December 21, 1928
|Died||May 2, 2010(aged 81)|
Kei Satō (佐藤 慶 Satō Kei?) was a Japanese character actor and narrator. He was born in Aizu. He is known for his work with Japanese New Wave director Nagisa Oshima, and for several films with Kaneto Shindo, such as Onibaba and Kuroneko. He won the best actor award from Kinema Junpo for the films The Ceremony and Nihon no akuryō. He also worked as a narrator for many documentaries, both on television and film.
In his early days as an actor, before his success in The Human Condition, he supported himself by producing gariban hand-written mimeographs, and he maintained his interest in hand-printing to the end of his life.
|1959||The Human Condition||Shinjo||in part 3|
|1960||Cruel Story of Youth|
|Night and Fog in Japan|
|1963||Bushido, Samurai Saga|
|Brave Records of the Sanada Clan|
|Samurai Spy||Takanosuke Nojiri, lieutenant|
|1966||Violence at Noon||Eisuke|
|1968||Death by Hanging|
|Diary of a Shinjuku Thief|
|Hymn to a Tired Man|
|1979||The Resurrection of the Golden Wolf||Shimizu|
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