Yojimbo (The Bodyguard) (1961) [Unosuke, the Gunfighter]: Stabbed in the stomach with a sword by Toshiro Mifune during the final battle; he dies shortly after the battle is over, with Toshiro kneeling by his side.

Today We Kill, Tomorrow We Die (Oggi a me...domani a te!; Today It's Me, Tomorrow You) (1968) [James Elfego]: Shot in the chest by Brett Halsey, after Brett shoots the gun out of Tatsuya's hand.

Kagemusha (Shadow Warrior) (1980) [Shingen Takeda/Kagemusha]: Playing a dual role, "Shingen" is shot by an enemy warrior, and dies some time afterwards while being carried across the mountain trail. "Kagemusha" is shot to death in a battle with Daisuke Ryu's forces.

Ran (Revolt) (1985) [Lord Hidetora Ichimonji]: Dies of old age/natural causes, compounded by grief over the death of his son (Daisuke Ryu).

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Tatsuya Nakadai in 'Yojimbo'
Tatsuya Nakadai (1932 - )