Toshiro Mifune

1920 - 1997

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Toshiro Mifune (三船 敏郎, Mifune Toshirō, April 1, 1920 – December 24, 1997) was a Japanese actor and producer. A winner of numerous awards and accolades over a lengthy career, Mifune is best known for starring in Akira Kurosawa's critically acclaimed jidaigeki films such as Rashomon (1950), Seven Samurai (1954), Throne of Blood (1957), The Hidden Fortress (1958) and Yojimbo (1961). He also portrayed Miyamoto Musashi in Hiroshi Inagaki's Samurai Trilogy (1954–1956), Lord Toranaga in the NBC television miniseries Shōgun, and Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto in three different films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Toshiro Mifune has received more than 3,237,979 page views. His biography is available in 119 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 118 in 2019). Toshiro Mifune is the 83rd most popular actor (down from 81st in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from China (down from 38th in 2019) and the most popular Chinese Actor.

Toshiro Mifune is most famous for his role as the bandit leader in Akira Kurosawa's film "Seven Samurai."

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  • 3.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 72.66

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 119

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Toshiro Mifune has had the most page views in the with 572,395 views, followed by Japanese (389,718), and Spanish (75,256). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Wu Chinese (178.60%), Zulu (113.50%), and Uzbek (99.01%)


Among actors, Toshiro Mifune ranks 83 out of 13,578Before him are Roger Moore, John Wayne, Denzel Washington, Hedy Lamarr, Michael Caine, and Sharon Tate. After him are Paul Newman, Yves Montand, Judy Garland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jane Birkin, and Tom Cruise.

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Among people born in 1920, Toshiro Mifune ranks 7Before him are Pope John Paul II, Federico Fellini, Isaac Asimov, Yul Brynner, Charles Bukowski, and Rosalind Franklin. After him are Ray Bradbury, Farouk of Egypt, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Paul Celan, Mario Puzo, and Owen Chamberlain. Among people deceased in 1997, Toshiro Mifune ranks 9Before him are James Stewart, Diana, Princess of Wales, Jacques Cousteau, Viktor Frankl, Jeanne Calment, and Mobutu Sese Seko. After him are Victor Vasarely, Gianni Versace, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Paulo Freire, Melvin Calvin, and The Notorious B.I.G..

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In China

Among people born in China, Toshiro Mifune ranks 44 out of 1,610Before him are Zhu Xi (1130), Zhou Enlai (1898), Mahmud al-Kashgari (1029), Lu Xun (1881), Emperor Wu of Han (-156), and Emperor Gaozu of Han (-256). After him are Hong Taiji (1592), Yongzheng Emperor (1678), Yuan Shikai (1859), Mozi (-470), Shunzhi Emperor (1638), and Wang Mang (-45).

Among ACTORS In China

Among actors born in China, Toshiro Mifune ranks 1After him are Jet Li (1963), Bolo Yeung (1946), Donnie Yen (1963), Gong Li (1965), Yoshiko Yamaguchi (1920), Hou Hsiao-hsien (1947), Yuen Biao (1957), Run Run Shaw (1907), Shih Kien (1913), Yuen Siu-tien (1912), and Ti Lung (1946).

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