Knowledge Identifier: +Ken_Takakura
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1931.
Countries: Japan (50%), United States (29%), United Kingdom (7%)
Linked to: Meiji University, Toei Company
Takakura gained international recognition after starring in the 1970 war film "Too Late the Hero" as the cunning Imperial Japanese Major Yamaguchi, the 1975 Sydney Pollack sleeper hit "The Yakuza" with Robert Mitchum, and is probably best known in the West for his role in Ridley Scott's "Black Rain" where he surprises American cops played by Michael Douglas and Andy García with the line, "I do speak fucking English"
John Woo - In 2014, after the death of Japanese actor Ken Takakura, Woo announced his next film will "Manhunt", a film based off of the novel by Juko Nishimura
Yuichi Hibi - A documentary directed by Hibi based on the life of Ken Takakura entitled "Ken San" premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and was released in Japanese theaters on August 20, 2016