Another round of Naga Sakes?
Fuck Pat Morita. Between Karate Kid and his tragic turn on Happy Days as the resident “Counter Nip”, he did more damage to the image of the proud Japanese people than most of the guards leading the Bataan Death March.
If you really want to embrace…and savor….the most badass professional in Hollywood’s soiled yellow trunk of East Asians, you have no further to look than Mako.
What couldn’t this guy do? No – this isn’t going to be some flippant piece about a guy and a few good movies. I intend to introduce you to THE MAN. Why? Because Mako was more than the sum of his (more than) 150 roles. He wasn’t just some convenient caricature for Hollywood to call on whenever they needed “chink cool”. He was a gentleman. Proud. Distinguished. And imminently talented.