Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Toshiro Mifune

Was digging through some old production stills and found these featuring the legendary Toshiro Mifune. Enjoy (click to enlarge).

1949's Stray Dog with Takashi Shimura (and the very hot Keiko Awaji, between).

From The Bad Sleep Well (1960). That's the great character actor Ko Nishimura on the right. Mifune's character is slowly, methodically driving him insane.

From the taut kidnap thriller High and Low (1963), my hands-down, all-time favorite Kurosawa picture.

As farmer-cum-swordsman Kikuchiyo in Seven Samurai (1954).

One year after Seven Samurai, Mifune transformed himself into a paranoid, A-bomb-obsessed old man for I Live In Fear (Takashi Shimura, right).

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