Yoshio Inaba

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Yoshio Inaba
Born(1920-07-15)July 15, 1920
Narita, Chiba, Japan
DiedApril 20, 1998(1998-04-20) (aged 77)
OccupationActor
Years active1953 - 1989

Yoshio Inaba (稲葉 義男, Inaba Yoshio, July 15, 1920 – April 20, 1998) was a Japanese actor best known for his role as Gorobei) in Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. In addition to his career in film, Inaba was also a prolific theater actor and a member of the prestigious Haiyuza Theatre Company He died of a heart attack at the age of 77.

Filmography[edit]

  • Umi no hanabi (1951)
  • Wakare-gumo (1951)
  • Seven Samurai (1954) - Gorobei Katayama
  • Horafuki tanji (1954) - Escaped Prisoner Iwagorô
  • Verrat an Deutschland [de] (1955) - Mijagi
  • Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (続宮本武蔵 一乗寺の決闘 Zoku Miyamoto Musashi: Ichijōji no kettō) (1955)
  • Uruwashiki haha (1955) - Shigematsu
  • Shujinsen (1956)
  • Arashi (1956) - Detective of the special political police
  • Mitsu-kubi-tou (1956) - Shôshichi Kitô
  • Throne of Blood (1957) - Third Military Commander
  • Ninjitsu (1957)
  • Jun'ai Monogatari (1957) - Doctor at Nisseki Hospital
  • Niguruma no uta (1959) - Fujitaro
  • Fires on the Plain (1959)
  • Fujimi no otoko (1960)
  • Haru no yume (1960) - Yamada
  • Matsukawa-Jiken (1961)
  • Gokai senryo yari (1961) - Shibata
  • Kutsukake Tokijirô (1961) - Shôten
  • Otoko to otoko no ikiru machi (1962) - Shizuo Iwasaki
  • Woman of Design (1962) - Yasuda
  • Destiny's Son (1962) - Giichirô Ikebe
  • Harakiri (1962) - Jinai Chijiiwa
  • Zoku rokunin shimai (1962)
  • Yôsô (1963)
  • Shikonmado - Dai tatsumaki (1964) - Ronin (uncredited)
  • Ken (1964) - Seiichiro Kokubun
  • Kôge - Nibu: Mitsumata no shô (1964)
  • The Great Killing (1964)
  • Nemuri Kyôshirô: Joyôken (1964) - Bizen-ya the Merchant
  • Samurai Assassin (1965) - Keijiro Sumita
  • Sleepy Eyes of Death: Sword of Satan (1965) - Mizuno
  • Taiheiyô kiseki no sakusen: Kisuka (1965) - Tamai
  • Kemonomichi (1965)
  • The Guardman: Tokyo yôjimbô (1965) - Yoshida
  • Gohiki no shinshi (1966)
  • Onna no naka ni iru tanin (1966)
  • The Guardman: Tokyo Ninja Butai (1966) - Yoshida
  • Hikinige (1966)
  • Ichiman sanzennin (1966)
  • Rikugun Nakano gakko: Ryu-sango shirei (1967)
  • Chichi to ko: Zoku Na mo naku mazushiku utsukushiku (1967)
  • Nemuri Kyôshirô burai-hikae: Mashô no hada (1967)
  • Rengô kantai shirei chôkan: Yamamoto Isoroku (1968) - Chief of Staff Ugaki
  • Battle of the Japan Sea (1969) - Chief of Staff Officer Shimamura
  • Kage no kuruma (1970)
  • Wakamono no hata (1970)
  • Stray Cat Rock: Beat '71 (1971) - Yoshitarô Araki
  • Silence (1971) - Prisoner official
  • Shinobu-ito (1973)
  • Yajû gari (1973) - Onimaru
  • Kaseki (1974)
  • The Family (1974) - Ichinose Factory's owner
  • The Castle of Sand (1974) - Search chief clerk
  • Koi wa midori no kaze no naka (1974)
  • Shôwa karesusuki (1975)
  • Gokumon-to (1977) - Village Mayor Makihei Araki
  • Village of Eight Gravestones (1977) - Ochimusha
  • Mitsuyaku: Gaimushô kimitsu rôei jiken (1978) - Nakada
  • Kumokiri Nizaemon (1978) - Seizô
  • Nihon no don: kanketsuhen (1978) - Satomi
  • Burû Kurisumasu (1978)
  • 203 kochi (1980)
  • Nihon no atsui hibi bôsatsu: Shimoyama jiken (1981) - Horii
  • Matagi (1982) - Kokichi Suzuki
  • The Challenge (1982) - Instructor
  • Battle Anthem (1983) - Kamimura
  • Shōsetsu Yoshida gakkō (1983)
  • Keiji monogatari 2 - Ringo no uta (1983) - Kenzo Tashiro
  • Yôkirô (1983)
  • Kita no hotaru (1984) - Bessho (final film role)

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