Known as the “Japanese Jack Nicholson,” Mikuni Rentaro was born Masao Sato in Gunma, Japan, and has had an impressive career of over 150 films since making his debut in 1951. Father of Sato Koichi, another famous Japanese actor, Rentaro has won three Japanese Academy Awards for Best Actor, and was nominated for seven others. He’s also received at least 16 more awards from the Mainichi Film Concours, Kinema Junpo Awards, Hochi Film Awards, Blue Ribbon Awards, and the Cannes Film Festival.
Some of Rentaro’s most famous films include A Fugitive From the Past, Seppuku, The Burmese Harp, Kaidan, and Vengeance is Mine. —AnimEigo