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Tomio Aoki

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Other names  Tokkan Kozo
Years active  1929–2004

Name  Tomio Aoki
Role  Film actor
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Born  October 7, 1923 (1923-10-07) Yokohama, Japan
Awards  Three Continents Festival Best Actor (shared), for Not Forgotten (2000)
Died  January 24, 2004, Setagaya, Tokyo City, Tokyo, Japan
Movies  I Was Born - But, A Story of Floating Weeds, Passing Fancy, An Inn in Tokyo, The Burmese Harp
Similar People  Makoto Shinozaki, Yasujiro Ozu, Hiroshi Shimizu, Shohei Imamura, Seijun Suzuki

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Tomio Aoki (青木 富夫, Aoki Tomio, October 7, 1923 in Yokohama, Japan – January 24, 2004 in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan) aka Tokkan Kozō (突貫小僧) was a Japanese film actor.


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Aoki became famous as a child actor after debuting at the age of six in silent films directed by Yasujirō Ozu. His leading role in Ozu's 1929 short comedy Tokkan kozo gave Aoki his nickname. I Was Born, But... (1932), Passing Fancy (1933) and An Inn in Tokyo (1935) were three other Ozu films in which Aoki had notable roles. Aoki disappeared from Japanese cinema in 1940, at the age of 16, but returned to film acting in Kon Ichikawa's The Burmese Harp (1956). During the 1960s he appeared in films for directors Seijun Suzuki and Teruo Ishii before retiring again in 1972. He again returned to the screen in 1995 in Makoto Shinozaki's Okaeri, and appeared in Suzuki's Pistol Opera (2001). He continued appearing in films, and in short comedies by Shinozaki until his death in 2004. He shared the Best Actor award at the French Three Continents Festival with two of his co-stars for Shinozaki's Not Forgotten (2000). By the time of his death, at the age of 80, Aoki had performed in over 300 films.

Selected filmography

  • I Was Born, But... (1932)
  • Passing Fancy (1933)
  • An Inn in Tokyo (1935)
  • The Burmese Harp (1956)
  • Sun in the Last Days of the Shogunate (幕末太陽伝 Bakumatsu taiyōden) (1957)
  • Okaeri (1995)
  • Not Forgotten (2000)
  • Pistol Opera (2001)
  • References

    Tomio Aoki Wikipedia

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