Isao Kimura

Isao Kimura

  • Born on
    • June 22nd, 1923
  • Died on
    • July 4th, 1981
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Isao Kimura (木村 功 Kimura Isao), also known as Kō Kimura, was a Japanese actor. He appeared in several films directed by Akira Kurosawa. The first was Stray Dog (1949) as Yusa the criminal. Perhaps his most notable collaboration with Kurosawa was in Seven Samurai as the youngest of the samurai, Katsushiro. During his career he also appeared in several films directed by Mikio Naruse as well as appearing in the famous Lone Wolf and Cub film series. In addition to a film career spanning almost thirty years, Kimura founded and directed an acting company which ultimately went bankrupt. He died of esophageal cancer at 57 years old.


Acting (9 Credits)

1974Pastoral Hide and Seek as Film Critic
1974Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell as Hyoe Tsuchigumo
1968Black Lizard as Kogoro Akechi
1964Assassination as Tadasaburo Sasaki
1963High and Low as Detective Arai
1957Throne of Blood as Phantom samurai
1954Seven Samurai as Katsushiro Okamoto
1952Ikiru as Intern
1949Stray Dog as Yusa


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