Japanese director who directed many long, arduous, BORING movies. Yuppies tend to like his films, as do people who liked (i.e. claimed to "understand") the movie Lost in Translation
Most popular film was Seven Samurais, which, according to my parents who watched the movie in Taiwan when they were kids, was "sort of awesome back then, but now, it's plain crap."
Seriously, those movies were terrible. Even that 'Akira Kurosawa's Dreams' which was in color. I kept waiting for something intresting to happen, but all that happened was a bunch of Japanese people singing.
Avoid at all costs, rent some Godfather instead.
1: WOW! That Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurais was SUCH a great movie!
2: No, it wasn't. It was long and boring and stupid.
1: ...Well, you just don't understand the undertones of-
2: Shut up. Please.
A great filmmaker who is often dubbed "The Greatest Japanese Filmmaker" by people who have never heard of Yasujiro Ozu. Directed approxamitely 32 films during his career that lasted from the early 1940s to his last film in 1993. His masterpieces include "Seven Samurai", "Rashomon", and "Ikiru", among many more. Highly influential to such American directors as George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, and Steven Spielberg. His influence on international cinema is often taken for granted by modern viewers who have not the attention span to sit through a 3-hour movie without "realistic" violence and/or constant use of profanity.
Watch the film a second time before you make an idiot of yourself by calling Kurosawa's films "boring" or "stupid."
Made more good films than any other director ever to live.
Yojimbo and Sanjuro are Kurosawa's best films.
The greatest japanese film director of the twentieth century. made the "Samurai films" popular.
Kurosawa directed "seven samurai"
My favorite film director. He often used the same actors in his films, such as the goofy samurai, and the wise samurai.
My favorite Akira Kurosawa movie is 'Seven Samurai'.