Sonny Chiba

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Shinichi Chiba (Japanese: 千葉 真一, Hepburn: Chiba Shin'ichi, 22 January 1939 – 19 August 2021), known internationally as Sonny Chiba, was a Japanese actor and martial artist. Chiba was one of the first actors to achieve stardom through his skills in martial arts, initially in Japan and later before an international audience.Born in Fukuoka, Chiba played a variety of sports in high school, including baseball and volleyball. He also practiced gymnastics and National Sports Festival of Japan in his third year. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sonny Chiba has received more than 1,417,102 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Sonny Chiba is the 624th most popular actor (down from 566th in 2019), the 170th most popular biography from Japan (up from 191st in 2019) and the 6th most popular Japanese Actor.

Sonny Chiba is most famous for his karate skills and his starring roles in the "Street Fighter" and "Kill Bill" movies.

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Among actors, Sonny Chiba ranks 624 out of 10,030Before him are Jean-Louis Barrault, Jennifer Grey, Derek Jacobi, George C. Scott, Peter Dinklage, and Robert Englund. After him are Geena Davis, Kelly Preston, Honor Blackman, Mae West, Susan Hayward, and Marion Cotillard.

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Among people born in 1939, Sonny Chiba ranks 55Before him are João Bernardo Vieira, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Cynthia Lennon, Jean-Marie Lehn, Carlo Ginzburg, and Jorge Sampaio. After him are Fritjof Capra, Claude François, Phil Spector, Lee Majors, Beate Klarsfeld, and Ruud Lubbers.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Sonny Chiba ranks 170 out of 5,560Before him are Emperor Kaika (-208), Takashi Shimura (1905), Saizo Saito (1908), Yasuhiro Nakasone (1918), Emperor Sujin (-147), and Leo Esaki (1925). After him are Emperor Sakuramachi (1720), Hiroaki Sato (1932), Tokugawa Tsunayoshi (1646), Hirokazu Ninomiya (1917), D. T. Suzuki (1870), and Masaki Kobayashi (1916).

Among ACTORS In Japan

Among actors born in Japan, Sonny Chiba ranks 6Before him are Olivia de Havilland (1916), Joan Fontaine (1917), Liv Ullmann (1938), Ken Watanabe (1959), and Takashi Shimura (1905). After him are Setsuko Hara (1920), Tatsuya Nakadai (1932), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (1950), Hibari Misora (1937), Hiroyuki Sanada (1960), and Machiko Kyō (1924).

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