Tsutomu Yamazaki

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Tsutomu Yamazaki
Born (1936-12-02) December 2, 1936 (age 79)
Matsudo, Chiba, Japan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1960–present

Tsutomu Yamazaki (山崎 努 Yamazaki Tsutomu?, born December 2, 1936) is a Japanese actor. He won the Blue Ribbon Award for Best Actor in 1984 for The Funeral and Farewell to the Ark.[1]


Yamazaki made his film debut in 1963, as the kidnapper in Akira Kurosawa's High And Low. He worked with Kurosawa twice more: in the director's next film, 1965's Red Beard, then fifteen years later, in Kagemusha. He starred, as a trucker who resembles John Wayne, in Tampopo, a 1985 film about ramen, as well as co-starring in The Ramen Girl, a 2008 film about ramen, with Brittany Murphy.[2]

He also played a supporting role in Yojiro Takita's Departures.[3]



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  1. ^ ブルーリボン賞ヒストリー (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Retrieved April 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ Hadley-Garcia, George (January 23, 2009). "Broth in translation - The Japan Times". The Japan Times. 
  3. ^ Phipps, Keith (May 28, 2009). "Departures - Film - Movie Review - The A.V. Club". The A.V. Club. 

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