Akira Kurosawa Biography

Akira Kurosawa was a Japanese filmmaker. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years.

Kurosawa entered the Japanese film industry in 1936, following a brief stint as a painter. After years of working on numerous films as an assistant director and scriptwriter, he made his debut as a director in 1943, during World War II, with the popular action film Sanshiro Sugata. After the war, the critically acclaimed Drunken Angel, in which Kurosawa cast then-unknown actor Toshiro Mifune in a starring role, cemented the director's reputation as one of the most important young filmmakers in Japan. The two men would go on to collaborate on another 15 films. His wife Yōko Yaguchi was also an actress in one of his films.

Rashomon, which premiered in Tokyo in August 1950, and which also starred Mifune, became, on September 10, 1951, the surprise winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was subsequently released in Europe and North America. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Akira Kurosawa
Nationality:
Japan
Profession:
Film director, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Film Editor
Ethnicity:
Japanese
Date of Birth:
March 23, 1910
Astrological Sign:
Aries
Date of Death:
September 6, 1998
Age at Death:
88
Cause of Death:
Stroke
Marriages
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