Japanese movie stars died in 1982

Here are 5 famous actors from Japan died in 1982:

Takashi Shimura

Takashi Shimura (March 12, 1905 Ikuno-February 11, 1982 Tokyo) also known as Shoji Shimazaki, Shimura Takashi or Shimazaki Shoji was a Japanese actor.

He appeared in over 200 films throughout his acting career, but he is best known for his work with acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa. He appeared in 21 of Kurosawa's films, including classics such as "Seven Samurai," "Rashomon," and "Ikiru." Shimura was known for his versatility as an actor, and he played a wide range of characters, including doctors, priests, and samurai. Outside of his film work, he also appeared on stage and in television dramas, earning numerous awards and accolades throughout his career.

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Teinosuke Kinugasa

Teinosuke Kinugasa (January 1, 1896 Kameyama-February 26, 1982 Kyoto) a.k.a. Kinugasa Teinosuke was a Japanese film director, screenwriter and actor.

He began his career as an actor in silent films, and eventually moved on to directing in the late 1920s. Kinugasa gained international acclaim for his film A Page of Madness (1926), which was rediscovered in the 1970s and is now considered a masterpiece of Japanese silent cinema. He also directed the first film to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Gate of Hell (1953). In addition to his work in film, Kinugasa was also known for his paintings and calligraphy. He was awarded numerous honors during his career, including the Order of Culture from the Japanese government.

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Shin Saburi

Shin Saburi (February 12, 1909 Utashinai-September 22, 1982 Itabashi) also known as Shimazu Gen, Gen Shimazu, Ishizaki Yoshio, Yoshio Ishizaki or Saburi Shin was a Japanese actor and film director. His child is called Jiro Ishizaki.

Shin Saburi was born in Utashinai, Hokkaido, Japan. He started his career in the film industry in the 1930s, working as an actor and assistant director. He became well-known for his roles in films such as "Mikio Naruse's Repast" and Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story". Saburi also worked as a film director, directing several films in the 1950s.

During World War II, Saburi was drafted into the Japanese army and was sent to China. After the war, he returned to Japan and resumed his career in the film industry. Saburi continued to act in films until his death in 1982 at the age of 73. His legacy in the film industry lives on as one of the most distinguished actors of his time.

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Shin Kishida

Shin Kishida (October 17, 1939 Asagaya-December 28, 1982 Tokyo) a.k.a. Shin Akekawa, Akekawa Shin, Kishida Shin or Mori Kishida was a Japanese actor, voice actor, playwright and theatre director.

Kishida began his acting career in the early 1960s and eventually became a prominent figure in the Japanese entertainment industry. He starred in several movies and television dramas, including the popular period drama "Mito Kōmon". In addition to his acting work, Kishida was also a playwright and theatre director, known for his avant-garde productions. He founded his own theatre company, called Shin Kishida Theatre, and produced a number of plays throughout his career. Kishida also worked as a voice actor, lending his voice to several anime and film productions. His life was tragically cut short when he died of cancer at the age of 43.

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Matsumoto Hakuō I

Matsumoto Hakuō I (July 7, 1910 Tokyo-January 11, 1982 Tokyo) also known as Junjirō Fujima, Hakuō Matsumoto, Matsumoto Koshiro VIII, Kôshirô Matsumoto, Fujima Junjirō, Hachidaime Matsumoto Kōshirō, Nidaime Matsumoto Junzō or Godaime Ichikawa Somegorō was a Japanese actor. He had two children, Matsumoto Kōshirō IX and Nakamura Kichiemon II.

Matsumoto Hakuō I was a renowned kabuki actor, who began his artistic career as a member of the Takarazuka Revue. He later joined the Kabuki Theater, where he became known for his powerful performances in both classical and contemporary plays. He was particularly admired for his portrayal of female roles, or onnagata, for which he was considered one of the greatest of his generation.

Apart from his stage work, Matsumoto Hakuō I also appeared in several films and television dramas, and was known for his distinctive voice and striking appearance. He received numerous awards for his contributions to the arts, including the prestigious Order of Culture in 1971.

Despite his success, Matsumoto Hakuō I was known for his humble and sincere approach to his craft, and was greatly respected by his peers and audiences alike. His legacy continues to inspire generations of kabuki actors and theater enthusiasts around the world.

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