Kunie Tanaka1932 — 2021 Age: 88 years old
Kunie Tanaka (田中 邦衛 Tanaka Kunie, November 23, 1932 - March 24, 2021) was a Japanese actor. He had his first notable role in 1960 as a thug in Akira Kurosawa's The Bad Sleep Well, and worked with the director again on Sanjuro. Tanaka is well known for his roles in Kinji Fukasaku's yakuza films, namely the Battles Without Honor and Humanity series. He also appeared in Masaki Kobayashi's Kwaidan. He has been nominated for five Japanese Academy Awards, winning the Best Supporting Actor statuette for Gakko in 1993. He appeared as the lecherous Shinjiro Ishiyama, nicknamed Aodaishō, the antagonist of the hero, played by Yūzō Kayama, in all of the Wakadaishō series of films. The character Kizaru, from Eiichiro Oda's manga series One Piece, is modeled after Tanaka.
Wednesday, November 23, 1932, Gifu Prefecture, Japan.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
1959 The Human Condition II: Road to EternityObara Nitôhei 1960 The Bad Sleep WellHitman 1962 SanjuroSamurai 1962 The Inheritance 1962 PitfallMan in White Suit 1965 KwaidanYasaku (segment "Miminashi Hôichi no hanashi") 1966 The Face of AnotherPatient at Mental Hospital 1966 The Sword of DoomSenkichi 1969 GoyokinHirosuke 1970 Dodes'ka-denHatsutaro Kawaguchi 1971 The Battle of Okinawa 1973 Battles Without Honor and HumanityMakihara Masakichi 1973 Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Proxy WarMasakichi Makihara 1974 Battles Without Honor and Humanity: Police TacticsMasakichi Makihara 1975 The Bullet TrainKoga's BrotherLimited to the 15 most popular items