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FILMOGRAPHY

Akira Kurosawa discusses his early films in his book SOMETHING LIKE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, which was published in the United States in 1982. To read an excerpt from this autobiography about any of the first 11 movies he made, click on the film's title.

1943   SANSHIRO SUGATA (SUGATA SANSHIRO)

1944   THE MOST BEAUTIFUL (ICHIBAN UTSUKUSHIKU)

1945   SANSHIRO SUGATA, PART II (ZOKU SUGATA SANSHIRO)

1945   THE MEN WHO TREAD ON THE TIGER'S TAIL (TORA NO O O FUMU OTOKOTACHI)

1946   NO REGRETS FOR OUR YOUTH (WAGA SEISYUN NI KUINASHI)

1947   ONE WONDERFUL SUNDAY (SUBARASHIKI NICHIYOBI)

1948   DRUNKEN ANGEL (YOIDORE TENSHI)

1949   THE QUIET DUEL (SHIZUKANARU KETTO)

1949   STRAY DOG (NORA INU)

1950   SCANDAL (SHUBUN)

1950   RASHOMON

1951   THE IDIOT (HAKUCHI)

1952   IKIRU

1954   SEVEN SAMURAI (SHICHININ NO SAMURAI)

1955   RECORD OF A LIVING BEING (IKIMONO NO KIROKU)

1957   THRONE OF BLOOD (KUMONOSU-JO)

1957   THE LOWER DEPTHS (DONZOKO)

1958   THE HIDDEN FORTRESS (KAKUSHI TORIDE NO SAN-AKUNIN)

1960   THE BAD SLEEP WELL (WARUI YATSU HODO YOKU NEMURU)

1961   YOJIMBO

1962   SANJURO (TSUBAKI SANJURO)

1963   HIGH AND LOW (TENGOKU TO JIGOKU)

1965   RED BEARD (AKAHIGE)

1970   DODES'KA-DEN

1975   DERSU UZALA

1980   KAGEMUSHA

1985   RAN

1990   DREAMS (YUME)

1991   RHAPSODY IN AUGUST (HACHIGATSU NO KYOHSHIKYOKU)

1993   MADADAYO




Top banner photos: A scene from Akira Kurosawa's RED BEARD (Toshiro Mifune, Yuzo Kayama, and Terumi Niki), and a production still from DRUNKEN ANGEL (Michiyo Kogure and Toshiro Mifune). Photos courtesy of Photofest.

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Akira Kurosawa during an interview with the BBC.

Lord Jiro (Jinpachi Nezu) in RAN.

Lord Jiro (Jinpachi Nezu) leads his army in RAN. Photo: Studio Canal Image.

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