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Mako: A Tribute to a Fine Actor

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Makoto Iwamatsu


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The man with one name: Mako. While his name may not be familiar to most, his face certainly is, as he's had an extensive acting career both on tv and the big screen for the past 40 years. It's safe to say that EVERYONE has seen him in SOMETHING - probably many times over, yet not much seems to be known about this distinguished actor. I myself have scoured the net only to come up with bits & pieces of his life and career, which I have put together here in tribute to this underrated actor.

I hope that you enjoy your visit to this site, as much as I've enjoyed creating it.

Last updated: 5 January 2001


***January UPDATES***

*Added link on HOME page to vote for this site
*New movie review in CRITICS CORNER for "An Unremarkable Life"

***December UPDATES***

*Added 4 photos to GALLERY
*New in LINKS: Site for Talk to Taka -
*Found info. on Bird People of China ('97) & added it to FILMOGRAPHY
*Added new page: CRITICS CORNER
*Added 2 pics to THE GALLERY

***November UPDATES***

*Added photos to the GALLERY
*Added photos to SAND PEBBLES


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This is a non-commercial site for fans. I am not related to or affiliated with the actor or any of the productions he's appeared in. All photographs and other information are used solely for the enjoyment of other fans.

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