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. He was best known for his roles in Black Rain and in The Yakuza. He won the Japan Academy Prize four times, more than any other actor. He was born in Nakama, Fukuoka, Japan.
February 16, 1931
|Died||November 10, 2014 (aged 83)|
|Alma mater||Meiji University|
Chiemi Eri (m. 1959–1971)
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