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Takashi Shimura

1905 - 1982

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Takashi Shimura (志村 喬, Shimura Takashi, March 12, 1905 – February 11, 1982) was a Japanese actor who appeared in over 200 films between 1934 and 1981. He appeared in 21 of Akira Kurosawa's 30 films (more than any other actor), including as a lead actor in Drunken Angel (1948), Rashomon (1950), Ikiru (1952) and Seven Samurai (1954). He played Professor Kyohei Yamane in Ishirō Honda's original Godzilla (1954). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Takashi Shimura has received more than 575,381 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Takashi Shimura is the 689th most popular actor (down from 613th in 2019), the 205th most popular biography from Japan (down from 165th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Japanese Actor.

Takashi Shimura is most famous for his role as the priest in the film "The Seven Samurai."

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Among actors, Takashi Shimura ranks 689 out of 9,996Before him are Erland Josephson, Horst Tappert, Pedro Armendáriz, Fanny Ardant, Anthony Mann, and Michael Nyqvist. After him are André Antoine, Cléo de Mérode, John Payne, James Garner, Annette Bening, and Brendan Gleeson.

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Among people born in 1905, Takashi Shimura ranks 45Before him are Fred Trump, Prince John of the United Kingdom, Harry Harlow, Otto Preminger, Félix Houphouët-Boigny, and Albert Pierrepoint. After him are Carl Gustav Hempel, Erwin Chargaff, Lale Andersen, Emmanuel Mounier, Kurt Gerstein, and Sada Abe. Among people deceased in 1982, Takashi Shimura ranks 55Before him are Hermann Balck, Vinoba Bhave, Bachir Gemayel, Philip Noel-Baker, Meša Selimović, and Vladimir K. Zworykin. After him are Sobhuza II, Mario Del Monaco, Colin Chapman, Eduardo Frei Montalva, Leopold Trepper, and Leonid Kogan.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Takashi Shimura ranks 205 out of 6,048Before him are Masao Nozawa (null), Katsura Tarō (1848), Mori Ōgai (1862), Kobayashi Issa (1763), Emperor Chūai (149), and Empress Jingū (169). After him are Masahiko Kimura (1917), Saburō Sakai (1916), Yukio Hatoyama (1947), Kyu Sakamoto (1941), Emperor Ankō (401), and Okita Sōji (1842).

Among ACTORS In Japan

Among actors born in Japan, Takashi Shimura ranks 6Before him are Olivia de Havilland (1916), Joan Fontaine (1917), Liv Ullmann (1938), Sonny Chiba (1939), and Ken Watanabe (1959). After him are Hiroyuki Sanada (1960), Setsuko Hara (1920), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (1950), Tatsuya Nakadai (1932), Masako Nozawa (1936), and Ken Takakura (1931).

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