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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 who appeared in over 150 feature films. He is best known for his 16-film collaboration (1948–1965) with Akira Kurosawa in such works as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Toshiro Mifune has received more than 2,646,115 page views. His biography is available in 118 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 119 in 2019). Toshiro Mifune is the 81st most popular actor (down from 77th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from China (down from 36th 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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  • 118

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  • 6.35

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  • 5.39

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Among actors, Toshiro Mifune ranks 81 out of 9,996Before him are Will Smith, Johnny Depp, Paul Newman, Humphrey Bogart, Hedy Lamarr, and Robert Redford. After him are Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Jean Marais, and Denzel Washington.

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

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In China

Among people born in China, Toshiro Mifune ranks 38 out of 1,392Before him are Zhuang Zhou (-369), Zhuge Liang (181), Emperor Gaozu of Han (-256), Hongwu Emperor (1328), Jiang Zemin (1926), and Zhou Enlai (1898). After him are Emperor Wu of Han (-156), Emperor Taizong of Tang (598), Yongzheng Emperor (1678), Nurhaci (1559), Mozi (-470), and Charles K. Kao (1933).

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), Yuen Siu-tien (1912), Run Run Shaw (1907), Shih Kien (1913), Hou Hsiao-hsien (1947), Zhou Xuan (1920), and Joan Chen (1961).

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