Actor known for his work in films high and low (Seven Samurai, Destroy All Monsters!) -- via Movies with Butter. In only his second film, he played the pivotal role of Rikichi, the farmer with a tragic past, in Kurosawa's Seven Samurai. From thence on he was prominent part of the Kurosawa acting ensemble, appearing in such classics as High and Low, Throne of Blood, Red Beard, and Yojimbo. At the same time, he loved working in Toho's tokusatu (special effects) and kaiju (monster) movies. He had great roles in Ishiro Honda films such as The Mysterians, The Human Vapor, and Attack of the Mushroom People.
|. . . as the leader of the Mysterians.|