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  • Mako

    Born on December 10, 1933 in Kobe, Japan

awards & nominations

The Sand Pebbles (1966)

Mako as "Po-han"

In 1926, the USS San Pablo patrols the Yangtze River during the clashes between Chiang Kai-shek's communists and Chinese warlords. Eight-year veteran machinist Jake Holman (Steve McQueen), new to the self-named "sand pebbles" crew, immediately draws deep suspicion due to his independent streak. Ordered to protect Americans, including schoolteacher Shirley Eckhart (Candice Bergen), Jake and the gunboat crew are unwittingly drawn into a bitter nationalistic feud that holds grim consequences.

Academy Award (1966) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1966) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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