Sessue Hayakawa

Sessue Hayakawa

Sessue Hayakawa (早川 雪洲, Hayakawa Sesshū?, 10 de junio de 1889, en Nanaura (hoy: Minamibōsō), prefectura de Chiba, Japón – † 23 de noviembre de 1973, en Tokio) fue un actor japonés que actuó en películas estadounidenses y japonesas.
Hayakawa fue el primer actor asiático que alcanzó el rango de una estrella de cine en los EE. UU. y en Europa. En su época fue tan famoso como Charlie Chaplin. Actuó en más de 80 películas y dos de sus películas se encuentran en el U.S. National Film Registry.
Hayakawa es, probablemente, mejor conocido por su papel de Coronel Saito en la película "El puente sobre el río Kwai", por el cual fue nominado a un Premio Óscar como Mejor actor de reparto en 1957.

  • Fecha de nacimiento: 1889-06-10
  • Falleció: 1973-11-23
  • Lugar de nacimiento: Nanaura, Chiba, Japan

English

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sessue Hayakawa (June 10, 1889 – November 23, 1973) was a Japanese and American Issei (Japanese immigrant) actor who starred in American, Japanese, French, German, and British films. Hayakawa was the first and one of the few Asian actors to find stardom in the United States as well as Europe. Between the mid-1910s and the late 1920s, he was as well known as actors Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks. He was one of the highest paid stars of his time; making $5,000 a week in 1915, and $2 million a year via his own production company during the 1920s. He starred in over 80 movies and has two films in the U.S. National Film Registry. His international stardom transitioned both silent films and talkies. Of his English-language films, Hayakawa is probably best known for his role as Colonel Saito in the film The Bridge on the River Kwai, for which he received a nomination for Academy Award Best Supporting Actor in 1957. He also appeared as the pirate leader in Disney's Swiss Family Robinson in 1960. In addition to his film acting career, Hayakawa was a theatre actor, film and theatre producer, film director, screenwriter, novelist, martial artist, and an ordained Zen master.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Sessue Hayakawa, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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