Yūjirō Ishihara (石原 裕次郎, Ishihara Yūjirō, December 28, 1934 – July 17, 1987) was a Japanese actor and singer born in Kobe. His elder brother is Shintaro Ishihara, an writer, politician, and the Governor of Tokyo between 1999 and 2012. Yujiro’s movie debut was the 1956 movie Season of the Solar, primarily based on a novel written by his brother. He was beloved by many followers as a consultant youth star within the movies of postwar Japan and subsequently as a macho film hero. He was extravagantly mourned following his early demise from liver most cancers.
Life and profession
Yūjirō grew up in Kobe, in Otaru, Hokkaidō, and in Zushi, Kanagawa. His father, an worker of Mitsui O.S.Ok. Strains, was from Ehime Prefecture, and his mom was from Miyajima, Hiroshima.
Yūjirō attended Otaru Fuji Kindergarten after which Otaru Metropolis Inaho Elementary Faculty. Throughout his elementary faculty years he participated in aggressive swimming and skied on Mt. Tengu. He then attended Zushi Metropolis Zushi junior Excessive Faculty, the place he started taking part in basketball. He aimed to enter Keio Senior Excessive Faculty, however didn’t move the doorway examination. He enrolled at Keio Shiki Boys’ Senior Excessive Faculty, however in 1951 was admitted to Keio Senior Excessive Faculty. Afterward he entered the political science division of the college of regulation at Keio College, related to the highschool, however reportedly spent all his time taking part in round.
Eager to turn out to be an actor, he auditioned at Toho, Daiei Movie and Nikkatsu, however didn’t move any of his auditions. Nonetheless, in 1956, with assist from producer Takiko Mizunoe and his brother Shintaro, he acquired a bit-part within the movie adaptation of Shintaro’s Akutagawa Prize-winning Season of the Solar, making his movie debut. Afterwards he withdrew from Keio College to work for Nikkatsu, taking part in the lead within the movie adaptation of Shintaro’s novel Crazed Fruit.
On the 1958 Blue Ribbon Awards Ishihara gained the prize for finest new actor for the 1957 movies Washi to taka and Man Who Causes a Storm. He would go on to turn out to be one of many consultant stars of the Showa Period together with his twin performing and singing profession, however his life was one made tougher by sickness and harm.
In 1960 he married actress Mie Kitahara, his co-star in quite a few movies starting in 1956 with Crazed Fruit.
Yūjirō, along with Akira Kobayashi, was the principle male star at Nikkatsu on Nikkatsu’s transfer into the Roman Porno mushy porn market. Yūjirō based the Ishihara Productions firm to make movies. Kurobe’s Solar which he produced was an amazing success however some films he produced failed and he was compelled to look within the tv dramas though he was reluctant to look.
Yūjirō survived a 1978 oral most cancers of the tongue, and a 1981 aortic aneurysm, supported by mates, household and his legion of followers. Nonetheless he was later identified with liver most cancers and died at Keio College Hospital in 1987 on July 17 at 4:26. He was 52 years outdated. His closing look as an actor was within the closing episode of fashionable detective tv drama Taiyō ni Hoero!. In Taiyō ni Hoero! Ishihara saved on taking part in the position of Shunsuke Todō for 14 years and gained new reputation.
All through his life Yūjirō used alcohol and tobacco, and ate meals that have been missing in greens; this unhealthy life-style is usually acknowledged as contributing to his early demise.
Legacy and memorials
Yujiro Ishihara was known as a Japanese Elvis Presley and his movies and music are nonetheless adopted by lovers of the Shōwa interval. On the anniversary of his demise, 17 July, his mourning ceremony is commonly rebroadcast on tv.
His grave is a granite gorintō, at Sōji-ji temple in Tsurumi, Yokohama, Kanagawa. A memorial museum opened on June 21, 1991, in Otaru, Hokkaido.
In 1996 his older brother, Shintaro, revealed a biography, Otōto (弟), (Youthful Brother), that gained the Mainichi Bungakusho Particular Prize and have become the premise of a drama broadcast by TV Asahi in 2004.
His picture options on a 1997 Japanese postage stamp.
- Gesshoku (1956)
- Season of the Solar (太陽の季節, Taiyō no Kisetsu, 1956) – Mr. Izu (supporting position)
- Crazed Fruit (狂った果実, Kurutta kajitsu, 1956) – Takishima Natsuhisa
- The Child Carriage (乳母車, Ubaguruma, 1956) – Muneo Aizawa
- Chitei no Uta (地底の歌, 1956) – Fuyu, the Diamond
- Ningen gyorai shutsugekisu (1956)
- Jazz musume tanjō (ジャズ娘誕生 Jazu musume tanjō, 1957) – Haruo Nanjô
- This Day’s Life (今日のいのち Kyo no inochi, 1957)
- Solar within the Final Days of the Shogunate (幕末太陽伝 Bakumatsu taiyōden, 1957) – Takasugi Shinsaku
- Washi to taka (1957) – Senkichi
- I Am Ready (俺は待ってるぜ Ore wa matteru ze, 1957) – Jôji Shimaki
- Man Who Causes a Storm (嵐を呼ぶ男 Arashi o yobu otoko, aka A Storming Drummer, 1957) – Shoichi Kokubu
- Shorisha (1957)
- Subarashiki dansei (1958)
- Yoru no kiba (actually “Fang of the Night time”) (1958) – Kenkichi Sugiura
- Rusty Knife (錆びたナイフ Sabita naifu, 1958) – Yukihiko Tachibana
- A Slope within the Solar (陽のあたる坂道 Hello no ataru sakamichi, 1958) – Shinji Tashiro
- Fūsoku 40 metres (風速４０米 Fūsoku yonjū mētoru, 1958)
- Crimson Quay (赤い波止場 Akai Hatoba, 1958) – Jirô Tominaga
- Kurenai no tsubasa (1958)
- Ashita wa Ashita no Kaze ga Fuku (1958)
- Arashi no naka o tsuppashire (1958)
- Wakai Kawa no Nagare (1959) – Kensuke Sone
- Sekai o kakeru Koi (1959) – Yûji Muraoka
- Tôgyû ni kakeru otoko (1960) – Tôu Kitami
- Aitsu to watashi (1961) – Saburo Kurokawa
- Dôdôtaru jinsei (1961) – Shûhei Nakabe
- Arabu no Arashi (1961) – Shintaro Munakata
- Ginza no koi no Monogatari (1962) – Jirô Ban
- Nikui An-chikushô (1962) – Daisaku Kita
- Zerosen Kurokumo Ikka (1962)
- Wakai Hito (1962) – Shintarô Masaki
- Hana to Ryu (1962)
- Alone on the Pacific aka Alone Throughout the Pacific (太平洋ひとりぼっち Taiheiyo hitori-botchi, 1963) – The Youth
- Crimson Handkerchief (1964)
- Tekkaba Yaburi (1964)
- Kuroi Kaikyo (1964) – Akio Maki
- Taking The Fort (1965) – Tozo Kuruma
- These Magnificent Males in Their Flying Machines (1965) – Yamamoto
- Seishun to wa nanda (1965) – Kensuke Nonomura
- Nakaseruze (1965)
- Yogiri yo Kon’yamo Arigatō (1967) – Tôru Sagara
- Hatoba no taka (1967) – Keinichi Kusumi
- Kimi wa koibito (1967) – Ishizaki – director
- Kurobe’s Solar (黒部の太陽; Kurobe no Taiyō, 1968) – Iwaoka
- Wasureru Monoka (1968)
- Samurai Banners (風林火山; Fūrin Kazan, 1969) – Kenshin Uesugi
- Eiko e no 5,000 kiro (1969)
- Hitokiri (1969) – Ryoma Sakamoto
- Arashi no yushatachi (1969) – Shimaji
- Fuji sanchō (1970) – Gorō Umehara
- Machibuse (1970) – Yataro
- Aru heishi no kake (1970) – Hiroshi Kitabayashi
- Males and Warfare (1970) – Shinozaki
- A Man′s World (1971) – Tadao Konno
- Yomigaeru daichi (1971) – Kazuya uematsu
- Kage Gari Hoero taiho (1972) – Jubei Muroto
- Kage Gari (1972) – Jubei Muroto
- Tōga (1978) – (Particular look)
- Arcadia of My Youth (わが青春のアルカディア Waga Seishun no Arcadia, 1982) – Phantom F. Harlock I (voice) (closing movie position)
- Taiyō ni Hoero! (太陽にほえろ!) (1972-1986) – Shunsuke Tōdō (Boss)
- Daitokai Sequence (大都会) (1976-1978) – Gōro Munakata / Ryuta Takigawa
- Haguregumo (浮浪雲) (1978)
- Seibu Keisatsu (西部警察) (1979–84) – Kogure
- Arashi wo Yobu Otoko (1958)
- Ginza no Koi no Monogatari (銀座の恋の物語) (1961)
- Crimson handkerchief (1962)
- Futari no Sekai (1965)
- Yogiri yo Konyamo Arigatou (1967)
- Brandy Glass (ブランデー グラス) (1977)
- Waga Jinsei ni Kuiwanai (1987)
- Kita no Tabibito (1987)
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- Japan Mint: fiftieth Anniversary of Yujiro Ishihara’s Movie Debut 2006 Proof Coin Set
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