Yojimbo (1961) ｜Yojimbo is a 1961 jidaigeki film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It tells the story of a ronin, portrayed by Toshirō Mifune, who arrives in a small town where competing crime lords vie for supremacy. The two bosses each try to hire the deadly newcomer as a bodyguard (yojimbo in Japanese). #japan
Toshiro Mifune (三船 敏郎 Mifune Toshirō?, April 1, 1920 – December 24, 1997) was a Japanese actor who appeared in almost 170 feature films. He is best known for his 16-film collaboration (1948–65) with filmmaker Akira Kurosawa in such works as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo. He also portrayedMusashi Miyamoto in Hiroshi Inagaki'sSamurai Trilogy, as well as Lord Toranaga in the NBC TV miniseries Shōgun.