Seizo Fukumoto, an actor who has been slashed in many historical dramas and is also known as the "man who was slashed 50,000 times," died of lung cancer on the 1st of this month.
I was 77 years old.
Originally from Hyogo prefecture, Mr. Fukumoto joined the Toei Kyoto Studio at the age of 15 and has been active as a "slasher" in movies and TV historical drama for over 50 years.
When he was slashed, he shrimped backwards and collapsed, and while enhancing the strength of the protagonist, he attracted attention for his acting that collapsed flashily, and was also called "the man who was slashed 50,000 times."
In addition to appearing in the Hollywood movie "The Last Samurai" in 2003, "Uzumasa Limelight", which starred for the first time in 2014, won the Best Actor Award at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Canada.
In 2004, we received the Japan Academy Awards Association Special Award.
Mr. Fukumoto has been active until recently, such as appearing in the historical drama "13 Thugs" broadcast on NHK last November, but according to Toei Kyoto Studio, he is undergoing medical treatment at home this month 1 He died of lung cancer on the day.
Kinya Kitaoji "Full of gratitude"
Regarding the death of Seizo Fukumoto, actor Kinya Kitaoji said, "I'm an important companion who has worked hard together since I was young and taught me various things. I can't believe farewell. Fuku-chan He is a hero who worshiped the famous actor Chaplin and continued to devote himself to his practice. Now he is just full of gratitude. Gassho. "