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Takashi Shimura (Shoji Shimazaki)

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Biography

Ikuno, Hyogo, Japan
Japanese character actor Takashi Shimura was one of the finest film actors of the 20th century and a leading member of the "stock company" of master director Akira Kurosawa. A native of southern Japan, Shimura was a descendant of the samurai warrior class. Following university training, he founded a theatre company, Shichigatsu-za ("July Theatre"). In 1930 he joined a professional company, Kindai-za ("Modern Theatre"). Four years later he signed with the Kinema Shinko film studio. He found a niche playing samurai roles for various studios, then signed a long-term contract with Toho Studios in 1943. Read more...

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Character: Det. Sato

Nora inu 1949

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Character: Kanji Watanabe

Ikiru 1952

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Character: Ichikawa - detective

Taiyô ni somuku mono 1959

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Character: Administrative Officer Moriyama

Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru 1960

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Character: Chief of Investigation Section

Tengoku to jigoku 1963

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Character: Hyôichirô Suwa

Otoko wa tsurai yo 1969

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Character: Tokuemon - Sake Brewer

Yôjinbô 1961

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Character: Gyobu Taguchi

Kagemusha 1980

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Character: Sen Rikyu

Love and Faith 1978

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Character: Tokubei Izumiya

Akahige 1965

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Character: Noriyasu Odagura

Throne of Blood 1957

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Character: The Old General, Izumi Nagakura

The Hidden Fortress 1958

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Character: Domestic Court Counselor Dr. Harada

Ikimono no kiroku 1955

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Character: Tsuneemon

Gion matsuri 1968

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Character: Kenkichi Kimura

Oka wa hanazakari 1952

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Character: Shihei Furukawa

Ranru no hata 1974

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Character: Kosuke Miyagi

Dôran 1980

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Character: Hiroshi's Father

Talk of the Town Tora-san 1978

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Character: Information Bureau Director Hiroshi Shimomura

Nihon no ichiban nagai hi 1967

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Character: JNR President

Shinkansen daibakuha 1975

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Character: Kyohei Yamane-hakase

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Character: Kyohei Yamane-hakase

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