Japan’s ultimate badass leaves behind a remarkable legacy in TV, film and martial arts — and an indelible mark on Asian identity and representation
He was the first famous surfer and first name-brand extreme athlete. But his true legacy is how he showed the rest of us to stop being so scared of the unknown.
The beloved actor’s passing provoked plenty of accolades for his legendary career. But his attitude toward women too easily reflected the sexist worldview of his most famous role.