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Kiyoshi Atsumi

Kiyoshi Atsumi (渥美 清 Atsumi Kiyoshi), born Yasuo Tadokoro (田所 康雄 Tadokoro Yasuo, 10 March 1928 in Tokyo – 4 August 1996 in Tokyo), was a Japanese film actor. He started his career in 1951 as a comedian at a strip-show theater in Asakusa. After two years of fighting pulmonary tuberculosis, he made his debut on TV in 1956 and on film in 1957. His vivid performance of a lovable, innocent man in a film “Dear Mr. Emperor” (Haikei Tenno-Heika-Sama) in 1963 established his reputation as an actor. Later he became the star of the highly popular Tora-san series of films, from the original Otoko wa Tsurai yo (translated in English as 'It's Tough being a Man') in 1969 to the 48th film released in 1995, the year before his death. The enduring success of the series made him synonymous with the Tora-san character, and many Japanese regarded his death as the death of Tora-san, not the death of Yasuo Tadokoro or Kiyoshi Atsumi.


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Born:
Mar 10, 1928 In Tokyo, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
91
First Appeared:
In the movie 若社長と爆発娘 1960-03-06
Latest Project:
Movie Tora-san, Wish You Were Here 2019-12-27
Known For
Poster of Village of Eight Gravestones
Poster of My Voiceless Friends
Poster of The Man Without a Map
Poster of A Country Boss
Filmography
Movie Tora-san, Wish You Were Here Tora-san 2019-12-27
Movie Tora-san's Tropical Fever Special Version Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1997-11-22
Movie Tora-san to the Rescue Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1995-12-23
Movie Tora-san's Easy Advice Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1994-12-23
Movie A Class to Remember 1993-11-06
Movie Tora-san's Matchmaker Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1993-12-25
Movie Tora-san Makes Excuses 1992-12-26
Movie Tora-san confesses Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1991-12-23
Movie Tora-san Takes a Vacation Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san) 1990-12-22
Movie Tora-san Goes to Vienna Torajiro Kuruma 1989-08-05
Movie Tora-san, My Uncle Torajiro Kuruma 1989-12-27
Movie Hope and Pain 1988-08-06
Movie Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial Torajiro Kuruma 1988-12-24
Movie Tora-san Goes North Torajiro Kuruma 1987-08-15
Movie Tora-san Plays Daddy Torajiro Kuruma 1987-12-26
Movie Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies Kihachi 1986-08-02
Movie Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy Torajiro Kuruma 1986-12-20
Movie Tora-san's Island Encounter Torajiro Kuruma 1985-12-28
Movie Tora-san, the Go-Between Torajiro Kuruma 1985-08-03
Movie Marriage Counselor Tora-san Torajiro Kuruma 1984-08-04
Movie Tora-san's Forbidden Love Torajiro Kuruma 1984-12-28
Movie Tora-san's Song of Love Torajiro Kuruma 1983-08-06
Movie Tora-san Goes Religious? Kuruma Torajiro 1983-12-28
Movie Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san Torajiro Kuruma 1982-08-07
Movie Tora-san, the Expert Torajiro Kuruma 1982-12-28
Movie Tora-san's Love in Osaka Torajiro Kuruma 1981-08-08
Movie Tora-san's Promise Torajiro Kuruma 1981-12-28
Movie A Distant Cry from Spring Unknown 1980-03-15
Movie Foster Daddy, Tora! Torajiro Kuruma 1980-12-27
Movie Tora-san's Tropical Fever Unknown 1980-08-02
Movie Tora-san, the Matchmaker Torajiro 1979-08-04
Movie Tora-san's Dream of Spring Kuruma Torajiro 1979-12-28
Movie Stage-Struck Tora-san 1978-08-05
Movie August without Emperor Kubo 1978-09-23
Movie Talk of the Town Tora-san Tora 1978-12-27
Movie Tora-san Meets His Lordship Unknown 1977-08-06
Movie The Yellow Handkerchief Watanabe Kacho 1977-09-30
Movie Village of Eight Gravestones Kosuke Kindaichi 1977-10-29
Movie Tora-san Plays Cupid Torajirō 1977-12-24
Movie The Village 1976-04-12
Movie Tora-san's Pure Love Torajiro 1976-12-25
Movie Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset Torajiro Kuruma 1976-07-23
Movie Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again Tora 1975-08-19
Movie Tora-san, the Intellectual Torajiro 1975-12-27
Movie Tora-san's Lovesick Torajiro 1974-08-10
Movie The Castle of Sand Unknown 1974-10-19
Movie Tora-san's Lullaby Torajiro 1974-12-28
Movie Tora-san's Forget Me Not Torajiro 1973-01-04
Movie Tora-san Loves an Artist Unknown 1973-12-25
Movie My Voiceless Friends Tamiji Nishiyama 1972-04-29
Movie Tora-san's Dear Old Home Torajiro Kuruma 1972-08-05
Movie Tora-san's Dream-Come-True Torajiro Kuruma 1972-12-29
Movie Home from the Sea Matsushita 1972-10-27
Movie Tora-san's Shattered Romance Torajirô Kuruma 1971-01-15
Movie Tora-san, the Good Samaritan Torajirō Kuruma 1971-04-28
Movie Tora-san's Love Call Torajiro Kuruma 1971-12-29
Movie Tora-san, His Tender Love Torajiro Kuruma 1970-01-15
Movie Tora-san's Grand Scheme Torajiro Kuruma 1970-02-26
Movie Tora-san's Runaway Torajiro Kuruma 1970-08-26
Movie Where Spring Comes Late Traveler 1970-10-24
Movie It's Tough Being a Man Torajirô Kuruma 1969-08-27
Movie Women Can't Be Beaten 1969-10-01
Movie Tora-san's Cherished Mother Torajiro Kuruma 1969-11-14
Movie New Year Trip 1968-01-03
Movie 風来忍法帖 八方破れ Unknown 1968-05-08
Movie Scrap Collectors 1968-11-28
Movie The Man Without a Map Tashiro 1968-06-01
Movie The Day the Sun Rose 1968-11-23
Movie Express Train 1967-06-03
Movie Green Light to Joy Yoshitaro Hirai 1967-12-06
Movie Traveling in Party Unknown 1967-11-12
Movie The Betrayers Out! 1966-01-15
Movie Gamblers' Luck 1966-03-19
Movie Our Wonderful Years Teiji Yoshida 1966-09-30
Movie Kutsukake Tokijiro: The Lonely Yakuza Minobu no Asakichi 1966-04-01
Movie 風来忍法帖 1965-05-16
Movie Bwana Toshi Toshi 1965-07-05
Movie The Honest Fool Unknown 1964-01-15
Movie Zoku Haikei Tenno Heika Sama Zensuke Yamashita 1964-01-01
Movie The Glamorous Ghost Hospital Guard 1964-10-03
Movie How to Make Money 1964-02-01
Movie Sing, Young People Driver 1963-01-06
Movie Good Rascals Unknown 1962-01-14
Movie Nippon no obaachan 1962-01-03
Movie Gale of Tokai 1962-01-03
Movie A Country Boss Sasaki 1962-01-25
Movie The Ambitious Youth Mitsuo Aoi 1962-06-03
Movie A Carpenter and Children 1962-06-10
Movie Obon, The Moll Dipper 1961-04-16
Movie Snow in the South Seas 1961-09-29
Movie 若社長と爆発娘 Unknown 1960-03-06