And for Monday, we have a mystery gent.
Update: One of the many things that is notable about Akira Kurosawa’s “I Live in Fear” (1955) is how much the actors disappear into their characters. Burt Lancaster, for all his talent, is always Burt Lancaster. But as Michael Ryerson pointed out, Toshiro Mifune is barely recognizable as the paranoid industrialist Kiichi Nakajima, who wants to uproot his family (and his mistresses and their children — ahem) and move them to Brazil because he’s afraid of another atomic attack.
The same is true for Takashi Shimura, better known as the leader of the “Seven Samurai.” In “I Live in Fear,” he plays a rather meek, humble dentist who is a mediator in family disputes.
Monday’s mystery gent, Toranosuke Ogawa, also appears in “Seven Samurai,” but in a small role. Likewise, Thursday’s mystery fellow, Minoru Chiaki, appeared in many Kurosawa films, including “Stray Dog,” Rashomon” and “Throne of Blood.”
And for Tuesday, another mystery gent.
Please congratulate Michael Ryerson, who recognized Monday’s mystery fellow immediately.
And for Wednesday, a mystery woman with a hose.
Please congratulate Michael Ryerson (Tuesday’s mystery fellow), Benito (mystery movie and cast), Gary Martin (Tuesday’s mystery fellow), Julie Merholz (Tuesday’s mystery fellow/wrong movie) and Patrick (mystery movie and cast).
If anyone wants a hint, email me.
This has become a bit tricky. I mistakenly gave Michael Ryerson credit for Tuesday’s mystery gent, but he has since identified our guest. Mike Hawks has also identified Tuesday’s mystery guest, as has Mary Mallory. For Wednesday, Leila Hyams has misidentified our male guest, but named someone else who is in the mystery movie.
And for Friday, here are three photos of our final mystery gent.