Yasujirô Ozu Net Worth

Yasujirô Ozu Net Worth 2018: Wiki-Bio, Married, Dating, Family, Height, Age, Ethnicity

Yasujirô Ozu net worth is
$9 Million

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Tokyo-born Yasujiro Ozu was a movie buff from childhood, often playing hooky from school in order to see Hollywood movies in his local theatre. In 1923 he landed a job as a camera assistant at Shochiku Studios in Tokyo. Three years later, he was made an assistant director and directed his first film the next year, Zange no yaiba (1927). Ozu made ...

Net Worth$9 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 12, 1903
Place Of BirthTokyo, Japan
Height5' 6½" (1.69 m)
ProfessionDirector, Writer, Miscellaneous Crew
Star SignSagittarius
1Drying laundry hanging outside
2Using ellipsis as narrative device
3Tableaux of outdoor landscapes (often showing railway lines or stations)
4Focus on the relationships between the generations
5Family, marriage, parents, leaving the family and traveling are prominent themes in his films.
6Usually uses a frame within the film frame
7Shots begin before anyone occupies them
8Shots that violate the 180 degree rule (The rule states that cameras filming a conversation must stay on one side of an imaginary line drawn between two people talking or continuity will be broken).
9Characters looking directly into the camera
10The presence of the color red in his color films
11Recurring theme of changes in post-war Japanese family and society (Tokyo Story (1953), Floating Weeds (1959)).
12Rigorous use of static camera positioned only a few feet from floor
1Although I may seem the same to other people, to me each thing I produce is a new expression and I always make each work from a new interest. It's like a painter who always paints same rose.
2I consciously did away with fade-ins and replaced them with the cut. Henceforth, I never used such editing techniques again. In fact, neither dissolve, fade-in nor fade-out can be regarded as 'the grammar of film,' they are no more than characteristics of the camera.
3I tried to represent the collapse of the Japanese family system through showing children growing up.
4About this time [late 1950s], CinemaScope was getting popular. I wanted to have nothing to do with it, and consequently I shot more close-ups and used shorter shots.
5Watching Fantasia (1940) I understood we could never win the war. "These people seem to like complications", I thought to myself.
6I have formulated my own directing style in my head, proceeding without any unnecessary imitation of others.
1Invented the 'pillow shot' which is basically a manner of cutting from a character's sufferings to an unrelated still life.
2According to renowned film critic Roger Ebert, "to love movies without loving Ozu is an impossibility".
3Was considered by Japan's film authorities to be "too Japanese" to be understood by Western audiences.
4Finnish auteur Aki Kaurismäki showed his admiration for him by saying, "Ozu-san, I'm Aki Kaurismäki from Finland, I've made eleven lousy films, and it's all your fault".
5Those who admire his work include Andrei Tarkovsky, Abbas Kiarostami, Martin Scorsese, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Aki Kaurismäki, Claire Denis, Jim Jarmusch, and Wim Wenders.
6The centenary of his birth was commemorated by Shochiku Film Company by producing the film Café Lumière. [2003]
7Wim Wenders shot a documentary film called Tokyo-Ga to explore the world of Ozu.
8In the 2012 Sight&Sound poll of film directors' choices of "greatest film of all time", his film Tôkyô monogatari (1953) has topped the list.
9Died on his birthday.
10Invented the "tatami shot", in which the camera is placed at a low height, supposedly at the eye level of a person kneeling on a tatami mat.
11Was chosen the tenth greatest director of all time by the BFI's Sight & Sound poll of Critics' top ten directors.
12When he saw the film Civilization (1916) in 1917, he decided that he wanted to be a film director.
13"Floating Weeds" cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa said that Ozu had a certain style of directing. The camera was always placed low, close to the floor. He never used cranes, a moving camera, bird's eye shots. Once or twice he tried them early in his career, but he abandoned them. When he edited, he never used overlaps, wipes, fade-ins. He was determined to create a sense of ordinary, everyday life without tricks or mannerisms. To Ozu the camera was never more than an uninvolved observer. It was never part of the action. It never commented on the action. It was through the repetition of short cuts moving back and forth from one character to another that Ozu created a sense of real life.
14Red was his favorite color.
15Remained single and childless all of his life and lived alone with his mother, who died less than two years before his own death.
16His grave bears no name, just the character 'mu' ("nothingness").
17It's often thought that he placed the camera at the eye level of a person kneeling on a Tatami mat. Actually, it's often lower than that, only one or two feet off the ground.
18Thought of as the world's greatest director by many film critics and theorists alike.
19Thirty-four-film Retrospective during 2005 at Northwest Film Forum in Seattle.
20Biography in John Wakeman, editor, "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945," pp. 850-858. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
21Retrospective in 2003 at the 27th São Paulo International Film Festival
22Retrospective at the 53rd Berlin International Film Festival. [2003]


An Autumn Afternoon1962
Kohayagawa-ke no aki1961
Floating Weeds1959
Good Morning1959
Tôkyô boshoku1957
Early Spring1956
Tokyo Story1953
Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice1952
Munekata kyôdai1950
Kaze no naka no mendori1948
Nagaya shinshiroku1947
There Was a Father1942
Todake no kyôdai1941
Shukujo wa nani o wasureta ka1937
Hitori musuko1936
Kagamijishi1936Documentary short
Daigaku yoitoko1936
Tôkyô no yado1935
Hakoiri musume1935
Ukikusa monogatari1934
Haha wo kowazuya1934
Hijôsen no onna1933
Tôkyô no onna1933
Mata au hi made1932
Seishun no yume ima izuko1932
I Was Born, But...1932
Haru wa gofujin kara1932
Tôkyô no kôrasu1931
Bijin to aishû1931
Shukujo to hige1931
Ashi ni sawatta kôun1930
Erogami no onryô1930Short
Sono yo no tsuma1930
Rakudai wa shitakeredo1930
Hogaraka ni ayume1930
Kekkongaku nyûmon1930
Tokkan kozô1929Short
Kaishain seikatsu1929
Daigaku wa detakeredo1929
Wasei kenka tomodachi1929Short
Gakusei romansu: Wakaki hi1929
Takara no yama1929
Hikkoshi fûfu1928Short
Nyôbô funshitsu1928
Wakôdo no yume1928
Zange no yaiba1927


Rakudai wa shitakeredo1930story
Kaishain seikatsu1929story
Gakusei romansu: Wakaki hi1929writer
Takara no yama1929story
Kabocha1928Short story
Wakôdo no yume1928writer
Zange no yaiba1927story
Yasujirô Ozu's Bakushû: The Remake of Early Summer2011Short original story
Musume no kekkon2003TV Movie story
Radishes and Carrots1965story
Seishun hôkago1963TV Movie teleplay
An Autumn Afternoon1962screenplay
Kohayagawa-ke no aki1961screenplay
Floating Weeds1959screenplay
Good Morning1959written by
Tôkyô boshoku1957
Early Spring1956screenplay
Tsuki wa noborinu1955screenplay
Tokyo Story1953scenario
Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice1952
Munekata kyôdai1950screenplay
Kaze no naka no mendori1948writer
Nagaya shinshiroku1947
There Was a Father1942
Todake no kyôdai1941
Kagirinaki zenshin1937story
Shukujo wa nani o wasureta ka1937as James Maki
Hitori musuko1936short story - as James Maki
Daigaku yoitoko1936as James Maki
Tôkyô no yado1935story
Ukikusa monogatari1934story - as James Maki
Haha wo kowazuya1934novel - as Shuutarou Komiya
Kawaraban kachikachi yama1934uncredited
Dekigokoro1933idea - as James Maki
Hijôsen no onna1933story - as James Maki
Tôkyô no onna1933novel "16 Stunden/26 Hours" - as Ernst Schwartz
I Was Born, But...1932idea - as James Maki
Haru wa gofujin kara1932story - as James Maki
Bijin to aishû1931as James Maki
Shukujo to hige1931gagman - as James Maki


Watashi wa Beretto1964TV Movie executive creative consultant
Chiyari Fuji1955advisor to the production


Cave2014/IShort special thanks
Yasujirô Ozu's Bakushû: The Remake of Early Summer2011Short grateful acknowledgment
Mujo no kaze: The wind of impermanence2008Short thanks
Le fabuleux voyage de l'Oncle Ernest1999Video Game thanks
Wings of Desire1987dedicatee - as Yasujiro

Archive Footage

Ozu Yasujiro botsugo 50 nen kakusareta shisen2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Yasujirô Ozu's Bakushû: The Remake of Early Summer2011ShortYasujirô Ozu
Yasujiro Ozu and the Taste of Sake1978TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won Awards

1964Special AwardMainichi Film ConcoursFor his career achievements.
1961Best FilmAsia-Pacific Film FestivalAkibiyori (1960)
1958Sutherland TrophyBritish Film Institute AwardsTôkyô monogatari (1953)
1952Blue Ribbon AwardBlue Ribbon AwardsBest DirectorBakushû (1951)
1952Kinema Junpo AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest FilmBakushû (1951)
1952Mainichi Film ConcoursMainichi Film ConcoursBest FilmBakushû (1951)
1950Kinema Junpo AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest FilmBanshun (1949)
1950Mainichi Film ConcoursMainichi Film ConcoursBest FilmBanshun (1949)
1950Mainichi Film ConcoursMainichi Film ConcoursBest DirectorBanshun (1949)
1950Mainichi Film ConcoursMainichi Film ConcoursBest ScreenplayBanshun (1949)
1942Kinema Junpo AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest FilmTodake no kyodai (1941)
1935Kinema Junpo AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest FilmUkikusa monogatari (1934)
1934Kinema Junpo AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest FilmDekigokoro (1933)
1933Kinema Junpo AwardKinema Junpo AwardsBest FilmOtona no miru ehon - Umarete wa mita keredo (1932)

Nominated Awards

1962Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalKohayagawa-ke no aki (1961)

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