20 February 1894|
Kotesashi Village, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
|Died||26 May 1971(aged 77)|
Bokuzen Hidari (左 卜全 Hidari Bokuzen, 20 February 1894 - 26 May 1971) was a Japanese actor and comedian born in Kotesashi Village (now part of Tokorozawa), Iruma District, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. He appeared in such films as Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, The Lower Depths and Ikiru. Hidari was famous among Japanese audiences for his portrayals of meek, downtrodden men, and although a teetotaller, was renowned for his convincing drunk scenes (see esp. "Ikiru").
- Scandal (1950)
- Ikiru (1952)
- Seven Samurai (1954) - Farmer Yohei
- Wolf (1955)
- The Lower Depths (1957)
- The Badger Palace (大当り狸御殿 Oatari tanukigoten) aka The Princess of Badger Palace (1958)
- Sennin Buraku (1961)
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