Actor Ken Takakura has died at the age of 83, Japanese media reported Tuesday.
Takakura died of lymphoma at a hospital in Tokyo on Nov 10, NTV reported.
Takakura, who made 205 screen appearances, was best known to Western audiences for four films -- the 1970 World War II film "Too Late the Hero," "The Yakuza" with Robert Mitchum in 1975, "Black Rain" with Michael Douglas in 1989 and "Mr Baseball" with Tom Selleck in 1992.
His last film was "Dearest" in 2012, in which he starred with Beat Takeshi.
Takakura was given the Order of Culture by Emperor Akihito in 2013 for his contribution to Japan's arts.© Japan Today