Actor Minoru Chiaki (1917-1999)

Rashomon Seven Samurai The Hidden Fortress

Stray DogAkira Kurosawa (1949)
RashomonAkira Kurosawa (1950)
Vendetta of SamuraiKazuo Mori (1952)
IkiruAkira Kurosawa (1952)
Seven SamuraiAkira Kurosawa (1954)
Samurai III: Duel on Ganryu IslandHiroshi Inagaki (1956)
Throne of BloodAkira Kurosawa (1957)
The Lower DepthsAkira Kurosawa (1957)
The Hidden FortressAkira Kurosawa (1958)
The Human Condition II: The Road to EternityMasaki Kobayashi (1959)
Their Own WorldTomu Uchida (1959)
Killing in YoshiwaraTomu Uchida (1960)
Mighty ShosukeSadatsugu Matsuda (1960)
Samurai VagabondsTadashi Sawashima (1960)
Yakuza of InaMasahiro Makino (1960)
Travels of Hibari & Chiemi: The Tumultuous JourneyTadashi Sawashima (1962)
Travels of Hibari & Chiemi: The Lovebird's 1000 Ryo UmbrellaTadashi Sawashima (1963)
A Brave RoninYasushi Sasaki (1963)
High and LowAkira Kurosawa (1963)
Cold Rice / Osan / Chan – Tomotaka Tasaka (1965)

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

A favorite performer of Akira Kurosawa, Chiaki left an indeliable mark as the priest in Rashomon, the light-hearted, wood-chopping Heihachi in Seven Samurai, and half of the bickering peasant duo in The Hidden Fortress.

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