Silent Star

Silent Star

Written on 04/12/2019
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Sessue Hayakawa, whose given name was Kintaro Hayakawa, achieved fame and widespread recognition in the early decades of the U.S. film industry. 

His role in the film The Cheat (1915) made him a star, but he is most known to audiences for his Academy Award-nominated performance as Colonel Saito in The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957).  At the height of his career, he was as celebrated as Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and William Hart. 



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