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Who is Keiju Kobayashi?
Keiju Kobayashi 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" 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, 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.
- also known as Kobayashi Keiju
- born on (92 years ago) in Gunma District, Gunma
- profession: Actor
- died on (5 years ago) in Tokyo of heart failure
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by Eric Michael Mazur
Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi, Yuzo Kayama, Reiko Dan.
by Bill Palmer, Karen Palmer, Ric Meyers
Keiju Kobayashi (Kichinosuke Saigo); Dist: Toho 121 min.
Ali Baba to Zombies by R. G. Young
Keiju Kobayashi (Prime Minister Mitamura). Ken Tanaka (Goro Maki). Yasuko Sawaguchi (Naoko Okumura), Shin Takuma ( Hiroshi Okumura). Eitaro Ozawa (Kanzaki), Taketoshi Naito (Takegami), Nobuo ...
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