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Kinuyo Tanaka

Kinuyo Tanaka

Birthday: 1910-11-28 | Place of Birth: Yamaguchi, Japan

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaKinuyo Tanaka (29 November 1909 – 21 March 1977) was a Japanese actress and director.Tanaka was born in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. She became a leading actress at an early age, appearing in Yasujirō Ozu's I Graduated, But... in 1929. The following year she played the lead in Aiyoku no ki, and in 1931 she appeared in Japan's first talkie, The Neighbor's Wife and Mine, directed by Heinosuke Gosho.She had a close working relationship with director Kenji Mizoguchi, having parts in 15 of his films, including leading roles in The Life of Oharu (1952), Ugetsu (1953) and Sansho the Bailiff (1954). Their working relationship ended when Mizoguchi countered a recommendation from the Directors Guild of Japan for the Nikkatsu studio to hire her as a director. Despite this, the production of her second film as director went ahead, but Tanaka never forgave Mizoguchi, and the reasons for his behaviour are unclear. She also played Noboru Yasumoto's mother in Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (1965). For her portrayal in Kei Kumai's Sandakan N° 8 she won the Best Actress Award at the 25th Berlin International Film Festival in 1975.[2] Her last screen appearance was in 1976 in Kei Kumai's Kita No Misaki.Tanaka was the second Japanese woman who worked as a film director, after Sakane Tazuko (1904‐1975). Her first directing job was on the film Love Letter in 1953, and she made five further films in that role.Description above from the Wikipedia article Kinuyo Tanaka, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Known For

Sansho the Bailiff
Sansho the Bailiff

Sansho the Bailiff   1954

Release Date: 
1954

Rating: 8.4

genres: 
Drama
Stars: 
Kinuyo Tanaka  /  Kyôko Kagawa  /  Eitarô Shindô
Love Letter
Love Letter

Love Letter   1953

Release Date: 
1953

Rating: 7.2

genres: 
Romance
Stars: 
Masayuki Mori  /  Kinuyo Tanaka  /  Chishu Ryu
Ugetsu
Ugetsu

Ugetsu   1953

Release Date: 
1953

Rating: 8.2

genres: 
Fantasy  /  Drama  /  Mystery
Stars: 
Masayuki Mori  /  Machiko Kyō  /  Kinuyo Tanaka
The Life of Oharu
The Life of Oharu

The Life of Oharu   1952

Release Date: 
1952

Rating: 8.2

genres: 
Drama
Stars: 
Kinuyo Tanaka  /  Ichirô Sugai  /  Toshirō Mifune
Miyamoto Musashi
Miyamoto Musashi

Miyamoto Musashi   1944

Release Date: 
1944

Rating: 6.5

genres: 
Drama  /  History
Stars: 
Kinuyo Tanaka
Ornamental Hairpin
Ornamental Hairpin

Ornamental Hairpin   1941

Release Date: 
1941

Rating: 7.3

genres: 
Drama  /  Romance  /  Foreign
Stars: 
Hiroko Kawasaki  /  Kinuyo Tanaka  /  Chishu Ryu

Acting

1954
Sansho the Bailiff

as    Tamaki

1953
Ugetsu

as    Miyagi

1952
The Life of Oharu

as    Oharu

1944
Miyamoto Musashi

as    Shinobu Nonomiya

1941
Ornamental Hairpin

as    Emi

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