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Minoru Chiaki

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Minoru Chiaki (千秋 実 Chiaki Minoru) was a Japanese actor who appeared in such films as Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and The Hidden Fortress. In Seven Samurai he was the good-natured samurai Heihachi and he was the first of the samurai to be killed. Ironically, in real life he turned out to be the last of the seven actors to die. Later in his career he appeared as a secondary actor in many Toei films. In 1986 he was given the Best Actor prize at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony for his performance in Toei's Gray Sunset (1985). Description above from the Wikipedia article Minoru Chiaki, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Apr 28, 1917 In Hokkaido, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Stray Dog 1949-10-17
Latest Project:
Movie Gray Sunset 1985-10-10
Known For
Poster of The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity
Poster of Throne of Blood
Poster of Ikiru
Poster of Rashomon
Movie Gray Sunset Fuyukichi Takano 1985-10-10
Movie Tokugawa Ichizoku no Houkai 1980-05-24
Movie Karafuto 1945 Summer 1974-08-17
Movie Song of Love The Ship-master 1967-07-01
Movie Libido Unknown 1967-06-28
Movie Zero Fighter 1966-07-13
Movie The Face of Another Apartment Superintendent 1966-07-15
Movie Koto—The Lake of Tears Kitao Momose 1966-11-13
Movie Taking the Castle 1965-03-06
Movie Cold Rice, Osan, Chan Unknown 1965-04-10
Movie Black Thief Unknown 1964-12-24
Movie Street of Wandering Men 1963-02-17
Movie Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 2 1963-01-09
Movie High and Low First Reporter 1963-03-01
Movie Sasuke and His Comedians Yukimura Sanada 1963-12-11
Movie Five Ronins Unknown 1963-03-03
Movie Barikan Oyabun Ebina Ginpei 1963-11-17
Movie A House in the Quarter Jinzo Takesue 1963-11-01
Movie The Princess and the Bearded Lord 1962-03-14
Movie The Christian Revolt 1962-03-21
Movie The Inheritance Junichi Fujii 1962-02-16
Movie Gale of Tokai 1962-01-03
Movie The Ambitious Youth Unknown 1962-06-03
Movie Travels of Hibari and Chiemi 1962-01-03
Movie The Paper Crane 1962-12-01
Movie A Carpenter and Children 1962-06-10
Movie The Body 1962-11-08
Movie Lion Festival of Echigo 1962-09-30
Movie The Phantom Goblin 1962-08-12
Movie Drunken Sword 1962-09-01
Movie Case of a Young Lord 9: Black Camellia Unknown 1961-01-01
Movie The Youth and His Amulet 1961-09-17
Movie Run, Genta, Run! Unknown 1961-11-22
Movie Young Lord and Second Son 1961-11-01
Movie Lord Mito 3: All Star Version Unknown 1960-08-07
Movie Yakuza of Ina Kichitaro 1960-02-23
Movie Official with a Tattoo 1960-03-15
Movie Hero of the Red Light District Jôsuke 1960-09-03
Movie Mighty Shosuke 1960-10-09
Movie Case of a Young Lord 8 1960-12-27
Movie Scarier than the Devil 1960-11-22
Movie Gigantis the Fire Monster Kôji Kobayashi 1959-05-21
Movie The Unleashed Lord Unknown 1959-02-10
Movie Saga of the Vagabonds Jibu 1959-08-09
Movie Goblin in Stirrups 1959-02-04
Movie Chikamatsu's Love in Osaka Unknown 1959-09-13
Movie The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity Onodera Heichô 1959-11-20
Movie Pilgrimage at Night 1959-09-20
Movie Futari dake no hashi 1958-03-05
Movie The Scarlet Cherry Lord 1958-01-29
Movie Little Peach Saburo Yoshida 1958-05-13
Movie The Bride In Uguisu Castle 1958-06-22
Movie The Hidden Fortress Tahei 1958-12-28
Movie Throne of Blood Yoshiaki Miki 1957-01-15
Movie The Lower Depths Former Samurai 1957-10-01
Movie The Vampire Moth Sango Kawase 1956-04-11
Movie Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island Sasuke the boatman (uncredited) 1956-01-03
Movie A Wife's Heart 1956-05-03
Movie Scoundrel 1956-05-10
Movie Godzilla Raids Again Kôji Kobayashi 1955-04-24
Movie I Live in Fear Jiro Nakajima 1955-11-22
Movie Seven Samurai Heihachi Hayashida 1954-04-26
Movie Jirocho in Disgrace Unknown 1954-07-14
Movie Mole Alley 1953-05-07
Movie Sunflower Girl Unknown 1953-03-26
Movie Vendetta of a Samurai 1952-01-03
Movie Beauty and the Thief 1952-09-22
Movie Ikiru Noguchi 1952-10-09
Movie The Idiot Mutsuo Kayama, the secretary 1951-05-23
Movie Wakôdo no uta Hayashi 1951-08-31
Movie Scandal 1950-04-30
Movie Beyond the Hills 1950-07-08
Movie The Rainbow-Colored Flower 1950-10-14
Movie Rashomon Priest 1950-08-26
Movie Stray Dog Girlie Show director 1949-10-17