Takashi Shimura

Total Box Office:
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Highest Rated:
100% The Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (The Bad Sleep Well) (1962)
Lowest Rated:
70% I Live in Fear (Ikimono no kiroku) (1955)
Birthday:
Mar 12
Birthplace:
Ikuno, Hyogo, Japan
Bio:
Whenever asked to name his favorite actors, Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa would cite, with reservations, the unpredictable Toshiro Mifune--then would lavish unqualified praise upon Takashi Shimura. After a long stage career, Shimura made his first film in 1935. Eight years later, he worked for…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
Akanishi Kakita (Capricious Young Man)
  • Actor
-- 2010
86% Kagemusha (Shadow Warrior) (The Double)
  • Gyobu Taguchi
-- 1980
Zatoichi's Conspiracy (Zatoichi at the Blood Fest)
  • Sakubei
-- 1974
Otoko wa tsurai yo (Am I Trying) (It's Tough Being a Man) (Tora-san Our Lovable Tramp)
  • Actor
-- 1974
Otoko wa tsurai yo (It's Tough Being a Man) (Am I Trying)
  • Actor
-- 1969
Japan's Longest Day
  • Information Chief
-- 1967
75% Akahige (Red Beard)
  • Tokubei Izumiya
-- 1965
Samurai Assassin
  • Actor
-- 1965
Gorath
  • Kesuke Sonoda
-- 1964
Furankenshutain tai chitei kaijű Baragon (Frankenstein Conquers the World)
  • Hiroshima Doctor
-- 1964
Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster
  • Dr. Tsukamoto
-- 1964
81% Kaidan (Kwaidan) (Ghost Stories)
  • Priest
-- 1964
100% Sanjuro (Tsubaki Sanjűr˘)
  • Kurofuji
-- 1962
Chushingura
  • Hyobe Chishaka
-- 1962
Yosei Gorasu (Gorath) (Astronaut 1980)
  • Actor
-- 1962
100% The Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (The Bad Sleep Well)
  • Moriyama
-- 1962
93% High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku) (Heaven and Hell)
  • Director
-- 1962
I Bombed Pearl Harbor
  • Tosaku
-- 1961
97% Yojimbo
  • Tokuemon
-- 1961
73% Mothra
  • News Editor
-- 1961
Karakkaze Yar˘ (Afraid to Die)
  • Actor
-- 1960
Loyal 47 Ronin
  • Jyubei Otake
-- 1958
100% The Hidden Fortress (kakushi-toride No San-akunin)
  • The Old General Izumi Nagakura
-- 1958
98% Kumonosu J˘ (Throne of Blood) (Macbeth)
  • Noriyasu Odagura
-- 1957
Mysterians
  • Dr. Adachi
-- 1957
83% Godzilla, King of the Monsters!
  • Dr. Kyohei Yamane
-- 1956
Miyamoto Musashi Kanketsuhen: Kett˘ Ganryűjima (Samurai III: Duel on Ganryu Island) (Bushido)
  • Court Official
-- 1956
70% I Live in Fear (Ikimono no kiroku)
  • Actor
-- 1955
100% Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai)
  • Kambei leader of samurai
-- 1954
94% Gojira
  • Dr. Kyohei Yamane
-- 1954
100% Ikiru (Doomed) (Living) (To Live)
  • Kanji Watanabe
-- 1952
100% The Life of Oharu (Saikaku ichidai onna)
  • Old Man
-- 1952
75% Hakuchi (The Idiot)
  • Ono the father
-- 1951
100% Rash˘mon (Rashomon) (In the Woods)
  • Woodcutter
-- 1951
83% Scandal (Shubun)
  • Hiruta
-- 1950
Shizukanaru ketto (The Quiet Duel) (A Silent Duel)
  • Konosuie Fujisaki
-- 1949
94% Stray Dog (Nora inu)
  • Sato the Head Detective
-- 1949
100% Drunken Angel
  • Dr. Sanada
-- 1948
Snow Trail (Ginrei no hate)
  • Actor
-- 1947
100% Waga Seishun ni Kuinashi (No Regrets for Our Youth)
  • Police Commissioner
-- 1946
Zoku Sugata Sanshiro (Sanshiro Sugata 2) (Judo Saga II) (Judo Story II)
  • Actor
-- 1945
83% They Who Step on the Tiger's Tail (Tora no o wo fumu otokotachi) (Walkers on the Tiger's Tail)
  • Kataoka
-- 1945
The Most Beautiful (Ichiban utsukushiku)
  • Factory production head
-- 1944
Sugata Sanshiro (Judo Saga) (Judo Story)
  • Hansuke Murai
-- 1943
Oshidori Utagassen
  • Actor
-- 1939

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Quotes from Takashi Shimura's Characters

    1. Kanji Watanabe: Life is brief. Fall in love, maidens. Before the crimson bloom. Fades from your lips. Before the tides of passion. Cool within you, For those of you. Who know no tomorrow.
    From Ikiru (Doomed) (Living) (To Live). Submitted by Garrett C (2 years ago)
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