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If someone were to ask me on my deathbed what my best film was, I think I'd say it was Harakiri, which I made when I was 29. You could say my most important work was finished by the time I was 29! So I'd like to put Harakiri
(1962) on the list. Next is Yojimbo
(1961). And then there's a director named Kihachi Okamoto
, who did a film called The Sword of Doom - this was a very difficult film for me...
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...
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