Toshiro Mifune
Throne of Blood (1957)
Toshiro Mifune is one of the greatest actors of all time. An actor who could truly do it all. Making his name in Samurai films, Mifune is the image you think of when you think samurai. Prior to Mifune, Samurai were clean shaven, honourable men in pop culture. Mifune was different. He was gruff, bearded, he has limp in his step and a squint in his eye. Put it simply, there were samurai movies before Mifune, and Samurai movies after Mifune.
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