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Yoshio Inaba (I) (1920–1998)

Japanese character actor who achieved his greatest acclaim in the role of "Gorobei" in Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (1954). Inaba began in the theatre after the Second World War, joining the Haiyu-Za company and appearing in plays such as The Cherry Orchard and The Threepenny Opera. His film debut came in 1954, and he worked steadily in the ... See full bio »

Born:

in Japan

Died:

(age 77) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

Seven Samurai Gorobei Katayama
(1954)
Throne of Blood Third Military Commander
(1957)
Harakiri Jinai Chijiiwa
(1962)
Samurai Assassin Keijiro Sumita
(1965)

Filmography

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 1984 Kita no hotaru
Bessho
 1983 The Geisha
 1983 Keiji monogatari 2 - Ringo no uta
Kenzo Tashiro
 1983 Battle Anthem
Kamimura
 1982 The Challenge
Instructor
 1982 The Old Bear Hunter
Kokichi Suzuki
 1981 Willful Murder
Horii
 1980 203 kochi
 1974-1978 Zatôichi monogatari (TV Series)
 1978 Kumokiri Nizaemon
Seizô
 1978 Edo no Taka: Goyôbeya Hankachô (TV Series)
Seibei
- Otakagumi tanjô (1978) ... Seibei
 1977 Village of Eight Gravestones
Ochimusha
 1977 The Devil's Island
Village Mayor Makihei Araki
 1975 Hissatsu shiokiya kagyô (TV Series)
Sôemon Miharaya
- Ippitsu keijô kyôgen ga mieta (1975) ... Sôemon Miharaya
 1974 The Fossil
 1974 The Castle of Sand
Search chief clerk
 1974 The Family
Ichinose Factory's owner
 1973 Yajû gari
Onimaru
 1973 Ôedo sôsamô (TV Series)
 1971 Silence
Prisoner official
 1971 Stray Cat Rock: Beat '71
Yoshitarô Araki
 1969 Battle of the Japan Sea
Chief of Staff Officer Shimamura
 1965 Supai
 1965 Beast Alley
 1965 The Guard-man (TV Series)
 1965 Heitai yakuza
 1965 Samurai Assassin
Keijiro Sumita
 1964 Nemuri Kyôshirô: Joyôken
Bizen-ya the Merchant
 1964 Ken
Seiichiro Kokubun
 1964 Shikonmado - Dai tatsumaki
Ronin (uncredited)
 1963 Yôsô
 1962 Harakiri
Jinai Chijiiwa
 1962 Kiru
Giichirô Ikebe
 1962 Woman of Design
Yasuda
 1962 Otoko to otoko no ikiru machi
Shizuo Iwasaki
 1961 The Gambler's Code
Shôten
 1961 Gokai senryo yari
Shibata
 1960 Spring Dreams
Yamada
 1959 Ballad of the Cart
Fujitaro
 1957 Jun'ai monogatari
Doctor at Nisseki Hospital
 1957 Throne of Blood
Third Military Commander
 1956 Mitsu-kubi-tou
Shôshichi Kitô
 1956 Arashi
Detective of the special political police
 1955 Uruwashiki haha
Shigematsu
 1955 Verrat an Deutschland
Mijagi
 1954 Horafuki tanji
Escaped Prisoner Iwagorô
 1954 Seven Samurai
Gorobei Katayama
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Personal Details

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Trivia:

He was useless at remembering his lines. This caused Akira Kurosawa to yell at him during the making of 'Seven Samurai'.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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