Keiju Kobayashi

Born in November 23rd, 1923

From Gunma, Japan

Keiju Kobayashi Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Keiju Kobayashi (23 November 1923–16 September 2010) was a Japanese actor. Born in Gunma Prefecture, he began acting at the Nikkatsu studio after dropping out of Nihon University and made his film debut in 1942. In a career that spanned 65 years, he appeared in over 250 films, most famously in the "Company President" (Shachō) comedy films made at Toho, where he worked alongside Hisaya Morishige, Daisuke Kato, Norihei Miki, and others.

There he helped define the popular image of the postwar salaryman. He also won many awards for his acting, including best actor awards at the Mainichi Film Awards for The Naked General in 1958 (where he played Kiyoshi Yamashita), for Kuroi gashū in 1960, and for The Elegant Life of Mr Everyman in 1963. Kobayashi appeared in films made by such notable directors as Akira Kurosawa, Yasujirō Ozu, Mikio Naruse, and Kihachi Okamoto.

He continued to give powerful performances after largely moving to television in the late 1960s. He died on 16 September 2010 of heart failure at the age of 86. Description above from the Wikipedia article Keiju Kobayashi, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Keiju Kobayashi Filmography

The Return of Godzilla Poster
September 13, 2016
Whisper of the Heart Poster
July 15, 1995
A Taxing Woman Poster
September 26, 1987
Godzilla 1985 Poster
August 23, 1985
Japan's Longest Day Poster
March 26, 1968
Samurai Assassin Poster
March 5, 1965
47 Ronin Poster
October 3, 1963
Sanjuro Poster
May 7, 1963