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[on Akira Kurosawa] He had 300 horses brought in from the US and used them in the film. If he got a really good take, he would go to each of those 300 riders, shake their hands and say: "Good job!" So yes, he was "the emperor", but really in the best sense of the word.
Was not initially considered by Kurosawa for the part of Unosuke (Mifune's formidable gun-wielding opponent) in Yojimbo. When the chief assistant director Shiro Moritani proposed Nakadai for the role, Kurosawa purportedly replied "I don't like Nakadai, and if a director does not like an actor, he should not cast him as one of the leads." As Nakadai's skills were already widely recognized in Japan...
Distinctive voice with nuanced delivery.