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Nobuo Nakamura

Nobuo Nakamura  (中村伸郎 Nakamura Nobuo, September 14, 1908–July 5, 1991 ) was a Japanese actor, who made notable appearances in the films of Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu in the 1950s and 1960s. Perhaps his most famous roles were those of the callous deputy mayor in Kurosawa's Ikiru (1952), and the hairdresser's henpecked husband in Ozu's Tokyo Story (1953). Nakamura is famous for many notable performances in theatre. In 1937, he founded the Bungakuza company  along with Haruko Sugimura, Seiji Miyaguchi, and Masayuki Mori. Nakamura played Polonius in Hamlet, Herod in Wilde's Salome, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Serebryakov in Chekov's Uncle Vanya, and Krapp in Krapp's Last Tape. He also appeared in Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, and The Cherry Orchard . In the 1950s and 1960s, he played major roles in Yukio Mishima's plays such as Rokumeikan, My Friend Hitler, and so on. In 1963, Nakamura left Bungakuza company and founded the NLT company with Mishima. His most famous and successful role is considered to be The Professor in Ionesco's The Lesson. He performed The Lesson for the first time in 1972 and had played The Professor every Friday night at a small theatre in Shibuya, Tokyo until 1983. Description above from the Wikipedia article Nobuo Nakamura, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 14, 1908 In Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Descendant of Urashima Taro 1946-03-28
Latest Project:
Movie No Life King 1989-12-16
Known For
Poster of High and Low
Poster of Okoto and Sasuke
Poster of Throne of Blood
Poster of Tokyo Story
Movie No Life King Unknown 1989-12-16
Movie BU・SU Customer 1987-10-29
Movie Tampopo Old gentleman 1985-11-23
Movie I Lived, But... Self 1983-10-29
Movie Golden Partners 1979-04-28
Series The White Tower 東貞蔵 1978-06-03
Movie Lullaby to Kill Hôan Tatara 1977-04-02
Movie The Last Song 1975-12-20
Movie The Twilight Years Fujieda (attorney at law) 1973-01-01
Movie Internal Sleuth 1973-04-21
Movie Submersion of Japan Japanese Ambassador 1973-12-29
Movie Cross-Currents Unknown 1972-09-09
Movie The Creature Called Man Head of N-Bussan 1970-04-04
Movie The Night of the Seagull Unknown 1968-10-23
Movie Thirst for Love Father-in-Law 1967-02-18
Movie Two in the Shadow 1967-11-18
Movie Japan's Longest Day Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal Marquis Koichi Kido 1967-08-12
Movie The War of the Gargantuas Dr. Kita 1966-07-29
Movie The Radish and the Carrot Unknown 1965-01-03
Movie Frankenstein vs. Baragon Skeptical Museum Chief (uncredited) 1965-08-08
Movie Dogora Doctor Matakata 1964-08-11
Movie High and Low Ishimaru, National Shoes Design Department Director 1963-03-01
Movie Hiroshima Heartache Unknown 1962-09-30
Movie An Autumn Afternoon Shuzo Kawai 1962-11-18
Movie Okoto and Sasuke Shunsho Kengyo 1961-01-01
Movie The Last War Unknown 1961-10-08
Movie Blind Devotion Wataru Kamogawa 1961-03-08
Movie The Other Woman Kimura 1961-05-30
Movie The Lost Alibi Takeda 1960-03-13
Movie The Twilight Story 1960-08-28
Movie Late Autumn Shuzo Taguchi 1960-11-13
Movie The Bad Sleep Well Legal Adviser 1960-09-15
Movie The False Student Jiro Takagi 1960-10-08
Movie The Human Condition I: No Greater Love Honsha Buchô 1959-01-15
Movie The Beast Shall Die Unknown 1959-06-09
Movie Equinox Flower Toshihiko Kawai 1958-09-07
Movie Little Peach 1958-05-13
Movie The Days of Evil Women Unknown 1958-11-30
Movie Half Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman Prof. Tanaka 1958-12-01
Movie Night Butterflies Unknown 1957-04-01
Movie Throne of Blood Phantom samurai 1957-01-15
Movie Tokyo Twilight Sakae Aiba 1957-04-30
Movie Secret of Naruto 1957-09-29
Movie Advance Patrol Unknown 1957-12-28
Movie Early Spring Unknown 1956-01-29
Movie Farewell to Dream Seiji's father, Haruo 1956-04-17
Movie Flowing Unknown 1956-11-20
Movie Punishment Room Unknown 1956-06-28
Movie Half Human Professor Koizumi 1955-08-14
Movie I Live in Fear Psychologist 1955-11-22
Movie Itsuko to sono haha Nomura, Chairman 1954-02-17
Movie Tomoshibi 1954-06-22
Movie Sunflower Girl Unknown 1953-03-26
Movie Tokyo Story Kurazo Kaneko 1953-11-03
Movie The Blue Revolution Unknown 1953-06-10
Movie Doctor's Day Off Unknown 1952-04-01
Movie Ikiru Deputy Mayor 1952-10-09
Movie A Descendant of Urashima Taro 1946-03-28