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Ken Watanabe

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ken Watanabe (born October 21, 1959) is a Japanese stage, film, and television actor. To English-speaking audiences he is known for playing tragic hero characters, such as General Tadamichi Kuribayashi in Letters from Iwo Jima and Lord Katsumoto Moritsugu in The Last Samurai, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Among other awards, he has won the Japan Academy Prize for Best Actor twice, in 2007 for Memories of Tomorrow and in 2010 for Shizumanu Taiyō. He is also known for his roles in director Christopher Nolan's Hollywood blockbusters Batman Begins and Inception. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ken Watanabe, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Oct 21, 1959 In Koide, Niigata, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
35
First Appeared:
In the movie MacArthur's Children 1984-06-23
Latest Project:
Movie Thor: Ragnarok 2017-10-25
Known For
Poster of Unbroken
Poster of Godzilla
Poster of Space Travelers
Poster of Karate Warrior
Filmography
Movie Transformers: The Last Knight Drift (voice) 2017-06-21
Movie Thor: Ragnarok Asgardian Noble 2017-10-25
Movie The Sea of Trees Takumi Nakamura 2016-04-27
Movie Rage Yohei Maki 2016-09-17
Movie Godzilla Dr. Ishiro Serizawa 2014-05-14
Movie Unbroken Omori officer 2014-12-25
Movie Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift (voice) 2014-06-25
Movie Unforgiven Jubee Kamata 2013-09-13
Movie Hayabusa: The Long Voyage Home Junichiro Kawaguchi 2012-02-11
Movie Inception Saito 2010-07-14
Movie Shanghai Tanaka 2010-06-10
Movie A School Behind Bars 2010-10-10
Movie The Unbroken 恩地元 2009-10-23
Movie Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Mr. Tall 2009-10-23
Series Clouds Over the Hill Unknown 2009-11-29
Movie Earth Narrator 2007-04-22
Movie Memories of Tomorrow Masayuki Saeki 2006-05-13
Movie Letters from Iwo Jima General Tadamichi Kuribayashi 2006-12-19
Movie Batman Begins Ra's Al Ghul 2005-06-14
Movie Year One in the North Komatsubara Hideaki 2005-01-14
Movie Memoirs of a Geisha The Chairman 2005-12-06
Series Suna no Utsuwa Unknown 2004-01-18
Movie T.R.Y. Masanobu Azuma 2003-01-11
Movie The Last Samurai Katsumoto 2003-12-05
Movie Dawn of a New Day: The Man Behind VHS Okubo 2002-06-16
Movie Drowning Fish Miyota 2001-02-03
Movie Zawa-zawa Shimokita-sawa Ishida 2000-07-07
Series Ikebukuro West Gate Park Unknown 2000-04-03
Movie Space Travelers Sakamaki ("Crusher") 2000-04-08
Movie Karate Warrior Maestro Kimura 1987-08-07
Movie Ninja Force II Yoshiro 1986-06-10
Movie The Sea and Poison 1986-10-17
Movie Tampopo Gun 1985-11-23
Movie MacArthur's Children Tetsuo Nakai 1984-06-23
Movie Ninja's Force 1984-09-07