Kiyoshi Atsumi

Biography

Although almost unknown outside his native Japan, comic actor Kiyoshi Atsumi played the country's most beloved character, Tora-jiro Kuruma (more familiarly known as Tora-san), in what the Guiness Book of Records has noted as the world's longest-running film series in which the same actor played the title role. At the height of Atsumi's popularity, one critic claimed that the actor's face "is known...