Toshirō Mifune

Name in Native Language: "三船 敏郎" (Japanese/JA)
Actor / Film Producer / Film Director | * 04/01/1920 († 77, 12/24/1997) | Tsingtao, China (now Qingdao, Shandong, China)
Toshiro Mifune (三船 敏郎, Mifune Toshirō, April 1, 1920 – December 24, 1997) was a Japanese actor and producer. A winner of numerous awards and accolades over a lengthy career, Mifune is best known for starring in Akira Kurosawa's critically-acclaimed jidaigeki films such as Rashomon (1950), Seven Samurai (1954), Throne of Blood (1957), The Hidden Fortress (1958) and Yojimbo (1961). He also portrayed Miyamoto Musashi in Hiroshi Inagaki's Samurai Trilogy (1954–1956), Lord Toranaga in the NBC television miniseries Shōgun, and Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto in three different films. He is widely considered one of the greatest actors of all time. ()
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Toshiro Mifune 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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Action | Adventure

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Awards & Nominations for Toshirō Mifune

Medal With Purple Ribbon 3x Blue Ribbon Award for Best Actor Blue Ribbon Award for Best Supporting Actor Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Golden Arrow Award 2x Volpi Cup for Best Actor Chevalier Des Arts Et Des Lettres Mainichi Film Award for Best Actor BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Primetime Emmy Awards Japan Academy Film Prize
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Movies with Toshirō Mifune as Actor(155)

as Self (archive footage)2020 Charles Bronson: The Spirit of Masculinity
as Self - Actor / Various Roles (archive footage)2016 Mifune: The Last Samurai
as Self (archive footage)2000 Kurosawa
as The Benshi1995 Picture Bride
as Tsukada1995 Deep River
as Kroomak1992 Shadow of the Wolf
as Lord Ieyasu1991 Journey of Honor
as Taoka1991 Strawberry Road
as Rikyu Sen-no1989 Death of a Tea Master
as Murai1987 The Shatterer
as Taketori-no-Miyatsuko1987 Princess from the Moon
as Junkichi Ueno1987 Tora-san Goes North
as Sûrônin Rakuyôjûrô1983 Lowly Ronin 5: The Teenage Orphan Girl
as Sanjuro Hinoki1983 Lowly Ronin 4: Living Hell
as Admiral Heihachiro Togo1983 Battle Anthem
as Sûrônin Hinoki Sajûrô1983 Lowly Ronin 6: Betrayal at Yatate Pass
as Sanjuro Hinoki1982 Lowly Ronin 2: The Spray of Blood
as Masao Tadokoro1982 Domineering
as Toru Yoshida1982 The Challenge
as Saito-San1982 Inchon
as Shogun's Commander1981 The Bushido Blade
as Lord Yoshi Toranaga1981 Shogun
as Sanjuro Hinoki1981 Lowly Ronin
as Emperor Meiji1980 Port Arthur
as Cmdr. Akiro Mitamura1979 1941
as Keith1979 Winter Kills
as Kindaichi of 11th generation in "The Woman in the Eye"1979 The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi
1978 Shag
as Tsuchiya Michinao1978 The Fall of Ako Castle
as Kosuke Oishi1978 Japanese Godfather: Conclusion
as Taiko Hideyoshi1978 Love and Faith
as Lord of Owari1978 Shogun's Samurai
as Sakuzaemon Okumura1978 Lord Mito
as Yohei Kori1977 Proof of the Man
as Kosuke Oishi1977 Japanese Godfather: Ambition
as Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto1976 Midway
as Ambassador Kagoyama1975 Paper Tiger
as Kuroda Jubei1971 Red Sun
as Yojimbo1970 Incident at Blood Pass
as Kinugasa Tadao1970 The Walking Major
as Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto1970 The Militarists
as Yojimbo/Sasa1970 Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo
as Shojiro Goto1970 The Ambitious
as Admiral Heihachiro Togo1969 Battle of the Japan Sea
as Gonzo1969 Red Lion
as Kansuke Yamamoto1969 Samurai Banners
as Captain Tsuruhiko Kuroda1968 Hell in the Pacific
as Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto1968 Admiral Yamamoto
as Kitagawa1968 The Sands of Kurobe
as Isaburo Sasahara1967 Samurai Rebellion
as War Minister General Korechika Anami1967 Japan's Longest Day
as Toranosuke Shimada1966 The Sword of Doom
as Izo Yamura1966 Grand Prix
as Abare Gōemon1966 Rise Against the Sword
as Shogoro Yano1965 Sanshiro Sugata
as Sergeant Kosugi1965 Fort Graveyard
as Dr. Kyojio Niide ("Red Beard")1965 Red Beard
as Tsuruchiyo Niiro1965 Samurai Assassin
as Lord Akashi1964 Whirlwind
as Lt. Colonel Senda1963 Attack Squadron
as Kingo Gondo1963 High and Low
as Sukezaemon Naya, aka 'Luzon' [Sinbad, in US version]1963 Lost World Of Sinbad
as Takeichi Matsuo1963 Legacy of the 500,000
as Sanjûrô Tsubaki / The ronin1962 Sanjuro
as Genba Tawaraboshi1962 47 Ronin
as Sanjuro Kuwabatake / The Samurai1961 Yojimbo
as Ánimas Trujano1961 The Important Man
as Fudo-Myo (Immovable Bright King)1961 The Youth and His Amulet
as Detective Saburo Fujioka1960 The Last Gunfight
as Kôichi Nishi1960 The Bad Sleep Well
as Kazuo Momoi1960 The Masterless 47
as Kunisada Chuji1960 The Gambling Samurai
as Kaji1960 Man Against Man
as Admiral Tamon Yamaguchi1960 Storm Over the Pacific
as Heihachiro Komaki1959 Samurai Saga
as Battalion Commander1959 Desperado Outpost
as Kashimura1959 The Big Boss
as Prince Yamato Takeru1959 The Three Treasures
as Rokuro Kai1959 Saga of the Vagabonds
as Matsugoro1958 The Rickshaw Man
as Rokurota Makabe1958 The Hidden Fortress
as Toshinoshin Taya1958 Yaji and Kita on the Road
as Acting teacher1958 All About Marriage
as Sutekichi the Thief1957 The Lower Depths
as Toshio Maruyama1957 Good Luck to These Two
as Tasaburo1957 Yagyu Secret Scrolls
as Taketori Washizu1957 Throne of Blood
as Kenkichi1956 A Wife's Heart
as Masahiko Koseki1956 Rainy Night Duel
as Musashi Miyamoto a.k.a. Takezo1956 Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
as Kiichi Nakajima1955 I Live in Fear
as Musashi Miyamoto a.k.a. Takezo1955 Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
as Maki1955 A Man Among Men
as Eiichi Tsuda1954 The Black Fury
as Skipper of the Utashima-maru1954 The Surf
as Musashi Miyamoto a.k.a. Takezo1954 Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
as Kikuchiyo1954 Seven Samurai
as Ippei Hitachi1953 Sunflower Girl
as 1st Lieutenant Tomonaga1953 Eagle of the Pacific
as Matsumura1953 My Wonderful Yellow Car
as Katsunosuke1952 The Life of Oharu
as Goro Niinuma1952 The Man Who Came to Port
1952 Foghorn
as Sasa Hayatenosuke1952 Sword for Hire
as Mataemon Araki1952 Vendetta for a Samurai
as Kurokawa1952 Tokyo Sweetheart
as Denkichi Akama1951 The Idiot
as Tora1951 Pirates
as Yonetaro Katayama1951 The Life of a Horse Trader
as Daisuke Toki1951 Elegy
as Ichirô Aoye1950 Scandal
as Takeshi Ema1950 Wedding Ring
as Tajômaru1950 Rashomon
as Miyamoto Musashi1950 Sasaki Kojiro
as Dr. Kyoji Fujisaki1949 The Quiet Duel
as Det. Murakami1949 Stray Dog
as Tetsu1949 Jakoman and Tetsu
as Matsunaga1948 Drunken Angel
as Eijima1947 Snow Trail

TV Shows/Series with Toshirō Mifune as Actor(7)

as Otsuichi Amo1984 Burning Mountain River
as Lord Yoshi Toranaga1980 Shogun
as Kanbei Uchiyama1978 Falcons of Edo
as Mr. Danna1976 Ronin in a Lawless Town
as Kujuro Toge1972 Ronin of the Wastelands
as Oishi Kuranosuke1971 Epic Chushingura
as himself1971 V.I.P. Schaukel

Movies with Toshirō Mifune as Crew(11)

Production/Associate Producer1979 Onmitsu Doshin: The Edo Secret Police
Production/Executive Producer1978 Shag
Production/Producer1970 Incident at Blood Pass
Production/Producer1969 Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor
Production/Producer1969 Red Lion
Production/Producer1969 Samurai Banners
Production/Producer1967 Samurai Rebellion
Production/Associate Producer1966 Adventure in Kigan Castle
Production/Associate Producer1965 Fort Graveyard
Directing/Director1963 Legacy of the 500,000
Production/Associate Producer1963 Legacy of the 500,000

TV Shows/Series with Toshirō Mifune as Crew(1)

Production/Associate Producer1972 Ronin of the Wastelands

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Toshirō Mifune
Citizenship: Japan
Born: Thursday, 04/01 1920 (April) in Tsingtao, China (now Qingdao, Shandong, China)
Died: Wednesday, 12/24 1997 (December) in Tokyo (aged: 77)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: Japanese (JA, native language)
Spouses (current/former): Sachiko Yoshimine
Other names for Toshirō Mifune (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Toshirô Mifune"
"Toshiroh Mifune"
"Тосиро Мифунэ"
"Mifune Toshirō"
"Toshiro Mifune"
"みふね としろう" (Kana/Japanese)
"世界のミフネ" (Nickname)
"The Wolf" (Nickname)
"The Shogun" (Nickname)
Toshirō Mifune frequently works together with these people:
Akira Kurosawa (62x, Crew)
Takashi Shimura (51x, Actor)
Tomoyuki Tanaka (43x, Crew)
Hiroshi Inagaki (33x, Crew)
Sachio Sakai (32x, Actor)
Masaru Satō (29x, Crew)
Yoshio Kosugi (27x, Actor)
Akihiko Hirata (27x, Actor)
Kazuo Yamada (24x, Crew)
Yoshio Tsuchiya (22x, Actor)
Kamatari Fujiwara (22x, Actor)
James Clavell (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1230, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 03/24/2024