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Tuesday, 23rd March 2010
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Japanese director honoured by Google

Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa's 100th birthday has been marked by search engine giant Google.

The legendary director would have been 100 today (March 23rd) but died back in September 1998. On the Google search engine main page, a black and white picture of the director can be seen, with the lens cap of a camera forming the second O in its name.

Clicking on the picture takes browsers to a page detailing the life and works of Kurosawa, who made more than 30 films in his career, which spanned almost six decades.

In 1989, he won a Lifetime Achievement award at the Oscars.

Kurosawa is known for inspiring the Hollywood classic The Magnificent Seven, which was actually a remake of his 1954 movie The Seven Samurai.
Google often uses its main search engine page to mark important events, with the birthdays of Roald Dahl and Michael Jackson also honoured.

Written by Kimberley Homer.

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