He's nowhere near as cool as Kambei:http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=A0PDoQ3ZgEZR8RQAHtqJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%2Fimages%3Fp%3DTakashi%2BShimura%26fr%3Dmoz35%26fr2%3Dpiv-web%26tab%3Dorganic%26ri%3D70&w=286&h=242&imgurl=4.bp.blogspot.com%2F-msZnz7_E0kU%2FTZjj5CnhJoI%2FAAAAAAAABdM%2FHkXsD5Znb8g%2Fs320%2Ftakashi_shimura_22593.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Falgerblog.blogspot.com%2F2011%2F04%2Fre-casting-ben-kenobi.html&size=17.8+KB&name=Notes+From+A+Burning+House%3A+Re-Casting+Ben+Kenobi&p=Takashi+Shimura&oid=707bb0311be46f8e2613f42aa4e24c5d&fr2=piv-web&fr=moz35&tt=Notes%2BFrom%2BA%2BBurning%2BHouse%253A%2BRe-Casting%2BBen%2BKenobi&b=61&ni=128&no=70&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=1203b52n5&sigb=135mj28pn&sigi=131q58eoc&.crumb=k9i7P48Afv6
No excuse necessary to post photos of Mifune!Shimura is cool, too.
Shimura is also very cool, and there's a reason he's the lead in Seven Samurai. But did he get to kick ass alongside Charles Bronson? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067770/