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100 Years of Genius: The Toshiro Mifune Hall of Fame

Reviewing the Japanese superstar’s life and work and recommending 10 essential gems from his filmography

Actor Toshiro Mifune Smiling Photo by © John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images


The Japanese superstar would have turned 100 years old this week, so for our 250th episode, Mifune’s centenary is as good a time as we’re ever going to get to celebrate his extraordinary career as a film actor. Sean is joined by Chris Ryan to walk through Mifune’s life and work, including his iconic collaborations with director Akira Kurosawa, and analyze his mind-blowing physical and emotional power. They choose the actor’s 10 essential performances and recommend the best hidden gems in his filmography.

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