He was accepted as a "new face" at Toho Productions in 1947. His IMDb entry lists 181 films that he appeared in, though of course he is most well-known for and will always be primarily associated with the numerous films he starred in that were directed by Akira Kurosawa. These ranged from Drunken Angel (1948), Mifune's third film, through Red Beard (1965).
Mifune died on December 24, 1997.
As Matsunaga in Drunken Angel / Yoidore tenshi (1948)
As Detective Murakami in Stray Dog / Nora inu (1949),
withTakeshi Shimura, left
As Tajomaru in Rashomon (1950), with Machiko Kyo
As Kikuchiyo in Seven Samurai / Shichinin no Samurai (1954)