awards & nominations

The Karate Kid (1984)

Pat Morita as "Mr. Kesuke Miyagi"

Daniel (Ralph Macchio) moves to Southern California with his mother, Lucille (Randee Heller), but quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate and preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai.

Academy Award (1984)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1984)NominatedBest Supporting Actor