December 26, 2015

Some have art thrust upon 'em

After serving his prison term, Mr. Ando dissolved his gang — in part, he said, out of remorse at the death of one of his young lieutenants. 

 The decision to go into film was easy. “To be brief, I was broke,” he told Mark Schilling, the author of “The Yakuza Movie Book: A Guide to Japanese Gangster Films” (2003). While making films, he also pursued a second career as a singer. 

He added: “I just listened to what the directors wanted me to do. That’s how I learned my job as an actor.”



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