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)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1966)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture