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 1,762,713 page views. His biography is available in 119 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 118 in 2019). Toshiro Mifune is the 78th most popular actor (down from 68th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from China (up from 37th 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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Among actors, Toshiro Mifune ranks 78 out of 10,030. Before him are Catherine Deneuve, Konstantin Stanislavski, Liam Neeson, Vin Diesel, Clark Gable, and Gérard Depardieu. After him are Paul Newman, Tom Hanks, Jane Fonda, John Wayne, Judi Dench, and Leslie Nielsen.

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Among people born in 1920, Toshiro Mifune ranks 8Before him are Isaac Asimov, Federico Fellini, Yul Brynner, Charles Bukowski, Ray Bradbury, and Javier Pérez de Cuéllar. After him are Rosalind Franklin, Mario Puzo, Farouk of Egypt, Paul Celan, Charlie Parker, and Juan Antonio Samaranch. Among people deceased in 1997, Toshiro Mifune ranks 8Before him are Deng Xiaoping, James Stewart, Jacques Cousteau, Diana, Princess of Wales, Viktor Frankl, and Jeanne Calment. After him are Gianni Versace, Victor Vasarely, Mobutu Sese Seko, Roy Lichtenstein, Anton LaVey, and Hans Eysenck.

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In China

Among people born in China, Toshiro Mifune ranks 36 out of 1,186. Before him are Zhuang Zhou (-369), Hongwu Emperor (1328), Jiang Zemin (1926), Yongle Emperor (1360), Emperor Taizong of Tang (598), and Emperor Gaozu of Han (-256). After him are Lü Bu (161), Emperor Wu of Han (-156), Zhu Xi (1130), Zhou Enlai (1898), Yongzheng Emperor (1678), and Mozi (-470).

Among ACTORS In China

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

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