Robert Mitchum
(Movies & TV)
Teruo Ishii
(Movies & TV)
Michael Douglas
(Movies & TV)
John Woo
(Movies & TV)
Toei Company
Andy Garcia
(Movies & TV)

See also

Ken Takakura

Knowledge Identifier: +Ken_Takakura


Ken Takakura

Japanese actor best known for his brooding style and the stoic presence he brings to his roles add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1931.

Countries: Japan (50%), United States (29%), United Kingdom (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Robert Mitchum, Japan, Teruo Ishii

Linked to: Meiji University, Toei Company




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Ken Takakura was born in 1931 add something


A graduate of Meiji University in Tokyo Takakura happened by an audition in 1955 at the Toei Film Company, and decided to look in add something


Toei found a natural in Takakura as he debuted with "Denko Karate Uchi" in 1956 add something


Japan experienced a boom in gangster films in the 1960s as the Japanese people struggled with the generational differences between those raised in pre-war and post-war Japan and these were Takakura's stock and trade add something


Teruo Ishii - He directed the 1965 film, "Abashiri Prison", which helped to make Ken Takakura a major star in Japan


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 GarcĂ­a with the line, "I do speak fucking English" add something


By the time Takakura left Toei in 1976, he had appeared in over 180 films add something


Trumble, Connecticut: Weatherhill, 1997 add something


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


A documentary based on Takakura's life entitled "Ken San" premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and was released in Japanese theaters on August 20, 2016 add something


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