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(From The Yomiuri Shimbun/Daily Yomiuri)
Shimizu so successful it's scary
Shogo Hagiwara Daily Yomiuri Staff Writer
It's a story of zero to hero.
Not long ago, director Takashi Shimizu was just one of many filmmaker wannabes. He waited tables at a coffee shop and lived in a 5,000 yen-per-month apartment to make ends meet. But the horror movie "The Grudge" (Japan title: The Juon) has transformed him into one of the hottest properties in Hollywood. He tells The Daily Yomiuri how it all happened.
Upon its release in the United States in October, director Takashi Shimizu's The Grudge sent a chill down the spines of …