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  • Welcome to the official Film/Art Gallery collection of original Akira Terao vintage movie posters from his critically acclaimed catalog of timeless cinematic creations.

    Japanese movie actor, musician and singer Akira Terao was born on May 18, 1947. He is the only recipient of the Japan Record Award and the Japan Academy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a leading role. He was the son director Jūkichi Uno and started as a bassist of a group band “The Savage”. He is famous for the 1981 hit song Ruby no Yubiwa and the 1981 album Reflections which sold 1.6 million copies in Japan.

    His debut film as an actor was in The Sands of Kurobe (1968), which was directed by Kei Kumai and was Japan's submission to the 41st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. He worked under director Akira Kurosawa in Ran (1985) and appeared as ""I"" in Kurosawa's Dreams after five years. He also worked with director Takashi Koizumi in After the Rain (1999), a Japanese and French film based on the last script by Kurosawa. Akira Terao also acted in The Professor's Beloved Equation.

    Terao has acted with Japanese voice actor Kazunari Ninomiya in Yasashii Jikan, as well for actor and radio personality Takuya Kimura. He won as Best Actor at the 47th Blue Ribbon Awards for the film Half a Confession (2004) directed by Kiyoshi Sasabe. Terao was married to Bunjaku Han in 1973 and divorced in 1974. His current wife is Mayumi Hoshino. He is known for wearing sunglasses and for having two moles on one cheek where he got his nickname ""hoppe"" along with being known for his work in Ishihara TV Productions.

    Film/Art Gallery’s collection of original Akira Terao posters includes the French mini (16x23) of Ran in Fine+ condition with some creasing, fold and edge wear. Kurosawa epic. Our Ran poster collection also includes Japanese 1 panel (20x29) in Fine/Very Fine condition, unfolded with light creasing and a small tear at top left for the rare advance style for Kurosawa epic.

    Film/Art Gallery movie posters are original prints and film poster collectibles. These are original movie posters. We do not carry any movie poster reproductions or reprints of any kind.