Shimura Takashi

Takashi  Shimura

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  • First Name: Takashi
  • Family Name: Shimura
  • Native name: 志村 喬
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 12, 1905
  • Died: February 11, 1982

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Takashi  Shimura

Shimura Takashi

  • Name: Shimura Takashi
  • Native name: 志村 喬
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 12, 1905
  • Died: February 11, 1982
Takashi Shimura was a Japanese actor. He was born in Ikuno, Hyogo, Japan. His debut as actor was the film Akanishi Kakita (Capricious Young Man, 1936) and cast in the Kenji Mizoguchi's film Osaka Elegy (1936).

In company with Toshiro Mifune, Shimura is the actor most closely associated with Akira Kurosawa and he appeared in 21 of Kurosawa's 30 films. His roles include the doctor in Drunken Angel (1948), the veteran detective in Stray Dog (1949), the flawed lawyer in Scandal (1950), the woodcutter in Rashomon (1950), the mortally ill bureaucrat in Ikiru (1952), and the lead samurai Kambei in Seven Samurai (1954).

In fact, Kurosawa's cinematic collaboration with Shimura, from 1943 to 1980, started earlier and lasted longer than his work with Mifune (1948–65). Shimura appeared in the director's debut film Sanshiro Sugata (1943), and the last film of Kurosawa's in which he acted was Kagemusha (1980), for which Kurosawa specifically wrote a part for Shimura. However, the scene was cut from the Western release and so many did not know that he had been part of the film. The DVD release of the film by The Criterion Collection restored Shimura's footage.

Outside of his career working with Kurosawa, Shimura is probably best known for his roles in several Japanese monster films, including the scientist Kyohei Yamane in the first two Godzilla films (and the first to reprise the role before Raymond Burr in the English form of Godzilla and Megumi Odaka in the Heisei Godzilla films).

Shimura died on February 11, 1982 in Tokyo, Japan, from emphysema at the age of 76. (wikipedia)
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
1976 Red Fate
Japanese Drama, 1976, 26 eps
Yoshino Gouzou (Support Role)
26
Yoshino Gouzou
Support Role
0.0
1964 47 Rounin
Japanese Drama, 1964, 52 eps
Onodera Juunai (Support Role)
52
Onodera Juunai
Support Role
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
1980 Kagemusha
Japanese Movie, 1980,
Gyobu Taguchi (Support Role)
Gyobu Taguchi
Support Role
8.3
1973 Zatoichi's Conspiracy
Japanese Movie, 1973,
Sakubei (Support Role)
Sakubei
Support Role
7.3
1969 Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp
Japanese Movie, 1969,
Suwa Hyoichiro (Support Role)
Suwa Hyoichiro
Support Role
7.3
1969 Brutal Tales of Chivalry 5
Japanese Movie, 1969,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1968 The Day the Sun Rose
Japanese Movie, 1968,
Tsuneemon (Support Role)
Tsuneemon
Support Role
0.0
1968 Zatoichi and the Fugitives
Japanese Movie, 1968,
Dr. Junan (Support Role)
Dr. Junan
Support Role
7.4
1968 Industrial Spy
Japanese Movie, 1968,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.3
1968 The Sands of Kurobe
Japanese Movie, 1968,
Ashimura (Managing Director (Main Role)
Ashimura (Managing Director
Main Role
8.0
1965 Sugata Sanshiro
Japanese Movie, 1965,
Mishima (Support Role)
Mishima
Support Role
7.3
1965 Red Beard
Japanese Movie, 1965,
Tokubei Izumiya (Support Role)
Tokubei Izumiya
Support Role
8.6
1964 Kwaidan
Japanese Movie, 1964,
Head priest (Segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi") (Support Role)
Head priest (Segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi")
Support Role
8.0
1964 Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
Japanese Movie, 1964,
Dr. Tsukamoto (Support Role)
Dr. Tsukamoto
Support Role
7.3
1963 High and Low
Japanese Movie, 1963,
Chief of Investigation Section (Support Role)
Chief of Investigation Section
Support Role
8.8
1962 Chushingura
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Chisaka Hyobu (Support Role)
Chisaka Hyobu
Support Role
7.8
1962 Gorath
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Kensuke Sonoda - Paleontologist (Support Role)
Kensuke Sonoda - Paleontologist
Support Role
7.0
1962 Sanjuro
Japanese Movie, 1962,
Kurofuji (Unknown)
Kurofuji
Unknown
8.6
1961 Yojimbo
Japanese Movie, 1961,
Tokuemon (Unknown)
Tokuemon
Unknown
8.6
1961 Daredevil in the Castle
Japanese Movie, 1961,
Katagiri (Support Role)
Katagiri
Support Role
8.0
1960 The Bad Sleep Well
Japanese Movie, 1960,
Administrative Officer Moriyama (Support Role)
Administrative Officer Moriyama
Support Role
8.2
1960 Afraid to Die
Japanese Movie, 1960,
Hirayama Gohei (Support Role)
Hirayama Gohei
Support Role
6.3
1959 The Three Treasures
Japanese Movie, 1959,
Elder Kumaso (Support Role)
Elder Kumaso
Support Role
8.3
1959 The Silent Murder
Japanese Movie, 1959,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1958 The Hidden Fortress
Japanese Movie, 1958,
General Izumi Nagakura (Guest Role)
General Izumi Nagakura
Guest Role
8.5
1958 Seven from Edo
Japanese Movie, 1958,
Sagamiya (Support Role)
Sagamiya
Support Role
0.0
1957 The Mysterians
Japanese Movie, 1957,
Dr. Tanjiro Adachi (Support Role)
Dr. Tanjiro Adachi
Support Role
6.9
1957 Untamed
Japanese Movie, 1957,
Rice mill owner (Support Role)
Rice mill owner
Support Role
7.0
1957 Be Happy, These Two Lovers
Japanese Movie, 1957,
Masako's father (Support Role)
Masako's father
Support Role
0.0
1957 Throne of Blood
Japanese Movie, 1957,
Noriyasu (Main Role)
Noriyasu
Main Role
8.3
1956 Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
Japanese Movie, 1956,
Sado Nagaoka the court official (Support Role)
Sado Nagaoka the court official
Support Role
8.2
1955 I Live in Fear
Japanese Movie, 1955,
Dr. Harada (Support Role)
Dr. Harada
Support Role
7.3
1955 No Time for Tears
Japanese Movie, 1955,
Tatsurô Shimamura (Main Role)
Tatsurô Shimamura
Main Role
0.0
1955 Godzilla Raids Again
Japanese Movie, 1955,
Kyohei Yamane-hakase (Support Role)
Kyohei Yamane-hakase
Support Role
5.9
1954 Seven Samurai
Japanese Movie, 1954,
Kambei Shimada (Main Role)
Kambei Shimada
Main Role
8.8
1954 Godzilla
Japanese Movie, 1954,
Kyohei Yamane-hakase (Support Role)
Kyohei Yamane-hakase
Support Role
7.9
1953 Eagle of the Pacific
Japanese Movie, 1953,
Colonel A [Staff officer of the army] (Support Role)
Colonel A [Staff officer of the army]
Support Role
9.0
1953 Fengyun Child of Love
Japanese Movie, 1953,
Okamoto (Support Role)
Okamoto
Support Role
0.0
1953 The Last Embrace
Japanese Movie, 1953,
Watanabe / Nabesan (Support Role)
Watanabe / Nabesan
Support Role
0.0
1952 The Man Who Came to Port
Japanese Movie, 1952,
Okabe (Support Role)
Okabe
Support Role
0.0
1952 Ikiru
Japanese Movie, 1952,
Watanabe Kanji (Main Role)
Watanabe Kanji
Main Role
8.8
1952 Sword for Hire
Japanese Movie, 1952,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1952 The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
Japanese Movie, 1952,
Kataoka (Support Role)
Kataoka
Support Role
8.0
1952 Foghorn
Japanese Movie, 1952,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1952 Vendetta of Samurai
Japanese Movie, 1952,
Jinza (Support Role)
Jinza
Support Role
7.9
1951 The Life of a Horsetrader
Japanese Movie, 1951,
Rokutaro Kosaka (Support Role)
Rokutaro Kosaka
Support Role
0.0
1951 The Idiot
Japanese Movie, 1951,
Oono (Support Role)
Oono
Support Role
7.8
1951 Elegy
Japanese Movie, 1951,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1951 Beyond Love and Hate
Japanese Movie, 1951,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1950 Rashomon
Japanese Movie, 1950,
[Woodcutter] (Support Role)
[Woodcutter]
Support Role
8.4
1950 Ten'yawan'ya
Japanese Movie, 1950,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
1950 Scandal
Japanese Movie, 1950,
Hiruda Otoyoshi (Support Role)
Hiruda Otoyoshi
Support Role
7.1
1950 The City of Violence
Japanese Movie, 1950,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1950 Escape from Prison
Japanese Movie, 1950,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1949 Stray Dog
Japanese Movie, 1949,
Detective Sato (Main Role)
Detective Sato
Main Role
8.0
1949 The Quiet Duel
Japanese Movie, 1949,
Fujisaki Takashiho (Support Role)
Fujisaki Takashiho
Support Role
7.9
1949 Jigoku no Kifujin
Japanese Movie, 1949,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1948 Drunken Angel
Japanese Movie, 1948,
Doctor Sanada (Main Role)
Doctor Sanada
Main Role
8.3
1947 Snow Trail
Japanese Movie, 1947,
Nojiro (Main Role)
Nojiro
Main Role
7.9
1946 No Regrets for Our Youth
Japanese Movie, 1946,
Police commissioner 'Poison Strawberry' (Support Role)
Police commissioner 'Poison Strawberry'
Support Role
8.0
1944 The Most Beautiful
Japanese Movie, 1944,
Ishida Goro (Main Role)
Ishida Goro
Main Role
7.3
1944 Colonel Kato's Falcon Squadron
Japanese Movie, 1944,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1943 Navy
Japanese Movie, 1943,
Mutaguchi Takao (Main Role)
Mutaguchi Takao
Main Role
0.0
1943 Sanshiro Sugata
Japanese Movie, 1943,
Murai Hansuke (Support Role)
Murai Hansuke
Support Role
7.5
1938 Yajikita Dochuki
Japanese Movie, 1938,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
1936 Osaka Elegy
Japanese Movie, 1936,
(Support Role)
Support Role
7.4
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