Eiji Okada

Actor, Traveling salesman, Miner
This handsome Japanese leading man starred in several European and Hollywood productions. Okada is best known for his performances as an architect who has a brief affair with a French film actress in Alain Resnais' ... Read more »
Born: 06/12/1920 in Japan

Filmography

Actor (12)

Woman in the Dunes 1997 (Movie)

Jumpel Niki/The Man (Actor)

Harukana Jidai No Daidan O 1994 (Movie)

White Man (Actor)

Hikarigoke 1991 (Movie)

Nishikawa (Actor)

Traffic Jam 1991 (Movie)

Son (Actor)

Sen No Rikyu 1989 (Movie)

Honkakubo (Actor)

Haru No Kane 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

Oginsaga 1978 (Movie)

Ankokuji (Actor)

Chimimorya 1970 (Movie)

Bigak (Actor)

The Face of Another 1965 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ugly American 1963 (Movie)

Deong (Actor)

She and He 1962 (Movie)

Husband (Actor)

Hiroshima, Mon Amour 1960 (Movie)

Lui (Actor)

Biography

This handsome Japanese leading man starred in several European and Hollywood productions. Okada is best known for his performances as an architect who has a brief affair with a French film actress in Alain Resnais' "Hiroshima, Mon Amour" (1959), as an Asian revolutionary opposite Marlon Brando in "The Ugly American" (1963) and as an entomologist who discovers the "Woman in the Dunes" (1964). He devoted most of his time in the 1970s to a theater company he founded with his wife Aiko Wasa.

Relationships

Aiko Wasa

Wife
co-founded theater company with Okada in the 1960s

Milestones

1964

Starred in "Woman in the Dunes"

1963

Appeared opposite Marlon Brando in "The Ugly American"

1959

Breakthrough feature performance, "Hiroshima, Mon Amour"

1950

Feature film debut, "Until the Day We Meet Again"

1941

Served in Japanese army

Appeared in Japanese films in 1950s

Born and raised in Japan

Founded theater company with wife Aiko Wasa

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