Minoru Chiaki

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Minoru Chiaki
Native name 千秋 実
Born Katsuji Sasaki
(1917-04-28)April 28, 1917
Onnenai, Nakagawa, Kamikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan
Died November 1, 1999(1999-11-01) (aged 82)
Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1949 - 1999
Spouse(s) Fumie Sasaki
Children Katsuhiko Sasaki

Minoru Chiaki (千秋 実, Chiaki Minoru, April 28, 1917 – November 1, 1999) was a Japanese actor who appeared in such films as Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon, Seven Samurai and The Hidden Fortress. 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).[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

  • Stray Dog (1949) - Girlie Show director
  • Rashōmon (1950) - Priest
  • Nanairo no hana (1950) - Tahei Izumi
  • Koi no Oranda-zaka (1951) - Suekichi
  • The Idiot (1951) - Mutsuo Kayama, the secretary
  • Araki Mataemon: Kettô kagiya no tsuji (1952)
  • Mōjū tsukai no shōjo (1952)
  • Bijo to touzoku (1952) - Takeichi no Takamaru
  • Kyô wa kaisha no gekkyûbi (1952) - Chief of General Affairs
  • Ikiru (1952) - Noguchi
  • Mogura yokochô (1953)
  • Seven Samurai (1954) - Heihachi Hayashida, one of the samurai
  • Shunkin monogatari (1954) - Teizo
  • Kakute yume ari (1954) - Sensuke Nasu
  • Saizansu nitôryû (1954) - Kojirô Sasaki / Daijirô - His son / Danjûrô - Travelling actor
  • Godzilla Raids Again (1955) - Kobayashi
  • Ryanko no Yatarô (1955) - Gozematsu
  • Kaettekita wakadan'na (1955) - Igarashi
  • I Live in Fear (1955) - Jiro Nakajima
  • Jirochô yûkyôden: amagi garasu (1955)
  • Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956) - Sasuke the boatman
  • Kyûketsu-ga (1956) - Sango Kawase
  • A Wife's Heart (1956) - Zenichi
  • Narazu-mono (1956) - Sobei
  • Gendai no yokubô (1956) - Mikami
  • Oshidori no mon (1956)
  • Oshaberi shacho (1957)
  • Throne Of Blood (1957) - Yoshiaki Miki
  • Ujô (1957) - Kenkichi Tanabe
  • Sanjûrokunin no jôkyaku (1957) - Motohashi - Drug Salesman
  • Hikage no musume (1957)
  • Tôhoku no zunmu-tachi (1957) - Tasuke
  • The Lower Depths (Kurosawa) (1957) - Tonosama - the former Samurai
  • Hadairo no tsuki (1957) - Umekichi Ishikura
  • Ninjutsu suikoden inazuma kotengu (1958)
  • Futari dake no hashi (1958) - Kaikichi Ishida
  • Anzukko (1958) - Saburo Yoshida
  • Uguisu-jô no hanayome (1958)
  • Hana no bojô (1958) - Fukuzô Yanami
  • The Hidden Fortress (1958) - Tahei
  • Oshaberi okusan (1959)
  • Sengoku gunto-den (1959) - Jibu
  • Naniwa no koi no monogatari (1959)
  • Anyakôro (1959) - Nobuyuki Tokito
  • The Human Condition (1959) - Onodera Heichô
  • Sâtsu rarete tama ruka (I) (1960)
  • Mito Komon 3: All Star Version (1960)
  • Case of a Young Lord 8 (1960) - Sasajima Toshizo
  • Shinran (1960) - Seizenbo
  • Yôtô monogatari: hana no Yoshiwara hyakunin-giri (1960) - Jôsuke
  • Shirakoya Komako (1960) - Matashirô
  • Zoku shinran (1960)
  • Yatarô gasa (1960) - Kichitaro
  • Gen to fudômyô-ô (1961)
  • Hadakakko (1961) - Sandwich man
  • Ashita aru kagiri (1962)
  • The Inheritance (1962) - Junichi Fujii
  • Amakusa Shirô Tokisada (1962) - Sôho Tanaka
  • Ogin-sama (1962)
  • Chiisakobe (1962) - Dairoku
  • Kigeki: Detatoko shôbu - 'Chinjarara monogatari' yori (1962) - Tarô Yamada
  • Hibari Chiemi no Yaji Kita Dochu (1963)
  • Hibari Chiemi no oshidori senryô gasa (1963)
  • High and Low (1963) - Journalist
  • Uogashi no sempû musume (1963)
  • Gobanchô yûgirirô (1963) - Takematsu
  • Brave Records of the Sanada Clan (1963) - Yukimura Sanada
  • Rojingai no kaoyaku (1963) - Fujimura Genzaemon
  • The Body (1964) - Sasaki
  • Samé (1964) - Shirosa
  • Kono sora no aru kagiri (1964) - Ryûtarô Nogami
  • Shirotori (1965) - Sanai
  • Hiya-meshi to Osan to Chan (1965) - Nakagawa (episode 1)
  • Zero faita dai kûsen (1966)
  • The Face of Another (1966) - Apartment Superintendent
  • Lake of Tears (1966) - Kidayu Momose
  • Hatamoto yakuza (1966)
  • Ai no Sanka (1967) - The Ship-master
  • Sei no kigen (1967) - Girl's father
  • Nippon ichi no danzetsu otoko (1969) - Shimizu
  • Yoru no isoginchaku (1970) - Pastor
  • Karafuto 1945 Summer Hyosetsu no mon (1974) - Planter
  • Kyojin-gun monogatari: Susume eikô e (1977)
  • Tokugawa ichizoku no houkai (1980)
  • Gray Sunset (Hana Ichimonme) (1985) - Fuyukichi Takano
  • Don Matsugorô no daibôken (1987) - Amenomori Seikai (final film role)

Television[edit]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Awards for Hana ichimonme (1985)" (in Japanese). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 

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