Toshirō Mifune
Toshirō Mifune
Toshirō Mifune (April 2, 1920 - December 24, 1997) was a Japanese actor who is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors in the history of Japanese cinema. He was born in Qingdao, China, but was raised in Japan. Mifune's career spanned over 50 years, during which he collaborated extensively with renowned director Akira Kurosawa, creating some of the most iconic films in Japanese cinema. Mifune gained international recognition for his performances in Kurosawa's films, particularly in samurai films. He portrayed strong, dynamic, and often rebellious characters, bringing a raw intensity to his roles. Some of his notable collaborations with Kurosawa include "Rashomon" (1950), "Seven Samurai" (1954), "Yojimbo" (1961), and "The Hidden Fortress" (1958), which inspired George Lucas's "Star Wars." Apart from his work with Kurosawa, Mifune appeared in numerous other films, showcasing his versatility as an actor. He played roles in various genres, including dramas, comedies, and war films. Some of his other notable films include "The Throne of Blood" (1957), "High and Low" (1963), and "Red Beard" (1965). Mifune's charismatic presence, powerful performances, and ability to convey complex emotions made him an iconic figure in Japanese cinema. He received international recognition and awards for his contributions to the film industry, including several honors at the Venice Film Festival and a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Known For Acting
Most Rating 24.183
Birthday 1920-04-02
Place of Birth Qingdao, China
Also Known As Toshirô Mifune, Toshiroh Mifune, 三船敏郎, Тосиро Мифунэ, Mifune Toshirō, Toshiro Mifune,
Rashomon
1950

Rashomon

The Hidden Fortress
1958

The Hidden Fortress

Throne of Blood
1957

Throne of Blood

Grand Prix
1966

Grand Prix

Incident at Blood Pass
1970

Incident at Blood Pass

Stray Dog
1949

Stray Dog

I Live in Fear
1955

I Live in Fear

1941
1979

1941

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
1954

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island
1956

Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island

Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple
1955

Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple

Sanjuro
1962

Sanjuro

The Bad Sleep Well
1960

The Bad Sleep Well

Red Sun
1971

Red Sun

Hell in the Pacific
1968

Hell in the Pacific

Yojimbo
1961

Yojimbo

The Idiot
1951

The Idiot

Drunken Angel
1948

Drunken Angel

Scandal
1950

Scandal

Death of a Tea Master
1989

Death of a Tea Master

High and Low
1963

High and Low

The Lower Depths
1957

The Lower Depths

Samurai Rebellion
1967

Samurai Rebellion

Winter Kills
1979

Winter Kills

Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo
1970

Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo

The Life of Oharu
1952

The Life of Oharu

The Quiet Duel
1949

The Quiet Duel

Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor
1969

Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor

47 Ronin
1962

47 Ronin

Proof of the Man
1977

Proof of the Man

The Challenge
1982

The Challenge

Japan's Longest Day
1967

Japan's Longest Day

Samurai Pirate
1963

Samurai Pirate

Shadow of the Wolf
1992

Shadow of the Wolf

Samurai Banners
1969

Samurai Banners

The Sword of Doom
1966

The Sword of Doom

The Fall of Ako Castle
1978

The Fall of Ako Castle

Attack Squadron
1963

Attack Squadron

Princess from the Moon
1987

Princess from the Moon

Adventure in Kigan Castle
1966

Adventure in Kigan Castle

Samurai Assassin
1965

Samurai Assassin

Vendetta of a Samurai
1952

Vendetta of a Samurai

Paper Tiger
1975

Paper Tiger

Red Lion
1969

Red Lion

Desperado Outpost
1959

Desperado Outpost

Battle of the Japan Sea
1969

Battle of the Japan Sea

Snow Trail
1947

Snow Trail

The Important Man
1961

The Important Man

Yagyu Secret Scrolls
1957

Yagyu Secret Scrolls

Inchon
1981

Inchon

The Bushido Blade
1981

The Bushido Blade

The Sands of Kurobe
1968

The Sands of Kurobe

Yagyu Secret Scrolls: Ninjitsu - Part II
1958

Yagyu Secret Scrolls: Ninjitsu - Part II

Fort Graveyard
1965

Fort Graveyard

The Last Gunfight
1960

The Last Gunfight

Samurai Saga
1959

Samurai Saga

Whirlwind
1964

Whirlwind

Lowly Ronin 2: The Spray of Blood
1982

Lowly Ronin 2: The Spray of Blood

Lowly Ronin
1981

Lowly Ronin

The Three Treasures
1959

The Three Treasures

Wedding Ring
1950

Wedding Ring

Daredevil in the Castle
1961

Daredevil in the Castle

Lowly Ronin 5: The Teenage Orphan Girl
1983

Lowly Ronin 5: The Teenage Orphan Girl

Journey of Honor
1991

Journey of Honor

Shogun's Samurai
1978

Shogun's Samurai

Sasaki Kojiro
1950

Sasaki Kojiro

Safari 5000
1969

Safari 5000

A Wife's Heart
1956

A Wife's Heart

Admiral Yamamoto
1968

Admiral Yamamoto

Rise Against the Sword
1966

Rise Against the Sword

Red Beard
1965

Red Beard

Conduct Report on Professor Ishinaka
1950

Conduct Report on Professor Ishinaka

Deep River
1995

Deep River

Love and Faith
1978

Love and Faith

Picture Bride
1995

Picture Bride

Port Arthur
1980

Port Arthur

Shag
1978

Shag

Midway
1976

Midway

The Storm of the Pacific
1960

The Storm of the Pacific

The Ambitious
1970

The Ambitious

The Day the Sun Rose
1968

The Day the Sun Rose

Lowly Ronin 4: Living Hell
1983

Lowly Ronin 4: Living Hell

Eagle of the Pacific
1953

Eagle of the Pacific

Battle Anthem
1983

Battle Anthem

No More God, No More Love
1985

No More God, No More Love

The Ballad of the Sea of Genkai
1986

The Ballad of the Sea of Genkai

The Militarists
1970

The Militarists

The Gambling Samurai
1960

The Gambling Samurai

Domineering
1982

Domineering

Saga of the Vagabonds
1959

Saga of the Vagabonds

No Time for Tears
1955

No Time for Tears

Mifune: The Last Samurai
2016

Mifune: The Last Samurai

Tora-san Goes North
1987

Tora-san Goes North

The Life of a Horse Trader
1951

The Life of a Horse Trader

The Big Boss
1959

The Big Boss

The Shatterer
1987

The Shatterer

Beyond Love and Hate
1951

Beyond Love and Hate

Foghorn
1952

Foghorn

The Last Embrace
1953

The Last Embrace

The Underworld
1956

The Underworld

Man Against Man
1960

Man Against Man

Sword for Hire
1952

Sword for Hire

The Retreat from Kiska
1965

The Retreat from Kiska

The Rickshaw Man
1958

The Rickshaw Man

Kurosawa
2000

Kurosawa

Theater Of Life
1983

Theater Of Life

Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: 'The Hidden Fortress'
2002

Akira Kurosawa: It Is Wonderful to Create: 'The Hidden Fortress'

The Youth and His Amulet
1961

The Youth and His Amulet

The Miracle of Joe, the Petrel
1984

The Miracle of Joe, the Petrel

Lord Mito
1978

Lord Mito

Japanese Godfather: Conclusion
1978

Japanese Godfather: Conclusion

Tokyo Sweetheart
1952

Tokyo Sweetheart

Legacy of the 500,000
1963

Legacy of the 500,000

The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi
1979

The Adventures of Kosuke Kindaichi

Lowly Ronin 6: Betrayal at Yatate Pass
1983

Lowly Ronin 6: Betrayal at Yatate Pass

The Lowly Ronin 3: Duel at Dawn
1982

The Lowly Ronin 3: Duel at Dawn

Onmitsu Doshin: The Edo Secret Police
1979

Onmitsu Doshin: The Edo Secret Police

Strawberry Road
1991

Strawberry Road

Down Town
1957

Down Town

The Masterless 47 – Part II
1961

The Masterless 47 – Part II

The Man Who Came to Port
1952

The Man Who Came to Port

Good Luck to These Two
1957

Good Luck to These Two

Japanese Godfather: Ambition
1977

Japanese Godfather: Ambition

Seven Samurai
1954

Seven Samurai

Scoundrel
1956

Scoundrel

Jinsei Gekijo
1958

Jinsei Gekijo

Swift Current
1952

Swift Current

My Wonderful Yellow Car
1953

My Wonderful Yellow Car

Sunflower Girl
1953