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Nobuo Nakamura

Nobuo Nakamura  (中村伸郎 Nakamura Nobuo, September 14, 1908–July 5, 1991 ) was a Japanese actor, who made notable appearances in the films of Akira Kurosawa and Yasujiro Ozu in the 1950s and 1960s. Perhaps his most famous roles were those of the callous deputy mayor in Kurosawa's Ikiru (1952), and the hairdresser's henpecked husband in Ozu's Tokyo Story (1953). Nakamura is famous for many notable performances in theatre. In 1937, he founded the Bungakuza company  along with Haruko Sugimura, Seiji Miyaguchi, and Masayuki Mori. Nakamura played Polonius in Hamlet, Herod in Wilde's Salome, Aleksandr Vladimirovich Serebryakov in Chekov's Uncle Vanya, and Krapp in Krapp's Last Tape. He also appeared in Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, and The Cherry Orchard . In the 1950s and 1960s, he played major roles in Yukio Mishima's plays such as Rokumeikan, My Friend Hitler, and so on. In 1963, Nakamura left Bungakuza company and founded the NLT company with Mishima. His most famous and successful role is considered to be The Professor in Ionesco's The Lesson. He performed The Lesson for the first time in 1972 and had played The Professor every Friday night at a small theatre in Shibuya, Tokyo until 1983. Description above from the Wikipedia article Nobuo Nakamura, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Sep 14, 1908 In Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
44
First Appeared:
In the movie A Descendant of Urashima Taro 1946-03-28
Latest Project:
Movie Bu su 1987-10-29
Known For

Nobuo Nakamura Movies Filmography

Movie
Bu su
1987-10-29
Movie
Tampopo
Old gentleman 1985-11-23
Movie
Golden Partners
1979-04-28
Movie
Lullaby to Kill
Hôan Tatara 1977-04-02
Movie
The Last Song
1975-12-20
Movie
Submersion of Japan
Japanese Ambassador 1973-12-29
Movie
Internal Sleuth
1973-04-21
Movie
The Twilight Years
Fujieda (attorney at law) 1973-01-01
Movie
Cross-Currents
1972-09-09
Movie
The Creature Called Man
Head of N-Bussan 1970-04-04
Movie
Thirst for Love
Father-in-Law 1967-02-18
Movie
Two in the Shadow
1967-11-18
Movie
The War of the Gargantuas
Dr. Kita 1966-07-29
Movie
Frankenstein Conquers the World
Skeptical Museum Chief 1965-08-08
Movie
The Radish and the Carrot
1965-01-03
Movie
Dogora
Dottor Munakata 1964-08-11
Movie
High and Low
Ishimaru, National Shoes Design Department Director 1963-03-01
Movie
An Autumn Afternoon
Shuzo Kawai 1962-11-18
Movie
Hiroshima Heartache
1962-09-30
Movie
Blind Devotion
Wataru Kamogawa 1961-03-08
Movie
Okoto and Sasuke
Shunsho Kengyo 1961-01-01
Movie
The Other Woman
Kimura 1961-05-30
Movie
The Last War
1961-10-08
Movie
Late Autumn
Shuzo Taguchi 1960-11-13
Movie
The Bad Sleep Well
Legal Adviser 1960-09-15
Movie
The Lost Alibi
Takeda 1960-03-13
Movie
Yajû shisubeshi
1959-06-09
Movie
The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
Honsha Buchô 1959-01-15
Movie
Half Human: The Story of the Abominable Snowman
Prof. Tanaka 1958-12-01
Movie
The Days of Evil Women
1958-11-30
Movie
Equinox Flower
1958-09-07
Movie
Little Peach
1958-05-13
Movie
Throne of Blood
Phantom samurai 1957-01-15
Movie
Advance Patrol
1957-12-28
Movie
Night Butterflies
1957-04-01
Movie
Tokyo Twilight
Sakae Aiba 1957-04-30
Movie
Flowing
1956-11-20
Movie
Punishment Room
1956-06-28
Movie
Farewell to Dream
Seiji's father, Haruo 1956-04-17
Movie
I Live in Fear
Psychologist 1955-11-22
Movie
Half Human
Professor Koizumi 1955-08-14
Movie
Tokyo Story
Kurazo Kaneko 1953-11-03
Movie
Ikiru
Deputy Mayor 1952-10-09
Movie
A Descendant of Urashima Taro
1946-03-28