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Akira Kurosawa

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Biography

Tokyo, Japan
After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata (1943). Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater creative freedom. Drunken Angel (1948)--"Drunken Angel"--was the first film he made without extensive studio interference, and marked his first collaboration with Toshirô Mifune. In the coming decades, the two would make 16 movies together, and Mifune became as closely associated with Kurosawa's films as was John Wayne with the films of Kurosawa's idol, John Ford. Read more...

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Character: Himself - Commenting on New Freedom and Trends in Film: Pre-Recorded

The 42nd Annual Academy Awards 1970

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Waga eiga jinsei 1993

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Takeshi no big talk 1993

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The South Bank Show 1978

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Character: Himself - Honorary Award Recipient

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1990

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Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

The 71st Annual Academy Awards 1999

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Director & Co-Presenter: Best Picture

The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986

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