 (TV Series)
 1973 Dokkoi daisaku (TV Series)
School master
 1972 Ore wa otokoda! (TV Series)
 1972 Home from the Sea
Senzô Ishizaki
 1971 Sushiya no Ken chan (TV Series)
Grandfather
- Episode #1.1 (1971) ... Grandfather
 1970 Where Spring Comes Late
Genzo, So's father
 1970 Hot Wall
Kamijo
 1970 Fight for the Glory
Yonoshin
 1968 Scrap Collectors
Yamada's Grandfather
 1968 The Human Bullet
Old man of used-book store
 1968 Ore to kanojo (TV Series)
 1967 Oyome ni oide
 1967 Japan's Longest Day
Prime Minister Baron Kantaro Suzuki
 1966 Warm Current
Yasuhide Shima
 1965 Radishes and Carrots
Tokichi Yamaki
 1965 Tamayura (TV Series)
 1965 Red Beard
Mr. Yasumoto
 1964 Yume no Hawaii de bon odori
Gôzô Tôyama
 1963 Futari dake no toride
Gihachi
 1962 An Autumn Afternoon
Shuhei Hirayama
 1962 Love Under the Crucifix
Sôkei Nambô
 1962 A Woman's Place
Ishikawa Kinjiro
 1961 Yato kaze no naka o hashiru
Village Priest
 1961 The End of Summer
Farmer
 1961 The Last War
 1961 The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
Hinanmin no Chôrô
 1961 Kojin kojitsu
 1960 Spring Dreams
 1960 Late Autumn
Shukichi Miwa
 1960 Satan's Sword
Tsukue
 1960 The Bad Sleep Well
Public Prosecutor Nonaka
 1960 Daughters, Wives and a Mother
Old man in the park
 1960 Ginrei no ôja
Monk
 1960 The Wandering Princess
Kinoshita
 1960 Shiroi hada to kiiroi taicho
Vice-Admiral Shibata
 1959 Floating Weeds
Theatre Owner
 1959 Good Morning
Keitarô Hayashi
 1959 The Path Under the Plane Trees
Ichiro Ishimaru
 1959 Snow Flurry
 1958 The Eternal Rainbow
Naoji Kageyama
 1958 Equinox Flower
Shukichi Mikami
 1958 The Rickshaw Man
Shigezo Yuki
 1958 Kuroi kafun
Naoto Tomori
 1957 Sora yukaba
Sachiuemon, Jiro's father
 1957 Hana kurenai ni
Shingo Wakasugi
 1957 Yoshida to Sanpei monogatari: Ohanake no sekai
Grandfather Ono Jinshichi
 1957 Tokyo Twilight
Shukichi Sugiyama
 1957 The Crowded Streetcar
Genroku, the father
 1957 Kao
Det. Hasegawa
 1956 Early Spring
Kiichi Onodera
 1956 Okashi-na yatsu
Imamura
 1956 Arashi
Shinji Mizusawa
 1956 Furyô shônen
Utarô Ishizaka
 1956 Eyes of Children
Sachiko's father
 1955 She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum
Masao - Age 73
 1955 Kuchizuke
Prof. Hasegawa (segment 1)
 1955 Gokumonchô
 1955 Bomeiki
 1955 Tenka taihei
 1955 Tsuki wa noborinu
Asai Mokichi
 1954 Twenty-Four Eyes
Otoko Sensei
 1953 Love Letter
 1953 Mole Alley
 1953 Jinanbo
 1952 Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice
Sadao Hirayama
 1952 Nami
 1951 Waga ya wa tanoshi
Kosaku Uemura
 1951 Inochi uruwashi
Sokichi Imura
 1951 Fireworks Over the Sea
Tarobe Kamiya
 1951 Early Summer
Koichi Mamiya
 1951 Carmen Comes Home
The principal
 1951 Boyhood
Father
 1951/I Jiyû gakkô
 1951 The Good Fairy
Ryôen Toba
 1950 The Munekata Sisters
Tadachika Munekata
 1949 Wasurerareta kora
Schoolmaster Sugita
 1949 Late Spring
Shukichi Somiya
 1949 Waltz at Noon
 1948 Omokage
 1948 Ikiteiru gazô
Mugita Tanishi
 1948 A Hen in the Wind
Kazuichiro Satake
 1946 Iki na fûraibô
Chôgorô Yamamoto
 1945 Saigo no joito
Kosai Wataru
 1945 Izu no musumetachi
Oda
 1944 The Army
Tomosuke Takagi
 1944 Kaette kita otoko
Shôzô Nakaseko
 1944 Suihei-san
Teacher (uncredited)
 1943 Kaigun
 1942 There Was a Father
Shuhei Horikawa
 1941 Ornamental Hairpin
Osamura
 1941 Hana
 1941 Introspection Tower
Mr. Kusama
 1940 Nishizumi senshacho-den
Osumi, Lieutenant
 1940 Aizen tsubaki
 1939 Gonin no kyodai
Kenichiro
 1939 Shunrai
 1938 Kaze no joô
Ryôsuke Miura
 1937 Children in the Wind
Policeman
 1937 The Lights of Asakusa
Katori Shinichi
 1937 Hana-kago no uta
Nenkai Hotta
 1937 A Star Athlete
Tani
 1937 Konjiki yasha
Kuranosuke Kazahaya
 1936 Hitozuma tsubaki
Watanabe Toraichi
 1936 The Only Son
Professor Ookubo
 1936 Daigaku yoitoko
Amano
 1935 An Inn in Tokyo
Police man
 1934 A Story of Floating Weeds
Shouting audience member (uncredited)
 1934 A Mother Should Be Loved
Hattori
 1933 Caress
 1933 Dekigokoro
Man on boat (uncredited)
 1933 Dragnet Girl
Policeman
 1933 Woman of Tokyo
Reporter
 1932 I Was Born, But... (uncredited)
 1930 That Night's Wife
Policeman
 1930 I Flunked, But...
Class mate
 1929 Days of Youth
Student
 1928 Nikutaibi
 1928 Hikkoshi fufu
 1928 Kabocha
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Alternate Names:

Chishuu Ryuu

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on Yasujiro Ozu] Mr. Ozu looked happiest when he was engaged in writing a scenario with Mr. Kogo Noda, at the latter's cottage on the tableland of Nagano Prefecture. By the time he finished writing a script, after about four months' effort, he had already made up every image in every shot, so that he never changed the scenario after we went on the set. The words were so polished up that he would... See more »

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Wim Wenders considers him the "father" figure in cinema. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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