[Image: B/w photo of Toshiro Mifune in shirtsleeves, via Criterion.com]

One of many iconic actors from Japan’s mid-century film output, Toshiro Mifune (born this day in 1920) was beloved not only for his stunning good looks, but his physicality and understated, sincerely emotive technique.  Most famous for his films with director Akira Kurosawa, students and staff can find two outstanding samples of their work together on our shelves: Rashomon and Seven Samurai.

[Image: B/w photo of Toshiro Mifune in shirtsleeves, via Criterion.com]

One of many iconic actors from Japan’s mid-century film output, Toshiro Mifune (born this day in 1920) was beloved not only for his stunning good looks, but his physicality and understated, sincerely emotive technique.  Most famous for his films with director Akira Kurosawa, students and staff can find two outstanding samples of their work together on our shelves: Rashomon and Seven Samurai.

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