Andrew Hughes (actor)
January 1, 1908|
|Died||September 1, 1996(aged 88)|
|Occupation||Business executive, actor|
Andrew Hughes (アンドリュー・ヒューズ, Andoryû Hyûzu, born January 1, 1908 - September 1, 1996) was a Turkish-born actor and business executive best known for acting in several Japanese films. His most notable role was that of Adolf Hitler in the 1965 Japanese comedy Crazy Adventure.
Hughes has also appeared in films such as King Kong Escapes (1967), Destroy All Monsters (1968), Tidal Wave (1973), ESPY (1974), and Sayonara Jupiter (1984). He also starred in the Hollywood films The Last Voyage (1960) and Flight from Ashiya (1964) (both partially filmed and set in Japan).
Being virtually exclusively active in the Japanese film industry, Hughes was often cast in the roles of various Westerners, often portraying an international reporter, politician or foreign military officer. Not much is known about Hughes's early, pre-acting years, but it is known that he was born in Ottoman Turkey where he originally worked as a career businessman with some small-time acting experience as an extra. Actor Robert Dunham asserted that most fellow Western actors in Japan were in fact of Turkish origin as many Turks had fled to Japan after the Turkish revolution by ways of China in order to avoid being drafted to the army. Hughes was ultimately based in Tokyo as an import-export businessman and eventually started making numerous appearances in Japanese films in a career that spanned from the late 1950s to the mid-1980s. As most Westerners appearing in Japanese films at the time spoke little or no Japanese, Hughes was dubbed by Japanese-speaking actors in most of his films.
|1959||Daitoa senso to kokusai saiban||General MacArthur||Daitoa senso to kokusai saiban|
|Submarine I-57 Will Not Surrender||Western Diplomat||Sensuikan I-57 kofuku sezu|
|Battle in Outer Space||Meeting attendees||Uchū Daisensō||Uncredited|
|1960||The Last Voyage||Radio Operator||Scenes filmed in Japan|
|1964||Flight from Ashiya||Dr. Horton||Scenes filmed in Japan|
|1965||Crazy Adventure||Adolf Hitler||Kureji no daiboken||Reissued in the U.S. as: Don't Call Me a Crime Man|
|1966||Water Cyborg||Professor Howard||Kaitei daisensô||U.S. Title: The Terror Beneath the Sea|
|Ôgon batto||Dr. Pearl|
|1967||King Kong Escapes||United Nations journalist||Kingu Kongu no gyakushû||Reissued in Japan as: King Kong's Counterattack|
|1968||Booted Babe, Busted Boss||Stonefeller||Hyappatsu hyakuchu: Ogon on me|
|Destroy All Monsters||Dr. Stevenson||Kaijû sôshingeki|
|1969||New Zealand no Wakadaishō||John O'Hara||New Zealand no Wakadaishō|
|Latitude Zero||Sir Maurice Poeley||Ido zero daisakusen||Uncredited|
|The Battle of the Japan Sea||Admiral Logestvinsky||Nihonkai daikaisen|
|1973||Submersion of Japan||Australian Prime Minister||Nippon chinbotsu||Based on the book Japan Sinks by Sakyo Komatsu|
|1970||Tora! Tora! Tora!||Embassy Delegation Employee of Japan||Uncredited|
|1976||Fumō Chitai||President of Luckyed||Fumō Chitai|
|1984||Sayonara Jupiter||Senator Shadllic (Earth Federation Congress)||Sayônara, Jûpetâ|
- de Gruyter, Walter (2004). Japanese Biographical Index. Germany: Die Deutsche Bibliothek. ISBN 3-598-34026-5.
- Afi (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1961-70: Feature Films, 1961-1970. California, USA: University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520209701.
- Ryfle, Steve (1999). Japan's Favorite Mon-star: The Unauthorized Biography of "The Big G". Canada: ECW Press. ISBN 978-1550223484.
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