TOSHIRO MIFUNE (1920 – 1997)
A Japanese actor who charmed the whole world as he appeared in almost 170 films during his lifetime. During the 50’s and 60’s he appeared in classics such as “Seven Samurai” and many other movies by Akira Kurosawa and his staff. He received prizes such as the Blue Ribbon and others at the Venice International Film Festival, and in America he even appeared in the TV-series “Shogun” (1980). Many people and productions, both film and stage, have been influenced by this one Japanese actor who has now even been chosen to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016. Mifune’s acting ability and strong presence is still being highly valued and appreciated today.