Tetsuro Tamba, one of
Tamba was perhaps best knownby Western audiences for his role as Tiger Tanaka in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice (1967).
Some of his most famousJapanese films included Hideo Gosha's ThreeOutlaw Samurai, Shohei Imamura's PigsAnd Battleships, Masaki Kobayashi's Harakiri And Kwaidan, Kinji Fukasaku's Black Lizard and Under The Flag Of The Rising Sun, Teruo Ishii's Abashiri Prison and the originaladaptation of Submersion Of Japan.His lead role in TV series G-Men '75is one of his best known in
He also won the JapaneseAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1981's The
Tamba remained active in theindustry, with recent roles in Yoji Yamada's Oscar-nominated The Twilight Samurai and cult directorTakashi Miike's The Happiness Of The Katakuris and Gozu(Cannes 2003 Directors' Fortnight).