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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Minoru Chiaki (千秋 実 Chiaki Minoru, July 30, 1917 (some sources say April 28)–November 1, 1999) was a Japanese actor who appeared in such films as Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and The Hidden Fortress. In Seven Samurai he was the good-natured samurai Heihachi and he was the first of the samurai to be killed. Ironically, in real life he turned out to be the last of the seven actors to die. Later in his career he appeared as a secondary actor in many Toei films. In 1986 he was given the Best Actor prize at the Japan Academy Prize ceremony for his performance in Toei's Gray Sunset (1985). Description above from the Wikipedia article Minoru Chiaki, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
July 30, 1917, Hokkaido, Japan (some sources say 28 April 1917)
November 1, 1999
1949 Stray DogGirlie Show director 1950 RashomonPriest 1950 Scandal 1951 The IdiotMutsuo Kayama, the secretary 1952 IkiruNoguchi 1954 Seven SamuraiHeihachi Hayashida 1955 Godzilla Raids AgainKôji Kobayashi 1955 I Live in FearJiro Nakajima 1956 Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu IslandSasuke the boatman 1957 Throne of BloodYoshiaki Miki 1957 The Lower DepthsFormer Samurai 1958 The Hidden FortressTahei 1959 The Human Condition II: Road to EternityOnodera Heichô 1963 High and LowFirst Reporter 1966 The Face of AnotherApartment SuperintendentLimited to the 15 most popular items