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Akira Kurosawa

Name in Native Language: "黒澤明" (Japanese/JA)
Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Writer | * 03/23/1910 († 88, 09/06/1998) | Shinagawa, Tóquio, Japão
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Akira Kurosawa (Japanese: 黒澤明 Kurosawa Akira; March 23, 1910 – September 6, 1998) was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, and producer who directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. He is regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. Kurosawa entered the Japanese film industry in 1936, following a brief stint as a painter. After years of working on numerous films as an assistant director and scriptwriter, he made his debut as a director during World War II with the popular action film Sanshiro Sugata (a.k.a. Judo Saga). After the war, the critically acclaimed Drunken Angel (1948), in which Kurosawa cast then-unknown actor Toshiro Mifune in a starring role, cemented the director's reputation as one of the most important young filmmakers in Japan. The two men woul... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Akira Kurosawa

Grand Officer of The Order of Merit of The Italian Republic Knight Grand Cross of The Order of Merit of The Italian Republic Order of Culture Legion of Honour Ramon Magsaysay Award Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Director Praemium Imperiale Order of Friendship of Peoples Person of Cultural Merit People's Honour Award Asahi Prize 2x Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Academy Honorary Award 3x Mainichi Film Award for Best Director Kinema Junpo Award for Best Film of The Year 6x Mainichi Film Award for Best Film 3x Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Screenplay National Board of Review Awards 1951 Golden Lion Kinema Junpo Award Silver Lion 4x Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Film Fipresci Prize Silver Bear for Best Director 2x Silver Ribbon for Best Foreign Film Director 3x David Di Donatello for Best Foreign Director Hōchi Film Award for Best Picture Palme d'Or César Award for Best Foreign Film BAFTA Award for Best Direction Amanda Award for Best Foreign Feature Film BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in The English Language Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy Kyoto Prize Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2x Mainichi Film Award for Best Screenplay Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize Academy Award for Best Director

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Movies with Akira Kurosawa as Actor(8)

Movies with Akira Kurosawa as Crew(131)

Writing/Writer2020 Living
Writing/Writer2016 The Magnificent Seven
Writing/Writer2007 High and Low
Writing/Writer2007 Tsubaki Sanjûrô
Writing/Screenplay2002 The Sea Is Watching
Writing/Screenplay2000 Dora-heita
Writing/Writer1999 After the Rain
Writing/Story1996 Last Man Standing
Directing/Director1993 Madadayo
Editing/Editor1993 Madadayo
Writing/Screenplay1993 Madadayo
Directing/Director1991 Rhapsody in August
Editing/Editor1991 Rhapsody in August
Writing/Screenplay1991 Rhapsody in August
Directing/Director1990 Dreams
Writing/Screenplay1990 Dreams
Writing/Screenplay1985 Runaway Train
Directing/Director1985 Ran
Editing/Editor1985 Ran
Writing/Screenplay1985 Ran
Directing/Director1980 Kagemusha
Editing/Editor1980 Kagemusha
Production/Producer1980 Kagemusha
Production/Executive Producer1980 Kagemusha
Writing/Screenplay1980 Kagemusha
Directing/Director1975 Dersu Uzala
Writing/Screenplay1975 Dersu Uzala
Writing/Original Story1973 Stray Dog
Writing/Screenplay1970 Tora! Tora! Tora!
Directing/Director1970 Dodes'ka-den
Production/Executive Producer1970 Dodes'ka-den
Writing/Screenplay1970 Dodes'ka-den
Directing/Director1970 Song of the Horse
Writing/Writer1965 Sanshiro Sugata
Directing/Director1965 Red Beard
Editing/Editor1965 Red Beard
Writing/Author1965 Red Beard
Writing/Screenplay1964 A Fistful of Dollars
Writing/Original Story1964 A Fistful of Dollars
Writing/Screenplay1964 Jakoman and Tetsu
Writing/Original Story1964 The Outrage
Directing/Director1963 High and Low
Editing/Editor1963 High and Low
Production/Producer1963 High and Low
Writing/Screenplay1963 High and Low
Directing/Director1962 Sanjuro
Editing/Editor1962 Sanjuro
Writing/Screenplay1962 Sanjuro
Writing/Screenplay1962 The Fencing Master
Directing/Director1961 Yojimbo
Editing/Editor1961 Yojimbo
Production/Producer1961 Yojimbo
Writing/Screenplay1961 Yojimbo
Directing/Director1960 The Bad Sleep Well
Editing/Editor1960 The Bad Sleep Well
Production/Producer1960 The Bad Sleep Well
Writing/Writer1960 The Bad Sleep Well
Writing/Writer1960 The Magnificent Seven
Crew/Script1959 Saga of the Vagabonds
Directing/Director1958 The Hidden Fortress
Editing/Editor1958 The Hidden Fortress
Production/Producer1958 The Hidden Fortress
Writing/Screenplay1958 The Hidden Fortress
Writing/Writer1958 The Hidden Fortress
Directing/Director1957 The Lower Depths
Editing/Editor1957 The Lower Depths
Production/Producer1957 The Lower Depths
Writing/Screenplay1957 The Lower Depths
Writing/Screenplay1957 Advance Patrol
Directing/Director1957 Throne of Blood
Editing/Editor1957 Throne of Blood
Production/Producer1957 Throne of Blood
Writing/Screenplay1957 Throne of Blood
Directing/Director1955 I Live in Fear
Writing/Story1955 I Live in Fear
Directing/Director1954 Seven Samurai
Editing/Editor1954 Seven Samurai
Writing/Screenplay1954 Seven Samurai
Writing/Screenplay1953 My Wonderful Yellow Car
Writing/Screenplay1952 Sword for Hire
Writing/Writer1952 Vendetta of a Samurai
Directing/Director1952 Ikiru
Editing/Editor1952 Ikiru
Writing/Screenplay1952 Ikiru
Directing/Director1951 The Idiot
Editing/Editor1951 The Idiot
Writing/Screenplay1951 The Idiot
Writing/Screenplay1951 Beyond Love and Hate
Writing/Screenplay1951 Kemono no yado
Writing/Screenplay1950 Escape at Dawn
Directing/Director1950 Scandal
Writing/Screenplay1950 Scandal
Directing/Director1950 Rashomon
Editing/Editor1950 Rashomon
Writing/Screenplay1950 Rashomon
Writing/Adaptation1950 Fencing Master
Writing/Writer1949 Lady of Hell
Directing/Director1949 The Quiet Duel
Writing/Writer1949 The Quiet Duel
Directing/Director1949 Stray Dog
Production/Associate Producer1949 Stray Dog
Writing/Writer1949 Stray Dog
Directing/Director1948 Drunken Angel
Writing/Writer1948 Drunken Angel
Writing/Writer1948 The Portrait
Writing/Screenplay1947 Four Love Stories
Directing/Director1947 One Wonderful Sunday
Writing/Screenplay1947 One Wonderful Sunday
Writing/Screenplay1947 Snow Trail
Directing/Director1946 Those Who Make Tomorrow
Directing/Director1946 No Regrets for Our Youth
Editing/Editor1946 No Regrets for Our Youth
Writing/Writer1946 No Regrets for Our Youth
Directing/Director1945 Sanshiro Sugata Part Two
Writing/Screenplay1945 Sanshiro Sugata Part Two
Directing/Director1944 The Most Beautiful
Writing/Writer1944 The Most Beautiful
Directing/Director1943 Sanshiro Sugata
Editing/Editor1943 Sanshiro Sugata
Writing/Screenplay1943 Sanshiro Sugata
Writing/Writer1942 Wings of Victory
Writing/Writer1941 Uma
Directing/Assistant Director1940 Enoken no songokū: songokū zenko-hen
Directing/Assistant Director1940 Songoku 2
Directing/Assistant Director1940 Songoku 1
Directing/Third Assistant Director1937 A Tale of Thieves In War Time: Part 1 - Tiger and Wolf
Crew/Second Unit1937 Avalanche
Directing/Third Assistant Director1936 Enoken's The Millionaire, Part 2
Directing/Third Assistant Director1936 Enoken's The Millionaire, Part 1

Full Name: Akira Kurosawa
Citizenship: Japan
Born: Wednesday, 03/23 1910 (March) in Shinagawa-ku
Died: Sunday, 09/06 1998 (September) in Setagaya-ku (aged: 88)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: Japanese (JA, native language)
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Spouses (current/former): Yōko Yaguchi
Other names for Akira Kurosawa (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"黒澤明"
"أكيرا كوروساوا"
"อะกิระ คุโระซะวะ"
"Акира Куросава"
"黑澤明"
"구로사와 아키라"
"אקירה קורוסאווה"
"Kurosawa Akira"
"くろさわ あきら" (Kana/Japanese)
"AK" (Pseudonym)
Akira Kurosawa frequently works together with these people:
Takashi Shimura (30x, Actor)
Toshirō Mifune (25x, Actor)
Yoshirô Muraki (21x, Crew)
Ryûzô Kikushima (19x, Crew)
Kamatari Fujiwara (17x, Actor)
Hideo Oguni (16x, Crew)
Minoru Chiaki (15x, Actor)
Sôjirô Motoki (14x, Crew)
Ishirō Honda (13x, Crew)
Kokuten Kôdô (13x, Actor)
Kajirō Yamamoto (13x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1262, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/24/2020