• Born date: 1896-01-01
  • Born in: JapaN
  • Death date: 1982-02-26
  • Death in: JapaN
Teinosuke Kinugasa

Teinosuke Kinugasa (衣笠 貞之助, Kinugasa Teinosuke) (1 January 1896 - 26 February 1982) was a Japanese actor and film director. He was born in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture and died in Kyoto. Kinugasa won the 1954 Palme d'or at Cannes for Jigokumon (The Gate of Hell).Kinugasa was among the pioneers of Japanese film, but began his career as an actor specializing in female roles (onnagata) at the Nikkatsu studio.