Tatsuo Saitō

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Tatsuo Saitō
Born10 June 1902
Died2 March 1968(1968-03-02) (aged 65)
Tokyo, Japan
Years active1925–1967

Tatsuo Saitō (斎藤 達雄, Saitō Tatsuo, 10 June 1902 – 2 March 1968) was a Japanese film actor. He appeared in more than one hundred films from 1925 to 1967.


Saitō joined Shochiku's Kamata studio and made his film debut with Ōkami no mure.[1] He is most known for his roles in Yasujirō Ozu's films, especially as the father in I Was Born, But.... After the war, he also acted for television and directed a number of films.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1965 Lord Jim
1962 My Geisha
1952 Rikon
1951 Tokyo File 212 Mr. Matsuto A Japanese-American co-production
1950 The Munekata Sisters
1941 Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family
1937 What Did the Lady Forget?
1932 I Was Born, But...
1931 Tokyo Chorus
1929 Days of Youth


  1. ^ "Saitō Tatsuo". Kotobanku (in Japanese). Asahi Shinbun. Retrieved 1 March 2015.

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