Ken Takakura (高倉 健, Takakura Ken), born Goichi Oda (小田 剛一, Oda Gōichi, February 16, 1931 – November 10, 2014), was a Japanese actor and singer who appeared in over 200 films. Affectionately referred to as "Ken-san" by audiences, he was best known for his brooding style and the stoic presence he brought to his roles. He won the Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role four times, more than any other actor. Takakura additionally received the Japanese Medal of Honor with purple ribbon in 1998, the Person of Cultural Merit award in 2006, and the Order of Culture in 2013.
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2014-11-10 (83 years old)
Place of birth
Chiemi Eri (1959-01-01 - 1971-01-01)
Also known as
Goichi Oda, 高倉健 , 高仓健, Кэн Такакура
Golden Arrow Award, Person of Cultural Merit, Kikuchi Kan Prize, Order of Culture, Kinema Junpo Awards for Best Actor, Elan d'or Award for Newcomer of the Year, Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Actor, Medal with Purple Ribbon