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Sessue Hayakawa quotes about Japan, friends, America, east, Easter, etc.

5 Quotes By Sessue Hayakawa

Famous As: Actor, Novelist, Screenwriter, Film director
Born On: June 10, 1889
Died On: November 23, 1973
Born In: Chiba
Died At Age: 84
Sessue Hayakawa was a Japanese actor who became one of the first male sex symbols in Hollywood. His career was on a high during the era of silent films and continued to thrive after the arrival of talkies. For his brutally handsome looks, he was typecast as the sexually-aggressive villain in a lot of films. After having his breakthrough in the 1915 film ‘The Cheat,’ Sessue went on to star in many successful films, such as ‘Daughter of the Dragon’ (1931), ‘Yoshowara’ (1937), ‘Three Came Home’ (1950), ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ (1957), for which he earned an ‘Academy Award’ nomination; ‘The Geisha Boy’ (1958), and ‘Hell to Eternity’ (1960). His list of unsuccessful films include ‘Alien Souls’ (1916), ‘An Arabian Night’ (1920), ‘The Big Wave’ (1961), and ‘Green Mansions’ (1959). Some of his TV appearances came in ‘Studio One in Hollywood’ (1958), ‘Wagon Train’ (1958), and ‘Route 66’ (1963). We have curated some of his thoughts from his films, interviews, general utterances, etc. Here are some Sessue Hayakawa quotes about Japan, friends, America, east, easter, etc.

That is one reason so many of the Japanese pictures are not good, they cannot spare all the footage necessary for that bow, which is repeated over and over again.

Sessue Hayakawa

I shall ask to see whether they want me in dress clothes or in Japanese.

Sessue Hayakawa

I have come East to find what the public likes.

Sessue Hayakawa

My one ambition is to play a hero.

Sessue Hayakawa

I like America anyway. In Japan we are much more formal. If two friends are separated for a long time and they meet they bow and bow and bow. They keep bowing without exchanging a word. Here they slap each other on the back and say: Hello, old man, how goes everything.

Sessue Hayakawa