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Keiju Kobayashi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Keiju Kobayashi (23 November 1923–16 September 2010) was a Japanese actor. Born in Gunma Prefecture, he began acting at the Nikkatsu studio after dropping out of Nihon University and made his film debut in 1942. In a career that spanned 65 years, he appeared in over 250 films, most famously in the "Company President" (Shachō) comedy films made at Toho, where he worked alongside Hisaya Morishige, Daisuke Kato, Norihei Miki, and others. There he helped define the popular image of the postwar salaryman. He also won many awards for his acting, including best actor awards at the Mainichi Film Awards for The Naked General in 1958 (where he played Kiyoshi Yamashita), for Kuroi gashū in 1960, and for The Elegant Life of Mr Everyman in 1963. Kobayashi appeared in films made by such notable directors as Akira Kurosawa, Yasujirō Ozu, Mikio Naruse, and Kihachi Okamoto. He continued to give powerful performances after largely moving to television in the late 1960s. He died on 16 September 2010 of heart failure at the age of 86. Description above from the Wikipedia article Keiju Kobayashi, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Nov 23, 1923 In Gunma, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Tiger of Malaya 1943-06-24
Latest Project:
Movie To Love 1997-10-04
Known For
Movie To Love Kamijo 1997-10-04
Movie Tasmania Story 1990-06-21
Movie Yawara! Jigoro inokuma 1989-04-15
Movie A Taxing Woman 1987-02-07
Movie For Business Mihara 1986-08-22
Movie Tree Without Leaves Hatsu-rojin 1986-11-15
Movie The Gentlemen’s Alliance 1986-12-13
Movie Godzilla 1985 Prime Minister Mitamura 1985-08-23
Movie The Imperial Navy Isoroku Yamamoto 1981-08-08
Movie White Love Keisuke Uemura 1979-08-03
Movie Mount Hakkoda 1977-06-04
Movie Love and Separation in Sri Lanka 1976-05-29
Movie Tora-san, the Intellectual 1975-12-27
Movie Submersion of Japan Dr. Tadokoro (D-1 Project Leader) 1973-12-29
Movie The Battle of Okinawa General Ushijima 1971-08-14
Movie I Hear the Whistle Takashi Sugimoto 1971-09-24
Movie Bakumatsu Yoshinosuke Saigo 1970-02-14
Movie The Militarists Premier Hideki Tojo 1970-09-11
Movie The Thin Line Isao Tashiro 1966-02-12
Movie Samurai Assassin Einosuke Kurihara 1965-01-03
Movie Ken Eri Itami 1964-03-14
Movie Pressure of Guilt 1963-02-17
Movie The Elegant Life of Mr. Everyman 1963-11-16
Movie Sanjuro The Spy 1962-01-01
Movie The Wiser Age Jiro Ishikawa 1962-01-14
Movie My Hobo Junpei Shishido 1962-11-23
Movie A Wanderer's Notebook Fujiyama 1962-09-29
Movie 47 Ronin Awajinokami Wakisake (Lord Awaji) 1962-11-03
Movie Happiness of Us Alone Michio Katayama 1961-01-15
Movie The End of Summer Hisao, Fumiko's husband 1961-10-29
Movie Snow in the South Seas 1961-09-29
Movie The Lost Alibi Teiichiro Ishino 1960-03-13
Movie Storm Over the Pacific 1960-04-26
Movie Makeraremasen katsumadewa 1958-01-09
Movie Little Peach Tayama 1958-05-13
Movie Summer Clouds Hatsuji 1958-09-02
Movie Sudden Rain Nenkichi Imazato (the man next door) 1956-01-14
Movie A Wife's Heart 1956-05-03
Movie The First Kiss 1955-09-21
Movie Here Is a Spring 1955-02-12
Movie Mr. Pu 1953-04-14
Movie Husband and Wife Shigekichi Hayakawa 1953-01-22
Movie Eagle of the Pacific Staff Officer 1953-10-20
Movie Dimple of Tokyo 1952-07-15
Movie Repast Shinzo Murata, Michiyo's brother 1951-11-23
Movie The Rainbow Man Ryôsuke Akashi 1949-07-18
Movie The Tiger of Malaya Hassan 1943-06-24
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