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The Yakuza

1975

Written by AFI Conservatory Alum Paul Schrader and Robert Towne with a story by Schrader’s brother Leonard, THE YAKUZA (1975) was directed by Academy Award® winner Sydney Pollack. According to Robert Osborne, Warner Bros. offered Lee Marvin the starring role, though he declined. The part was then offered to Robert Mitchum, who insisted on director approval, ultimately choosing Pollack to helm the crime drama… Learn more at the AFI Catalog

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