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Kurosawa, Akira

Born: 1910 AD
Died: 1998 AD
Nationality: Japanese
Categories: Director

1910 – He was born on the 23rd day of March this year in Ota, Tokyo, Japan.


1936 – He learned of an apprenticeship program for directors through a major film studio, PCL (which later became Toho).


1943 – His first credited film (Sugata Sanshiro) was released this year.


1950 – He had a distinctive cinematic technique, which he had developed by this year, and which gave his films a unique look.


1960 – Many of Kurosawa’s scripts, including Throne of Blood, Seven Samurai and Ran were co-written with Hideo Oguni.


1990 – He made three more films during this year which were more personal than his earlier works.


1993 – His last film was entitled “Madadayo”.


1998 – He died on the 6th day of September this year in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan at the age of 88.