Actor Daisuke Kato (1910-1975)

Seven Samurai Bloody Spear on Mount Fuji Yojimbo

Humanity and Paper BalloonsSadao Yamanaka (1937)
The 47 Ronin – Kenji Mizoguchi (1941)
RashomonAkira Kurosawa (1950)
Vendetta of SamuraiKazuo Mori (1952)
IkiruAkira Kurosawa (1952)
Seven SamuraiAkira Kurosawa (1954)
Samurai I: Musashi MiyamotoHiroshi Inagaki (1954)
Bloody Spear on Mount FujiTomu Uchida (1955)
Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple Hiroshi Inagaki (1955)
Samurai III: Duel on Ganryu IslandHiroshi Inagaki (1956)
Early Spring – Yasujiro Ozu (1956)
Street of Shame – Kenji Mizoguchi (1956)
Throne of BloodAkira Kurosawa (1957)
The Three TreasuresHiroshi Inagaki (1959)
Chuji the Gambler – Senkichi Taniguchi (1960)
When a Woman Ascends the Stairs – Mikio Naruse (1960)
YojimboAkira Kurosawa (1961)
The End of Summer – Yasujiro Ozu (1961)
ChushinguraHiroshi Inagaki (1962)
An Autumn Afternoon – Yasujiro Ozu (1962)
Rise Against the SwordHiroshi Inagaki (1966)

(Key films outside the jidai-geki genre are listed in gray)

Durable character actor whose jovial round face pops up all throughout the history of Japanese cinema. Jidai-geki fans know him as a member of the Seven Samurai as well as for his supporting roles in Yojimbo, the Samurai trilogy and Bloody Spear on Mount Fuji.

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