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Yasujirô Ozu (1903–1963)


Tokyo-born Yasujiro Ozu was a movie buff from childhood, often playing hooky from school in order to see Hollywood movies in his local theatre. In 1923 he landed a job as a camera assistant at Shochiku Studios in Tokyo. Three years later, he was made an assistant director and directed his first film the next year, Zange no yaiba (1927). Ozu made ... See full bio »

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(age 60) in Tokyo, Japan

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Tokyo Story Director
(1953)
Late Spring Director
(1949)
Early Summer Director
(1951)
Late Autumn Director
(1960)

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Shuutarou Komiya | James Maki | Ernst Schwartz | Yasujiro

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

I tried to represent the collapse of the Japanese family system through showing children growing up. See more »

Trivia:

Thirty-four-film Retrospective during 2005 at Northwest Film Forum in Seattle. See more »

Trademark:

Family, marriage, parents, leaving the family and traveling are prominent themes in his films. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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