Actor | Producer | Director
He was offered the role of Tiger Tanaka in You Only Live Twice (1967), but he turned it down in favour of Grand Prix (1966).
[on how he went from aspiring photographer to actor] After the War, I looked up my friend and asked if I could be a cameraman too. That's how I got to Toho. But Toho was on strike for most of three years, and lots of the acting stars went elsewhere....
Intense, macho acting style that was often both bombastic and emotionally honest.
Tsingtao, China [now Qingdao, Shandong, China]
Mitaka city, Tokyo, Japan
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