Sessue Hayakawa

Sessue Hayakawa

Highest Rated: 100% The Courageous Coward (1919)

Lowest Rated: 60% The Vermillion Pencil (1922)

Birthday: Jun 10, 1889

Birthplace: Nanaura, Chiba, Japan

Established himself as a villainous mainstay of the silent era with his appearances in "The Typhoon" (1914) and C.B. DeMille's "The Cheat" (1915). After his appearance in the latter, Hayakawa became the first person of Asian descent to reach star status in Hollywood film (his wife, Tsuri Aoki, also acted in silent films). After a lengthy stay in Europe, Hayakawa made a US comeback as a character player, earning acclaim and a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his performance as a steely-eyed Japanese officer in "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957).

Highest rated movies

Three Came Home
An Arabian Knight
The Courageous Coward
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Dragon Painter
The Cheat
House of Bamboo
Swiss Family Robinson

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 40% The Daydreamer The Mole (Voice) - 1966
83% 78% Swiss Family Robinson Kuala, Pirate Chief (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Wave The Old Man (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 28% Green Mansions Runi (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 67% The Geisha Boy Mr. Sikita (Character) - 1958
96% 93% The Bridge on the River Kwai Colonel Saito (Character) - 1957
85% 58% House of Bamboo Inspector Kito (Character) - 1955
100% 72% Three Came Home Colonel Suga (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 39% Tokyo Joe Baron Kimura (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gambling Hell Ying Tchaï (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Storm Over Asia Le prince Ling (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yoshiwara Ysamo (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 36% Daughter of the Dragon Ah Kee (Character) - 1931
60% No Score Yet The Vermillion Pencil Tse Chan / The Unknown / Li Chan (Character) - 1922
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Claim Akbar Khan/Hassan (Character) - 1920
100% No Score Yet An Arabian Knight Ahmed (Character) - 1920
90% 65% The Dragon Painter Tatsu, the Dragon Painter (Character) - 1919
No Score Yet No Score Yet His Debt Goto Mariyama (Character) - 1919
100% No Score Yet The Courageous Coward Suki Iota (Character) - 1919
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tong Man Luk Chen (Character) - 1919
80% No Score Yet The Gray Horizon Yano Masata (Character) - 1919
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Honor of His House Count Ito Onato (Character) - 1918
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banzai Unknown (Character) - 1918
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Call of the East Arai Takada (Character) - 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bottle Imp Lopaka (Character) - 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Secret Game Nara-Nara (Character) - 1917
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forbidden Paths Sato (Character) - 1917
89% 47% The Cheat Tori (Character) - 1915
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Typhoon Tokorama (Character) - 1914
No Score Yet No Score Yet O Mimi San Unknown (Character) - 1914

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Takasuka (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Sato (Character) 1958