Person Details

Birthday: 1923-11-23 19:06:14

Death: 2010-09-16 19:06:14

Aliases: 小林桂樹

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Gunma, Japan

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Movie Involvements: 46

TV Involvements: 2


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Keiju Kobayashi (23 November 1923–16 September 2010) was a Japanese actor. Born in Gunma Prefecture, he began acting at the Nikkatsu studio after dropping out of Nihon University and made his film debut in 1942. In a career that spanned 65 years, he appeared in over 250 films, most famously in the "Company President" (Shachō) comedy films made at Toho, where he worked alongside Hisaya Morishige, Daisuke Kato, Norihei Miki, and others. There he helped define the popular image of the postwar salaryman. He also won many awards for his acting, including best actor awards at the Mainichi Film Awards for The Naked General in 1958 (where he played Kiyoshi Yamashita), for Kuroi gashū in 1960, and for The Elegant Life of Mr Everyman in 1963. Kobayashi appeared in films made by such notable directors as Akira Kurosawa, Yasujirō Ozu, Mikio Naruse, and Kihachi Okamoto. He continued to give powerful performances after largely moving to television in the late 1960s. He died on 16 September 2010 of heart failure at the age of 86. Description above from the Wikipedia article Keiju Kobayashi, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

Most Famous Work

Whisper of the Heart
Average
8

Whisper of the Heart

(1995) Shiro Nishi (voice)
Godzilla 1985
Average
7

Godzilla 1985

(1985) Prime Minister Mitamura
The Return of Godzilla
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8

The Return of Godzilla

(1984) Prime Minister Seiki Mitamura
The End of Summer
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8

The End of Summer

(1961) Hisao, Fumiko's husband
Samurai Assassin
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7

Samurai Assassin

(1965) Einosuke Kurihara
Repast
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8

Repast

(1951) Shinzo Murata, Michiyo's brother
47 Ronin
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7

47 Ronin

(1962) Awajinokami Wakisake (Lord Awaji)
The Imperial Navy
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7

The Imperial Navy

(1981) Isoroku Yamamoto

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2005 Narrator
2002 Interviewee
Interviewee
2001 Inspector Muta
1999 Kenshiro Ooi
1998 N/A
1997 Kamijo
1995 Shiro Nishi (voice)
1990 N/A
1989 Jigoro inokuma
1987 N/A
1986 N/A
Hatsu-rojin
Mihara
1985 Prime Minister Mitamura
N/A
1984 Prime Minister Seiki Mitamura
1983 N/A
N/A
1981 Isoroku Yamamoto
1979 Keisuke Uemura
1977 N/A
1976 N/A
Taira no Yoshimasa
1975 N/A
1974 田所雄介博士
1973 Dr. Tadokoro
1971 Takashi Sugimoto
General Ushijima
1970 Premier Hideki Tojo
Yoshinosuke Saigo
1969 Toshizo Hijikata
1968 Junpei Namikawa
1967 Chamberlain Yoshihiro Tokugawa
1966 N/A
Ooka (Umeko's husband)
Isao Tashiro
1965 N/A
N/A
Einosuke Kurihara
1964 N/A
N/A
N/A
1963 N/A
N/A
1962 N/A
Junpei Shishido
Awajinokami Wakisake (Lord Awaji)
Fujiyama
N/A
N/A
Jiro Ishikawa
The Spy
1961 N/A
Hisao, Fumiko's husband
N/A
N/A
Michio Katayama
1960 N/A
N/A
Teiichiro Ishino
1959 N/A
N/A
1958 N/A
Hatsuji
Tayama
N/A
N/A
N/A
1957 N/A
1956 N/A
Shinji
Night time teacher
N/A
N/A
Nenkichi Imazato (the man next door)
N/A
1955 N/A
N/A
1953 School Teacher Uenishi
Staff Officer (uncredited)
N/A
N/A
(uncredited)
N/A
N/A
Shigekichi Hayakawa
Drunken man A
1952 N/A
N/A
若原俊平
1951 Shinzo Murata, Michiyo's brother
Kenji
N/A
N/A
1950 Kunihiko Murai
Yûji Tokuyama
1949 Ryôsuke Akashi
1947 N/A
1943 Hassan
1942 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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