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Actor, Mako, was born Makoto Iwamatsu on Dec 10, 1933 in Kobe, Japan. died at the age of 72 on Jul 21, 2006 in Somis, CA .


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Although was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1966Best Supporting ActorThe Sand Pebbles (1966)N/ANominated
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Frequently cast by Chuck Norris.

Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch).

One of eight actors of Asian descent nominated for an Academy Award in an acting category. The others are Miyoshi Umeki who won Best Supporting Actress nominated for Sayonara (1957), Sessue Hayakawa nominated for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Ben Kingsley who won Best Actor for Gandhi (1982), Haing S. Ngor who won Best Supporting Actor for The Killing Fields (1984), Pat Morita nominated for The Karate Kid (1984), Ken Watanabe nominated for The Last Samurai (2003) and Rinko Kikuchi nominated for Babel (2006).

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