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Kôji Mitsui Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Yokohama, Japan
Died in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan  (heart failure)

Mini Bio (1)

Kôji Mitsui was born on March 6, 1910 in Yokohama, Japan. He was an actor, known for The Lower Depths (1957), High and Low (1963) and The Hidden Fortress (1958). He died on July 20, 1979 in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan.

Trade Mark (2)

Lean, sardonic face
Distinctive nasal voice, with a "unique charm and sense of rhythm"

Trivia (4)

Appeared as the master's son in the 1934 film, Story of Floating Weeds, and an itinerant supporting player in the 1959 version, Floating Weeds.
In 1971, Mitsui's film and television appearances were less, as he underwent gastric ulcer surgery.
In December 1971, a year after 'Dodesukaden' failed at the box office, Mitsui was drinking at Kurosawa's house, with Kamatari Fujiwara and their wives. At the end of the visit, he was incredibly drunk, and told Kurosawa "You're a coward not to make another movie." The next day, Kurosawa tried to take his own life. A horrified Mitsui rushed to Kurosawa's side and apologized.
His voice work in 'Chikara to onna no yo no naka' makes him one of the first Japanese voice actors in existence.

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