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Eijirō Tōno (東野英治郎 Tōno Eijirō, 17 September 1907 – 8 September 1994) was a Japanese actor who, in a career lasting more than 50 years, appeared in over 400 television shows, nearly 250 films and numerous stage productions. He is best known in the West for his roles in films by Akira Kurosawa, such as Seven Samurai (1954) and Yojimbo (1961), and films by Yasujirō Ozu, such as Tokyo Story (1953) and An Autumn Afternoon (1962). He also appeared in Kill! by Kihachi Okamoto and Tora! Tora! Tora!, a depiction of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. His final film was Juzo Itami's A-ge-man (Tales of a Golden Geisha) in 1990. Tōno also starred as the title character in the long-running television jidaigeki series Mito Kōmon from 1969 to 1983. In the early years of his career he acted under the name of Katsuji Honjo (本庄克二).
September 17, 1907, Gunma, Japan
September 8, 1994
1949 Stray Dog 1953 Tokyo StorySanpei Numata 1954 Seven SamuraiKidnapper 1955 Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji TempleBaiken Shishido 1956 Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu IslandBaiken Shishido 1957 The Lower DepthsTomekichi the Tinker 1958 The Ballad of NarayamaMessenger 1959 The Human Condition I: No Greater Love 1959 Good MorningTomizawa 1961 YojimboGonji, tavern keeper 1962 An Autumn AfternoonSakuma, The 'Gourd' 1963 High and LowFactory Worker 1964 Pale FlowerGang Leader 1965 Red BeardGoheiji 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora!Vice Admiral Chuichi NagumoLimited to the 15 most popular items