Nobuo Nakamura

Nobuo Nakamura

  • Born on
    • September 14th, 1908
  • Died on
    • July 5th, 1991
Nobuo Nakamura  (中村伸郎 Nakamura Nobuo, September 14, 1908–July 5, 1991 ) was a Japanese actor, who made notable appearances in the films of Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu in the 1950s and 1960s. Perhaps his most famous roles were those of the callous deputy mayor in Kurosawa's Ikiru (1952), and the hairdresser's henpecked husband in Ozu's Tokyo Story (1953). Nakamura is famous for many notable performances in theatre. In 1937, he founded the Bungakuza company  along with Haruko Sugimura, Seiji Miyaguchi, and Masayuki Mori. Nakamura played Polonius in Hamlet, Herod in Wilde's Salome, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Serebryakov in Chekov's Uncle Vanya, and Krapp in Krapp's Last Tape. He also appeared in Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, and The Cherry Orchard . In the 1950s and 1960s, he played major roles in Yukio Mishima's plays such as Rokumeikan, My Friend Hitler, and so on. In 1963, Nakamura left Bungakuza company and founded the NLT company with Mishima. His most famous and successful role is considered to be The Professor in Ionesco's The Lesson. He performed The Lesson for the first time in 1972 and had played The Professor every Friday night at a small theatre in Shibuya, Tokyo until 1983. Description above from the Wikipedia article Nobuo Nakamura, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Acting (19 Credits)

1985Tampopo as Old gentleman
1967Scattered Clouds
1967Japan's Longest Day as Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal Marquis Koichi Kido
1966The War of the Gargantuas as Dr. Kita
1965Frankenstein vs. Baragon as Skeptical Museum Chief (uncredited)
1964Dogora as Doctor Matakata
1963High and Low as Ishimaru, National Shoes Design Department Director
1962An Autumn Afternoon as Shuzo Kawai
1960Late Autumn as Shuzo Taguchi
1960The Bad Sleep Well as Legal Adviser
1959The Human Condition I: No Greater Love as Honsha Buchô
1958Equinox Flower as Toshihiko Kawai
1957Tokyo Twilight as Sakae Aiba
1957Throne of Blood as Phantom samurai
1956Early Spring
1955I Live in Fear as Psychologist
1953Tokyo Story as Kurazo Kaneko
1952Ikiru as Deputy Mayor

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