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5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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[on how he went from aspiring photographer to actor] After the War, I looked up my friend and asked if I could be a cameraman too. That's how I got to Toho. But Toho was on strike for most of three years, and lots of the acting stars went elsewhere. My friends submitted my resume and my photograph, unbeknownst to me.
Mexican director/producer Ismael Rodríguez
cast him as the drunken Mexican-Indian title role of his film Ánimas Trujano (El hombre importante)
(1961). Mifune studied a tape of a Mexican actor speaking his dialog to memorize his lines. Then, on the shooting he was able to speak his entire part in Spanish. Despite this fact, in the finished film, his voice is dubbed by Mexican actor Narciso
Internationally associated almost solely with parts as samurai, both heroic and less so (despite many modern day parts in his time)