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Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa
  • Career: Director
  • Top celebrities: 3157
  • BirthDate: 1910, 23 of March , Tokyo, Japan
  • Spouse: Yôko Yaguchi (21 May 1945 - 1 February 1985) (her death) 2 children
  • Zodiac sign: Aries
  • Facts of life

    Akira Kurosawa

    Akira Kurosawa is a British actor born on March 23, 1910 in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. He started his acting career at very young age of six years, when he starred in a movie name Macbeth. His role was the lead role in the movie and it saw the beginning of his limelight career.  Akira Kurosawa kept his movie selection style quite random to excel in every genre of movies. He even starred in many TV shows, as guest or recurring star. The most significant role in his career came with the role of John Lennon in the movie Nowhere Boy. He is also very popular for his role of David "Dave" Lizewski in the movie Kick Ass. His most recognized work includes movies like The Greatest, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, The Apocalypse, Shanghai Knights, Kick-Ass 2, Kick Ass, and Nowhere Boy. For the movie Nowhere Boy, he also won the award of Empire Award for Best Newcomer.

  • Awards: Won Honorary Award - 1990 for "For cinematic accomplishments that have inspired, delighted, enriched and entertained worldwide audiences and influenced filmmakers throughout the world."
    Nominated Oscar - 1986 for "Best Director for:Ran (1985)."
    Won Amanda - 1986 for "Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm) for:Ran (1985)."
    Won Award of the Japanese Academy - 2001 for "Best Screenplay for:Nach dem Regen (1999)."
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 1999 for ""
    Nominated Award of the Japanese Academy - 1992 for "Best Director for:Rhapsodie im August (1991)."
    Nominated Award of the Japanese Academy - 1991 for "Best Director for:Dreams (1990)."
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 1987 for "Best Foreign Language Film for:Ran (1985). Shared with: Serge Silberman Masato Hara France/Japan."
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 1981 for "Best Direction for:Kagemusha (1980)."
    Nominated Golden Berlin Bear - 1961 for "for:Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (1960)."
    Won FIPRESCI Prize - 1959 for "for:Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958)."
    Won Special Prize of the Senate of Berlin - 1954 for "for:Ikiru (1952)."
    Won Special Award - 1999 for "For his work."
    Won Blue Ribbon Award - 1986 for "Best Film for:Ran (1985)."
    Won Blue Ribbon Award - 1981 for "Best Film for:Kagemusha (1980)."
    Won Blue Ribbon Award - 1966 for "Best Film for:Akahige (1965)."
    Won Blue Ribbon Award - 1959 for "Best Film for:Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958)."
    Won Blue Ribbon Award - 1951 for "Best Screenplay for:Rashômon (1950). Shared with: Shinobu Hashimoto"
    Won Bodil - 1986 for "Best European Film (Bedste europæiske film) for:Ran (1985)."
    Won Palme d'Or - 1980 for "for:Kagemusha (1980). Tied with All That Jazz (1979)."
    Nominated Palme d'Or - 1956 for "for:Ikimono no kiroku (1955)."
    Nominated CFCA Award - 1999 for "Best Foreign Language Film for:Madadayo (1993)."
    Nominated César - 1986 for "Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) for:Ran (1985)."
    Won César - 1981 for "Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) for:Kagemusha (1980)."
    Won David - 1986 for "Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero) for:Ran (1985)."
    Won David - 1981 for "Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero) for:Kagemusha (1980)."
    Won David - 1977 for "Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero) for:Dersu Uzala (1975)."
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 1992 for ""
    Won Golden Jubilee Special Award - 1986 for ""
    Nominated DGA Award - 1953 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:Rashômon (1950)."
    Nominated Edgar - 1964 for "Best Foreign Film for:Tengoku to jigoku (1963). Shared with: Ryûzô Kikushima Eijirô Hisaita"
    Won Critics Award - 1978 for "Best Foreign Film for:Dersu Uzala (1975). Soviet Union"
    Won Hochi Film Award - 1980 for "Best Film for:Kagemusha (1980)."
    Won Silver Ribbon - 1981 for "Best Director - Foreign Film (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) for:Kagemusha (1980)."
    Won Silver Ribbon - 1977 for "Best Director - Foreign Film (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) for:Dersu Uzala (1975)."
    Won Diploma of Merit - 1959 for "Foreign Director for:Shichinin no samurai (1954)."
    Won Kinema Junpo Award - 1966 for "Best Director for:Akahige (1965)."
    Won Kinema Junpo Award - 1953 for "Best Film for:Ikiru (1952)."
    Won Kinema Junpo Award - 1949 for "Best Film for:Yoidore tenshi (1948)."
    Won ALFS Award - 1987 for "Director of the Year for:Ran (1985)."
    Won Career Achievement Award - 1985 for ""
    Won Special Award - 1999 for "For his work."
    Won Mainichi Film Concours - 1986 for "Best Director for:Ran (1985)."
    Won Mainichi Film Concours - 1981 for "Best Director for:Kagemusha (1980)."
    Won Mainichi Film Concours - 1966 for "Best Film for:Akahige (1965)."
    Won Mainichi Film Concours - 1964 for "Best Film for:Tengoku to jigoku (1963)."
    Won Mainichi Film Concours - 1953 for "Best Film for:Ikiru (1952)."
    Won Mainichi Film Concours - 1949 for "Best Film for:Yoidore tenshi (1948)."
    Won Mainichi Film Concours - 1948 for "Best Director for:Ein wunderschöner Sonntag (1947)."
    Won Honorary Prize - 1979 for "For the contribution to the cinema."
    Won FIPRESCI Prize - 1975 for "for:Dersu Uzala (1975)."
    Won NBR Award - 1985 for "Best Director for:Ran (1985)."
    Won NBR Award - 1951 for "Best Director for:Rashômon (1950)."
    2nd place NSFC Award - 1986 for "Best Director for:Ran (1985)."
    Won Special Award - 1998 for "For his work."
    Won Akira Kurosawa Award - 1986 for ""
    Won OCIC Award - 1985 for "for:Ran (1985)."
    Won Career Golden Lion - 1982 for ""
    Won OCIC Award - 1965 for "for:Akahige (1965)."
    Nominated Golden Lion - 1963 for "for:Tengoku to jigoku (1963)."
    Nominated Golden Lion - 1961 for "for:Yôjinbô (1961)."
    Nominated Golden Lion - 1957 for "for:Kumonosu-jô (1957)."
    Won Silver Lion - 1954 for "for:Shichinin no samurai (1954)."
    Won Golden Lion - 1951 for "for:Rashômon (1950)."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 81
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