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Birth Name: 黒澤 明

Born: 23 March 1910 Died: 6 September 1998

Country of origin: Japan

Height: 6' 0"

Relationship Status: Married

Partner: Yôko Yaguchi


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Description: Japanese film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. Kurosawa entered the Japanese film industry in 1936, following a brief stint as a painter. After years of working on numerous films as an assistant director and scriptwriter, he made his debut as a director in 1943, during World War II, with the popular action film Sanshiro Sugata (a.k.a. Judo Saga). After the war, the critically acclaimed Drunken Angel (1948), in which Kurosawa cast then-unknown actor Toshiro Mifune in ... (more)
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1. Seven Samurai (1954)
Rating:
8.6
1426 Watched
2. Rashomon (1950)
Rating:
8.3
978 Watched
3. Ran (1985)
Rating:
8.2
666 Watched
4. Yojimbo (1961)
Rating:
8.2
584 Watched
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582 Watched




Movies directed by

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1. Seven Samurai (1954)
Rating:
8.6
1426 Watched
2. Rashomon (1950)
Rating:
8.3
978 Watched
3. Ran (1985)
Rating:
8.2
666 Watched
4. Yojimbo (1961)
Rating:
8.2
584 Watched
5. Ikiru (1952)
Rating:
8.5
454 Watched




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1. Samurai 7 (2004)
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7
98 Watched




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3. What Is Cinema? (2013)
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5.7
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" I saw “Seven Samurai” when I was ten years old. Before that I had been already exposed to blockbuster movies and I was in a way spoiled by amazing special effects and fast-paced action. But soon I learned the difference between being entertained and being involved into the great cinema. I started to take interest in Japanese culture (especially samurais), so I came across Akira Kurosawa by my mother’s suggestion and I have to thank her for that. “S"


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" Favorite Film Seen (30) One Wonderful Sunday - 9/10 Ikiru - 8/10 The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail - 8/10 Seven Samurai - 8/10 Madadayo - 8/10 Akira Kurosawa's Dreams - 8/10 Dodes'ka-den - 8/10 Drunken Angel - 8/10 I Live in Fear - 8/10 Rhapsody in August - 8/10 Ran - 8/10 High and Low - 7/10 The Idiot - 7/10 The Lower Depths - 7/10 Red Beard - 7/10 Sanjuro - 7/10 No Regrets for Our Youth - 7/10 Kagemusha - 7/10 Rashomon - 7/10 Yojimbo - 7/10 Throne of Blood - 6/10 Scandal - 6/10 The Hid"


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