• Born date: 1910-03-23
  • Born in: Ōta, Tokyo
  • Death date: 1998-09-06
  • Death in: Setagaya, Tokyo
Akira Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa (Japanese: 黒澤 明, Hepburn: Kurosawa Akira, March 23, 1910 – September 6, 1998) was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. Regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema, Kurosawa directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years.Kurosawa entered the Japanese film industry in 1936, following a brief stint as a painter.