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5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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[on Kenji Mizoguchi
] He was a rather complex person and a perfectionist. A scene with a famous actress wasn't going so well, so Mizoguchi dismissed everyone for the day so they could quietly talk. He was a stickler for props. If an object was to be used in the movie for tea time, he might look at it and say, "This is a reproduction!" He would close down the set and order the prop man, "Get the ...
Even though Mifune worked hard to learn his English-speaking roles phonetically, his voice was always dubbed in the American films in which he appeared. This was one of the things that disappointed him up until the day he died.
Internationally associated almost solely with parts as samurai, both heroic and less so (despite many modern day parts in his time)