Takashi Shimura

Mar 12, 1905
Ikuno, Hyogo, Japan

Bio: Whenever asked to name his favorite actors, Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa would cite, with reservations, the unpredictable Toshiro Mifune--then would lavish unqualified praise upon Takashi Shimura. After a long stage career, Shimura made his first film in 1935. Eight years later, he worked for Kurosawa for the first time in Sanshiro Sugata (1943), going on to… More


Takashi Shimura Videos

The Seven Samurai
2 minutes 30 seconds
The Hidden Fortress
1 minutes 2 seconds
2 minutes 37 seconds
Japan's Longest Day
3 minutes 48 seconds

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