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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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Oct 21, 1959 In Koide, Niigata, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie MacArthur's Children 1984-06-23
Latest Project:
Movie Godzilla II: King of the Monsters 2019-05-30
Known For
Poster of Transformers: Ära des Untergangs
Poster of 坂の上の雲
Poster of Unsere Erde
Poster of Ein Höllenhund von einem Gauner
Movie Godzilla II: King of the Monsters Dr. Ishiro Serizawa 2019-05-30
Movie Pokémon: Meisterdetektiv Pikachu Lieutenant Hide Yoshida 2019-05-03
Movie Isle of Dogs - Ataris Reise Head Surgeon (voice) 2018-05-03
Movie Transformers: The Last Knight Drift (voice) 2017-06-16
Movie しあわせの記憶 Taro Miura 2017-01-08
Movie Thor: Tag der Entscheidung Asgardian Noble 2017-10-25
Movie The Sea of Trees Takumi Nakamura 2016-04-27
Movie Rage Yohei Maki 2016-09-17
Movie Silence 2016-12-22
Movie Transformers: Ära des Untergangs Drift (voice) 2014-07-17
Movie Godzilla Dr. Ishiro Serizawa 2014-05-14
Movie 白銀ジャック Reiji Kurata 2014-08-02
Movie Unforgiven Jubee Kamata 2014-12-04
Movie Unbroken Omori officer 2014-12-25
Movie Hayabusa: The Long Voyage Home Junichiro Kawaguchi 2012-02-11
Movie Shanghai Tanaka 2011-09-15
Movie Inception Mr. Saito 2010-07-15
Movie 塀の中の中学校 2010-10-10
Movie The Unbroken Hajime Onchi 2009-10-23
Movie Mitternachtszirkus - Willkommen in der Welt der Vampire Mr. Tall 2009-10-23
Series 坂の上の雲 Unknown 2009-11-29
Movie Unsere Erde Narrator 2007-04-22
Movie Die Geisha The Chairman 2006-01-18
Movie Memories of Tomorrow Masayuki Saeki 2006-05-13
Movie Letters from Iwo Jima General Tadamichi Kuribayashi 2006-12-19
Movie Year One in the North Komatsubara Hideaki 2005-01-14
Movie Batman Begins Ra's al Ghul 2005-06-16
Series 砂の器 2004-01-18
Movie Ein Höllenhund von einem Gauner Masanobu Azuma 2003-01-11
Movie 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
Series 池袋ウエストゲートパーク Yokoyama 2000-04-03
Movie Space Travelers Sakamaki ("Crusher") 2000-04-08
Movie ざわざわ下北沢 Ishida 2000-07-07
Movie Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald Truck Yaro 1997-11-08
Movie Oda Nobunaga 1992-01-05
Movie The Last American Soldier Father 1988-06-05
Movie Commando Invasion 1987-01-01
Movie Karate Warrior Maestro Kimura 1987-08-07
Series 独眼竜政宗 伊達政宗 1987-01-04
Movie Die Macht der Ninja 2 Yoshiro 1986-06-10
Movie 海と毒薬 1986-10-17
Movie Tampopo Gun 1985-11-23
Movie Kekkon Annai Mystery 1985-06-15
Movie MacArthur's Children Tetsuo Nakai 1984-06-23
Movie Die Macht der Ninja 1984-09-07