Minoru Chiaki as priest in Rashomon (1950).
|Native name||千秋 実|
April 28, 1917
Onnenai, Nakagawa, Kamikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan
|Died||November 1, 1999
Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan
|Years active||1949 - 1999|
In Seven Samurai, he was the good-natured samurai Heihachi, and he was the first of the samurai to be killed. In real life, he was the last of the seven actors to die.
Later in his career, he appeared as a secondary actor in many Toei films. In 1986, he was given the Best Actor prize at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony for his performance in Toei's Gray Sunset (1985).
- Stray Dog (1949) - as Girlie Show director
- Rashōmon (1950) - as priest
- The Idiot (1951) - as the secretary Mutsuo Kayama
- Ikiru (1952) - as Noguchi
- Mōjū tsukai no shōjo (1952)
- Seven Samurai (1954) - as Heihachi Hayashida, one of the samurai
- Godzilla Raids Again (1955) - as Kobayashi
- I Live in Fear (1955) - as Jiro Nakajima
- Throne Of Blood (1957) - as Yoshiaki Miki
- The Hidden Fortress (1958) - as Tahei
- The Inheritance (1962) - as Junichi Fujii
- High and Low (1963) - as Journalist
- Brave Records of the Sanada Clan (1963) - as Yukimura Sanada
- The Face of Another (1966) - as Apartment Superintendent
- Karafuto 1945 Summer Hyosetsu no mon (1974) - as the planter.
- Gray Sunset (Hana Ichimonme) (1985) - as Fuyukichi Takano
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