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strangewood:

Kurosawa and Mifune

Probably one of the best director-actor combos ever in film.

strangewood:

Kurosawa and Mifune

Probably one of the best director-actor combos ever in film.

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May
gaws:

Its become a recent goal of mine to be able to rock Sanjuro hair.
Will grow hair until can has samurai knot.  

Toshiro Mifune is probably my favorite actor ever and this look, right here, is so iconic. The look of contempt, disgust and aggravation that’s wearing down on his patience and causing his temper to rise just looks completely badass. He doesn’t even have to draw his sword for you to know you’re screwed.

gaws:

Its become a recent goal of mine to be able to rock Sanjuro hair.

Will grow hair until can has samurai knot.  

Toshiro Mifune is probably my favorite actor ever and this look, right here, is so iconic. The look of contempt, disgust and aggravation that’s wearing down on his patience and causing his temper to rise just looks completely badass. He doesn’t even have to draw his sword for you to know you’re screwed.

03
May

Do you have any style icons? If so, list them and describe your reasons for admiring them.

- Asked by theodinspire

Toshiro Mifune — Most people know him for his samurai roles in Akira Kurosawa’s films, but his non-samurai roles are just as great and powerful — with the added benefit of that period’s menswear.

I read somewhere that a critic described Mifune’s characters he played as often “a self-made man” who wasn’t born affluent, but rather worked hard and found success through self-determination. I think his wardrobe often reflected that. He never looked aristocratic, yet always looked like a professional and properly dressed. I felt that when he wore a suit and tie it never distracted from his performance. You could see his emotions contained within his face like a ticking bomb.

In a lot of ways, I don’t see Mifune as having worn a costume, but rather having worn clothes that framed his acting abilities.

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