Japanese actor who increased to stardom his role because the scientist within the initial two Godzilla movies so when the lead samurai in Seven Samurai. He also made an appearance in Stray Pup, Drunken Angel, and Rashomon. He acted in theater after graduating from school and produced his display screen debut within the 1936 film, Akanishi Kakita. He was among the stars most prominently highlighted within the movies of movie director Akira Kurosawa, showing up in 21 of his 30 movies. He was wedded to Masako Shimazaki. He acted alongside Toshiro Mifune, another person in Kurosawa’s group, within the film Seven Samurai.