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Toshiro Mifune Just Got a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


From Last Samurai: Legendary Japanese star Toshiro Mifune Walk of Fame star:
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Toshiro Mifune will posthumously receive the 2,594th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday for a legendary career marked by appearances in more than 150 films during the golden age of Japanese cinema, including 16 directed by Akira Kurosawa.

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“Toshiro Mifune achieved more worldwide fame than any other Japanese actor of the century” and “left us with a treasure of iconic roles,” said Ana Martinez, the Walk of Fame’s producer.

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Mifune and Kurosawa’s 1954 Samurai epic “Seven Samurai” is considered by critics and film professionals as one of the greatest films ever made.

Mifune and Kurosawa also collaborated on an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” “Throne of Blood”; “The Hidden Fortress” which would influence George Lucas in the making of “Star Wars”; “Yojimbo,” which was remade as the Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western “A Fistful of Dollars”; and “Red Beard.”



And I certainly recommend that Star Wars fans watch the beginning of "The Hidden Fortress"—it's the origin/inspiration for C-3PO and R2-D2.

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I also highly recommend "Rashomon", which is famous for showing how people can have different perspectives on the same events, and "Seven Samurai" (which has been endlessly remade).

I first saw Mifune in the TV series "Shogun".

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It's great to hear from you, Ccwf! Welcome back. emoticon

Very good news about Toshiro Mifune. I can't think of any figure from classic Japanese cinema who is more deserving of this honor. Rashomon is one of my personal favorites.

I don't go down to Hollywood Boulevard very often, but next time I am there, I will have to see if I can find his star!
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