Atsushi Watanabe (actor)

Atsushi Watanabe (渡辺 篤, Watanabe Atsushi, 9 April 1898 – 27 February 1977) was a Japanese film actor. He appeared in more than eighty films from 1921 to 1970.

Atsushi Watanabe
Atsushi Watanabe.jpg
Born9 April 1898
Died27 February 1977(1977-02-27) (aged 78)
Tokyo, Japan
OccupationActor
Years active1921-1970

CareerEdit

Starting out in Asakusa Opera, Watanabe shifted to film in 1921, joining Makino Educational Pictures, a precursor to Makino Film Productions.[1] Moving to other studios, he eventually settled at Shochiku's Kamata studio in 1925 and eventually became established as a comic star, often appearing in Torajiro Saito's films.[1] He eventually joined the revue company of Roppa Furukawa and made films at Toho.[1] In the postwar, he appeared in a number of films by Akira Kurosawa.

Selected filmographyEdit

  • 1921: Kyôdainaka wa
  • 1922: Aa, Konishi junsa
  • 1922: Aru shinbun kisha no shuki
  • 1924: Shiragiku no uta
  • 1924: Nemurerû daichî
  • 1924: Mikazuki Oroku: zenpen
  • 1925: Kagaribi no yoru
  • 1925: Momoiro no toge
  • 1925: Mahjong
  • 1925: Umi no himitsu
  • 1925: Koizuma - Rakugoka Koiasa
  • 1925: Yôsei chi ni otsureba
  • 1925: Aisai no himitsu
  • 1925: Mikazuki oroku
  • 1925: Mâjan
  • 1925: Korerâ seibatsû
  • 1925: Goiken gomuyô
  • 1926: Nayamashiki koro
  • 1926: Don Kyûnoshin
  • 1926: Karabotan
  • 1926: Ama - Nangoku-hen
  • 1926: Cosmos saku koro
  • 1926: Junanbana - Hayashi Kenichi [bank president]
  • 1926: Yume no koban musume shiranami
  • 1926: Venisû no funauta
  • 1926: Shinkon jidai
  • 1927: Kyûkanchô - Torakichi Ôyama - Chimney sweeper
  • 1927: Shôwa jidai - Yasuda's assistant
  • 1927: Kafe no joô
  • 1927: Mura no isha gendai no on'nanoko e
  • 1927: Shinsô no bijô
  • 1927: Shinkônshâ kyoiku
  • 1927: Mura no isha to modan garû
  • 1928: Moshimo kanojo ga
  • 1928: Katsudôkyô
  • 1928: Renai futari angya
  • 1928: Odore wakamono
  • 1928: Hito no yo no sugata
  • 1928: Hirotta hanayome
  • 1928: Riku no ôja
  • 1928: Teishû soju
  • 1928: Nonkimono
  • 1928: Gokurôsama
  • 1928: Doraku goshinan
  • 1928: Appare bîdanshî
  • 1929: Ahiru onna
  • 1929: Iroke tappuri
  • 1929: Kibô
  • 1929: Yôkina uta
  • 1929: Oyaji to sono ko
  • 1929: Shunyo kôitatehikî
  • 1929: Renai dai-ikka
  • 1929: Aishite chodaî
  • 1930: Shingun - Soldier
  • 1930: Reijin - A gentleman
  • 1930: Kânôjo wa dôkoê iku
  • 1930: Hohoemu jinsei
  • 1930: Modern okusama
  • 1930: Umi no kôshinkyoku
  • 1930: Seishun no chi wa odoru
  • 1930: Ubawareta kuchibiru
  • 1930: Tatakarê teishû
  • 1930: Sêntantekî dawanê
  • 1930: Îroke dangô sodoki
  • 1930: Chotto demashita sânkakuyarô
  • 1931: Ai yo jinrui to tomo ni are - Zenpen: Nihon hen - Yoshida, secretary
  • 1931: Machî no runpên
  • 1931: Kagoya dainagôn
  • 1931: The Neighbor's Wife and Mine - Shibano Shinnsaku
  • 1931: Runpen niwaka daijin
  • 1931: Kono ana wo miyo
  • 1932: Kuma no deru kaikonchi - Sahei
  • 1932: Amerika koro
  • 1932: Midori no kishu - Horse groom Genzo
  • 1932: Mâchi seîshun sôtohen
  • 1932: Shin senjô
  • 1932: Konjiki yasha - Tadatsugu Toyama
  • 1932: Modan hakusho
  • 1934: Karisome no kuchibeni - Ogata
  • 1937: Gyudarê chôtokyu
  • 1939: Roppa no Ôkubo Hikozaemon
  • 1939: Musume no negai wa tada hitotsu
  • 1939: Roppa no komoriuta
  • 1939: Tokyo blues
  • 1939: Roppa uta no miyako e yuku
  • 1940: Oyako kujira
  • 1941: Kinô kieta otoko - Kanko
  • 1941: Kodakara fûfu - Watanabe, Goto's secretary
  • 1941: Hasegawa Roppa no Iemitsu to Hikoza
  • 1941: Otoko no hanamichi - Kasuke
  • 1943: Ongaku dai-shingun
  • 1944: Tanoshiki kana jinsei - Clockmaker Shûkichi
  • 1944: Shibaidô
  • 1945: Tokkan ekichô
  • 1947: Todoroki sensei
  • 1947: One Wonderful Sunday - Yamamoto
  • 1947: Shin baka jidadi: Zenpen
  • 1947: Shin baka jidai: kôhen
  • 1948: Konjiki yasha: Kôhen
  • 1949: Nodojiman-kyô jidai
  • 1949: Hana kurabe tanuki-goten
  • 1949: Otoko no namida
  • 1949: Umon torimonochô: Nazo no hachijûhachi-ya - Matsu
  • 1949: Odoroki ikka
  • 1950: Ishinaka sensei gyôjôki
  • 1950: Shimikin no muteki keirin-ô
  • 1950: Enoken no happyakuya-danuki ôabare
  • 1951: Umon torimonochô: Katame ookami - 'Chongire' no Matsu
  • 1951: Joshu Garasu
  • 1952: Yagura daiko - Zenba
  • 1952: Musume jûku wa mada junjô yo - Yoshibei Echigoya
  • 1952: Ikiru - Patient
  • 1952: Ashita wa gekkyûbi - Furugaki
  • 1952: Hanayome wa na muko chanbara bushi
  • 1953: Botchan - Teacher
  • 1954: Jyazû sutaa tanjô
  • 1954: Seven Samurai - Bun Seller
  • 1954: Natsu matsuri rakugochoyo
  • 1954: Sorcerer's Orb
  • 1954: Heiji torimono hikae: yurei daimyo
  • 1955: Kago de iku no wa
  • 1954: Appare koshinuke chindochu
  • 1955: I Live in Fear - Factory Worker Ishida
  • 1956: Taifû sôdôki
  • 1957: Hesokuri oyaji
  • 1957: Akuma no kao - New croquette shop owner
  • 1957: Donzoko: Ralé - Kuna
  • 1957: Hana kurenai ni - Sen'yama
  • 1957: Musume sanbagarasu
  • 1958: Nitôhei monogatari: Shindara kami-sama no maki
  • 1958: Nitôhei monogatari: Aa senyû no maki
  • 1959: Senryô-jishi - Kansuke
  • 1960: Tenpô rokkasen - Jigoku no hanamichi
  • 1960: Kyôsaitô sôsai ni eikô are - Tanimura
  • 1960: Tôkkaidô kaginuke chindochu
  • 1961: Shin nitôhei monogatari medetaku gaisen no maki
  • 1961: Hatamoto kenka taka - Yobei Tajimaya
  • 1961: Yojimbo - The Cooper - Coffin-Maker
  • 1961: Kaidan Oiwa no borei
  • 1962: Nippon no obaachan - Suzumura
  • 1962: Hatamoto taikutsu otoko: nazo no sango yashiki
  • 1963: Bakurô ichidai - Ogasawara
  • 1963: Okashina yatsu - Takuetsu
  • 1965: The Scarlet Camellia - Yosuke
  • 1965: Red Beard - Patient B
  • 1966: Ohana han - Kitakawara, Ôzu town mayer
  • 1968: Sukurappu shûdan
  • 1970: Dodes'ka-den - Mr. Tanba (final film role)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Watanabe Atsushi". Kotobanku (in Japanese). Asahi Shinbun. Retrieved 3 March 2015.

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