Ken Takakura

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 54
Ken Takakura , born Goichi Oda , was a Japanese actor and singer who appeared in over 200 films. Affectionately referred to as "Ken-san" by audiences, he was best known for his brooding style and the stoic presence he brought to his roles. He won the Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role four times, more than any other actor. read more

Ken Takakura , born Goichi Oda , was a Japanese actor and singer who appeared in over 200 films. Affectionately referred to as "Ken-san" by audiences, he was best known for his brooding style and the stoic presence he brought to his roles. He won the Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role four times, more than any other actor. Takakura additionally received the Japanese Medal of Honor with purple ribbon in 1998, the Person of Cultural Merit award in 2006, and the Order of Culture in 2013.

Birth Name

Goichi Oda

Born

Monday, 16 February 1931

Died

Monday, 10 November 2014

Actor Filmography

Ken San Himself 2016
Dearest Eiji Kurashima 2012
Gelatin Silver, Love Himself (archive footage) 2009
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles Gou-ichi Takata 2005
The Firefly Yamaoka Shûji / Yamaoka Shuji 2001
47 Ronin Kuranosuke Ôishi 1994
Mr. Baseball Uchiyama 1992
Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star actor 'The Yakuza' (archive footage) (uncredited) 1991
Buddies Kadokura 1989
Black Rain Masahiro 1989
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Ken San Himself 2016
Dearest Eiji Kurashima 2012
Gelatin Silver, Love Himself (archive footage) 2009
Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles Gou-ichi Takata 2005
The Firefly Yamaoka Shûji / Yamaoka Shuji 2001
47 Ronin Kuranosuke Ôishi 1994
Mr. Baseball Uchiyama 1992
Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star actor 'The Yakuza' (archive footage) (uncredited) 1991
Buddies Kadokura 1989
Black Rain Masahiro 1989
Yasha Shuji 1985
Izakaya Chôji Eiji 1983
Antarctica Akira Ushioda 1983
Kaikyô Go Akutsu 1982
Station Eiji Mikami 1981
A Distant Cry from Spring Kosaku Tajima 1980
Never Give Up Takeshi Ajisawa 1978
The Yellow Handkerchief Yusaku Shima 1977
Hakkodasan Captain Tokushima 1977
Yasagure Keiji 1976
Kobe Kokusai Gang Masato Dan 1975
Bullet Train Tetsuo Okita 1975
Great Jailbreak Ichiro Kozue 1975
The Yakuza Tanaka Ken 1974
The Homeless Joukichi 1974
San-daime Shumei 1974
Golgo 13 Duke Togo 1973
Saigo no tokkôtai 1970
Shôwa zankyô-den: Shinde moraimasu 1970
Too Late the Hero Maj. Yamaguchi 1970
Brave Red Flower of the North 1970
Nihon ansatsu hiroku 1969
Chivalrous Geisha Shimada 1969
Red Peony Gambler: Second Generation Ceremony 1969
Shôwa zankyô-den: Karajishi jingi Hanada Hidejiro 1969
Red Peony Gambler 3: The Flower Cards Game Shogo Hanaoka 1969
Red Peony Gambler Shogo Hanaoka 1968
Shôwa zankyô-den: Chizome no karajishi Hidejirô Hanada 1967
The Chivalrous Life Ryuma Ibuki 1967
Showa zankyo-den: Ippiki okami 1966
Kamikaze yarô 1966
Shôwa zankyô-den: Karajishi botan 1966
Brutal Tales of Chivalry Seiji Terajima 1965
Miyamoto Musashi V: Duel at Ganryu Island Sasaki Kojiro 1965
Abashiri Bangaichi Shinichi Tsukibana 1965
A Fugitive from the Past Ajimura 1965
Ôkami to buta to ningen Jirô, second brother 1964
An Outlaw Minami 1964
Miyamoto Musashi IV: Duel at Ichijyo-ji Temple Sasaki Kojiro 1964
Miyamoto Musashi III: Birth of the Nito-ryu Style Sasaki Kojiro 1963
Jinsei gekijô: hisha kaku 1963
Lady Sen and Hideyori Naomori 1962
Koi to Taiyo to Gang 1962
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