Although he was not Akira Kurosawa's best-known actor (Toshirô Mifune had this honor), Shimura appeared in more Kurosawa films than Mifune, totaling 19. However (especially in later years), many of his characters had smaller, supporting roles.
[when working with Akira Kurosawa] I realize myself best. And yet he never dictates. Rather, he allows you to do your best, and for him you do it.
Somewhat sad-looking eyes
Ikuno, Hyogo, Japan
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