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Mako (Makoto Iwamatsu 1933-2006)

  1. Pat Morita, The Karate Kid, 1983.       Columbia wanted Tokyo superstar. Toshiro Mifune as Ralph Machio’s martial-arts coach. “Too serious,” complained John G Avildsen. Mako was next on the Mr Miyagi list - except he was off shooting Conan The Destroyer. He played a Miyagi copy-cat in Sidekicks, 1992.  
  2. Keye Luke, Gremlins, 1983.      Three veterans  were on director Joe Dante’s list for Mr Wing.   British Jon Pertwee, 64, the third Doctor Who, TV, 1970-1984… Jaoan’s Mako, 50 from The Sand Pebbles and Conan The Babarian... and the Chinese Luke, alias Master Po in Kung Fu, TV, 1972-1975.   He won although it was quite a job for the make-up team to make Luke look old enough for the role!




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