Japanese actor Ken Takakura dies
November 18 , 2014
Legendary Japanese actor Ken Takakura has died at the age of 83.
He was diagnosed with lymphoma.
Labelled Japan’s “Clint Eastwood,” he acted in many action and yakuza films. He co-starred with Michael Douglas in Black Rain in 1989
His popular films, include The Railway Man and The Yellow Handkerchief. He also played the lead role in ‘Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles,’ a 2005 film directed by China’s Zhang Yimou.