Japanese movie stars died in 1957

Here are 1 famous actors from Japan died in 1957:

Makoto Kobori

Makoto Kobori (March 6, 1885 Tokyo-March 5, 1957) was a Japanese actor.

He began his acting career in silent films in 1917 and continued to act in films until the mid-1950s. He appeared in over 180 films, including "A Page of Madness" (1926) and "The Life of Oharu" (1952). Kobori was known for his versatility, playing roles ranging from wisecracking comedians to serious dramatic roles. In addition to his film career, Kobori was also an accomplished stage actor, regularly performing in Kabuki and other theatrical productions. He was one of the pioneers of Japanese film industry and is remembered as one of its most respected actors.

Kobori's contribution to Japanese cinema extended beyond just acting; he also worked as a director, screenwriter, and producer. He produced and directed many silent films in the 1920s and 1930s under his own production company, the Kobori Production. Kobori was a founding member of the Actors' Union of Japan and also served as the president of the Japan Actors Association. He received several awards for his contribution to the film industry, including the Blue Ribbon Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film "Yoidore Tenshi" (1948). Despite his success as an actor and filmmaker, Kobori was known for his humble and gentle nature. After his death, film critic Tadao Sato called him "one of the greatest actors in the history of Japanese cinema."

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