Toshiro Mifune, often known as ‘The Last Samurai,’ was a physical force unlike anything seen in film before. Mifune’s samurai movies, most remembered for his collaborations with Akira Kurosawa (together, they worked on 16 films), created the concept of the action star long before there was such a thing.
Modern cinema heroes owe a lot to Toshiro Mifune, who appeared in Kurosawa masterpieces like “Seven Samurai” and “Yojimbo,” delivering a fierce centrepiece of performances.
Mifune has played all types of samurai, from the fool to the zen master; in his performances, his quirkiness and sensitivity coexisted in interplay, producing vibrant and fascinating characters. Mifune carried the concept of personality to the film and beyond with his fierce and extremely creative performance. A True legend of cinema.