Monday, June 9, 2014
AN ACTING LEGEND SPEAKS! Tatsuyoshi Ehara Shares His Toho Memories in an Upcoming Interview!
I had the distinct privilege of interviewing actor Tatsuyoshi Ehara this morning, whose career in Japanese films dates back to the 1940s (!) as a child actor. Mr. Ehara has worked with pretty much all the great directors from Japan: Akira Kurosawa, Kihachi Okamoto, Hiroshi Inagaki, Kajiro Yamamoto, Kon Ichikawa, Masaki Kobayashi, Shiro Moritani, Seiji Maruyama, Nobuo Nakagawa, Jun Fukuda, and Ishiro Honda.
The list of actors he's worked alongside is just as impressive: Toshiro Mifune, Akira Takarada, Akira Kubo, Setsuko Hara, Yumi Shirakawa, Momoko Kochi, Izumi Yukimura, Akihiko Hirata, Yuzo Kayama, Keiju Kobayashi, and many others.
Mr. Ehara's acting credits include: Outlaw Outpost (1959), Inao: Story of an Iron Arm (1959), Sanjuro (1962), Red Beard (1965), Chushingura (1962), Ultra Q (1966), Samurai Rebellion (1967), Japan's Longest Day (1967), Admiral Yamamoto (1968), and the long-running Young Guy series. Suffice it to say, I learned a lot ... and so will you! Special thanks to Asako Kato.