10 things You Should Know About Toshirō Mifune

Here are 10 things you should know about Toshirō Mifune, born 100 years ago today. He was arguably the greatest international star Japan has ever produced.

Today, Turner Classic Movies is airing 10 classic films Mifune made with director Akira Kurosawa, and the Criterion Channel is currently featuring twenty-six—count ’em, 26—Mifune films, plus a documentary about his life and career (and the Criterion Channel offers a two-week free trial… just sayin’).