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Keiju Kobayashi is a Actor Japonais born on 23 november 1923 at Gunma Prefecture (Japon)

Keiju Kobayashi

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Nationality Japon
Birth 23 november 1923 at Gunma Prefecture (Japon)
Death 16 september 2010 (at 86 years)

Keiju Kobayashi ( 小林桂樹, Kobayashi Keiju, 23 November 1923 – 16 September 2010) was a Japanese actor. Born in Gunma Prefecture, he began acting at the Nikkatsu studio after dropping out of Nihon University and made his film debut in 1942. In a career that spanned 65 years, he appeared in over 250 films, most famously in the "Company President" (Shachō) comedy films made at Toho, where he worked alongside Hisaya Morishige, Daisuke Kato, Norihei Miki, and others. There he helped define the popular image of the postwar salaryman. He also won many awards for his acting, including best actor awards at the Mainichi Film Awards for The Naked General in 1958 (where he played Kiyoshi Yamashita), for Kuroi gashū in 1960, and for The Elegant Life of Mr Everyman in 1963. Kobayashi appeared in films made by such notable directors as Akira Kurosawa, Yasujirō Ozu, Mikio Naruse, and Kihachi Okamoto. He continued to give powerful performances after largely moving to television in the late 1960s.

He died on 16 September 2010 of heart failure at the age of 86.

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Filmography of Keiju Kobayashi (31 films)

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Whisper of the Heart, 1h51
Directed by Yoshifumi Kondō
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Yōko Honna, Shigeru Muroi, Keiju Kobayashi, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Minami Takayama, Mayumi Iizuka
Roles Shiro Nishi (voice)
Rating79% 3.9979953.9979953.9979953.9979953.997995
Shizuku Tsukishima is a 14-year-old student at Mukaihara Junior High School, where she is best friends with Yuko Harada. Living in Tokyo with her parents Asako and Seiya, as well as her older sister Shiho, Shizuku is a bookworm and is keen on writing. During an ordinary evening, she looks through the checkout cards in her library books. She discovers they have been checked out by Seiji Amasawa. Over the next few days, Shizuku encounters a young man, later revealed to be Seiji, who often annoys her.
Tree Without Leaves
Directed by Kaneto Shindō
Actors Keiju Kobayashi, Nobuko Otowa, Hideji Ōtaki, Taiji Tonoyama, Meiko Kaji (梶 芽衣子)
Roles Hatsu-rojin
Rating81% 4.08484.08484.08484.08484.0848
The film is a voiced-over narrative describing the early boyhood of a narrator, who is also depicted as an old man. The narrator describes his relationship with his mother (played by Nobuko Otowa) and his father (played by Ichiro Zaitsu).
The Return of Godzilla, 1h43
Directed by Kōji Yakusho, Koji Hashimoto
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Yasuko Sawaguchi, Ken Tanaka, Raymond Burr, Keiju Kobayashi, David Ury, Eitarō Ozawa
Roles Prime Minister Mitamura
Rating62% 3.100063.100063.100063.100063.10006
After a volcanic eruption on Daikoku Island, the Yahata-Maru Japanese fishing vessel is caught in strong currents off its shores. As the boat drifts into shore, the island begins to erupt, and a giant monster lifts itself out of the volcano. A few days later, reporter Goro Maki is sailing in the area and finds the vessel intact but deserted. As he explores the vessel, he finds all the crew dead except for one young man called Hiroshi Okamura, who has been badly wounded. Suddenly a giant Shockirus sea louse attacks him but he is saved by Maki who kills it with a cleaver.
Godzilla 1985, 1h27
Directed by Koji Hashimoto
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Kaiju films, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Disaster films
Actors Raymond Burr, Ken Tanaka, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Keiju Kobayashi, Eitarō Ozawa, Hiroshi Koizumi
Roles Prime Minister Mitamura
Rating62% 3.100063.100063.100063.100063.10006
The Japanese fishing vessel Yahata Maru is trying to find its way to shore in a horrible storm while near an uninhabited island, when a giant monster appears out of the island and attacks the boat. A day later, reporter Goro Maki finds the vessel intact, along with its sole survivor Hiroshi "Kenny" Okumura.
Mount Hakkoda, 2h49
Directed by Shirō Moritani
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Actors Ken TAKAKURA, Kin'ya Kitaōji, Rentarō Mikuni, Hideji Ōtaki, Tetsurō Tamba, Shōgo Shimada
Rating69% 3.455183.455183.455183.455183.45518
En 1902, au Japon, une compagnie de soldats japonais, commandée par le colonel Nakabayashi, entreprend une traversée des Monts Hakkoda. Malgré l'apparition d'une importante tempête de neige, les officiers décident de continuer le voyage. La quasi-totalité des hommes périront de froid ou d'épuisement.
Tora-san, the Intellectual, 1h40
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Genres Comedy
Actors Kiyoshi Atsumi, Fumie Kashiyama, Chieko Baishō, Junko Sakurada, Keiju Kobayashi, Chishū Ryū
Roles Professor Tadokoro
Rating71% 3.560473.560473.560473.560473.56047
Tora-san returns to his family's shop in Shibamata, Tokyo to find himself accused of being the father of a 17-year-old girl. It turns out that Tora-san had only given help to the girl's mother after her husband had left her. Tora-san becomes infatuated with the female archeology student who is staying with his family, and attempts to take up intellectual pursuits to get near her.
Nihon Chinbotsu, 2h20
Directed by Shirō Moritani
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes La fin du monde, Films based on science fiction novels, Disaster films
Actors Keiju Kobayashi, Ayumi Ishida, Hiroshi Fujioka, Tetsurō Tamba, Lorne Greene, Shōgo Shimada
Roles Dr. Tadokoro (D-1 Project Leader)
Rating55% 2.7799452.7799452.7799452.7799452.779945
Volcanic eruptions and earthquakes shake Japan. Firestorms burn beautiful Japanese cities to the ground. A weather survey group discovers that the Japanese Archipelago is moving towards the Japanese Trench, which if left to continue on its collision course, would bring the whole island of Japan under the sea.
Battle of Okinawa, 2h29
Directed by Kihachi Okamoto
Genres War, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi, Yūzō Kayama, Tetsurō Tamba, Kenji Sahara, Ryō Ikebe
Roles General Ushijima
Rating70% 3.52523.52523.52523.52523.5252
7 Août 1942. L'armée américaine envoie une grande flotte navale à l'assaut de Guadalcanal. Cela a marqué le début du Pacifique la contre-offensive de l'armée américaine. Guadalcanal devait être défendu jusqu'à la mort! Après six mois de bataille mortelle les munitions et vivres de la garnison japonaise étaient épuisés Souffrant de la faim, des blessures, le paludisme et la dysenterie amibienne, ils ont finalement été vaincus la contre-offensive de l'armée américaine qui a conquis Guadalcanal propagation d'île en île comme une avalanche:.. Bougainville, l'archipel Bismarck, Nouvelle-Guinée, Makin, Tarawa et enfin, en 1944, le 7 Juillet, les défenseurs de Saipan ont choisi le chemin de la "gyokusai". (Gyokusai = honorable mort plutôt que de se rendre, soit en luttant contre la mort ou le suicide.
Shinsengumi, 2h2
Directed by Tadashi Sawashima
Genres Drama, Action, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films
Actors Toshiro Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Kin'ya Kitaōji, Rentarō Mikuni, Yōko Tsukasa, Yuriko Hoshi
Roles Toshizo Hijikata
Rating69% 3.472793.472793.472793.472793.47279
Near the end of the nineteenth century, as the balance of power shifts from Shogunate towards the Emperor, Japan restlessly awaits the dawning of a new age. But not all are content...
L'Étranger à l'intérieur d'une femme, 1h42
Directed by Mikio Naruse
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama, Mitsuko Kusabue, Akiko Wakabayashi, Tatsuya Mihashi, Daisuke Katō
Roles Isao Tashiro
Rating75% 3.7595253.7595253.7595253.7595253.759525
La famille Tashiro mène une vie paisible à Kamakura. En déplacement à Tokyo, Isao, le chef de famille, rencontre fortuitement son voisin, Sugimoto. Celui-ci, à la recherche de son épouse disparue, n'est pas parvenu à la retrouver. Les deux hommes décident alors de boire un verre ensemble puis de rentrer chez eux. Or, le même soir, Yumiko, une amie de Sayuri, la femme de Sugimoto, annonce que cette dernière a été assassinée chez elle. À l'enterrement, Yumiko se rappelle avoir vu Isao Tashiro sortir de l'appartement de Sayuri. Rongé par le remords et la culpabilité, Isao confie à son épouse qu'il est le meurtrier de Sayuri. Celle-ci adorait se sentir étranglée durant l'acte d'amour, et le jeu s'était, cette fois-là, mal terminé. Malgré les conseils de son épouse, puis de Sugimoto, également informé de l'accident, Isao, parfaitement incapable de surmonter ses sentiments de culpabilité, menace de se dénoncer à la police. Masako, voulant sauver à n'importe quel prix la réputation de la famille et l'avenir de ses deux enfants, empoisonne alors son mari.
Samurai Assassin, 2h3
Directed by Kihachi Okamoto
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Action, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films
Actors Toshiro Mifune, Keiju Kobayashi, Michiyo Aratama, Yoshio Inaba, Akihiko Hirata, Eijirō Tōno
Roles Einosuke Kurihara
Rating75% 3.7910153.7910153.7910153.7910153.791015
Le Japon en 1860, à l'aube de l'Ère Meiji. Un groupe d'assassins a pour but d'éliminer un personnage important du pays. Ils suspectent la présence d'un traître parmi eux, et leurs doutes tombent sur Niiro, un ronin, et son ami Kurihara l'aristocrate.
Ken
Ken (1964)
, 1h34
Directed by Kenji Misumi
Genres Drama, Martial arts, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Ichikawa Raizō VIII, Hisaya Morishige, Noriko Sengoku, Akitake Kōno, Keiju Kobayashi, Yoshio Inaba
Roles Eri Itami
Rating74% 3.711533.711533.711533.711533.71153
The story is centered on Kokubu Jiro (Raizo Ichikawa), a prominent member of his university's Kendo dojo.
Ken
Ken (1964)
, 1h34
Directed by Kenji Misumi
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Ichikawa Raizō VIII, Hisaya Morishige, Noriko Sengoku, Akitake Kōno, Keiju Kobayashi, Yoshio Inaba
Roles Eri Itami
Rating74% 3.711533.711533.711533.711533.71153
The story is centered on Kokubu Jiro (Raizo Ichikawa), a prominent member of his university's Kendo dojo.