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Takeshi Kato

Actor

Born - 24 May 1929, Tokyo, Japan
Died - 31 July 2015

Lean, menacing-looking, smooth-faced Japanese actor, a favourite of director Akira Kurosawa, who used him in supporting roles in many of his films. After a debut in Seven Samurai (1954), he was seen in well over 100 further films: Throne of Blood (1957), The Hidden Fortress (1958), The Bad Sleep Well (1960), Yojimbo (1961), the Insect Woman (1963), Sword of the Beast (1965), None But the Brave (1965), The Sands of Kurobe (1968), Summer Soldiers (1972), The Gate of Youth (1975), Shag (1978), Children of Nagasaki (1983), Godzilla 1985 (1984), Ran (1985), Princess from the Moon (1987), The Geisha House (1998), The Samurai I Loved (2005) and Setsuen (2010), his last, although he continued acting on TV until 2014. He died from a heart attack.