Writer, Director, Assistant Director
After training as a painter (he storyboards his films as full-scale paintings), Kurosawa entered the film industry in 1936 as an assistant director, eventually making his directorial debut with Sanshiro Sugata (1943). Within a few years, Kurosawa had achieved sufficient stature to allow him greater creative freedom. Drunken Angel (1948)--"Drunken ...
Born: March 23, 1910
Star sign: Aries
Height: 5' 11½" (1.82 m)
Known for: Yojimbo (1961), Seven Samurai (1954), Rashomon (1950), Ran (1985)