Biography

Toshirō Mifune ( April 1, 1920 – December 24, 1997) was a Japanese actor who appeared in almost 170 feature films. He is best known for his 16-film collaboration with filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, from 1948 to 1965, in works such as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo. He is also popular for portraying Musashi Miyamoto in Hiroshi Inagaki's Samurai Trilogy.

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Toshirō Mifune ( April 1, 1920 – December 24, 1997) was a Japanese actor who appeared in almost 170 feature films. He is best known for his 16-film collaboration with filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, from 1948 to 1965, in works such as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo. He is also popular for portraying Musashi Miyamoto in Hiroshi Inagaki's Samurai Trilogy.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 117

Birthday 1920-04-01

Day of Death 1997-12-24

Place of Birth Tsingtao, China (now Qingdao, Shandong, China)

Official Site http://www.mifuneproductions.co.jp/index.php

Also Known As

  • 三船 敏郎
  • Toshirô Mifune
  • Toshiroh Mifune
  • 三船敏郎

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Mifune: The Last Samurai as Himself (archive footage)
2002 Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: The Hidden Fortress as Interviewee
2000 Kurosawa as Himself (archiveFootage)
1995 Picture Bride as The Benshi
1995 Deep River as Tsukada
1992 Shadow of the Wolf as Kroomak
1991 Journey of Honor as Lord Ieyasu
1989 Death of a Tea Master as Rikyu Sen-no
1987 Princess from the Moon as Taketori-no-Miyatsuko
1987 Tora-san Goes North as Veterinarian
1987 The Shatterer as Murai
1986 The Ballad of the Sea of Genkai
1985 No More God, No More Love
1984 The Miracle of Joe, the Petrel as Fisherman
1983 The Ronin's Path, Vol. V
1983 Battle Anthem as Admiral Heihachiro Togo
1983 Lowly Ronin 4 Living hell as Sanjuro Hinoki
1983 Suronin makaritoru dai yonbu sarumo jigoku nokorumo jigoku
1983 Theater Of Life
1982 Domineering as Masao Tadokoro
1982 Lowly Ronin 2: The Spray of Blood as Sanjuro Hinoki
1982 The Challenge as Toru Yoshida
1982 Inchon as Saito-San
1981 The Bushido Blade as Shogun's Commander
1981 Lowly Ronin as Sanjuro Hinoki
1981 Tetsuko's Room: Toshiro Mifune as Interviewee
1980 Shogun as Lord Yoshi Toranaga
1980 Shogun(8 episodes) as Lord Yoshi Toranaga
1980 Hill 203 as Emperor Meiji
1979 1941 as Cmdr. Akiro Mitamura
1979 Winter Kills as Keith
1978 Lord Mito
1978 The Fall of Ako Castle as Tsuchiya Michinao
1978 Japan's Don Emerges as Kosuke Oishi
1978 Lady Ogin as Taiko Hideyoshi
1978 Shag
1978 The Shogun's Samurai as Lord of Owari
1977 Proof of the Man as Yohei Kori
1976 Midway as Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
1975 Paper Tiger as Ambassador Kagoyama
1971 Red Sun as Kuroda Jubie
1971 V.I.P. Schaukel(1 episode)
1970 The Ambush: Incident at Blood Pass as Yojimbo
1970 The Militarists as Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto
1970 Bakumatsu as Shojiro Goto
1970 Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo as Sassa the yojimbo
1969 Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor as Isami Kondo
1969 Red Lion as Gonzo
1969 Great Battle of the Japan Sea as Admiral Heihachiro Togo
1969 Safari 5000
1969 Samurai Banners as Kansuke Yamamoto
1968 Hell in the Pacific as Captain Tsuruhiko Kuroda
1968 The Day the Sun Rose
1968 Admiral Yamamoto as Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
1968 The Sands of Kurobe as Kitagawa
1967 Japan's Longest Day as War Minister General Korechika Anami
1967 Samurai Rebellion as Isaburo Sasahara
1966 Grand Prix as Izo Yamura
1966 Rise Against the Sword as Abare Gōemon
1966 Adventure in Kigan Castle as Osami
1966 The Sword of Doom as Toranosuke Shimada
1965 Fort Graveyard as Sergeant Kosugi
1965 Retreat from the island of Kyska as Omura
1965 Red Beard as Dr. Kyojio Niide ("Red Beard")
1965 Samurai Assassin as Tsuruchiyo Niiro
1964 Whirlwind as Lord Akashi
1963 Samurai Pirate as Sukezaemon Naya, aka 'Luzon'
1963 High and Low as Kingo Gondo
1963 Attack Squadron as Lt. Colonel Senda
1962 47 Samurai as Genba Tawaraboshi
1962 Ánimas Trujano as Ánimas Trujano (as Toshiro Mifune)
1962 Sanjuro as Sanjûrô Tsubaki / The ronin
1961 The Youth and His Amulet as Fudo-Myo (Immovable Bright King)
1961 Yojimbo as Sanjuro Kuwabatake / The Samurai
1961 Daredevil in the Castle as Mohei
1960 The Bad Sleep Well as Kôichi Nishi
1960 Man Against Man as Kaji
1960 Storm Over the Pacific as Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi
1960 The Gambling Samurai as Kunisada Chuji
1960 The Last Gunfight as Detective Saburo Fujioka
1959 The Three Treasures as Prince Yamato Takeru
1959 Desperado Outpost as Battalion Commander
1959 Saga of the Vagabonds
1959 Samurai Saga as Heihachiro Komaki
1959 The Big Boss as Kashimura
1958 The Hidden Fortress as Rokurota Makabe
1958 The Rickshaw Man as Matsugoro
1958 Yagyu bugeicho - Ninjitsu as Tasaburo
1957 The Lower Depths as Sutekichi the Thief
1957 Yagyu Secret Scrolls as Tasaburo
1957 Throne of Blood as Taketori Washizu
1956 A Wife's Heart
1956 The Underworld
1956 Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island as Musashi Miyamoto
1955 I Live in Fear as Kiichi Nakajima
1955 Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple as Musashi Miyamoto
1955 No Time for Tears
1954 Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto as Musashi Miyamoto
1954 Seven Samurai as Kikuchiyo
1953 Eagle of the Pacific as 1st Lieutenant Tomonaga
1953 The Last Embrace
1952 Sword for Hire
1952 Foghorn
1952 Vendetta of a Samurai as Mataemon Araki
1952 The Life of Oharu as Katsunosuke
1951 The Life of a Horse Trader as Yonetaro Katayama
1951 The Idiot as Denkichi Akama
1951 Beyond Love and Hate
1950 Rashomon as Tajômaru
1950 Sasaki Kojiro as Miyamoto Musashi
1950 Wedding Ring as Takeshi Ema
1950 Scandal as Ichirô Aoye
1950 Conduct Report on Professor Ishinaka
1949 Stray Dog as Det. Murakami
1949 The Quiet Duel as Dr. Kyoji Fujisaki
1948 Drunken Angel as Matsunaga
1947 Snow Trail as Eijima

Production

1978 ShagExecutive Producer
1970 The Ambush: Incident at Blood PassProducer
1969 Shinsengumi: Assassins of HonorProducer
1967 Samurai RebellionProducer
1966 Adventure in Kigan CastleAssociate Producer
1965 Fort GraveyardAssociate Producer

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