In memory of Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998) on his birthday March 23rd, a retrospective on his greatest films. He is regarded as one of the most influential and important filmmakers ever; as well one of greatest Asians of the past 100 years. Kurosawa left a canon of great films as well as a legacy that influences movies being made today. Which movie directed by Akira Kurosawa is your favorite? Discuss the topic here.