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Chishū Ryū

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Chishu Ryu (May 13, 1904 in Kumamoto, Japan – March 16, 1993 in Yokohama, Japan) was a famous Japanese film actor, a favourite of the director Yasujiro Ozu. From 1928 to 1992 he appeared in at least 155 films, including Ozu's Tokyo Story (1953) and Yoshitaro Nomura's Castle of Sand (1974). From 1969 until his death, Ryu became familiar to a new generation as the curmudgeonly but benevolent Buddhist priest in Yoji Yamada's Tora-san movie series (a role he parodied to great effect in a cameo in Juzo Itami's 1984 comedy, The Funeral). Description above from the Wikipedia article Chishû Ryû, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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May 13, 1904 In Kumamoto, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Movie Talking with Ozu 1993-01-01
Latest Project:
In the movie Wife Gone Missing 1928-06-15
Known For
Poster of Let's Dance Bon-Odori in Hawaii
Poster of Internees of Kampili
Poster of Introspection Tower
Poster of Days of Youth
Movie Talking with Ozu Himself (archival footage)
Movie Tora-san Makes Excuses Unknown
Movie Luminous Moss Judge
Movie Until the End of the World Mr. Mori
Movie Wim Wenders in Tokyo Unknown
Movie Dreams Old Man
Movie Tora-san, My Uncle Gozen-sama
Movie Tora-san Goes to Vienna the High Priest
Movie Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial Gozen-sama
Movie A Taxing Woman's Return Unknown
Movie Chishu Ryu the Actor: Shochiku’s Ofuna Studio and Me Interviewee
Movie Tora-san Plays Daddy Gozen-sama
Movie Tora-san Goes North the High Priest
Movie Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy Gozen-sama
Movie The Greatest Man in the World Hermit
Movie Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies Unknown
Movie Tora-san's Island Encounter Gozen-sama
Movie And Then Unknown
Movie Tora-san, the Go-Between Gozen-sama
Movie Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters A monk (uncredited)
Movie Tokyo-Ga Himself
Movie Marriage Counselor Tora-san Unknown
Movie The Funeral The priest
Movie Tora-san's Forbidden Love Unknown
Movie Tora-san Goes Religious? Priest
Movie Lanterns on Blue Waters Unknown
Movie I Lived, But... Himself
Movie Tora-san's Song of Love Gozen-sama
Movie Tora-san, the Expert Gozen-sama
Movie The Longest Tunnel Saiji Akutsu
Movie Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san Gozen-sama
Movie Tora-san's Promise Gozen-sama
Movie Tora-san's Love in Osaka Gozen-sama
Movie Foster Daddy Tora-san Gozen-sama
Movie Tora-san's Tropical Fever Priest
Movie Tora-san's Dream of Spring
Movie Tora-san, the Matchmaker Gozen-sama
Movie Talk of the Town Tora-san Gozen-sama
Movie Stage-Struck Tora-san Gozen-sama
Movie Tora-san Plays Cupid Priest
Movie Tora-san Meets His Lordship Gozensama
Movie Tora-san's Pure Love Gozen-sama
Movie Oretachi no toki Unknown
Movie Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset Priest
Movie Tora-san, the Intellectual Gozen-sama
Movie Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again
Movie Tora-san's Lullaby Gozen-sama
Movie The Castle of Sand Kojuro Kirihara
Movie Tora-san's Lovesick Gozen-sama
Movie Tora-san Loves an Artist
Movie Miyamoto Musashi Takuan
Movie Flower and Dragon Unknown
Movie Tora-san's Forget Me Not Gozen-sama
Movie Tora-san's Dear Old Home Gozen-sama
Movie Home from the Sea Ishizaki Senzo
Movie Tora-san's Dream-Come-True the High Priest
Movie Tora-san's Love Call Gozen-sama
Movie Tora-san, the Good Samaritan the High Priest
Movie Tora-san's Shattered Romance the High Priest
Movie High-School Outcasts Instructor Takeyama
Movie The Last Kamikaze Unknown
Movie Where Spring Comes Late Genzo, So's father
Movie Tora-san's Runaway High Priest
Movie Tora-san's Grand Scheme Priest
Movie Tora-san, His Tender Love High Priest
Movie Battle of the Japan Sea General Maresuke Nogi
Movie Tora-san's Cherished Mother Gozensama
Movie Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp Gozen-sama
Movie Fight for the Glory Unknown
Movie The Human Bullet Bookstore Man
Movie Traveling in Party Unknown
Movie Japan's Longest Day Prime Minister Baron Kantaro Suzuki
Movie The Black Sheep Unknown
Movie Come Marry Me Unknown
Movie The Four Loves Heitarô Misawa
Movie Red Beard Mr. Yasumoto
Movie The Radish and the Carrot Unknown
Movie Gazing at Love and Death Unknown
Movie Let's Dance Bon-Odori in Hawaii Gôzô Tôyama
Movie Tange Sazen Unknown
Movie A Prisoner in Search of Daughter Unknown
Movie Rush to Our Sweetheart Unknown
Movie An Autumn Afternoon Shuhei Hirayama
Movie Four Sisters Unknown
Movie Love Under the Crucifix Sôkei Nambô
Movie Drunkard's Paradise Unknown
Movie The Wiser Age Kinjiro Ishikawa
Movie The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer Hinanmin no Chôrô
Movie The Youth and His Amulet Unknown
Movie The Last War Unknown
Movie The End of Summer Farmer
Movie Late Autumn Shukichi Miwa
Movie Only She Knows Unknown
Movie Spring Dreams Shinichirô Atsumi
Movie The Wandering Princess Kinoshita
Movie Satan's Sword Tsukue
Movie Daughters, Wives and a Mother Old man in the park
Movie The Bad Sleep Well Public Prosecutor Nonaka
Movie Internees of Kampili Vice-Admiral Shibata
Movie Good Morning Keitarô Hayashi
Movie Farewell to Spring Kôzô's father
Movie The Snow Flurry Unknown
Movie I Want to Be a Shellfish Unknown
Movie Floating Weeds Theatre Owner
Movie The Eternal Rainbow Naoji Kageyama
Movie Equinox Flower Shukichi Mikami
Movie The Rickshaw Man Shigezo Yuki
Movie The Crowded Train Genroku, the father
Movie The Face Det. Hasegawa
Movie Tokyo Twilight Shukichi Sugiyama
Movie Hearts A-Flutter Shingo Wakasugi
Movie Eyes of Children Unknown
Movie The Storm Unknown
Movie Early Spring Kiichi Onodera
Movie She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum Masao - Age 73
Movie The First Kiss Hasegawa
Movie Stray Sheep Professor Hirota
Movie The Refugee Unknown
Movie The Moon Has Risen Asai Mokichi
Movie Always in My Heart Part 3 Unknown
Movie Twenty-Four Eyes Otoko Sensei
Movie Love Letter Unknown
Movie Tokyo Story Shukishi Hirayama
Movie Always in My Heart Unknown
Movie Always in My Heart Part 2 Unknown
Movie Dôkoku Unknown
Movie The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice Sadao Hirayama
Movie Youth of the Son Unknown
Movie The Waves Unknown
Movie Home Sweet Home Kosaku Uemura
Movie The Good Fairy Ryôen Toba
Movie Carmen Comes Home Principal
Movie Boyhood Father
Movie Early Summer Koichi Mamiya
Movie Fireworks Over the Sea Tarobei Kamiya
Movie The Munekata Sisters Tadachika Munekata
Movie Late Spring Shukichi Somiya
Movie Mori no Ishimatsu
Movie A Hen in the Wind Kazuichiro Satake
Movie Great X Chief of police
Movie A Visage to Remember Unknown
Movie Children Hand in Hand Mr. Matsumura
Movie Record of a Tenement Gentleman Tashiro
Movie The Fellows Who Ate the Elephant Unknown
Movie Izu no musumetachi Unknown
Movie Army Tomosuke Takagi
Movie The Man Who Has Returned Unknown
Movie Port of Flowers Nobadama
Movie There Was a Father Shuhei Horikawa, le père
Movie Ornamental Hairpin Osamura
Movie Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family Friend
Movie Introspection Tower Unknown
Movie Praying at Dawn Unknown
Movie A Brother and His Younger Sister Seizaburō Utsumi
Movie Moon Over the Ruins Conductor
Movie A Star Athlete Tani
Movie Song of the Flower Basket Nenkai Hotta
Movie Children in the Wind Policeman
Movie Don't Tell Your Wife About It George
Movie The Golden Demon Kuranosuke Kazahaya
Movie The Lights of Asakusa Unknown
Movie The New Road: Akemi Unknown
Movie The Only Son Professor Ookubo
Movie College is a Nice Place Amano
Movie An Inn in Tokyo Police man
Movie A Story of Floating Weeds Shouting audience member
Movie A Mother Should Be Loved Hattori
Movie Woman of Tokyo Reporter
Movie Dragnet Girl Policeman
Movie Passing Fancy Man on boat
Movie Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth? Shimazaki
Movie That Night's Wife Policeman
Movie I Flunked, But... Class mate
Movie Days of Youth student
Movie Body Beautiful Unknown
Movie A Moving Couple Unknown
Movie Pumpkin Unknown
Movie Wife Gone Missing Unknown