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Minoru Chiaki

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Profile and general info
Name in native language: 千秋 実
Family name: Chiaki
Country: Japan
Birth date: Saturday, April 28,
Birth place: Hokkaido, Japan
Death date: Monday, November 1, [15 years ago at the age of 82]
Bio
Minoru Chiaki (CHIAKI Minoru / 千秋 実) is a Japanese actor, born on Saturday, April 28, 1917, in Hokkaido, Japan.
Trivia
  • Chiaki had three sons.
  • Father of actor Katsuhiko Sasaki.
  • Was the last surviving star of Shichinin no samurai (1954). Ironically, his character (Heihachi Hayashida) was the first of the seven samurai killed in the film.
  • He was one of Akira Kurosawa's favorite actors, having appeared in 10 films made by the legendary director.
Filmography
As an actor:
  • 1988 Don-matsugoro no daiboken
  • 1985 Hana ichimonme
  • 1980 Tokugawa ichizoku no houkai
  • 1977 Kyojin-gun monogatari: Susume eikô e
  • 1974 Karafuto 1945 Summer Hyosetsu no mon
  • 1970 Yoru no isoginchaku
  • 1969 Nippon ichi no danzetsu otoko
  • 1967 Sei no kigen
  • 1966 Umi no koto
  • 1966 Tanin no kao
  • 1966 Zero faita dai kûsen
  • 1966 Hatamoto yakuza
  • 1965 Hiya-meshi to Osan to Chan
  • 1965 Shirotori
  • 1965 Hikaru umi
  • 1964 Kono sora no aru kagiri
  • 1964 Samé
  • 1964 Karami-ai
  • 1964 Ratai
  • 1963 Gobanchô yûgirirô
  • 1963 Tengoku to jigoku
  • 1962 Chiisakobe
  • 1962 Amakusa shiro tokisada
  • 1962 Ashita aru kagiri
  • 1961 Hadakakko
  • 1961 Gen to fudômyô-ô
  • 1960 Zoku shinran
  • 1960 Yoto monogatari: Hana no Yoshiwara hyaku-nin giri
  • 1960 Shinran
  • 1960 Shirokoya komako
  • 1960 Ningen no jôken
  • 1959 Anyakôro
  • 1959 Naniwa no koi no monogatari
  • 1959 Sengoku gunto-den
  • 1959 Oshaberi okusan
  • 1958 Kakushi-toride no san-akunin as Tahei
  • 1958 Hana no bojo
  • 1958 Anzukko
  • 1958 Futari dake no hashi
  • 1958 Ninjutsu suikoden inazuma kotengu
  • 1957 Donzoko
  • 1957 Tohoku no zunmu-tachi
  • 1957 Hikage no musume
  • 1957 Sanjûrokunin no jôkyaku
  • 1957 Ujô
  • 1957 Kumonosu-jô as Yoshiaki Miki
  • 1957 Oshaberi shacho
  • 1956 Oshidori no mon
  • 1956 Narazu-mono
  • 1956 Tsuma no kokoro
  • 1956 Kyûketsu-ga
  • 1956 Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen: kettô Ganryûjima
  • 1955 Ikimono no kiroku
  • 1955 Ryanko no Yatarô
  • 1955 Gojira no gyakushû as Kôji Kobayashi
  • 1955 Jirochô yûkyôden: amagi garasu
  • 1954 Saizansu nitôryû as Kojirô Sasaki
  • 1954 Kakute yume ari
  • 1954 Shunkin monogatari
  • 1954 Shichinin no samurai as Heihachi Hayashida
  • 1954 Mogura yorocho
  • 1952 Ikiru
  • 1952 Kyo wa kaisha no getsuyobi
  • 1952 Bijo to touzoku
  • 1952 Môjû tsukai no shôjo
  • 1952 Araki Mataemon: Kettô kagiya no tsuji
  • 1951 Hakuchi
  • 1951 Koi no Oranda-zaka
  • 1950 Rashômon as Priest
  • 1949 Nora inu
  • 1986 The 9th Annual Japan Academy Awards
Self:
  • 1986 The 9th Annual Japan Academy Awards

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Movies

Filmography

(partial)
Hidden Fortress, TheHidden Fortress, The

Kakushi-Toride No San-Akunin

as Tahei

Year: 1958

Samurai 3: Duel on Ganryu IslandSamurai 3: Duel on Ganryu Island

Miyamoto Musashi Kanketsuhen: Ketto Ganryujima

as Sasuke the boatman

Year: 1956

Seven SamuraiSeven Samurai

Shichinin No Samurai

as Heihachi Hayashida

Year: 1954

To LiveTo Live

Ikiru

as Noguchi

Year: 1952

In the WoodsIn the Woods

Rashomon

as Priest

Year: 1950

 




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