Prominent Japanese-American director Steven Okazaki is set to shoot Mifune: Last Samurai, a high-profile feature docu on Toshiro Mifune, the most prominent actor of Japan’s golden age of cinema.
I want to convey to younger audiences how extraordinary Toshiro Mifune was for his time. Before him there were no non-white movie heroes with stature and international appeal. This was before Bruce Lee or Jet Li or Shaft. In fact, Clint Eastwood’s cool, take-no-shit character came from Mifune
Samurai Rebellion (Masaki Kobayashi - 1968)
Toshiro Mifune: Toho Studio production stil, The Rickshaw Man (1958) Hiroshi Inagaki
Toshirō Mifune on the far right with one of his two siblings and his father in his birthplace, Tsingtao, China in 1924
More promotion of Hell in the Pacific with Lee Marvin.