Toshirō Mifune

Toshirō Mifune

Toshirō Mifune (April 1, 1920 - December 24, 1997) was a Japanese actor who is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors in the history of Japanese cinema. He was born in Qingdao, China, but was raised in Japan. Mifune's career spanned over 50 years, during which he collaborated extensively with renowned director Akira Kurosawa, creating some of the most iconic films in Japanese cinema. Mifune gained international recognition for his performances in Kurosawa's films, particularly in samurai films. He portrayed strong, dynamic, and often rebellious characters, bringing a raw intensity to his roles. Some of his notable collaborations with Kurosawa include "Rashomon" (1950), "Seven Samurai" (1954), "Yojimbo" (1961), and "The Hidden Fortress" (1958), which inspired George Lucas's "Star Wars." Apart from his work with Kurosawa, Mifune appeared in numerous other films, showcasing his versatility as an actor. He played roles in various genres, including dramas, comedies, and war films. Some of his other notable films include "The Throne of Blood" (1957), "High and Low" (1963), and "Red Beard" (1965). Mifune's charismatic presence, powerful performances, and ability to convey complex emotions made him an iconic figure in Japanese cinema. He received international recognition and awards for his contributions to the film industry, including several honors at the Venice Film Festival and a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Qingdao, China
    Birthday
    4/2/1920
Rashomon
Rashomon
8.1
The Hidden Fortress
The Hidden Fortress
8
Throne of Blood
Throne of Blood
7.9
Grand Prix
Grand Prix
7.2
Incident at Blood Pass
Incident at Blood Pass
6.8
Stray Dog
Stray Dog
7.5
I Live in Fear
I Live in Fear
7.3
1941
1941
5.8
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
7.1
Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
7.2
Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
7.2
Sanjuro
Sanjuro
8
The Bad Sleep Well
The Bad Sleep Well
7.7
Red Sun
Red Sun
6.9
Hell in the Pacific
Hell in the Pacific
6.9
Yojimbo
Yojimbo
8.1
The Idiot
The Idiot
7
Drunken Angel
Drunken Angel
7.6
Scandal
Scandal
7
Death of a Tea Master
Death of a Tea Master
5.3
High and Low
High and Low
8.3
The Lower Depths
The Lower Depths
7.1
Samurai Rebellion
Samurai Rebellion
8.2
Winter Kills
Winter Kills
5.8
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo
6.7
The Life of Oharu
The Life of Oharu
7.8
The Quiet Duel
The Quiet Duel
7.4
Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor
Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor
6.7
47 Ronin
47 Ronin
7.3
Proof of the Man
Proof of the Man
7.3
The Challenge
The Challenge
5.8
Japan's Longest Day
Japan's Longest Day
7.2
Samurai Pirate
Samurai Pirate
5.6
Shadow of the Wolf
Shadow of the Wolf
5.6
Samurai Banners
Samurai Banners
7.5
The Sword of Doom
The Sword of Doom
7.7
The Fall of Ako Castle
The Fall of Ako Castle
6.6
Attack Squadron
Attack Squadron
6
Princess from the Moon
Princess from the Moon
6.4
Adventure in Kigan Castle
Adventure in Kigan Castle
5.7
Samurai Assassin
Samurai Assassin
7.3
Vendetta of a Samurai
Vendetta of a Samurai
6.8
Paper Tiger
Paper Tiger
5.7
Red Lion
Red Lion
6.4
Desperado Outpost
Desperado Outpost
6.1
Battle of the Japan Sea
Battle of the Japan Sea
6
Snow Trail
Snow Trail
7.1
The Important Man
The Important Man
7.8
Yagyu Secret Scrolls
Yagyu Secret Scrolls
7
Inchon
Inchon
3.9
The Bushido Blade
The Bushido Blade
5.3
The Sands of Kurobe
The Sands of Kurobe
6.2
Yagyu Secret Scrolls: Ninjitsu - Part II
Yagyu Secret Scrolls: Ninjitsu - Part II
5.3
Fort Graveyard
Fort Graveyard
6.7
The Last Gunfight
The Last Gunfight
6.6
Samurai Saga
Samurai Saga
6.7
Whirlwind
Whirlwind
6.8
Lowly Ronin
Lowly Ronin
0
Lowly Ronin 2: The Spray of Blood
Lowly Ronin 2: The Spray of Blood
0
The Three Treasures
The Three Treasures
5.1
Wedding Ring
Wedding Ring
6.8
Daredevil in the Castle
Daredevil in the Castle
7.4
Lowly Ronin 5: The Teenage Orphan Girl
Lowly Ronin 5: The Teenage Orphan Girl
0
Journey of Honor
Journey of Honor
4.9
Shogun's Samurai
Shogun's Samurai
7.1
Sasaki Kojiro
Sasaki Kojiro
5
Safari 5000
Safari 5000
7.3
A Wife's Heart
A Wife's Heart
6.8
Admiral Yamamoto
Admiral Yamamoto
8.3
Rise Against the Sword
Rise Against the Sword
6.5
Red Beard
Red Beard
8.1
Conduct Report on Professor Ishinaka
Conduct Report on Professor Ishinaka
6.4
Deep River
Deep River
7.2
Love and Faith
Love and Faith
5.9
Picture Bride
Picture Bride
6.2
Port Arthur
Port Arthur
7.8
Shag
Shag
7
The Storm of the Pacific
The Storm of the Pacific
5.4
Midway
Midway
6.6
The Ambitious
The Ambitious
7.1
The Day the Sun Rose
7
Lowly Ronin 4: Living Hell
Lowly Ronin 4: Living Hell
0
Eagle of the Pacific
Eagle of the Pacific
7.8
Battle Anthem
Battle Anthem
7
No More God, No More Love
No More God, No More Love
6
The Ballad of the Sea of Genkai
The Ballad of the Sea of Genkai
7
The Militarists
The Militarists
8
The Gambling Samurai
The Gambling Samurai
6.3
Domineering
Domineering
5
Saga of the Vagabonds
Saga of the Vagabonds
6.3
No Time for Tears
No Time for Tears
0
Mifune: The Last Samurai
Mifune: The Last Samurai
7.2
Tora-san Goes North
Tora-san Goes North
9
The Life of a Horse Trader
The Life of a Horse Trader
7
The Big Boss
The Big Boss
6.3
The Shatterer
The Shatterer
0
Beyond Love and Hate
Beyond Love and Hate
0
Foghorn
Foghorn
0
The Last Embrace
The Last Embrace
0
The Underworld
The Underworld
0
Man Against Man
Man Against Man
0
Sword for Hire
Sword for Hire
7
The Rickshaw Man
The Rickshaw Man
7.1
The Retreat from Kiska
The Retreat from Kiska
8.5
Kurosawa
Kurosawa
6.7
Theater Of Life
Theater Of Life
0
Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: 'The Hidden Fortress'
Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: 'The Hidden Fortress'
8
The Youth and His Amulet
The Youth and His Amulet
0
The Miracle of Joe, the Petrel
The Miracle of Joe, the Petrel
6
Lord Mito
Lord Mito
9.5
Japanese Godfather: Conclusion
Japanese Godfather: Conclusion
7
Tokyo Sweetheart
Tokyo Sweetheart
6.5
Legacy of the 500,000
Legacy of the 500,000
7.1
The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi
The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi
5.7
Onmitsu Doshin: The Edo Secret Police
Onmitsu Doshin: The Edo Secret Police
5
The Lowly Ronin 3: Duel at Dawn
The Lowly Ronin 3: Duel at Dawn
0
Lowly Ronin 6: Betrayal at Yatate Pass
Lowly Ronin 6: Betrayal at Yatate Pass
0
Strawberry Road
10
Down Town
Down Town
0
The Masterless 47 – Part II
The Masterless 47 – Part II
0
The Man Who Came to Port
The Man Who Came to Port
10
Good Luck to These Two
Good Luck to These Two
6
Japanese Godfather: Ambition
Japanese Godfather: Ambition
10
Seven Samurai
Seven Samurai
8.5
Scoundrel
Scoundrel
0
Jinsei Gekijo
Jinsei Gekijo
0
Swift Current
Swift Current
0
My Wonderful Yellow Car
My Wonderful Yellow Car
6
Sunflower Girl
Sunflower Girl
0
Heaven and Earth: Dawn Episode
Heaven and Earth: Dawn Episode
10
A Man Among Men
A Man Among Men
0
Sanshiro Sugata
Sanshiro Sugata
7
These Foolish Times
These Foolish Times
0
Charles Bronson: The Spirit of Masculinity
Charles Bronson: The Spirit of Masculinity
7.6
The Walking Major
The Walking Major
2
Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman
Lee Marvin: A Personal Portrait by John Boorman
0
Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Chapter 1
Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Chapter 1
3.5
Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Chapter 2
Ten Duels of Young Shingo: Chapter 2
0
Meeting of the Ghost of Apres-Guerre
Meeting of the Ghost of Apres-Guerre
0
Pirates
Pirates
0
Jakoman and Tetsu
Jakoman and Tetsu
0
Who Knows a Woman's Heart
Who Knows a Woman's Heart
0
The Surf
The Surf
0
The Black Fury
The Black Fury
0
Rainy Night Duel
Rainy Night Duel
0
Elegy
Elegy
0
Kin no tamago: Golden Girl
Kin no tamago: Golden Girl
0
Yaji and Kita on the Road
Yaji and Kita on the Road
0
All About Marriage
All About Marriage
0
A Holiday in Tokyo
A Holiday in Tokyo
0
Escape from Prison
Escape from Prison
0
Secret of the Forbidden Valley
Secret of the Forbidden Valley
0
The Demon Comes in Spring
The Demon Comes in Spring
0
Doburoku no Tatsu
Doburoku no Tatsu
0
cf Girl
cf Girl
7
The Making of '1941'
The Making of '1941'
6.2
Grand Prix: Challenge of the Champions
0
Rebels on the High Sea
Rebels on the High Sea
0
The Mad Atlantic
The Mad Atlantic
0
A Man in the Storm
A Man in the Storm
0
Settlement of Love
Settlement of Love
0
A Dangerous Hero
A Dangerous Hero
0
The Masterless 47
The Masterless 47
0
All is Well
All is Well
0
All is Well 2
All is Well 2
0
Three Gentlemen Return from Hong Kong
Three Gentlemen Return from Hong Kong
0
Shogun's Advisor
Shogun's Advisor
0
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