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Rest in Peace: Ken Takakura (1931-2014) and Bunta Sugawara (1933-2014)

8 December 2014 4:52 AM, PST | AsianMoviePulse | See recent AsianMoviePulse news »

In November 2014 Japanese Cinema lost two of its greatest: Ken Takakura and Bunta Sugawara. Since both legendary actors have had a great impact on the world of Japanese film and have starred in countless classic productions, I felt the need to write a short article about the matter and salute these two great actors.

On the 10th of November 2014, Ken Takakura passed away at the age of 83. He was known as the “Japanese Clint Eastwood”. Starting his career in 1955, Takakura became mostly known for his portrayal of tough but disciplined gangsters in the 1960s and 1970s. Most famous of these films is his performance as gangster Shinichi Tachibana in the Abashiri Prison series (1965-1972). This lead to him eventually working together with Sydney Pollack for the film The Yakuza (1974), his first international production.

But it wasn’t until 1989 before Takakura became internationally known by playing alongside Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia »

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