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Minoru Chiaki

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Minoru Chiaki (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.

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Jul 30, 1917 In Hokkaido, Japan (some sources say 28 April 1917)
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie El perro rabioso 1949-10-17
Latest Project:
Movie Gray Sunset 1985-10-10
Known For
Poster of Hero of the Red Light District
Poster of Saga of the Vagabonds
Poster of Gigantis the Fire Monster
Poster of Godzilla contraataca
Movie Gray Sunset Fuyukichi Takano 1985-10-10
Movie Libido 1967-06-28
Movie Koto—The Lake of Tears Kitao Momose 1966-11-13
Movie El rostro ajeno Apartment Superintendent 1966-07-15
Movie Zero Fighters: Great Air Battle 1966-07-13
Movie Cold Rice, Osan, Chan 1965-04-10
Movie Black Thief 1964-12-24
Movie 五番町夕霧楼 1963-11-01
Movie El infierno del odio First Reporter 1963-03-01
Movie The Ambitious Youth 1962-06-03
Movie The Inheritance Junichi Fujii 1962-02-16
Movie The Paper Crane 1962-12-01
Movie A Carpenter and Children 1962-06-10
Movie The Phantom Goblin 1962-08-12
Movie Run, Genta, Run! 1961-11-22
Movie Hero of the Red Light District Jôsuke 1960-09-03
Movie Yataro's Sedge Hat Kichitaro 1960-01-01
Movie Gigantis the Fire Monster Kôji Kobayashi 1959-05-21
Movie Saga of the Vagabonds 1959-08-09
Movie Naniwa no koi no monogatari 1959-09-13
Movie La condición humana II: El camino a la eternidad Onodera Heichô 1959-11-20
Movie La fortaleza escondida Tahei 1958-12-28
Movie Little Peach Saburo Yoshida 1958-05-13
Movie Los bajos fondos Former Samurai 1957-10-01
Movie Trono de sangre Yoshiaki Miki 1957-01-15
Movie A Wife's Heart 1956-05-03
Movie 吸血蛾 Sango Kawase 1956-04-11
Movie Samurái 3: Duelo en la isla Ganryu Sasuke the boatman 1956-01-03
Movie Crónica de un ser vivo Jiro Nakajima 1955-11-22
Movie Godzilla contraataca Kôji Kobayashi 1955-04-24
Movie Los siete samuráis Heihachi Hayashida 1954-04-26
Movie Vivir Noguchi 1952-10-09
Movie Vendetta of a Samurai 1952-01-03
Movie El idiota Mutsuo Kayama, the secretary 1951-05-23
Movie Rashomon Priest 1950-12-26
Movie The Rainbow-Colored Flower 1950-10-14
Movie Beyond the Hills 1950-07-08
Movie El perro rabioso Girlie Show director 1949-10-17