Oscar Movies: Samurai, The Legend of Musashi (1955)

Japan (Toho)

Oscar Alert

Hiroshi Inagaki's epic, Samurai: The Legend of Mushashi, starring the great Toshiro Mifune, received an Honorary Oscar for the best foreign-language film released in the U.S. in 1955.

In 1956, the Academy established a legit, competitive catgeory for best foreign language Oscar.