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Takashima, Reiko
Takashima Reiko

高島礼子
1964-07-25
Hagiwara, Kenichi
Hagiwara Kenichi

萩原健一
1950-07-25
Su-Ae
Su-Ae

수애
1981-07-25

Eiji Okada

[ Okada, Eiji ]
Profile and general info
Family name: Okada
Birth date: Sunday, June 13,
Birth place: Chiba, Japan
Death date: Thursday, September 14, [18 years ago at the age of 75]
Bio
Trivia
  • Japanese star whose success in the masterpiece "Hiroshima, Mon Amour" (1960) allowed him to break out internationally in the 60s.
  • Marlon Brando personally chose Okada for a co-starring role in his 1963 political potboiler "The Ugly American." This would be Okada's only Hollywood film.
  • Broke traditional Japanese "fierce samurai" stereotypes with more haunting, sensitive, even comical performances in the 50s and 60s.
  • Founded a theatre company with actress wife Aiko Wada.
  • Studied at Keio University.
Filmography
As an actor:
  • 1995 Hitodenashi no koi
  • 1995 Harukana jidai no kaidan o
  • 1992 Chiroru no banka
  • 1991 Jutai
  • 1991 Kagerô
  • 1991 Shishiohtachi no natsu
  • 1988 Guriin rekuiemu
  • 1986 Oedipus no yaiba
  • 1985 Haru no kane
  • 1983 Nankyoku monogatari
  • 1983 Akujo kamakiri
  • 1982 Shi no dangai
  • 1981 Bôkensha kamikaze
  • 1981 Kurutta kajitsu
  • 1980 Jishin retto
  • 1979 Kôsatsu
  • 1979 Ôgon no inu
  • 1978 Burû Kurisumasu
  • 1978 Kôtei no inai hachigatsu
  • 1978 Furimukeba ai
  • 1978 Ogin-sama
  • 1978 Genshiryoku sensô
  • 1977 Nihon no jingi
  • 1977 Utamaro: Yume to shiriseba
  • 1977 Seishun no mon: Jiritsu hen
  • 1977 Arasuka monogatari
  • 1977 Tokusou saizensen
  • 1976 Permanent Blue: Manatsu no koi
  • 1976 Daichi no komoriuta
  • 1976 Kimi yo fundo no kawa wo watare
  • 1976 Utareru mae-ni ute!
  • 1976 Kozure ôkami
  • 1975 Wagahai wa neko de aru
  • 1974 The Yakuza
  • 1974 Esupai
  • 1974 Mesu
  • 1974 Waga michi
  • 1973 Shin Zatôichi monogatari: Kasama no chimatsuri
  • 1973 Kyôfu gekijô umbalance
  • 1973 Kozure Ôkami: Meifumadô
  • 1973 Shurayukihime
  • 1971 Yami no naka no chimimoryo
  • 1970 Mujo
  • 1969 Jotai
  • 1969 Dankon
  • 1969 Tarekomi
  • 1969 Showa no inochi
  • 1968 Chikadô no taiyô made
  • 1967 Chieko-sho
  • 1967 Uchû daikaijû Girara
  • 1966 Tanin no kao
  • 1966 Hikô shôjo Yôko
  • 1966 Nihon daikyôkaku
  • 1965 Sugata Sanshiro
  • 1965 Goben no tsubaki
  • 1965 Ibun Sarutobi Sasuke
  • 1964 Ansatsu
  • 1964 Koge
  • 1964 Suna no onna
  • 1963 Kanojo to kare
  • 1963 The Ugly American
  • 1963 Rififi à Tokyo
  • 1961 Kengo tengu matsuri
  • 1960 Shinran
  • 1960 Kaizoku bahansen
  • 1960 Ôzora no muhômono
  • 1959 Hiroshima mon amour as Lui
  • 1957 Dotanba
  • 1957 Jun'ai monogatari
  • 1957 Shonen tanteidan: Tetto no kaijin
  • 1957 Shonen tanteidan: Kabutomushi no yoki
  • 1956 Choppu sensei
  • 1956 Shonen tanteidan: Nijumenso no akuma
  • 1956 Shonen tanteidan: Daiichibu yokaihakushi
  • 1956 Seido no Kirisuto
  • 1955 Kao no nai otoko
  • 1955 Koko ni izumi ari
  • 1955 Ningen gyorai kaiten
  • 1954 Okuman choja
  • 1954 Wakaki hi no takuboku: Kumo wa tensai de aru
  • 1953 Hiroshima
  • 1953 Himeyuri no Tô
  • 1952 Boryoku
  • 1952 Okaasan
  • 1952 Asa no hamon
  • 1952 Shinkû chitai
  • 1951 Fusetsu 20 nen
  • 1950 Shiroi yajuu
  • 1950 Mata au hi made
  • 1980 Zou monogatari
  • 1978 Kita-kitsune monogatari
Self:
  • 1980 Zou monogatari
  • 1978 Kita-kitsune monogatari

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Movies

Filmography

(partial)
A New Tale of Zatoichi: Blood Festival of KasamaA New Tale of Zatoichi: Blood Festival of Kasama

Shin Zatoichi Monogatari: Kasama No Chimatsuri

Year: 1973

Woman in the DunesWoman in the Dunes

Suna No Onna

as Entomologist Niki Jumpei

Year: 1964

 




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