Toshiro Mifune was a name to conjure with. He reinvented the modern movie hero, influencing filmmaking and pop culture around the world. Mifune embodied devotion, integrity and samurai spirit, all marked by an intense physicality and a surprising tenderness.
Yoko Tsukasa, who co-starred with Mifune 11 times, puts it poetically, saying, "Mifune was like the ocean, boundless. But, sometimes, very turbulent." His journey was completely unexpected but he took each step as if it were meant to be.