Celebrating his 55th year as an actor, Mr. Akira Takarada recently starred in a stage adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's Akahige, a.k.a. Red Beard. As you can see, Mr. Takarada easily fills the role that Toshiro Mifune made famous.
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Special thanks to totorom for the heads-up.