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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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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:

About this time [late 1950s], CinemaScope was getting popular. I wanted to have nothing to do with it, and consequently I shot more close-ups and used shorter shots. See more »

Trivia:

The centenary of his birth was commemorated by Shochiku Film Company by producing the film Café Lumière. See more »

Trademark:

Characters looking directly into the camera See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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