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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 »

Died:

(age 60) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

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

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Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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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:

Finnish auteur Aki Kaurismäki showed his admiration for him by saying, "Ozu-san, I'm Aki Kaurismäki from Finland, I've made eleven lousy films, and it's all your fault". See more »

Trademark:

Tableaux of outdoor landscapes (often showing railway lines or stations) See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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