Minoru Chiaki

Minoru Chiaki

  • Born on
    • April 28th, 1917
  • Died on
    • November 1st, 1999
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Minoru Chiaki (千秋 実 Chiaki Minoru) was a Japanese actor who appeared in such films as Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and The Hidden Fortress. In Seven Samurai he was the good-natured samurai Heihachi and he was the first of the samurai to be killed. Ironically, in real life he turned out to be the last of the seven actors to die. Later in his career he appeared as a secondary actor in many Toei films. In 1986 he was given the Best Actor prize at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony for his performance in Toei's Gray Sunset (1985). Description above from the Wikipedia article Minoru Chiaki, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Acting (16 Credits)

1966The Face of Another as Apartment Superintendent
1963High and Low as First Reporter
1962The Inheritance as Junichi Fujii
1959The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity as Onodera Heichô
1958The Hidden Fortress as Tahei
1957The Lower Depths as Former Samurai
1957Throne of Blood as Yoshiaki Miki
1956Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island as Sasuke the boatman (uncredited)
1955Godzilla Raids Again as Kôji Kobayashi
1955I Live in Fear as Jiro Nakajima
1954Seven Samurai as Heihachi Hayashida
1952Ikiru as Noguchi
1951The Idiot as Mutsuo Kayama, the secretary
1950Rashomon as Priest
1949Stray Dog as Girlie Show director


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