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That the Japanese film is known at all in the West is due mainly to the pictures of Akira Kurosawa
. That I am known both here and abroad is also mainly due to him. He taught me practically everything I know, and it was he who first introduced me to myself as an actor. Kurosawa has this quality, this ability to bring things out of you that you never knew were there. It is enormously difficult work...
He actually wanted to be a photographer, not an actor. He got his start in the movies when he blundered into an audition by mistake and flew into a rage.
Gruff characters who claim to despise shows of human weakness but who end up frequently displaying it themselves