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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.
1947 Snow Trail (Debut)
1950 Scandal, Rashomon (Rashomon won the Golden Lion at Venice International Film Festival)
1954 Seven Samurai, Samurai I: Miyamoto Musashi
1958 The Hidden Fortress, Rickshaw Man
1960 The Bad Sleeps Well
1961 Yojimbo (Mifune won the prize for Best Actor at Venice International Film Festival)
1967 Grand Prix
1962 Sanjuro
1963 High and Low
1965 Red Beard (He won his second prize for Best Actor at Venice International Film Festival)
1971 Red Sun
1980 Shogun
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