|Date of birth||1 April 1920|
|Date of death||24 December 1997|
|Avocation||horseback riding, shooting, swordplay|
Also he owened several cars like Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 1962-Type which he bought when he acted in "Grand Prix".
|1920||He was born as a first son to a trading merchant and photo studio manager Tokuzo Mifune in Tsingtao, China.|
|1925||5||His family moved to Dalian, China, and his father set up "Star Photo Studio".|
|1934||14||He entered Dalian Junior Highschool.|
|1938||18||He graduated the junior highschool.|
|1940||20||He was drafted. He passed for Ko-type, and joined the seventh flying squad of the Manchuria Imperial Army Airforce. In the flying squad, since he had experience and knowledge of a photograph, He was assigned to the photograph department and took charge of the aerial photographs.|
|1941||21||He was transferred to the eighth flying squad's educational department of Manchuria Imperial Army Airforce. Then, since they draw off troops , he moved to Yokaichi,Shiga .|
|1945||25||He faced the end of the war at Kamikaze base in Kumanosho, Kumamoto, where he had transferred to.|
|1946||26||He visted his senior Mr.Toshiharu Ohyama who worked for Toho Movie studio's photography division, to call on him for photographer's assistant job. His resume was received as one for the first audition in the studio's "New Face" talent hunt "by some mistake".He attracted the movie director Mr. Yamamoto's attention and passed the audition as a fill-in actor.|
|1947||27||Mifune was still waiting for the opening of filming division rather than being an actor. 「Ginrei no hate」 Movie director Mr. Senkichi Taniguchi persuaded him to act in his film Sonw Trail and Mifune made his debut.|
|1948||28||He was selected as one of the maincast of Drunken Angel 「Yoidore Tenshi」, which is an Kurosawa film. He obtained a major popularity by the sucusess of this film.|
|1950||30||He got married to Sachiko Yoshimine who was also an actress of Toho New Face of the first year.|
|1951||31||「Rashomon」(director- Akira Kurosawa) was awarded Grand Prix of Venice Film Festival. This made him take the first step toward an ineternational actor.|
|1952||32||He won Blue Ribbon Best Actor by performance of The Life of a Horsetrader(Bakurou Ichidai :Director- Keigo Kimura) and other films.|
acted in the first naval and aerial warfare movie after the war Eagle
of the Pacific「Taikeiyo no Washi」
|1954||34||「Seven Samurai」(Director-Akira Kurosawa) was released.|
played the part of an aged person for the first time in
I Live Fear 「Ikimono no kiroku」(Director-Akira Kurosawa) First episode of Samurai「Miyamoto Musashi」(Director-Hirosi Inagaki) trilogy won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
|1957||37||Throne of Blood「Kumonosu jyou」and The Lower Depth were released. 「Donzoko」(Director- both Akira Kurosawa)|
Hidden Fortress「Kakushitoride no sanakunin」 (Director-Akira Kurosawa)
He was awarded Best Actor of Mainichi Film Awards by Throne of Blood and The Lower Depth (Director-Akira Kurosawa).
|1959||39||The Rikisha Man 「Muho Matsu no issho」 (Director- Hiroshi Inagaki) in which Mifune starred was awarded Grand Prix of Venice Film Festival.|
attended the opening ceremony of Venice Film Festival.
The Bad Sleep Well「Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru」 was released. (Director-Akira Kurosawa)
starred in a Mexican movie El Hombre importante 「Kachi aru otoko」for
the first time in foreign films.
He won Best Actor of Venice Film Festival by performance of 「Yojimbo」 (Director- Akira Kurosawa).
established Mifune Production and become representative director.
He was awarded Blue Ribbon Best Actor , Best Actor of Nihon Kishakai and Best Actor of Kinema-Junpo by Yojimbo. (Director - Akira Kurosawa)
Sanjyuro「Sanjuro Tsubaki」 (Director- Akira Kurosawa) was released.
first directed movie The Legacy of the 500.000 「Gojyuman-nin no Isan」was
filmed by Mifune Production collaborating with Takarazuka Movie Studio.
High and Low「Tengoku to Jigoku」 (Director-Akira Kurosawa) was released.
became independent from Toho Studio which he had exclusive contract with.
His last movie with Kurosawa, Red Beard 「Akahige」won the Best Actor of venice Film Festival for the third time.
built Mifune-Pro Movie Studio equipped with studios and open-air sets
at Seijyo Setagaya in Tokyo.
He was awarded Blue Ribbon Best Actor and Best Actor of Nihon Kishakai by Red Beard.
A Tunnel In The Sun (Kurobe no Taiyo: Director- Kei Kumai) was made by Mifune Production collaborating with Ishihara Production. Mifune acted in the film, too.
Production's first TV series Momotaro Zamurai(NTV) was started.
He acted in an American movie Grand Prix (Director- John Frankenheimer).
Tunnel In The Sun (Kurobe no Taiyo: Director- Kei Kumai) was made by Mifune
Production collaborating with Ishihara Production. Mifune acted in the
He was awarded Minister of Education Prize of Geijyutu Sensho by the performance of Rebellion 「Joiuchi」 （Director-Masaki Kobayashi) and other films.
He played the leading role in Hell in the Pacific (Director-John Boorman).
|1969||49||He was awarded Best Actor of Kinema-junpo by A Tunnel In The Sun「Kurobe no Taiyo」(Director-Kei Kumai) and other films.|
|1970||50||He appeared in TV commercial "Otokoha damatte Sapporo Biiru : Reticent Guy with Sapporo Beer "|
|1971||51||He co-starred with Alain Delon and Charles Bronson in Red Sun.(Director-Terence Young)|
|1972年||52||He acted in Koya no Suronin: Masterless Samurai in the Wilderness (NET), TV movie seriese of Mifune Production.|
|1975||55||American movie Midway (Director-Jack Smite) started shooting. He played the roll for Adminal Isoroku Yamamoto, co-starred with Charleton Heston and Henry Fonda.|
|1976||56||He acted in TV series Ken to Kaze to Komoriuta: Sord, Wind and Lullaby.(NTV)|
|1978||58||He acted in TV series Edo no Taka: Hawk of Edo.( TV asahi)|
|1979||59||He acted in American movie 1941 (Director-Steven Spielberg).|
|1981||61||He opened Mifune Geijyutu Gakuin, a school for actors, actresses and talents.|
|1983||63||"Toshiro Mifune Festival " was held in Chicago. It was held also in New York next year.|
was granted Medal with Purple Ribbon.
"UCLA gave him UCLA Medal which had comparable worth to honorary degree.
|1987||67||He acted in Otoko ha Turaiyo/Shiretoko Bojyo:It's tough to be a man. (Director-Yoji Yamada)|
|1988||68||He won Blue Ribbon Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actor of Mainichi Film Awards by Otoko ha Tsuraiyo/ Shiretoko Ryojyo.|
government conferred Art and Literature Decoration on him.
Sennno Rikyu/ Hongakubou Ibun (Director-Kei Kumai) was released.
|1990||70||He attended the parade of Sakura Festival in San Francisco.|
|1991||71||He participated in the performance of Dainippon Kyuuba Kai:Imperial Japanese archery and equestrian art, held at Chante Race Track in Paris.|
|1993||73||He received Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.|
was awarded Chairman's Special Prize of Japan Academy Awards with Machiko
Kyo, Isuzu Yamada, Utaemon Ichikawa and others.
His posthumous Fukai kawa: Deep River (Director- Kei Kumai) was released.
|1997||77||He died in the hospital of Tokyo Mitaka-shi for multiple organ failure on December 24th"|
|1998||The farewell service was held by the joint funeral of Toho, Kurosawa production, and Mifune Production at Aoyama Funeral hall in Tokyo on January 24th.|
|number shows approximate age.|