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Tomio Aoki

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Tomio Aoki (October 7, 1923 in Yokohama, Japan – January 24, 2004 in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan) aka Tokkan Kozō was a Japanese film actor. Aoki became famous as a child actor after debuting at the age of six in silent films directed by Yasujirō Ozu. His leading role in Ozu's 1929 short comedy Tokkan kozo gave Aoki his nickname. I Was Born, But... (1932), Passing Fancy (1933) and An Inn in Tokyo (1935) were three other Ozu films in which Aoki had notable roles. Aoki disappeared from Japanese cinema in 1940, at the age of 16, but returned to film acting in Kon Ichikawa's The Burmese Harp (1956). During the 1960s he appeared in films for directors Seijun Suzuki and Teruo Ishii before retiring again in 1972. He again returned to the screen in 1995 in Makoto Shinozaki's Okaeri, and appeared in Suzuki's Pistol Opera (2001). He continued appearing in films, and in short comedies by Shinozaki until his death in 2004. He shared the Best Actor award at the French Three Continents Festival with two of his co-stars for Shinozaki's Not Forgotten (2000). By the time of his death, at the age of 80, Aoki had performed in over 300 films. Description above from the Wikipedia article Tomio Aoki, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 7, 1923 In Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Life of an Office Worker 1929-10-25
Latest Project:
Movie Walking with the Dog 2004-04-27
Known For
Poster of Pistol Opera
Poster of Intentions of Murder
Poster of The Wind-of-Youth Group Crosses the Mountain Pass
Poster of The Loyal 47 Ronin
Movie Walking with the Dog 2004-04-27
Movie Pistol Opera Unknown 2001-10-27
Movie Not Forgotten Ito 2000-12-23
Movie Welcome Home Man at Park 1995-02-10
Movie Thirsty for Love Unknown 1971-12-01
Movie Savage Wolf Pack 1969-02-22
Movie Rising Dragon: Red-Hot Iron Skin 1969-03-29
Movie The Will to Live Unknown 1967-07-08
Movie Born Under Crossed Stars Unknown 1965-08-25
Movie Intentions of Murder 1964-06-28
Movie The Sound of Waves Employee 1964-04-29
Movie The Call of Blood Barbershop Owner 1964-10-03
Movie Youth of the Beast Terumi Matsui 1963-04-21
Movie The Incorrigible 1963-09-21
Movie Cupola, Where the Furnaces Glow Worker A 1962-04-08
Movie The Young and Bad Unknown 1962-09-09
Movie The Guys Who Put Money on Me Hayasaki 1962-12-09
Movie The Rambler under the Southern Cross Unknown 1961-01-03
Movie Pigs and Battleships Kyuro 1961-01-21
Movie The Wind-of-Youth Group Crosses the Mountain Pass 1961-08-27
Movie The Guitarist and the Rancher Unknown 1960-01-03
Movie Take Aim at the Police Van Clerk of Inn 1960-01-27
Movie Return of the Vagabond 1960-04-23
Movie Lone Wolf Miyamoto 1960-08-27
Movie 金語楼の俺は殺し屋だ 1960-08-16
Movie The Rambler in the Sunset Unknown 1960-07-01
Movie The Rambling Guitarist 1959-10-11
Movie The Sky Is Mine 1959-11-01
Movie The Tragedy of Today Janitor at bank 1958-11-11
Movie Underworld Beauty Artisan 1958-03-25
Movie Temptation Painter 1957-09-22
Movie A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era Unknown 1957-07-14
Movie The Eagle and the Hawk Shin 1957-09-29
Movie I Am Waiting Shibata's henchman 1957-10-22
Movie The Burmese Harp Oyama 1956-01-21
Movie Pure Emotions of the Sea Sailor B 1956-06-28
Movie The Thick-Walled Room 1956-10-31
Movie Suzaki Paradise: Red Light District Ice Man 1956-07-31
Movie Burden of Love Red District Businessman 1955-03-18
Movie Passion and Rifle Bullets Unknown 1955-09-21
Movie A Japanese Tragedy 1953-06-17
Movie What Did the Lady Forget? Tomio 1937-03-03
Movie A Star Athlete Unknown 1937-05-01
Movie Children in the Wind Circus Boy 1937-11-11
Movie Forget Love for Now Kotarô (as Tokkan Kozô) 1937-07-01
Movie The Only Son 1936-09-15
Movie An Innocent Maid Tomibô 1935-01-20
Movie The Groom Talks in His Sleep Boy at liquor shop 1935-01-13
Movie A Hero of Tokyo Kanichi as a boy 1935-03-07
Movie 彼と彼女と少年達 Don-ko 1935-05-30
Movie Burden of Life 1935-12-10
Movie An Inn in Tokyo Zenko 1935-11-21
Movie Street Without End Bellboy 1934-04-26
Movie Eclipse Shigeru, Ôsaki's brother 1934-11-01
Movie A Story of Floating Weeds Tomi-boh 1934-11-23
Movie Apart From You Shôkiku's younger brother 1933-04-01
Movie Passing Fancy Tomio (as Tokkankozo) 1933-09-07
Movie The Loyal 47 Ronin boss of the children (as Tokkan Kozô) 1932-03-01
Movie No Blood Relation Neighbour's child 1932-12-16
Movie I Was Born, But... Keiji (as Tokkan-Kozou) 1932-06-03
Movie The Lady and the Beard Kendo no shinpan (uncredited) 1931-02-07
Movie I Flunked, But... Landlady's son 1930-04-11
Movie Mr. and Mrs. Swordplay Kurô, Child 1930-01-21
Movie Hard Times Masao 1930-05-02
Movie The Luck Which Touched the Leg First son 1930-10-03
Movie The Life of an Office Worker Third son 1929-10-25
Movie A Straightforward Boy Tetsubo 1929-11-24