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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 ...
He was considered for the role of Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid
(1984), but after the reading, the producers felt that he acted the role too scary. The role went to Pat Morita
Gruff characters who claim to despise shows of human weakness but who end up frequently displaying it themselves