Toshiro Mifune

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Toshiro Mifune (三船敏郎, Mifune Toshirō, April 1, 1920 – December 24, 1997) was a Japanese actor who appeared in over 150 feature films. He is best known for his 16-film collaboration (1948–65) with Akira Kurosawa in such works as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo. He also portrayed Miyamoto Musashi in Hiroshi Inagaki’s Samurai Trilogy and one earlier Inagaki film, Lord Toranaga in the NBC television miniseries Shōgun, and Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto in three different films.

Other notable films include John Boorman‘s Hell in the Pacific (1968), with Lee Marvin; Steven Spielberg‘s ensemble epic WWII comedy 1941 (1979), where he shared scenes with Christopher Lee and Slim Pickens.

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(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • Snow Trail (1947) – Japan
  • These Foolish Times (1947) – Japan
  • These Foolish Times Part 2 (1947) – Japan
  • Drunken Angel (1948) – Japan
  • The Quiet Duel (1949) – Japan
  • Jakoman and Tetsu (1949) – Japan
  • Stray Dog (1949) – Japan
  • Conduct and Report on Professor Ishinaka (1950) – Japan
  • Scandal (1950) – Japan
  • Engagement Ring (1950) – Japan
  • Rashomon (1950) – Japan
  • Escape from Prison (1950) – Japan
  • Beyond Love and Hate (1951) – Japan
  • Elegy (1951) – Japan
  • The Idiot (1951) – Japan
  • Pirates (1951) – Japan
  • Meeting of the Ghost Après-Guerra (1951) – Japan
  • Conclusion of Kojiro Sasaki: Duel at Ganryu Island (1951) – Japan
  • Who Knows a Woman’s Heart (1951) – Japan
  • Vendetta for a Samurai (1952) – Japan
  • Foghorn (1952) – Japan
  • The Life of Oharu (1952) – Japan
  • Golden Girl (1952) – Japan
  • Sword for Hire (1952) – Japan
  • Tokyo Sweetheart (1952) – Japan
  • Swift Current (1952) – Japan
  • The Man Who Came to Port (1952) – Japan
  • My Wonderful Yellow Car (1953) – Japan
  • The Last Embrace (1953) – Japan
  • Love in a Teacup (1953) – Japan
  • Eagle of the Pacific (1953) – Japan
  • Seven Samurai (1954) – Japan
  • The Sound of Waves (1954) – Japan
  • Samurai I: Musashi Myamoto (1954) – Japan
  • The Black Fury (1954) – Japan
  • The Merciless Boss: A Man Among Men (1955) – Japan
  • All Is Well (1955) – Japan
  • All Is Well Part 2 (1955) – Japan
  • No Time for Tears (1955) – Japan
  • Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955) – Japan
  • I Live in Fear (1955) – Japan
  • Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956) – Japan
  • Rainy Night Duel (1956) – Japan
  • The Underworld (1956) – Japan
  • Settlement of Love (1956) – Japan
  • A Wife’s Heart (1956) – Japan
  • Scoundrel (1956) – Japan
  • Rebels on the High Seas (1956) – Japan
  • Throne of Blood (1957) – Japan
  • A Man in the Storm (1957) – Japan
  • Be Happy, These Two Lovers (1957) – Japan
  • Yagyu Secret Scrolls Part 1 (1957) – Japan
  • A Dangerous Hero (1957) – Japan
  • The Lower Depths (1957) – Japan
  • Downtown (1957) – Japan
  • Yagyu Secret Scrolls Part 2 (1958) – Japan
  • Holiday in Tokyo (1958) – Japan
  • Muhomatsu, the Rickshaw Man (1958) – Japan
  • Yaji and Kita on the Road (1958) – Japan
  • All About Marriage (1958) – Japan
  • Theater of Life (1958) – Japan
  • The Hidden Fortress (1958) – Japan
  • Boss of the Underworld (1959) – Japan
  • Samurai Saga (1959) – Japan
  • The Saga of Vagabonds (1959) – Japan
  • Desperado Outpost (1959) – Japan
  • The Three Treasures (1959) – Japan
  • The Last Gunfight (1960) – Japan
  • The Gambling Samurai (1960) – Japan
  • Storm Over the Pacific (1960) – Japan
  • Man Against Man (1960) – Japan
  • The Bad Sleep Well (1960) – Japan
  • Salaryman Chushingura Part 1 (1960) – Japan
  • The Story of Osaka Castle (1961) – Japan
  • Salaryman Chushingura Part 2 (1961) – Japan
  • Yōjimbō (1961) – Japan
  • The Youth and His Amulet (1961) – Japan
  • Ánimas Trujano, the Important Man (1961) – Mexico
  • Sanjūrō (1962) – Japan
  • Tatsu (1962) – Japan
  • Three Gentlemen Return from Hong Kong (1962) – Japan
  • Chushingura: Story of Flower, Story of Snow (1962) – Japan
  • Attack Squadron! (1963) – Japan
  • High and Low (1963) – Japan
  • Legacy of the 500,000 (1963) – Japan
  • The Great Bandit (1963) – Japan
  • Whirlwind (1964) – Japan
  • Samurai Assassin (1965) – Japan
  • Red Beard (1965) – Japan
  • Sanshiro Sugata (1965) – Japan
  • Rise Against the Sword (1966) – Japan
  • The Sword of Doom (1966) – Japan
  • The Adventure of Kigan Castle (1966) – Japan
  • The Mad Atlantic (1966) – Japan
  • Grand Prix (1966) – US
  • Samurai Rebellion (1967) – Japan
  • Japan’s Longest Day (1967) – Japan
  • The Sands of Kurobe (1968) – Japan
  • Admiral Yamamoto (1968) – Japan
  • The Day the Sun Rose (1968) – Japan
  • Hell in the Pacific (1968) – US
  • Samurai Banners (1969) – Japan
  • Safari 5000 (1969) – Japan
  • The Battle of the Japan Sea (1969) – Japan
  • Red Lion (1969) – Japan
  • Shinsengumi (1969) – Japan
  • Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970) – Japan
  • Bakumatsu (1970) – Japan
  • Incident at Blood Pass (1970) – Japan
  • The Walking Major (1970) – Japan
  • The Militarists (1970) – Japan
  • Red Sun (1971) – France/Italy/Spain
  • Paper Tiger (1975) – UK
  • The New Spartans (1975) – UK/West Germany
  • Midway (1976) – US
  • Proof of the Man (1977) – Japan
  • Japanese Godfather: Ambition (1977) – Japan
  • Shogun’s Samurai (1978) – Japan
  • Shag (1978) – Japan
  • Lady Ogin (1978) – Japan
  • The Fall of Ako Castle (1978) – Japan
  • Japanese Godfather: Conclusion (1978) – Japan
  • Lord Incognito (1978) – Japan
  • Winter Kills (1979) – US
  • The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi (1979) – Japan
  • Onmitsu Doshin: The Edo Secret Police (1979) – Japan
  • 1941 (1979) – US
  • The Battle of Port Arthur (1980) – Japan
  • Shogun (1980) – TV mini-series; US/Japan
  • Inchon! (1981) – US
  • The Bushido Blade (1981) – US/UK/Japan
  • The Challenge (1982) – US
  • Conquest (1982) – Japan
  • Battle Anthem (1983) – Japan
  • Theater of Life (1983) – Japan
  • The Miracle of Joe Petrel (1984) – Japan
  • Legend of the Holy Woman (1985) – Japan
  • Song of the Genkai Sea (1986) – Japan
  • Shatterer (1987) – Italy/Japan
  • Tora-San Goes North (1987) – Japan
  • Princess from the Moon (1987) – Japan
  • Death of a Tea Master (1989) – Japan
  • The Demon Comes in Spring (1989) – Japan
  • CF Girl (1989) – Japan
  • Strawberry Road (1991) – Japan
  • Journey of Honor (1991) – US/UK/Japan
  • Shadow of the Wolf (1992) – Canada/France
  • Picture Bride (1994) – US
  • Deep River (1995) – Japan