| Tsutomu Yamazaki|
| December 2, 1936 (age 79) (1936-12-02) Matsudo, Chiba, Japan|
Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Departures, Kagemusha, Shield of Straw, Kurosagi, The Emperor in August
Masahiro Motoki, Yojiro Takita, Juzo Itami, Masato Harada, Ryoko Hirosue
Tsutomu Yamazaki Wikipedia
Tsutomu Yamazaki (山崎 努, Yamazaki Tsutomu, born December 2, 1936) is a Japanese actor. He won the Blue Ribbon Award for Best Actor in 1984 for The Funeral and Farewell to the Ark.
Yamazaki joined Bungakuza in 1959. He made his film debut in Kihachi Okamoto`s movie in 1960. In 1960, he appeared in Akira Kurosawa's High and Low (1963 film). He worked with Kurosawa twice more: in the director's next film, 1965's Red Beard, then fifteen years later, in Kagemusha.
In 1973, he appeared jidaigeki television drama Hissatsu Shiokinin and he played the same role in Shin Hissatsu Shiokinin again in 1977. He starred, as a trucker who resembles John Wayne in Tampopo (1985) as well as co-starring in The Ramen Girl (2008) with Brittany Murphy.
He also played a supporting role in Yojiro Takita's Departures.