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Takashi Shimura is a Actor Japonais born on 12 march 1905 at Asago (Japon)

Takashi Shimura

Takashi Shimura
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Birth name 島崎 捷爾(Shoji Shimazaki)
Nationality Japon
Birth 12 march 1905 at Asago (Japon)
Death 11 february 1982 (at 76 years) at Tokyo (Japon)

Takashi Shimura (志村 喬, Shimura Takashi, March 12, 1905 – February 11, 1982) was a Japanese actor who appeared in over 200 films between 1934 and 1981. He is particularly noted for his appearances in 21 of Akira Kurosawa's 30 films, including as a lead actor in Drunken Angel (1948), Ikiru (1952) and Seven Samurai (1954).

Best films

Seven Samurai (1954)

Usually with

Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
(25 films)
Toshiro Mifune
Toshiro Mifune
(32 films)
Tomoyuki Tanaka
Tomoyuki Tanaka
(28 films)
Ishirō Honda
Ishirō Honda
(15 films)
Susumu Fujita
Susumu Fujita
(18 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Takashi Shimura (75 films)

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Kagemusha (1980)
, 3h
Directed by Akira Kurosawa, Ishirō Honda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films, Children's films
Actors Tatsuya Nakadai, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Jinpachi Nezu, Hideji Ōtaki, Masayuki Yui, Kaori Momoi
Roles Taguchi Gyobu
Rating79% 3.9988653.9988653.9988653.9988653.998865
Lord Shingen Takeda meets with his brother Nobukado, and a thief whom the latter met by chance and spared from crucifixion. Nobukado believes the thief's uncanny resemblance to Shingen would prove useful. The brothers then agree that he would prove useful as a double, and they decide to use the thief as a kagemusha.
Talk of the Town Tora-san, 1h44
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Genres Comedy
Actors Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishō, Chishū Ryū, Masami Shimojō, Reiko Ōhara, Takashi Shimura
Roles Hiroshi's Father
Rating66% 3.316723.316723.316723.316723.31672
Mistakenly believing that his brother-in-law's boss is planning to commit suicide, Tora-san attempts to prevent him.
The Bullet Train, 1h55
Directed by Jun'ya Satō
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Rail transport films, Disaster films
Actors Ken Takakura, Sonny Chiba, Ken Utsui, Akira Oda, Tetsurō Tanba, Kei Yamamoto
Roles JNR President
Rating68% 3.4422053.4422053.4422053.4422053.442205
Tetsuo Okita is a former businessman who lost his manufacturing company to bankruptcy and separated from his wife and son a year earlier. Desperate to make ends meet and start over, he collaborates with activist Masaru Koga and his former employee Hiroshi Ōshiro in an elaborate plot to extort money from the government.
Prophecies of Nostradamus, 1h54
Directed by Toshio Masuda
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Action
Themes Seafaring films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Political films, Disaster films
Actors Tetsurō Tanba, Kaoru Yumi, Yōko Tsukasa, Akihiko Hirata, Katsuhiko Sasaki, Hiroshi Koizumi
Roles Pediatrician
Rating62% 3.1485853.1485853.1485853.1485853.148585
In 1835, Gentetsu Nishiyama begins preaching the prophecies of Michel de Nostradame using a copy of his book, "Centuries." When Nishiyama gets persecuted by the Tokugawa Shogunate for supposed heresy, his wife and son flees with the book in hand, passing down the knowledge to future generations. At the onset of World War II, his descendant, Gengaku, is interrogated by an Imperial Japanese Army officer about the family's continued preaching of the prophecies, which predicted the rise of Nazism and the Axis defeat.
Zatoichi's Conspiracy, 1h28
Directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Action
Themes Yakuza films
Actors Shintarō Katsu, Yukiyo Toake, Kei Satō, Eiji Okada, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Takashi Shimura
Roles Sakubei
Rating71% 3.5876053.5876053.5876053.5876053.587605
Au hasard de ses pérégrinations, Zatoïchi se retrouve à passer près de Kasama, son village natal qu'il a quitté depuis vingt ans. La nostalgie le pousse à franchir les portes du village qui, à sa grande surprise, retentit de clameurs de bienvenue. Ce n'est pas lui la cause de cette effervescence, mais Shinbei, ancien du village, revenu pour payer les dettes des paysans ruinés. Pourtant, la générosité du riche marchand Shinbei, qui est aussi l'ami d'enfance de Zatoïchi, cache un plan crapuleux : le contrôle de l'économie locale, avec l'aide d'un clan yakuza et du gouverneur corrompu. Et Zatoïchi va avoir toutes les peines du monde à convaincre les paysans crédules des véritables intentions de leur « bienfaiteur ».
Tora-san's Love Call, 1h54
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Genres Comedy
Actors Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishō, Chishū Ryū, Takanobu Hozumi, Takashi Shimura, Mari Okamoto
Roles Hiroshi's father
Rating71% 3.5944353.5944353.5944353.5944353.594435
Hoping to find rest from his wandering life, Tora-san returns home. He becomes infatuated with a widow and leaves to travel again, keeping his feelings secret.
Samurai Banners, 2h45
Directed by Hiroshi Inagaki
Origin Japon
Genres War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films
Actors Toshiro Mifune, Kinnosuke Nakamura, Akihiko Hirata, Yujiro Ishihara, Katsuo Nakamura, Masakazu Tamura
Rating70% 3.543343.543343.543343.543343.54334
Yamamoto Kansuke (Toshiro Mifune) is a general of warlord Takeda Shingen (Yorozuya Kinnosuke), whose titular red banners are his trademark. Yamamoto has a ruthless but effective approach to battle and politics, and advises Takeda Shingen on almost everything he does, including the assassination of Suwa Yorishige (Akihiko Hirata). Of Lord Suwa's household, Princess Yu (Yoshiko Sakuma) refuses to commit suicide, and the film comes to center on a love triangle between the lord, his general, and the princess.
It's Tough Being a Man, 1h31
Directed by Yōji Yamada
Origin Japon
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Kiyoshi Atsumi, Chieko Baishō, Chishū Ryū, Takashi Shimura, Taichirō Hirokawa
Roles Hyôichirô Suwa
Rating68% 3.4441453.4441453.4441453.4441453.444145
Torajiro Kuruma (Kiyoshi Atsumi), returns for the first time in 20 years to the neighborhood where he was born, Shibamata in Katsushika, Tokyo, He comes back in the middle of Taishakuten temple's Koshin Shinko Festival. After jumping into the festival procession, he has a teary reunion with his uncle (Shin Morikawa), aunt (Chieko Misaki), and his sister Sakura (Chieko Baisho). The next day, he joins his sister at her at a matchmaking meeting with the son of a company president. Tora's boorish and drunken behavior at the meeting ruins Sakura's chances of marriage. After getting into a huge fight with his uncle over his behavior at the meeting, he leaves home and heads to Nara. While there, he meets and falls in love with a young woman named Fuyuko. They return to Shibamata together and spend time together as if they were couple. At the same time, Sakura meets a print shop worker, Hiroshi (Gin Maeda). While Sakura and Hiroshi get married, Tora's relationship with Fuyuko is fleeting, as she is engaged to another man. Broken-hearted, Torajiro leaves after writing a letter of advice for Fuyuko, asking her to help take care of his sister and her new baby.
The Sands of Kurobe, 3h18
Directed by Kei Kumai
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Actors Toshiro Mifune, Yujiro Ishihara, Takashi Shimura, Osamu Takizawa, Jūkichi Uno, Takeshi Katō
Roles Ashimura
Rating66% 3.3139753.3139753.3139753.3139753.313975
Drame relatant la construction du barrage de Kurobe, le plus grand barrage du Japon dont la construction a coûté la vie à 171 personnes.
Zatoichi and the Fugitives, 1h22
Directed by Kimiyoshi Yasuda
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films, Samurai films, Yakuza films, Films about disabilities, Gangster films
Actors Shintarō Katsu, Takashi Shimura
Roles Dr. Junan
Rating72% 3.6376453.6376453.6376453.6376453.637645
Zatoichi comes to a village which is the local hub of family farms in a silk growing region. The most prominent villager is Matsugoro who apparently will stop at nothing to bring all under his control. The small village does have a kind doctor, Dr. Junan, who lives with his daughter Oshizu.
Japan's Longest Day
Directed by Kihachi Okamoto
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Political films
Actors Seiji Miyaguchi, Susumu Fujita, Yoshio Kosugi, Chishū Ryū, Takashi Shimura, Daisuke Katō
Roles Information Bureau Director Hiroshi Shimomura
Rating76% 3.830573.830573.830573.830573.83057
Après la détonation des bombes atomiques sur Hiroshima et Nagasaki, l'armée japonaise et le gouvernement se sont opposés à la demande des Alliés de se rendre sans condition. Le ministre de l'armée Anami conduit les officiers militaires qui se proposent de se battre, même à la mort de tous les citoyens japonais. L'empereur Hirohito, cependant, se joint à ses ministres pour demander l'impensable, la reddition pacifique du Japon. Lorsque les militaires complotent pour renverser le gouvernement civil de l'Empereur, Anami doit faire face au choix entre ses désirs et sa loyauté envers son Empereur.
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 Narihisa Ichijō
Rating74% 3.7425353.7425353.7425353.7425353.742535
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.
Red Beard
Red Beard (1965)
, 3h5
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
Origin Japon
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Martial arts films
Actors Toshiro Mifune, Kinuyo Tanaka, Takashi Shimura, Yūzō Kayama, Kyōko Kagawa, Chishū Ryū
Roles Tokubei Izumiya
Rating83% 4.197164.197164.197164.197164.19716
The film takes place in Koishikawa, a district of Edo (the former name of the city of Tokyo), in the 19th century. Young Dr. Noboru Yasumoto (Yūzō Kayama) is the film's protagonist. Trained in a Dutch medical school in Nagasaki, the arrogant Yasumoto aspires to the status of personal physician of the Shogunate, a position currently held by a close relative; his father is already a well-established, highly competent physician. Yasumoto believes that he should progress through the safe, and well-protected, army structure of medical education. However, for Yasumoto's post-graduate medical training, he has been assigned to a rural clinic under the guidance of Akahige ("Red Beard"), Dr. Kyojō Niide (played by Toshiro Mifune). Dr. Niide may seem like a tyrannical task master, but in reality he is a compassionate clinic director. Initially, Yasumoto is livid at his posting, believing that he has little to gain from working under Akahige. Dr. Yasumoto feels that Dr. Niide is only interested in his medical notes and soon rebels against the clinic director. He refuses to wear his uniform, disdains the food and spartan environment, and enters the forbidden garden where he meets "The Mantis" (Kyōko Kagawa), a mysterious patient that only Dr. Niide can treat.