Seijun Suzuki

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Birthday
24, 1923
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Feb 13, 2017 (93)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
24, 1923
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Feb 13, 2017 (93)

About

Director in the yakuza crime genre who made bombastic, irreverently funny films like Branded to Kill and Tokyo Drifter.

Before Fame

He was Private Second Class in the Imperial Japanese Army.

Trivia

He won a Japanese Academy Award for his famed Taisho Trilogy: Zigeunerweisen from 1980, Kagero-za from 1981, and Yumeji from 1991.

Family Life

His younger brother gained fame as TV announcer Kenji Suzuki.

Associated With

His work was largely unknown outside of Japan for several decades, but tributes by filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino led to a widespread rediscovery of his oeuvre.