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Kaku Takashina (高品格, Takashina Kaku) was a Japanese actor. He won the award for best supporting actor at the 9th Hochi Film Award and at the 6th Yokohama Film Festival for Mahjong hōrōki .
Takashi Shimura was a Japanese actor who appeared in over 200 films between 1934 and 1981. He is particularly noted for his appearances in 21 of Akira Kurosawa's 30 films, including as a lead actor in Drunken Angel (1948), Rashomon (1950), Ikiru (1952) and Seven Samurai (1954).
Daisuke Katō was a Japanese actor. He appeared in over 200 films, including Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, Rashomon, Yojimbo, and Ikiru. He also worked repeatedly for noted directors as Yasujirō Ozu, Mikio Naruse and Kenji Mizoguchi.
Eijirō Tōno was a Japanese actor who, in a career lasting more than 50 years, appeared in over 400 television shows, nearly 250 films and numerous stage productions. He is best known in the West for his roles in films by Akira Kurosawa, such as Seven Samurai (1954) and Yojimbo (1961), and films by Yasujirō Ozu, such as Tokyo Story (1953) and An Autumn Afternoon (1962). He also appeared in Kill! by Kihachi Okamoto and Tora! Tora! Tora!, a depiction of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. His final film was Juzo Itami's A-ge-man in 1990. Tōno also starred as the title character in the long-running television jidaigeki series Mito Kōmon from 1969 to 1983. In the early years of his career he acted under the name of Katsuji Honjo (本庄克二).
Seiji Miyaguchi was a Japanese actor.
Yoshio Inaba was a Japanese actor best known for his role as Gorobei in Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. In addition to his career in film, Inaba was also a prolific theater actor and a member of the prestigious Haiyuza Theatre Company. He died of a heart attack at the age of 77.
Hideo Murota was a Japanese actor who appeared in over 100 films. He won the Best Supporting Actor award at the Yokohama Film Festival for his role in Shinde mo ii.
Yoshifumi Tajima was an actor in Japanese kaijū films, best known for his role as Kumayama in Mothra vs. Godzilla. He was born in Kobe, Japan.
Yōko Minamida was a Japanese actress. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in November 2008, and a television documentary was made about her condition and the efforts of her husband, actor Hiroyuki Nagato, to care for her. She died in Tokyo.
Shoichi Hirose was a Japanese actor. Sometimes credited as Solomon Hirose, he is probably best known for playing Godzilla's archenemy King Ghidorah and for being the actor inside the King Kong suit in King Kong vs. Godzilla, along with several "tough guy" roles.
Nobuko Otowa was a Japanese actress who appeared in over 100 films between 1950 and 1994.
Jun Negami was a Japanese actor, and the grandson of Rudolf Dittrich, an Austrian musician.
Isao Yamagata was a Japanese film actor. He appeared in more than 80 films between 1951 and 1984.
Shōji Nakayama was a Japanese film actor.
Frankie Sakai was a Japanese comedian, actor, and musician.
Ryō Ikebe was a Japanese actor. He graduated from Rikkyō University and originally wanted to be a director, but ended up debuting as an actor at Tōhō in 1941. He did not achieve popularity until starring in a series of youth films in the late 1940s. He expanded his acting range in the 1950s, while still frequently appearing in genre films, such as Tōhō tokusatsu films and yakuza films at Tōei. He was also known as an essayist.
Jun Tazaki was a Japanese actor best known for his various roles from Kaiju films produced by Toho, often cast in the roles of scientists or military personnel.
Ichirō Nakatani was a Japanese actor. He attended Waseda University, but withdrew before completing his degree and joined the Haiyuza Theatre Company. In 1959, Nakatani won Elan d'or Award for Newcomer of the Year. Nakatani was well known for his role in the jidaigeki drama Mito Kōmon.
Tamio Kawachi was a Japanese actor.
Sanae Nakahara was a Japanese actress from Tokyo. She starred in over 80 films and television shows, the most prominent being her role in the films Lady Snowblood (1973), Yagyu Clan Conspiracy (1978), and Day of Resurrection (1980). Her husband was famed Japanese film director Kinji Fukasaku, and her son, Kenta Fukasaku, is another well-known Japanese film director.
Asao Koike was a Japanese actor. He is most famous for playing yakuza roles. He is also known as voice actor. He appeared in more than 120 films.