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Minoru Chiaki (千秋 実 Chiaki Minoru, July 30, 1917 (some sources say April 28)–November 1, 1999) was a Japanese actor who appeared in such films as Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and The Hidden Fortress.

In Seven Samurai he was the good-natured samurai Heihachi and he was the first of the samurai to be killed. Ironically, in real life he turned out to be the last of the seven actors to die.

Later in his career he appeared as a secondary actor in many Toei films. In 1986 he was given the Best Actor prize at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony for his performance in Toei's Gray Sunset (1985).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Minoru Chiaki, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Minoru Chiaki (千秋 実 Chiaki Minoru, July 30, 1917 (some sources say April 28)–November 1, 1999) was a Japanese actor who appeared in such films as Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and The Hidden Fortress.

In Seven Samurai he was the good-natured samurai Heihachi and he was the first of the samurai to be killed. Ironically, in real life he turned out to be the last of the seven actors to die.

Later in his career he appeared as a secondary actor in many Toei films. In 1986 he was given the Best Actor prize at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony for his performance in Toei's Gray Sunset (1985).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Minoru Chiaki, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 59

Birthday 1917-07-30

Day of Death 1999-11-01

Place of Birth Hokkaido, Japan (some sources say 28 April 1917)

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Also Known As

  • 千秋実

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1985 Gray Sunset as Fuyukichi Takano
1974 Karafuto 1945 Summer
1967 Libido
1966 Koto—The Lake of Tears as Kitao Momose
1966 The Face of Another as Apartment Superintendent
1966 Zero Fighter
1965 Cold Rice, Osan, Chan
1965 Taking the Castle
1964 Black Thief
1963 Sasuke and His Comedians as Yukimura Sanada
1963 A House in the Quarter as Jinzo Takesue
1963 Five Ronins
1963 High and Low as First Reporter
1963 Street of Wandering Men
1963 Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 2
1962 The Paper Crane
1962 Drunken Sword
1962 The Phantom Goblin
1962 A Carpenter and Children
1962 The Ambitious Youth
1962 The Christian Revolt
1962 The Inheritance as Junichi Fujii
1962 Travels of Hibari and Chiemi
1961 Run, Genta, Run!
1961 Young Lord and Second Son
1961 The Youth and His Amulet
1960 Scarier than the Devil
1960 Mighty Shousuke
1960 Hero of the Red Light District as Jôsuke
1960 Yataro's Sedge Hat as Kichitaro
1959 The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity as Onodera Heichô
1959 Chikamatsu's Love in Osaka
1959 Saga of the Vagabonds as Jibu
1959 Gigantis the Fire Monster as Kôji Kobayashi
1959 Goblin in Stirrups
1958 The Hidden Fortress as Tahei
1958 The Bride In Uguisu Castle
1958 Little Peach as Saburo Yoshida
1958 Futari dake no hashi
1957 The Lower Depths as Former Samurai
1957 Throne of Blood as Yoshiaki Miki
1956 A Wife's Heart
1956 The Vampire Moth as Sango Kawase
1956 Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island as Sasuke the boatman
1955 I Live in Fear as Jiro Nakajima
1955 Godzilla Raids Again as Kôji Kobayashi
1954 Jirocho in Disgrace
1954 Seven Samurai as Heihachi Hayashida
1953 Mogura yokochô
1952 Ikiru as Noguchi
1952 Beauty and the Thief
1952 Vendetta of a Samurai
1951 Wakôdo no uta as Hayashi
1951 The Idiot as Mutsuo Kayama, the secretary
1950 The Rainbow-Colored Flower
1950 Rashomon as Priest
1950 Beyond the Hills
1950 Scandal
1949 Stray Dog as Girlie Show director

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