Eiji Okada, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Eiji Okada

Japanese actor

Date of Birth: 13-Jun-1920

Place of Birth: Chōshi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 14-Sep-1995

Profession: actor, film editor, film actor

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Eiji Okada

  • Eiji Okada (?? ??, Okada Eiji, 13 June 1920 – 14 September 1995) was a Japanese film actor from Choshi, Chiba.
  • Okada served in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II and was a miner and traveling salesman before becoming an actor.Internationally, his best-remembered roles include Lui ("him" in French) in the 1959 film Hiroshima mon amour, directed by Alain Resnais.
  • In this film, Eiji Okada had to learn the screenplay phonetically because he didn't speak French.
  • He is also known for playing the entomologist Niki Junpei in Hiroshi Teshigahara's 1964 film Woman in the Dunes, an adaptation of Kobo Abe's novel.
  • He was also second billed under Marlon Brando in the 1963 political thriller The Ugly American. Okada was married to Aiko Wasa, with whom he ran a theatre company in Japan.
  • He died on 14 September 1995 of heart failure, at the age of 75.

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