Open in app open_in_new
Hideo Oguni (小国 英雄 Oguni Hideo, 9 July 1904 – 5 February 1996) was a Japanese writer who wrote over 100 screenplays. He is best known for co-writing screenplays for a number of films directed by Akira Kurosawa, including Ikiru, The Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood and The Hidden Fortress. His first film with Kurosawa was Ikiru, and according to film professor Catherine Russell, it was Oguni who devised that film's two-part structure. Film critic Donald Richie regarded him as the "humanist" among Kurosawa's writers. In 2013, Oguni and frequent screenwriting collaborators Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto and Ryūzō Kikushima were awarded the Jean Renoir Award by the Writers Guild of America West. Writing credits other than for Kurosawa films include Heinosuke Gosho's Entotsu no mieru basho in 1953, Koji Shima's Warning from Space in 1956, Tora! Tora! Tora!, and Hiroshi Inagaki's Machibuse in 1970.
July 9, 1904, Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
February 5, 1996
1952 IkiruScreenplay 1954 Seven SamuraiScreenplay 1955 I Live in FearWriter 1956 Warning from SpaceScreenplay 1957 Throne of BloodScreenplay 1957 The Lower DepthsScreenplay 1958 The Hidden FortressWriter 1960 The Bad Sleep WellWriter 1962 SanjuroScreenplay 1963 High and LowScreenplay 1965 Red BeardAuthor 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora!Screenplay 1970 Dodes'ka-denScreenplay 1970 The Ambush: Incident at Blood PassWriter 1985 RanScreenplayLimited to the 15 most popular items