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Beloved Japanese actor most recognizable for his intense, eccentric yakuza film roles and his artificially enlarged cheekbones. He has appeared in some 300 films but is best known in the West for his performance in the cult film Branded to Kill (1967). In Japan, he is also known by the nickname "Joe the Ace" (エースのジョー Ēsu no Jō) for his popular role in the Western Fast-Draw Guy (1961).
Wednesday, December 6, 1933, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Saturday, January 18, 2020
1962 Glass-Hearted JohnnyJo 1963 Youth of the BeastJôji 'Jo' Mizuno 1963 Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell, Bastards!Hideo Tajima 1964 Gate of FleshShintaro Ibuki 1964 Cruel Gun StoryTogawa 1967 Branded to KillGorô Hanada 1967 A Colt Is My PassportShuji Kamimura 1974 Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Final EpisodeKatsutoshi Otomo 1981 Edo PornJyuppensha Ikku 1986 Bound for the Fields, the Mountains, and the SeacoastSchool Principal 1988 Tokyo: The Last MegalopolisTokuji Hayakawa 1990 Neo Chinpira: Zoom Goes the BulletJunichi Mizuta 1991 Neo Chinpira 2: Zoom Goes the BulletJunichi Mizuta 2005 Flower & Snake II 2010 A Night in Nude: SalvationNaoki / YamagamiLimited to the 15 most popular items