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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Isao Kimura (木村 功 Kimura Isao), also known as Kō Kimura, was a Japanese actor. He appeared in several films directed by Akira Kurosawa. The first was Stray Dog (1949) as Yusa the criminal. Perhaps his most notable collaboration with Kurosawa was in Seven Samurai as the youngest of the samurai, Katsushiro. During his career he also appeared in several films directed by Mikio Naruse as well as appearing in the famous Lone Wolf and Cub film series. In addition to a film career spanning almost thirty years, Kimura founded and directed an acting company which ultimately went bankrupt. He died of esophageal cancer at 57 years old.
June 22, 1923, Senda, Hiroshima, Japan
July 4, 1981
1949 Stray DogYusa 1952 IkiruIntern 1954 Seven SamuraiKatsushiro Okamoto 1957 Throne of BloodPhantom samurai 1960 Hero of the Red Light District 1963 High and LowDetective Arai 1963 Bushido, Samurai SagaHirotaro Iguchi 1963 Miyamoto Musashi: Birth of Two Sword StyleHon'iden Matahachi 1964 Miyamoto Musashi: The Duel at Ichijo TempleHon'iden Matahachi 1964 AssassinationTadasaburô Sasaki 1966 Sazen Tange and The Secret of the UrnYagyu Genzaburo 1967 ImpasseShingo, Ibuki 1967 The AffairMitsuhuru 1974 Lone Wolf and Cub: White Heaven in Hell 1974 Pastoral: To Die in the CountryFilm CriticLimited to the 15 most popular items