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Mako

Mako Iwamatsu in The Sand Pebbles

Mako Iwamatsu (1933 - 2006)

a.k.a. Mako

Film DeathsEdit

  • The Sand Pebbles (1966) [Po-han]: Shot in the chest by Steve McQueen, as a mercy killing while Mako is being tortured by Chinese nationalists.
  • The Challenge (1970) [Yuro]: Killed, along with Darren McGavin (though I don't know the details). (Thanks to Greg)
  • Under the Rainbow (1981) [Nakomuri]: Shot in the chest by Robert Donner, as Mako simultaneously shoots Robert with a special camera-gun. (The whole story turns out to be Cork Hubbert's dream; I can't recall whether or not Mako was shown to have a real-world counterpart after Cork wakes up, or whether his character existed only in Cork's dream.) (Played for comic effect.)
  • Armed Response (1986) [Akira Tanaka]
  • The Perfect Weapon (1991) [Kim]: Skull crushed (off-screen) after being head butted by Professor Toru Tanaka.
  • Crying Freeman (1995) [Shido Shimazaki]: Killed (I believe shot or slashed/stabbed to death) by Mark Dacascos.
  • Pearl Harbor (2001) [Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto]: Killed (off-screen) when his plane is shot down by the Americans. (The real-life death of Yamamoto is neither seen, nor referenced in the film, however the final scene clearly takes places some years after his death.)
  • Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) [Sakamoto]: Dies off-screen of an unknown cause. His death is mentioned to Ziyi Zhang.
  • Rise (Rise: Blood Hunter) (2007) [Poe]: Shot in the chest with a crossbow bolt by Lucy Liu, after he tells her where to find James D'Arcy. (The film was released a year after Mako's real life death). (Thanks to Eric)

TV DeathsEdit

  • Touch of Death (1977 TV) [Mr. Yamaguchi]: Commits suicide by jumping through a high rise building window rather than be arrested as Irene Yah-Ling Sun and Jack Klugman look on in shock.

Video Game DeathsEdit

  • True Crime: Streets of LA (2003) [General Han Yu Kim]: Beaten to death by Russell Wong in the good ending. In the bad ending, he commits suicide by falling backwards off the heliport of a building. He survives in the average ending.

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