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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Violent street (1974)

violent street

Daidatsugoku (1975)

Daidatsugoku_1975_ishii

New Battles Without Honor and Humanity pt.1

new battle without honor

Battles Without Honor and Humanity pt. 5: Final Episode (1974)

Battles Without Honor and Humanity 5 Final Episode

Battles Without Honor and Humanity pt.4 : Police Tactics (1974)

Battles Without Honor and Humanity

Red Peony Gambler pt.2 : Gamblers Obligation (1968)

Red Peony Gamblers Obligation

Modern Yakuza pt.4 : returning the offering cup (1971)

returning the offering cup