Isao Kimura

Isao Kimura as Yusa in ''[[Stray Dog (film)|Stray Dog]]'' , also known as Kō Kimura, was a Japanese actor. He entered the Haiyūza theatre troupe in 1946. He appeared in several films directed by Akira Kurosawa. The first was ''Stray Dog'' (1949) as Yusa the criminal. Perhaps his most notable collaboration with Kurosawa was in ''Seven Samurai'' as the youngest of the samurai, Katsushiro. During his career he also appeared in several films directed by Mikio Naruse as well as appearing in the famous Lone Wolf and Cub film series. In addition to a film career spanning almost thirty years, Kimura founded and directed an acting company which ultimately went bankrupt. He died of esophageal cancer. Provided by Wikipedia
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