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12th Sep '13 4:53:00 PM MarkLungo
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%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1309275189076600100 %% Please do not change or remove without starting a new thread. %% [[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MakoImagePicking_9647.jpg]] '''Mako Iwamatsu''', commonly known simply by '''Mako''', was a Japanese-American actor and voice actor. He was born in Kobe, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} on December 10th, 1933 and died July 21st, 2006. He immigrated to UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates as a young child, later becoming a citizen. He also had married actress Shizuko Hoshi, and left two daughters (both actresses) and three grandchildren. Mako's first film role was an uncredited one in the 1959 movie ''Film/NeverSoFew''. Later in 1965, frustrated with a lack of roles available for Asian actors he founded the East West Players company, a theatre guild for aspiring Asian actors, which he remained director of until 1989. He appeared in various films after establishing the organization starting with the 1966 movie ''TheSandPebbles'' and also including ''The Hawaiians'', ''The Killer Elite'', ''HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' / ''Final Dimension'' (as well as ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' The Series), ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' and ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'', ''Under the Rainbow'', ''Film/{{Sidekicks}}'', ''Film/RoboCop3'', ''Seven Years in Tibet'', and ''Film/PearlHarbor'', among various other movies and voice acting roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in ''The Sand Pebbles'', and a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a musical for his role in the original of ''PacificOvertures''. Mako's last leading role was in the 2005 film ''Cages''. The last work he contributed to was the animated movie ''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}'', which he recorded the voiced role for mere days before his death. The finished film was later dedicated to his memory. An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' also had the send-off, 'In Honour Of Mako', and gave a character in its [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra sequel series]] his name. Mako has a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7095 Hollywood Blvd. Not to be confused with the Japanese voice actress of [[NamesTheSame the same name]], [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries that freaky fish guy]], or with TheLifestream. ---- !!Tropes associated with Mako: * CoolOldGuy / CulturedBadass: His role as Iroh in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. * [[EndingTheme Ending Narration]]: For ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''. * EvilSoundsDeep: As he said about voicing Aku, "Evil comes from the belly". * ItsPronouncedTropay: It's "Mah-ko." "May-ko" is the shark. * LargeHam: As the evil Aku in ''SamuraiJack''. ** ...a role that he later made fun of in ''DuckDodgers''. * YouLookFamiliar: He had multiple recurring appearances on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' but never played the same character twice. ----
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%% Image selected per Image Pickin' thread: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=1309275189076600100 %% Please do not change or remove without starting a new thread. %% [[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/MakoImagePicking_9647.jpg]] '''Mako Iwamatsu''', commonly known simply by '''Mako''', was a Japanese-American actor and voice actor. He was born in Kobe, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} on December 10th, 1933 and died July 21st, 2006. He immigrated to UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates as a young child, later becoming a citizen. He also had married actress Shizuko Hoshi, and left two daughters (both actresses) and three grandchildren. Mako's first film role was an uncredited one in the 1959 movie ''Film/NeverSoFew''. Later in 1965, frustrated with a lack of roles available for Asian actors he founded the East West Players company, a theatre guild for aspiring Asian actors, which he remained director of until 1989. He appeared in various films after establishing the organization starting with the 1966 movie ''TheSandPebbles'' and also including ''The Hawaiians'', ''The Killer Elite'', ''HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' / ''Final Dimension'' (as well as ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' The Series), ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' and ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'', ''Under the Rainbow'', ''Film/{{Sidekicks}}'', ''Film/RoboCop3'', ''Seven Years in Tibet'', and ''Film/PearlHarbor'', among various other movies and voice acting roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in ''The Sand Pebbles'', and a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a musical for his role in the original of ''PacificOvertures''. Mako's last leading role was in the 2005 film ''Cages''. The last work he contributed to was the animated movie ''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}'', which he recorded the voiced role for mere days before his death. The finished film was later dedicated to his memory. An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' also had the send-off, 'In Honour Of Mako', and gave a character in its [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra sequel series]] his name. Mako has a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7095 Hollywood Blvd. Not to be confused with the Japanese voice actress of [[NamesTheSame the same name]], [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries that freaky fish guy]], or with TheLifestream. ---- !!Tropes associated with Mako: * CoolOldGuy / CulturedBadass: His role as Iroh in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. * [[EndingTheme Ending Narration]]: For ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''. * EvilSoundsDeep: As he said about voicing Aku, "Evil comes from the belly". * ItsPronouncedTropay: It's "Mah-ko." "May-ko" is the shark. * LargeHam: As the evil Aku in ''SamuraiJack''. ** ...a role that he later made fun of in ''DuckDodgers''. * YouLookFamiliar: He had multiple recurring appearances on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' but never played the same character twice. ----[[redirect:Creator/{{Mako}}]]
25th Aug '13 1:20:16 AM erforce
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Mako's first film role was an uncredited one in the 1959 movie ''Film/NeverSoFew''. Later in 1965, frustrated with a lack of roles available for Asian actors he founded the East West Players company, a theatre guild for aspiring Asian actors, which he remained director of until 1989. He appeared in various films after establishing the organization starting with the 1966 movie ''TheSandPebbles'' and also including ''The Hawaiians'', ''The Killer Elite'', ''HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' / ''Final Dimension'' (as well as ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' The Series), ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' and ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'', ''Under the Rainbow'', ''Film/{{Sidekicks}}'', ''{{RoboCop 3}}'', ''Seven Years in Tibet'', and ''Film/PearlHarbor'', among various other movies and voice acting roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in ''The Sand Pebbles'', and a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a musical for his role in the original of ''PacificOvertures''.
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Mako's first film role was an uncredited one in the 1959 movie ''Film/NeverSoFew''. Later in 1965, frustrated with a lack of roles available for Asian actors he founded the East West Players company, a theatre guild for aspiring Asian actors, which he remained director of until 1989. He appeared in various films after establishing the organization starting with the 1966 movie ''TheSandPebbles'' and also including ''The Hawaiians'', ''The Killer Elite'', ''HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' / ''Final Dimension'' (as well as ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' The Series), ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' and ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'', ''Under the Rainbow'', ''Film/{{Sidekicks}}'', ''{{RoboCop 3}}'', ''Film/RoboCop3'', ''Seven Years in Tibet'', and ''Film/PearlHarbor'', among various other movies and voice acting roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in ''The Sand Pebbles'', and a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a musical for his role in the original of ''PacificOvertures''.
23rd Aug '13 3:38:35 PM erforce
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Mako's first film role was an uncredited one in the 1959 movie ''Film/NeverSoFew''. Later in 1965, frustrated with a lack of roles available for Asian actors he founded the East West Players company, a theatre guild for aspiring Asian actors, which he remained director of until 1989. He appeared in various films after establishing the organization starting with the 1966 movie ''TheSandPebbles'' and also including ''The Hawaiians'', ''The Killer Elite'', ''HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' / ''Final Dimension'' (as well as ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' The Series), ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' and ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'', ''Under the Rainbow'', ''{{Sidekicks}}'', ''{{RoboCop 3}}'', ''Seven Years in Tibet'', and ''Film/PearlHarbor'', among various other movies and voice acting roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in ''The Sand Pebbles'', and a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a musical for his role in the original of ''PacificOvertures''.
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Mako's first film role was an uncredited one in the 1959 movie ''Film/NeverSoFew''. Later in 1965, frustrated with a lack of roles available for Asian actors he founded the East West Players company, a theatre guild for aspiring Asian actors, which he remained director of until 1989. He appeared in various films after establishing the organization starting with the 1966 movie ''TheSandPebbles'' and also including ''The Hawaiians'', ''The Killer Elite'', ''HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' / ''Final Dimension'' (as well as ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' The Series), ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' and ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'', ''Under the Rainbow'', ''{{Sidekicks}}'', ''Film/{{Sidekicks}}'', ''{{RoboCop 3}}'', ''Seven Years in Tibet'', and ''Film/PearlHarbor'', among various other movies and voice acting roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in ''The Sand Pebbles'', and a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a musical for his role in the original of ''PacificOvertures''.
21st Aug '13 12:03:14 PM EarlOfSandvich
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Mako's last leading role was in the 2005 film ''Cages''. The last work he contributed to was the animated movie ''Film/{{TMNT}}'', which he recorded the voiced role for mere days before his death. The finished film was later dedicated to his memory. An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' also had the send-off, 'In Honour Of Mako', and gave a character in its [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra sequel series]] his name. Mako has a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7095 Hollywood Blvd.
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Mako's last leading role was in the 2005 film ''Cages''. The last work he contributed to was the animated movie ''Film/{{TMNT}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{TMNT}}'', which he recorded the voiced role for mere days before his death. The finished film was later dedicated to his memory. An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' also had the send-off, 'In Honour Of Mako', and gave a character in its [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra sequel series]] his name. Mako has a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7095 Hollywood Blvd.
7th Jun '13 9:01:16 PM emeriin
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shoehorning.
* BerserkButton: Not to him but to the fanbase, never insult him. The Nostalgia Critic [[RunningGag learned that the hard way.]]
7th Jun '13 8:58:34 PM Eegah
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* ItsPronouncedTropay: It's "Mah-ko." "May-ko" is the shark.
7th Jun '13 10:00:13 AM Shanethefilmmaker
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* BerserkButton: Not to him but to the fanbase, never insult him. The Nostalgia Critic [[RunningGag learned that the hard way.]]
4th Jun '13 5:52:21 AM maxwellsilver
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Mako's first film role was an uncredited one in the 1959 movie ''Never So Few''. Later in 1965, frustrated with a lack of roles available for Asian actors he founded the East West Players company, a theatre guild for aspiring Asian actors, which he remained director of until 1989. He appeared in various films after establishing the organization starting with the 1966 movie ''TheSandPebbles'' and also including ''The Hawaiians'', ''The Killer Elite'', ''HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' / ''Final Dimension'' (as well as ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' The Series), ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' and ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'', ''Under the Rainbow'', ''{{Sidekicks}}'', ''{{RoboCop 3}}'', ''Seven Years in Tibet'', and ''Film/PearlHarbor'', among various other movies and voice acting roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in ''The Sand Pebbles'', and a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a musical for his role in the original of ''PacificOvertures''.
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Mako's first film role was an uncredited one in the 1959 movie ''Never So Few''.''Film/NeverSoFew''. Later in 1965, frustrated with a lack of roles available for Asian actors he founded the East West Players company, a theatre guild for aspiring Asian actors, which he remained director of until 1989. He appeared in various films after establishing the organization starting with the 1966 movie ''TheSandPebbles'' and also including ''The Hawaiians'', ''The Killer Elite'', ''HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' / ''Final Dimension'' (as well as ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' The Series), ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' and ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'', ''Under the Rainbow'', ''{{Sidekicks}}'', ''{{RoboCop 3}}'', ''Seven Years in Tibet'', and ''Film/PearlHarbor'', among various other movies and voice acting roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in ''The Sand Pebbles'', and a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a musical for his role in the original of ''PacificOvertures''.
1st Feb '13 7:43:35 PM wanderlustwarrior
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Mako's last leading role was in the 2005 film ''Cages'' with the last work he contributed to the animated movie ''Film/{{TMNT}}'' which he recorded the voiced role for mere days before his death, the finished film later dedicated to his memory. An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' also had the send-off, 'In Honour Of Mako', and gave a character in its [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra sequel series]] his name. Mako has a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7095 Hollywood Blvd.
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Mako's last leading role was in the 2005 film ''Cages'' with the ''Cages''. The last work he contributed to was the animated movie ''Film/{{TMNT}}'' ''Film/{{TMNT}}'', which he recorded the voiced role for mere days before his death, the death. The finished film was later dedicated to his memory. An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' also had the send-off, 'In Honour Of Mako', and gave a character in its [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra sequel series]] his name. Mako has a motion picture star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7095 Hollywood Blvd.
26th Jan '13 2:28:01 PM nombretomado
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Mako's first film role was an uncredited one in the 1959 movie ''Never So Few''. Later in 1965, frustrated with a lack of roles available for Asian actors he founded the East West Players company, a theatre guild for aspiring Asian actors, which he remained director of until 1989. He appeared in various films after establishing the organization starting with the 1966 movie ''TheSandPebbles'' and also including ''The Hawaiians'', ''The Killer Elite'', ''HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' / ''Final Dimension'' (as well as ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' The Series), ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' and ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'', ''Under the Rainbow'', ''{{Sidekicks}}'', ''{{RoboCop 3}}'', ''Seven Years in Tibet'', and ''PearlHarbor'', among various other movies and voice acting roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in ''The Sand Pebbles'', and a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a musical for his role in the original of ''PacificOvertures''.
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Mako's first film role was an uncredited one in the 1959 movie ''Never So Few''. Later in 1965, frustrated with a lack of roles available for Asian actors he founded the East West Players company, a theatre guild for aspiring Asian actors, which he remained director of until 1989. He appeared in various films after establishing the organization starting with the 1966 movie ''TheSandPebbles'' and also including ''The Hawaiians'', ''The Killer Elite'', ''HighlanderIIITheSorcerer'' / ''Final Dimension'' (as well as ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' The Series), ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' and ''Film/ConanTheDestroyer'', ''Under the Rainbow'', ''{{Sidekicks}}'', ''{{RoboCop 3}}'', ''Seven Years in Tibet'', and ''PearlHarbor'', ''Film/PearlHarbor'', among various other movies and voice acting roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in ''The Sand Pebbles'', and a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a musical for his role in the original of ''PacificOvertures''.
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