Takashi Shimura

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Birthday
12, 1905
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Feb 11, 1982 (76)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
12, 1905
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Feb 11, 1982 (76)

About

Japanese actor who rose to stardom his role as the scientist in the first two Godzilla movies and as the lead samurai in Seven Samurai. He also appeared in Stray Dog, Drunken Angel, and Rashomon.

Before Fame

He acted in theatre after graduating from university and made his screen debut in the 1936 film, Akanishi Kakita.

Trivia

He was one of the actors most prominently featured in the films of director Akira Kurosawa, appearing in 21 of his 30 films.

Family Life

He was married to Masako Shimazaki.

Associated With

He acted alongside Toshiro Mifune, another member of Kurosawa's group, in the film Seven Samurai.

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