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Tom Cruise or Toshiro Mifune?

Old 12-06-03, 07:10 PM
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Tom Cruise or Toshiro Mifune?


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Who's the better samurai? I think this is a no-brainer but I want to see the results.

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Make Mine Mifune!
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It's completely unfair for me to vote, since I won't be seeing The Last Samurai, but I voted anyway. Toshiro it is, Toshiro it must be.
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Re: Tom Cruise or Toshiro Mifune?

Thats like asking us: Whos better? Mother Teresa or Adolf Hitler?
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Re: Re: Tom Cruise or Toshiro Mifune?

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Thats like asking us: Whos better? Mother Teresa or Adolf Hitler?
Haha. So who gave Hitler three votes?

I voted Mifune.
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wow, what a silly choice..
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Also, the better actor.

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Kinda reminds me of that Quizno's radio commercial pitting "Ninja warriors" against accountants. To spell it out more clearly Mifune would be the ninjas.

Mifune's relationship to Kurosawa is like Robert DeNiro is to Scorsese, Peter Sellers is to Kubrick, Max Von Sydow is to Bergman, John Wayne to Ford, or Marcello Mastrioanni to Fellini. And not even these heady icons IMO can chew scenery like Mifune.
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Might as welll throw in some more random figures to join this Battle royale.








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How can you pose such a question?
The answer is quite clear.
Few now come greater than Toshiro Mifune.
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Technically Ken Watanabe is the title character in The Last Samurai not Cruise. Anywayz I voted Mifune
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Originally posted by cruzness
Technically Ken Watanabe is the title character in The Last Samurai not Cruise. Anywayz I voted Mifune
Is it, though?

Spoiler:
Cruise dons the samurai gear, rides and fights with the samurai, and has begun to live by (some of) their rules. After Watanabe's character kills himself on the battlefield, Tom Cruise would technically be "the last samurai" alive. Because all the others were killed in the last stand. Just how I took it, anyway.


Anyway, I think the answer to the question at hand is obvious: Tom Cruise. Definitely Tom Cruise.

...kidding.
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Originally posted by Corvin
Is it, though?

Spoiler:
Cruise dons the samurai gear, rides and fights with the samurai, and has begun to live by (some of) their rules. After Watanabe's character kills himself on the battlefield, Tom Cruise would technically be "the last samurai" alive. Because all the others were killed in the last stand. Just how I took it, anyway.


Anyway, I think the answer to the question at hand is obvious: Tom Cruise. Definitely Tom Cruise.

...kidding.
I didn't even think about that.....good point.
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This is like asking "who is a better Western star: Clint Eastwood or Colin Farrell?"
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i thought Ken Watanabe actually did a great job. good enough to compete with mifune, anyway.
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Toshiro!
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This is a joke.
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Originally posted by Snowlarbear
i thought Ken Watanabe actually did a great job. good enough to compete with mifune, anyway.



He did do an excellent job, maybe good enough to get a tip of the hit from Mifune, but to compete with him? Not even in the same league.


Oh yeah. And the obligatory Samurai pic


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The only thing Cruise has in common with ancient samurai is a total height of 5' 1".
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How do I put this tactfully?

Well, uh...

Are you ****in' kidding me?
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Originally posted by sicklerice
The only thing Cruise has in common with ancient samurai is a total height of 5' 1".
Your knowledge of japanese people is amazing.

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