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Yûzô Kayama

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Yūzō Kayama (加山 雄三 Kayama Yūzō) is a Japanese popular musician and film star, born on 11 April 1937. His father, Ken Uehara, was a film star during the 1930s. Yuzo Kayama became a big star in the 1960s in the Wakadaishō (Young Guy) film series. He showed his ability for drama when Akira Kurosawa cast him for his 1965 film, Red Beard, starring Toshirō Mifune. Kayama reported that he found the two years spent making this film the most difficult, but proudest work of his life. As a guitarist, he took inspiration from the American instrumental group The Ventures, and performed a form of psychedelic surf music in the 1960s with his Mosrite guitar. One of his best-known instrumentals is "Black Sand Beach". "Kimi to Itsumademo" ("Love Forever"), another of his compositions, sold over two million copies, and was awarded a gold disc in 1965. At that point it was the biggest selling disc in the Japanese recording industry's history. Description above from the Wikipedia article Yūzō Kayama, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Apr 11, 1937 In Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Man Against Man 1960-08-14
Latest Project:
Movie Messengers 1999-08-21
Known For
Poster of Forever With You
Poster of Red Beard
Poster of Yearning
Poster of Sanjuro
Movie Messengers Makoto Shimano 1999-08-21
Movie Thunderbolt Coach Mirakami 1995-09-08
Series As If In Flight Shimazu Nariakira 1990-01-07
Movie The Detective Isao Muramatsu 1984-09-22
Movie Zero Manbei Shimokawa 1984-08-11
Movie Mount Hakkoda Captain Kurata 1977-06-04
Movie Red Target Akira Hino 1972-04-05
Movie The Battle of Okinawa 1971-08-14
Movie 刑事物語 兄弟の掟 Unknown 1971-03-06
Movie Duel at Fort Ezo Saburota Edo 1970-02-09
Movie The Militarists Goro Arai 1970-09-11
Movie The Creature Called Man Toda 1970-04-04
Movie Battle of the Japan Sea Cmdr. Hirose 1969-08-01
Movie Bullet Wound 1969-09-10
Movie Sun Above, Death Below 1968-10-23
Movie Good-bye Moscow The Promoter 1968-03-27
Movie Admiral Yamamoto First Lieutenant Ijuin 1968-08-14
Movie Young Challengers Oshiba Records singer 1968-10-12
Movie My Brother, My Love Teppei Kitagawa 1968-09-07
Movie Let's Go! Young Guy Yuuichi Tanuma 1967-01-01
Movie Las Vegas Free-For-All 1967-04-28
Movie Two in the Shadow Shiro Mishima 1967-11-18
Movie Japan's Longest Day Morio Tateno - NHK Broadcaster 1967-08-12
Movie Zero Fighter 1966-07-13
Movie The Sword of Doom Hyoma Utsuki 1966-02-25
Movie Forever With You Yuzo Kayama 1966-09-10
Movie Come Marry Me Tamotsu Suyama 1966-11-20
Movie Sanshiro Sugata Sanshiro Sugata 1965-05-29
Movie Red Beard Dr. Noboru Yasumoto 1965-04-03
Movie Campus A Go-Go 1965-12-19
Movie Yearning Koji Morita 1964-01-15
Movie Attack Squadron Captain Shiro Taki 1963-01-03
Movie Warring Clans Ochi Kittan "Batta" 1963-03-23
Movie The Young Ace in Hawaii 若大将 1963-08-11
Movie Siege of Fort Bismarck 1963-05-29
Movie Operation Sewer Rats Hayashi 1962-06-01
Movie Sanjuro Iori Izaka 1962-01-01
Movie Pride of the Campus Yuichi Tanuma (Wakadaisho) 1962-02-10
Movie Mount Hakone Unknown 1962-09-15
Movie College Champ Yuichi Tanuma 1962-07-14
Movie Born in Sin 1962-11-23
Movie 47 Ronin Lord Naganori Asano 1962-11-03
Movie Blueprint of Murder Jirô Kusaka 1961-01-03
Movie Happiness of Us Alone Akira 1961-01-15
Movie Sir Galahad in Campus Yuichi Tanuma (Wakadaisho) 1961-07-08
Movie Big Shots Die at Dawn Jiro 1961-04-09
Movie Blood on the Sea Unknown 1961-08-13
Movie Man Against Man Toshio Masue 1960-08-14
Movie Westward Desperado 1960-10-30