'Tough guy' actor Ken Takakura dies at 83

November 18, 2014 6:23 AM

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Ken Takakura, who played “tough guy” characters in yakuza movies as well as a reticent cop in “Black Rain” opposite Michael Douglas, has died. He was 83.

Sources said Takakura, whose real name was Goichi Oda, died on Nov. 10 of malignant lymphoma in a Tokyo hospital.

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