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Nobuo Nakamura

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Nobuo Nakamura  ( Nakamura Nobuo, September 14, 1908–July 5, 1991 ) was a Japanese actor, who made notable appearances in the films of Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu in the 1950s and 1960s. Perhaps his most famous roles were those of the callous deputy mayor in Kurosawa's Ikiru (1952), and the hairdresser's henpecked husband in Ozu's Tokyo Story (1953). Nakamura is famous for many notable performances in theatre. In 1937, he founded the Bungakuza company  along with Haruko Sugimura, Seiji Miyaguchi, and Masayuki Mori. Nakamura played Polonius in Hamlet, Herod in Wilde's Salome, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Serebryakov in Chekov's Uncle Vanya, and Krapp in Krapp's Last Tape. He also appeared in Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, and The Cherry Orchard . In the 1950s and 1960s, he played major roles in Yukio Mishima's plays such as Rokumeikan, My Friend Hitler, and so on. In 1963, Nakamura left Bungakuza company and founded the NLT company with Mishima. His most famous and successful role is considered to be The Professor in Ionesco's The Lesson. He performed The Lesson for the first time in 1972 and had played The Professor every Friday night at a small theatre in Shibuya, Tokyo until 1983. Description above from the Wikipedia article Nobuo Nakamura, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 14, 1908 In Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Ikiru 1952-10-09
Latest Project:
Movie No Life King 1989-12-16
Known For
Poster of Two in the Shadow
Poster of The Lost Alibi
Poster of Half Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman
Poster of Punishment Room
Movie No Life King 1989-12-16
Movie Bu su 1987-10-29
Movie Tampopo Old gentleman 1985-11-23
Movie The Devil's Ballad Hôan Tatara 1977-04-02
Movie Shouting 1975-12-20
Movie Sakura no Daimon 1973-01-01
Movie The Creature Called Man Head of N-Bussan 1970-04-04
Movie Thirst for Love Father-in-Law 1967-02-18
Movie Two in the Shadow 1967-11-18
Movie The War of the Gargantuas Dr. Kita 1966-07-31
Movie Frankenstein Conquers the World Museums Chef 1965-08-08
Movie Dagora, the Space Monster Dottor Munakata 1964-01-01
Movie High and Low Ishimaru, National Shoes Design Department Director 1963-03-01
Movie Hiroshima Heartache 1962-09-30
Movie Okoto and Sasuke 1961-01-01
Movie The Last War 1961-10-08
Movie The Other Woman 1961-05-30
Movie The Lost Alibi Takeda 1960-03-13
Movie The Twilight Story 1960-08-28
Movie Late Autumn Shuzo Taguchi 1960-11-13
Movie The Bad Sleep Well Legal Adviser 1960-09-15
Movie The Human Condition I: No Greater Love Honsha Buchô 1959-01-15
Movie Little Peach 1958-05-13
Movie Half Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman Prof. Tanaka 1958-12-01
Movie Equinox Flower 1958-09-07
Movie Throne of Blood Phantom samurai 1957-01-15
Movie Night Butterflies 1957-04-01
Movie Advance Patrol 1957-12-28
Movie Tokyo Twilight Sakae Aiba 1957-04-30
Movie Punishment Room 1956-06-28
Movie Flowing 1956-11-20
Movie Beast Man Snow Man Professor Koizumi 1955-08-13
Movie I Live in Fear Psychologist 1955-11-22
Movie Tokyo Story Kurazo Kaneko 1953-11-03
Movie Ikiru Deputy Mayor 1952-10-09