Toshiro Mifune Biography
Birthday: April 1, 1920 (Aries)
Born In: Qingdao, China
Toshiro Mifune was a Japanese actor, who had acted in over 150 movies, as well as several TV shows. He gained popularity in Japanese cinema post the Second World War, and earned an international reputation for his portrayal of samurai characters. He collaborated mostly with director Akira Kurosawa. He first earned popularity for his portrayal of a bandit in the film ‘Rashomon’. Some of his other movies include ‘Seven Samurai’, ‘The Hidden Fortress’, ‘Throne of Blood’ and ‘Hell in the Pacific’. His works on television include the miniseries ‘Shogun’, which was based on a novel of the same name. He died in 1997, due to multiple organ failure. Mifune had received several honors during his long career. He had received the Volpi Cup twice in the ‘Best Actor’ category. He was also awarded the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon, as well as the Order of the Sacred Treasure. Several years after his death, in 2016, he also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution in cinema.