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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Battles Without Honor and Humanity pt.3 : Proxy War (1973)

Battles Without Honor and Humanity 3 Proxy War

Modern Yakuza pt.2 : Shameless Obligation (1969)

gendai yakuza 2 - SHAMELESS OBLIGATION

Battles Without Honor and Humanity pt. 2: Deathmatch in Hiroshima (1973)

Battles Without Honor and Humanity hiroshima death match

Ahendaichi jigokubutai totsugekseyo (1966)

Ahendaichi jigokubutai totsugekseyo

Modern Yakuza pt.1 : Law of Shameless (1968)

LAW OF THE SHAMELESS

Sochiyo no kubi (1979)

Sochiyo no kubi

Battles Without Honor and Humanity pt.1 (1973)

Battles Without Honor and Humanity