Makoto Iwamatsu, more famous as ‘Mako,’ first appeared in the war-film ‘Never so Few’ (1959-uncredited). He then played various roles in series ‘Ensign O’Toole’ (1962-1963) and ‘McHale’s Navy’ (1962-1965).
After featuring in series ‘Gidget’ (1965), ‘I Spy’ (1965-1966), and the comedy-film ‘The Ugly Dachshund’ (1966), Mako portrayed ‘engine-room worker Po-Han’ in the epic war-film ‘The Sand Pebbles’ (1966), earning ‘Academy Award’ and ‘Golden Globe’ nominations for ‘Best Supporting Actor.’
Mako appeared in several TV-series, including ‘The Green Hornet’ (1966) as ‘Yoshimura,’ ‘The F.B.I.’ (1966-1968) as ‘Lt. Nakamura,’ ‘The Time Tunnel’ (1967), before starring as ‘Yuro’ in the TV-film ‘The Challenge’ and as the ‘Chinese laborer’ in the historical-film ‘The Hawaiians’ (both 1970).
Mako acted in several episodes of series ‘Kung Fu’ (1973), ‘Ironside’ (1974), and played different roles in the war-comedy series ‘M*A*S*H*’ (1974-1980). He appeared in the fantasy-adventure movie ‘The Island on the Top of the World’ (1974) as ‘Oomiak,’ the action-thriller ‘The Killer Elite’ (1975) as ‘Yuen Chung,’ the comedy-film ‘Under the Rainbow’ (1981) as ‘spy Nakomuri,’ the crime-film ‘An Eye for an Eye’ (1981) as ‘James Chan,’ and as Chan’s uncle in Jackie Chan’s Hollywood debut, ‘The Big Brawl’ (1980).
Mako featured as ‘Akiro the Wizard’ in the sword/sorcery films ‘Conan the Barbarian’ (1982), and ‘Conan the Destroyer’ (1984), and had recurrent-role in the drama-series ‘Hawaiian Heat’ (1984). After TV-films ‘Murder in Paradise’ (1990) and Emmy-nominated ‘Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes’ (1990), Mako appeared in the action-comedy ‘Sidekicks’ (1992), ‘RoboCops3’ (1993), the crime-thriller ‘Rising Sun’ (193) and as ‘Sorcerer Nakaro’ in the action-fantasy ‘Highlander III: The Sorcerer’ (1995).
Mako made guest-appearances in several series, including ‘The A-Team,’ ‘Frasier,’ ‘Monk,’ ‘Texas Ranger,’ and more. His later movie-appearances include ‘Seven Years in Tibet’ (1997), ‘Bulletproof Monk’ (2003), essayed ‘Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto’ in war-drama ‘Pearl Harbor’ (2001), and starred as ‘Tan’ in ‘Cages’ (2005). He also provided voice for several TV-series.
Memoirs of a Geisha is an epic period drama film which tells the story of Chiyo Sakamoto, a nine year old girl. Her life takes a tragic turn when due to financial problems, her poor family sells to her to a geisha house. However, her fate changes after she meets Mameha.
Snake cult ruler and sorcerer Thulsa Doom destroys a tribe and then orphaned Conan is sold as a slave during childhood. Later, Conan becomes a fearless warrior and after his release, he commences on a mission to avenge his parents’ death. Accompanied by beautiful Valeria and archer Subotai, he rescues King Osric’s daughter, Princess Yasimina, and confronts the evil Thulsa Doom.
This comedy film which tells the story of a Great Dane, who starts to think that he is a Dachshund. His identity crisis leads to a series of huge problems.
Seven Years in Tibet is a biographical adventure drama film which tells the story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian climber, who escapes from a POW camp, and travels to a holy city named Lhasa, after learning that his wife has divorced him. His life takes a turn when he is employed as an instructor to the 14th Dalai Lama, and becomes close to him.
This biographical drama film tells the story of Preston Tucker, the well-known auto designer, who had revolutionized the auto industry. The film shows how he had struggled in his early days, and how his dreams are challenged by the established auto manufacturers of Detroit.
Based on the James A. Michener 1959 novel Hawaii, this movie is a sequel to 1969's Hawaii. The plot involves a seafarer, Whip Hoxworth, who returns home to discovers that his grandfather has bequeathed all his property to his cousin. Reluctant to join his cousin, he begins his own pineapple plantation. The story also follows a Chinese immigrant Nyuk Tsin who begins her new life in this new island.
Queen Taramis of Shadizar asks the powerful Warrior-King Conan to accompany her beautiful young niece, Princess Jehnna, and her bodyguard, Bombaata, in the Princess’ quest for the Jeweled Horn of Dreaming God, Dagoth. Conan is joined by Malak, wizard Akiro and fierce warrior Zula as they fight supernatural adversaries to save the world. But can Conan escape the evil Queen’s devious trap?
During WWII, Sgt. Dan O’Farrell faces difficulties boosting the morale of his soldiers stationed on a South Pacific island. The American ship bringing in beer gets torpedoed by a Japanese submarine, while the batch of nurses that the crew is eagerly awaiting, delivers 6 men with one ugly nurse. Finally, O’Farrell manages to recover the beer-cans cargo and also, a Japanese sub.
Pacific Heights is a psychological thriller which tells the story of Patty and Drake, who purchase an expensive and luxurious property in San Francisco, and intends to rent it out. Unfortunately, their new tenant has plans of his own.
After an escort girl is murdered during a party in the offices of a Japanese company in Los Angeles, two detectives Web Smith and John Connor, set out to investigate and find the killer.
This war comedy film tells the story of a Navy Ensign who switches uniforms and poses as an Air Force Officer, and sinks the Japanese fleet.
Rafe and Danny, two boyhood friends, join WWII as first lieutenants and Rafe falls in love with Evelyn, a nurse. Rafe, who volunteers to fight with the British, is shot down and is presumed dead, while Evelyn finds solace in the company of Danny. However, Rafe comes back on the eve of the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor.
Three different groups of robbers are planning to rob the same high-security bank in Texas, which leads to hilarious outcomes.
The Bushido Blade is a historical action drama film, which revolves around a steel samurai blade that was to be presented to the American ambassador by the Emperor of Japan, which unfortunately get stolen. Therefore, American sailors and Japanese samurai are sent on a mission to recover it.
A Tibetan monk is informed by his master that he is going to be his successor. He is entrusted with guarding a scroll which contains knowledge that can make its reader not only powerful but also immune to any kind of injury. However, a German officer Strucker attacks their temple and kills his master, and the monk is forced to flee to protect the scroll.
Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo, the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have grown apart since their last adventure. But when the world is threatened by an army of ancient monsters, they must not only unite, but must also strengthen their bond if they want to stand against it.