Akira Kurosawa

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Akira Kurosawa

Film DirectorAkira Kurosawa


11 Amazing Facts 1. Kurosawa directed 30 films2. He got the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1990.3. The Seven Samurai which remade into the Hollywood The Magnificent Seven.

4. His trademarks is wipe effects.5. George Lucas has acknowledged heavy influence by Kurosawa on Star Wars.6. His Samurai films starring long-term collaborator Toshiro Mifune.

7. Kurosawa trained as a painter before an assistant director.8. Kurosawa won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film for Dersu Uzala in 1975.9. Kurosawa once said: I love hot summers, cold winters, heavy rains and snows.

10. Many celebrated directors have been influenced by Kurosawa11. Kurosawa died of a stroke in Tokyo, at the age of 88 on September 6, 1998.

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