Bunta Sugawara

Birthdate: August 16, 1933
Birthplace: Sendai, Miyagi

He studied law in Waseda’s University but was dropped for failing to pay his school fees. He then worked in bars in Ginza. Was he a pimp ? Some rumors say so.
At the age of 25 (1958) he entered movie industry in Teruo Ishii’s Hakusen Himitsu Chitai (white lines) for Shin Toho Studio. Later his alcohol abuses made him fired from Mashiro Shinoda’s “Shamisen & Motorcycle”.
Thanks to Noboru Ando, he joined Toei Studios in 1967. He then became the fetish actor of Kinji Fukasaku and one of the greatest movie star in Japan.

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Yakuza Against G-Men (1973)

Outlaw Killers : Three Mad Dog Brothers (1972)

Outlaw Killers Three Mad Dog Brothers

Yokohama Underworld : Machine Gun Dragon (1978)

yokohama underworld - machine gun dragon

International Gang in Kobe (1975)

kobe kyokusai gang

New Battles Without Honor and Humanity pt.3 : Boss’s Last Days

New Battles Without Honor and Humanity 3 Boss's Last Days

Cherry Blossom Fire Gang (1972)

Cherry Blossom Fire Gang

New battles without honor and humanity pt. 2 : Boss's Head (1975)