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Kiyoshi Atsumi

Kiyoshi Atsumi (渥美 清 Atsumi Kiyoshi), born Yasuo Tadokoro (田所 康雄 Tadokoro Yasuo, 10 March 1928 in Tokyo – 4 August 1996 in Tokyo), was a Japanese film actor. He started his career in 1951 as a comedian at a strip-show theater in Asakusa. After two years of fighting pulmonary tuberculosis, he made his debut on TV in 1956 and on film in 1957. His vivid performance of a lovable, innocent man in a film “Dear Mr. Emperor” (Haikei Tenno-Heika-Sama) in 1963 established his reputation as an actor. Later he became the star of the highly popular Tora-san series of films, from the original Otoko wa Tsurai yo (translated in English as 'It's Tough being a Man') in 1969 to the 48th film released in 1995, the year before his death. The enduring success of the series made him synonymous with the Tora-san character, and many Japanese regarded his death as the death of Tora-san, not the death of Yasuo Tadokoro or Kiyoshi Atsumi.


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Born:
Mar 10, 1928 In Tokyo - Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
94
First Appeared:
Movie Tora-san, Wish You Were Here 2019-12-27
Latest Project:
In the movie 若社長と爆発娘 1960-03-06
Known For
Poster of Tora-san's Tropical Fever
Poster of The Village
Poster of Home from the Sea
Poster of The Honest Fool
Filmography
Movie Tora-san, Wish You Were Here Tora-san
Movie Tora-san's Tropical Fever Special Version Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Tora-san to the Rescue Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Tora-san's Easy Advice Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Tora-san's Matchmaker Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie A Class to Remember Unknown
Movie Tora-san Makes Excuses Unknown
Movie Tora-san confesses Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Tora-san Takes a Vacation Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Tora-san, My Uncle Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Tora-san Goes to Vienna Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Tora-san's Salad-Day Memorial Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Hope and Pain Unknown
Movie Tora-san Plays Daddy Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Tora-san Goes North Torajiro
Movie Tora-san's Bluebird Fantasy Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Final Take: The Golden Age of Movies Kihachi
Movie Tora-san's Island Encounter Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Tora-san, the Go-Between Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Tora-san's Forbidden Love Kuruma Torajiro
Movie Marriage Counselor Tora-san Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Tora-san Goes Religious? Kuruma Torajiro
Movie Tora-san's Song of Love Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Tora-san, the Expert Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Hearts and Flowers for Tora-san Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Tora-san's Love in Osaka Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Tora-san's Promise Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Foster Daddy, Tora! Torajiro Kuruma(Tora-san)
Movie Tora-san's Tropical Fever Tora-san
Movie A Distant Cry from Spring Unknown
Movie Tora-san's Dream of Spring Kuruma Torajiro
Movie Tora-san, the Matchmaker Torajiro
Movie Talk of the Town Tora-san Tora
Movie August without Emperor Kubo
Movie Stage-Struck Tora-san Tora-san
Movie Tora-san Meets His Lordship Tora-san
Movie Tora-san Plays Cupid Torajirō
Movie The Yellow Handkerchief Watanabe Kacho
Movie Village of Eight Gravestones Kosuke Kindaichi
Movie Tora-san's Pure Love Torajiro
Movie Tora-san's Sunrise and Sunset Torajiro Kuruma
Movie The Village Unknown
Movie Tora-san, the Intellectual Torajiro
Movie Tora-san Meets the Songstress Again Unknown
Movie Tora-san's Lullaby Torajiro
Movie The Castle of Sand
Movie Tora-san's Lovesick Torajiro
Movie Tora-san Loves an Artist Tora-San
Movie Tora-san's Forget Me Not Torajiro
Movie Tora-san's Dream-Come-True Torajiro
Movie Home from the Sea Matsushita
Movie Tora-san's Dear Old Home Torajiro
Movie My Voiceless Friends Tamiji Nishiyama
Movie Tora-san's Love Call Torajirō
Movie Tora-san, the Good Samaritan Torajirō Kuruma
Movie Tora-san's Shattered Romance Torajirô Kuruma
Movie Tora-san, His Tender Love Kuruma Torajiro
Movie Tora! Tora! Tora! Cook #1 (uncredited)
Movie Tora-san's Grand Scheme Torajiro Kuruma
Movie Tora-san's Runaway Torajiro Kuruma
Movie Where Spring Comes Late Unknown
Movie Tora-san's Cherished Mother Torajiro Kuruma
Movie Women Can't Be Beaten Unknown
Movie It's Tough Being a Man Torajirô Kuruma
Movie Scrap Collectors Unknown
Movie The Day the Sun Rose Unknown
Movie The Man Without a Map Tashiro
Movie 風来忍法帖 八方破れ Unknown
Movie Neon taiheiki
Movie New Year Trip Unknown
Movie Express Train Unknown
Movie Traveling in Party Unknown
Movie Green Light to Joy Yoshitaro Hirai
Movie Our Wonderful Years Teiji Yoshida
Movie Kutsukake Tokijiro: The Lonely Yakuza Minobu no Asakichi
Movie Gamblers' Luck Unknown
Movie The Betrayers Out! Unknown
Movie Bwana Toshi Toshi
Movie 風来忍法帖 Unknown
Movie The Glamorous Ghost Unknown
Movie How to Make Money Unknown
Movie The Honest Fool Unknown
Movie Zoku Haikei Tenno Heika Sama Zensuke Yamashita
Movie Escape from Hell Ichibei
Movie Sing, Young People Driver
Movie A Carpenter and Children Unknown
Movie The Ambitious Youth Mitsuo Aoi
Movie A Country Boss Sasaki
Movie Good Rascals Unknown
Movie Nippon no obaachan Unknown
Movie Gale of Tokai Unknown
Movie Snow in the South Seas Unknown
Movie Obon, The Moll Dipper Unknown
Movie 若社長と爆発娘 Unknown