Akira KUROSAWA

黒澤 明
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Family name (in kanji): 黒澤 
Given name (in kanji):  
Date of birth: 1910-03-23 
Hometown: Omori, Tokyo, Japan 
Chronology:
(1936) Begins working in films as an assistant director 
(1937) Becomes Kajiro Yamamoto's Chief Assistant Director 
(1943) Directs his first movie, "Sugata Sanshiro" 
(1945) Directs "The Men Who Tread on The Tiger's Tail"; it is banned by the US Army General HQ 
(1945-05-21) Married Yoko Yaguchi. 
(1945-12-20) His son Hisao was born. 
(1948) Directs "Drunken Angel", which he called his first real film 
(1950) Directs "Rashomon" 
(1951-09-10) "Rashomon" wins the Golden Lion at Venice 
(1952) Directs "Ikiru" 
(1952-03-20) "Rashomon" wins the Academy Foreign Film Award 
(1954) Directs "The Seven Samurai" 
(1954-04-29) His daughter Kazuko was born. 
(1954-06) "Ikiru" wins the Silver Bear at Berlin 
(1954-09) "The Seven Samurai" wins the Silver Lion at Venice 
(1957) Directs "Throne of Blood" 
(1958) Directs "The Hidden Fortress" 
(1959) Establishes Kurosawa Productions 
(1961) Directs "Yojimbo" 
(1965) Wins the Asahi Culture Award 
(1966) Sergio Leone gets in trouble with Kurosawa Pro. for making "A Fistful of Dollars" (which was obviously "Yojimbo" set in the Old West) without permission 
(1967) Agrees to help direct "Tora! Tora! Tora!" with 20th Century Fox after being told that David Lean will also be involved (which was unture) 
(1968) Continuously tries to get fired from "Tora! Tora! Tora!" 
(1969) Kurosawa Pro. pulls out of "Tora! Tora! Tora!"; less than a minute of what Kurosawa shot is used in the final print 
(1970) Directs "Dodesuka-den", his first color film 
(1971-12-22) Attempts suicide by slashing his wrist 30 times 
(1975) Directs "Dersu Uzala" 
(1975-09) "Dersu Uzala" wins the Gold Prize at Moscow 
(1976) "Dersu Uzala" wins the Academy Award for "Best Foreign Language Film" 
(1978) Writes and publishes his autobiography "Gama no Abura" 
(1980) Directs "Kagemusha", which he later referred to as a "mere dress rehearsal for 'Ran'" 
(1980-05-23) "Kagemusha" wins the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival 
(1982) "Rashomon" is selected "Lion of Lions" at Venice 
(1985) Directs "Ran" 
(1985-02-01) His wife Yoko past away. 
(1986-03-24) "Ran" is nominated for 4 Academy Awards and wins one (Best Costume Design) 
(1990) Directs "Yume" 
(1990) Wins an honorary Academy Award(equivalent to life-time achievement) 
(1993) Directs "No, Not Yet", his final film 
(2005) Voted the 6th Greatest Director of All-Time by Empire Magazine 
Date of death: 1998-09-06 
Blood type: B 
Height: 181 cm 
Favorites:
Director: John Ford 
Skills & Abilities:
Painting 
Non-anime staff credits:
Director/Writer for "Dersu Uzala" (live-action movie) (Russian) 
Director/Writer for "Dodesuka-den" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "Drunken Angel" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "Heaven and Hell" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "Ikiru" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "Kagemusha" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "No, Not Yet" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "Ran" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "Rashomon" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "Red Beard" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "Rhapsody in August" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "Sanjuro" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "Scandal" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "Stray Dog" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "The Bad Sleep Well" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "The Hidden Fortress" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "The Idiot" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "The Men Who Tread on The Tiger's Tail" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "The Seven Samurai" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "Throne of Blood" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "Yojimbo" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Director/Writer for "Yume" (live-action movie) (Japanese) 
Original Screenplay for "Runaway Train" 
Original Story (uncredited) for "A Fistful of Dollars" (Italian) 
Original Story for "Last Man Standing" 
Original Story for "Stray Dog (1973 remake)" (Japanese) 
Original Story for "The Magnificent Seven" 
Original Story for "The Outrage" 
Writer for "The Sea is Watching" (last script) 
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