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Chishu Ryu (May 13, 1904 in Kumamoto, Japan – March 16, 1993 in Yokohama, Japan) was a famous Japanese film actor, a favourite of the director Yasujiro Ozu. From 1928 to 1992 he appeared in at least 155 films, including Ozu's Tokyo Story (1953) and Yoshitaro Nomura's Castle of Sand (1974). From 1969 until his death, Ryu became familiar to a new generation as the curmudgeonly but benevolent Buddhist priest in Yoji Yamada's Tora-san movie series (a role he parodied to great effect in a cameo in Juzo Itami's 1984 comedy, The Funeral).

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Chishu Ryu (May 13, 1904 in Kumamoto, Japan – March 16, 1993 in Yokohama, Japan) was a famous Japanese film actor, a favourite of the director Yasujiro Ozu. From 1928 to 1992 he appeared in at least 155 films, including Ozu's Tokyo Story (1953) and Yoshitaro Nomura's Castle of Sand (1974). From 1969 until his death, Ryu became familiar to a new generation as the curmudgeonly but benevolent Buddhist priest in Yoji Yamada's Tora-san movie series (a role he parodied to great effect in a cameo in Juzo Itami's 1984 comedy, The Funeral).

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 164

Birthday 1904-05-13

Day of Death 1993-03-16

Place of Birth Kumamoto, Japan

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Also Known As

  • 笠 智衆
  • Chishû Ryû
  • 笠智衆
  • Ryu Chishu

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1992 Tora-san Makes Excuses
1992 Luminous Moss as Judge
1991 Until the End of the World as Mr. Mori
1990 DREAMS (1 episode) as Old Man
1990 Dreams as Old Man
1989 Tora-san, My Uncle as Gozen-sama
1988 Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial as Gozen-sama
1988 Chishu Ryu the Actor: Shochiku’s Ofuna Studio and Me as Interviewee
1987 Tora-san Plays Daddy as Gozen-sama
1986 Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy as Gozen-sama
1986 The Greatest Man in the World as Hermit
1986 Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies
1985 Tora-san's Island Encounter as Gozen-sama
1985 Tampopo as Ramen customer (uncredited)
1985 And Then
1985 Tora-san, the Go-Between as Gozen-sama
1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters as A monk (uncredited)
1985 Tokyo-Ga as Himself
1984 Tora-san's Forbidden Love
1984 The Funeral as The priest
1984 Marriage Counselor Tora-san
1983 Tora-san Goes Religious? as Priest
1983 Lanterns on Blue Waters
1983 I Lived, But... as Himself
1983 Tora-san's Song of Love as Gozen-sama
1982 Tora-san, the Expert as Gozen-sama
1982 The Longest Tunnel as Saiji Akutsu
1982 Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san as Gozen-sama
1981 Tora-san's Promise as Gozen-sama
1981 Tora-san's Love in Osaka as Gozen-sama
1980 Foster Daddy, Tora! as Gozen-sama
1980 Tora's Tropical Fever as Priest
1979 Tora-san, the Matchmaker as Gozen-sama
1978 Talk of the Town Tora-san as Gozen-sama
1978 Stage-Struck Tora-san as Gozen-sama
1977 Tora-san Plays Cupid as Priest
1977 Tora-san Meets His Lordship as Gozensama
1976 Tora's Pure Love as Gozen-sama
1976 Oretachi no toki
1976 Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset as Priest
1975 Tora-san, the Intellectual as Gozen-sama
1974 Tora-san's Lullaby as Gozen-sama
1974 The Castle of Sand as Kojuro Kirihara
1974 Tora-san's Lovesick as Gozen-sama
1973 Miyamoto Musashi as Takuan
1973 Blossom and Dragon
1973 Tora-san's Forget Me Not as Gozen-sama
1972 Home from the Sea as Ishizaki Senzo
1972 Tora-san's Dear Old Home as Gozen-sama
1971 Tora-san's Love Call as Gozen-sama
1970 High-School Outcasts as Instructor Takeyama
1970 The Last Kamikaze
1970 Where Spring Comes Late as Genzo, So's father
1970 Tora-san's Runaway as High Priest
1970 Tora-san's Grand Scheme as Priest
1970 Tora-san, His Tender Love as High Priest
1969 Fight for the Glory
1969 Tora-San's Cherished Mother as Gozensama
1969 Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp as Gozen-sama
1969 Battle of the Japan Sea as General Maresuke Nogi
1968 The Human Bullet as Bookstore Man
1967 Traveling in Party
1967 Japan's Longest Day as Prime Minister Baron Kantaro Suzuki
1967 The Black Sheep
1966 Come Marry Me
1965 Red Beard as Mr. Yasumoto
1965 The Radish and the Carrot
1964 Gazing at Love and Death
1964 Let's Dance Bon-Odori in Hawaii as Gôzô Tôyama
1963 Tange Sazen
1963 A Prisoner in Search of Daughter
1963 Rush to Our Sweetheart
1962 An Autumn Afternoon as Shuhei Hirayama
1962 Four Sisters
1962 Love Under the Crucifix as Sôkei Nambô
1962 Drunkard's Paradise
1962 The Wiser Age as Kinjiro Ishikawa
1961 The End of Summer as Farmer
1961 The Last War
1961 The Youth and His Amulet
1961 The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer as Hinanmin no Chôrô
1960 Late Autumn as Shukichi Miwa
1960 Satan's Sword as Tsukue
1960 Internees of Kampili as Vice-Admiral Shibata
1960 The Bad Sleep Well as Public Prosecutor Nonaka
1960 Daughters, Wives and a Mother as Old man in the park
1960 Only She Knows
1960 The Wandering Princess as Kinoshita
1960 Spring Dreams as Shinichirô Atsumi
1959 Floating Weeds as Theatre Owner
1959 Good Morning as Keitarô Hayashi
1959 Farewell to Spring as Kôzô's father
1959 The Snow Flurry
1959 I Want to Be a Shellfish
1958 The Eternal Rainbow as Naoji Kageyama
1958 Equinox Flower as Shukichi Mikami
1958 The Rickshaw Man as Shigezo Yuki
1957 Tokyo Twilight as Shukichi Sugiyama
1957 The Crowded Train as Genroku, the father
1957 The Face as Det. Hasegawa
1956 The Storm
1956 Early Spring as Kiichi Onodera
1956 Eyes of Children
1955 She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum as Masao - Age 73
1955 The First Kiss as Hasegawa
1955 Stray Sheep as Professor Hirota
1955 The Refugee
1955 The Moon Has Risen as Asai Mokichi
1954 Twenty-Four Eyes as Otoko Sensei
1954 Always in My Heart Part 3
1953 Love Letter
1953 Always in My Heart Part 2
1953 Tokyo Story as Shukishi Hirayama
1953 Always in My Heart
1952 Dôkoku
1952 The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice as Sadao Hirayama
1952 Youth of the Son
1952 The Waves
1951 Fireworks Over the Sea as Tarobei Kamiya
1951 Early Summer as Koichi Mamiya
1951 Boyhood as Father
1951 Carmen Comes Home as Principal
1951 Home Sweet Home as Kosaku Uemura
1951 The Good Fairy as Ryôen Toba
1950 The Munekata Sisters as Tadachika Munekata
1949 Late Spring as Shukichi Somiya
1948 A Hen in the Wind as Kazuichiro Satake
1948 Great X as Chief of police
1948 A Visage to Remember
1948 Children Hand in Hand as Mr. Matsumura
1947 Record of a Tenement Gentleman as Tashiro
1947 The Fellows Who Ate the Elephant
1944 Army as Tomosuke Takagi
1944 The Man Who Has Returned
1943 Port of Flowers as Nobadama
1942 There Was a Father as Shuhei Horikawa, le père
1941 Ornamental Hairpin as Osamura
1941 Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family as Friend
1941 Introspection Tower
1940 征戦愛馬譜 暁に祈る
1937 The Lights of Asakusa
1937 Children in the Wind as Policeman
1937 The Golden Demon as Kuranosuke Kazahaya
1937 Don't Tell Your Wife About It as George
1937 A Star Athlete as Tani
1937 Song of the Flower Basket as Nenkai Hotta
1937 Moon Over the Ruins as Conductor
1936 The New Road
1936 The Only Son as Professor Ookubo
1936 College is a Nice Place as Amano
1935 An Inn in Tokyo as Police man
1934 A Story of Floating Weeds as Shouting audience member
1934 A Mother Should Be Loved as Hattori
1933 Passing Fancy as Man on boat
1933 Dragnet Girl as Policeman
1933 Woman of Tokyo as Reporter
1932 Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? as Shimazaki
1930 That Night's Wife as Policeman
1930 I Flunked, But... as Class mate
1929 Days of Youth as student
1928 Physical Beauty
1928 Couple on the Move
1928 Pumpkin
1928 Wife Lost

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