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Jûzô Itami (Yoshihiro Ikeuchi)

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Biography

Kyoto, Japan
A tragic end belies a life led with purpose. The son of a successful filmmaker, Juzo Itami made his name acting in television and films before making a late career shift into screenwriting and directing at age 50. Known to choose the subjects of his films through everyday observations, he often followed up significant events in his life with films depicting idiosyncrasies that he felt were unique to the evolving Japanese culture. He was the definition of an iconoclast who took the great Molière's words to heart, "castigat ridendo mores" (criticise customs through humour). Read more...

Actor

Character: Col. Shiba

55 Days at Peking 1963

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Character: Ryuhei Ochi

Akuryo-To 1981

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Character: Himself

Shiru wo tanoshimu 2005

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Character: Mr. Numata, the father

Kazoku gêmu 1983

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Character: Kawara

Izakaya Chôji 1983

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Character: Son of Factory Owner

Otôto 1960

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Character: Tatsuo, Tsuruko's husband

The Makioka Sisters 1983

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Character: Takamizawa - Landlord

Mo hozue wa tsukanai 1979

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Directing

Writing