Eiji Okada

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Eiji Okada (岡田 英次 Okada Eiji?, 13 June 1920 – 14 September 1995) was a Japanese film actor from Chōshi, Chiba. Okada served in the Japanese army during World War II, and was a miner and traveling salesman before becoming an actor.[1]

Internationally, his best-remembered roles include Lui ("him" in French) in the 1959 film Hiroshima mon amour, directed by Alain Resnais, and the entomologist Niki Junpei in Hiroshi Teshigahara's 1964 film The Woman in the Dunes, an adaptation of Kōbō Abe's novel. He was also second billed under Marlon Brando in the 1963 political thriller The Ugly American.

Okada was married to Aiko Wasa, with whom he ran a theatre company in Japan. He died on 14 September 1995 of heart failure, at the age of 75.



  1. ^ Ronald Sullivan "Eiji Okada, 75, Japanese Co-Star of Hiroshima, Mon Amour", New York Times, 5 October 2008.
  2. ^ "暴力街(1955)". Agency for Cultural Affairs. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 

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