Chishū Ryū

Chishū Ryū

  • Born on
    • May 13th, 1904
  • Died on
    • March 16th, 1993
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Chishu Ryu (May 13, 1904 in Kumamoto, Japan – March 16, 1993 in Yokohama, Japan) was a famous Japanese film actor, a favourite of the director Yasujiro Ozu. From 1928 to 1992 he appeared in at least 155 films, including Ozu's Tokyo Story (1953) and Yoshitaro Nomura's Castle of Sand (1974). From 1969 until his death, Ryu became familiar to a new generation as the curmudgeonly but benevolent Buddhist priest in Yoji Yamada's Tora-san movie series (a role he parodied to great effect in a cameo in Juzo Itami's 1984 comedy, The Funeral). Description above from the Wikipedia article Chishû Ryû, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​


Acting (40 Credits)

1991Until the End of the World as Mr. Mori
1990Dreams as Old Man
1988A Taxing Woman's Return
1985Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters as A monk (uncredited)
1984The Funeral as The priest
1974The Castle of Sand as Kojuro Kirihara
1967Japan's Longest Day as Prime Minister Baron Kantaro Suzuki
1965Red Beard as Mr. Yasumoto
1962An Autumn Afternoon as Shuhei Hirayama
1961The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer as Hinanmin no Chôrô
1961The End of Summer as Farmer
1960Late Autumn as Shukichi Miwa
1960The Bad Sleep Well as Public Prosecutor Nonaka
1959Good Morning as Keitarô Hayashi
1959Floating Weeds as Theatre Owner
1958The Rickshaw Man as Shigezo Yuki
1958Equinox Flower as Shukichi Mikami
1957Tokyo Twilight as Shukichi Sugiyama
1956Early Spring as Kiichi Onodera
1954Twenty-Four Eyes as Otoko Sensei
1953Tokyo Story as Shukishi Hirayama
1952The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice as Sadao Hirayama
1951Early Summer as Koichi Mamiya
1951Carmen Comes Home as Principal
1950The Munekata Sisters as Tadachika Munekata
1949Late Spring as Shukichi Somiya
1948A Hen in the Wind as Kazuichiro Satake
1947Record of a Tenement Gentleman as Tashiro
1942There Was a Father as Shuhei Horikawa, le père
1941Ornamental Hairpin as Nanmura
1941The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family as Friend
1936The Only Son as Professor Ookubo
1935An Inn in Tokyo as Police man
1934A Story of Floating Weeds as Shouting audience member
1933Woman of Tokyo as Reporter
1933Dragnet Girl as Policeman
1933Passing Fancy as Man on boat
1932Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth as Shimazaki
1930That Night's Wife as Policeman
1929Days of Youth as student

Himself (1 Credits)

1985Tokyo-Ga as Self

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