Akira Kurosawa Timeline

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    Akira Kurosawa

    This is a timeline about the famed director and movie person. This timeline will showcase Akira's biggest acheivements and some of his best movies.
  • Rashomon

    A film that is a little bit confusing but none the less, a great movie. It has amny plot twists. It shows the story from the viewpoint of almost all the characters.
  • The Seven Samurai

    The Seven Samurai
    This movie was one Akira's biggest success and brought lots of profit at the box office. It is also one of the few Japanese movies that is known quite well in western culture.
  • Yojimbo

    This film has influenced many other film directors as it has been remade a couple times by other people. This movie was inspired by many western culture aspects. The plot was even based off a film noir movie: The Glass Key from 1942.
  • Red Beard

    Red Beard
    This one of Kurosawa`s really good dramas. He never made that many dramas but this one is really good. It has action, plot twists and a great storyline.
  • Influenced

    In 1977, Star Wars was released. Now you may be thinking, "What does Star Wars have to do with Akira Kurosawa?". Well, some of Akira`s films had actually influenced/inspired (more influenced than inspired), George Lucas to make Star Wars.
  • Akira Kurosawa Awarded French Legion Legion of Honor Award

    Akira Kurosawa Awarded French Legion Legion of Honor Award
    In 1984, Akira was awarded the award from the French Legion Of Honor. This obviously was a very big honor Akira and he was really happy with this achievment.
  • Ran

    Ran was one of Akira's most famous films and it was a critical success. This was Akira's last huge success. This movie was also his most expensive, with the budget costing about twelve million dollars!
  • Akira is awarded with the Lifetime Achievement

    Akira is awarded with the Lifetime Achievement
    In 1990, Akira was awarded the Academy Award, the Lifetime Achievement. It was also said that he was one of the best Asians, in terms of contributions, to film.
  • Akira Kurosawa Awarded the Kyoto Prize

    Akira Kurosawa Awarded the Kyoto Prize
    Akira won the Kyoto Prize for his many great achievments in film. The Kyoto prize is similar to the West's Nobel Prize, in regards for recognizing someones outstanding acheivements that have helped society and such. Once again, this was a very big acheivement for Kurosawa although he died four years later.