Tomio Aoki, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Tomio Aoki

Japanese film actor

Date of Birth: 07-Oct-1923

Place of Birth: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 24-Jan-2004

Profession: actor, child actor

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Tomio Aoki

  • Tomio Aoki (?? ??, Aoki Tomio, October 7, 1923 in Yokohama, Japan – January 24, 2004 in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan) aka Tokkan Kozo (????) was a Japanese film actor. Aoki became famous as a child actor after debuting at the age of six in silent films directed by Yasujiro Ozu.
  • His leading role in Ozu's 1929 short comedy Tokkan kozo gave Aoki his nickname.
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  • (1932), Passing Fancy (1933) and An Inn in Tokyo (1935) were three other Ozu films in which Aoki had notable roles.
  • Aoki disappeared from Japanese cinema in 1940, at the age of 16, but returned to film acting in Kon Ichikawa's The Burmese Harp (1956).
  • During the 1960s he appeared in films for directors Seijun Suzuki and Teruo Ishii before retiring again in 1972.
  • He again returned to the screen in 1995 in Makoto Shinozaki's Okaeri, and appeared in Suzuki's Pistol Opera (2001).
  • He continued appearing in films, and in short comedies by Shinozaki until his death in 2004.
  • He shared the Best Actor award at the French Three Continents Festival with two of his co-stars for Shinozaki's Not Forgotten (2000).
  • By the time of his death, at the age of 80, Aoki had performed in over 300 films.

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