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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 瀬戸内少年野球団 1984-06-23
Latest Project:
Movie Godzilla: King of Monsters 2019-03-21
Known For
Poster of Godzilla
Poster of Inception
Poster of Batman Begins
Poster of Drowning Fish
Movie Godzilla: King of Monsters Dr. Ishiro Serizawa 2019-03-21
Movie Thor: Ragnarok Asgardian Noble 2017-10-25
Movie Transformers: The Last Knight Drift (voice) 2017-06-16
Movie Rage Yohei Maki 2016-09-17
Movie The Sea of Trees Takumi Nakamura 2016-04-27
Movie Unbroken Omori officer 2014-12-25
Movie 白銀ジャック 倉田 玲司 2014-08-02
Movie Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift (voice) 2014-06-25
Movie Godzilla Dr. Ishiro Serizawa 2014-05-14
Movie 許されざる者 Jubee Kamata 2013-09-13
Movie はやぶさ 遥かなる帰還 Junichiro Kawaguchi 2012-02-11
Movie 塀の中の中学校 2010-10-10
Movie Inception Saito 2010-07-14
Movie Shanghai Tanaka 2010-06-10
Series 坂の上の雲 Unknown 2009-11-29
Movie Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Mr. Tall 2009-10-23
Movie 沈まぬ太陽 恩地元 2009-10-23
Movie Earth Narrator 2007-04-22
Movie 明日の記憶 Masayuki Saeki 2006-05-13
Movie Letters from Iwo Jima General Tadamichi Kuribayashi 2006-12-19
Movie Memoirs of a Geisha The Chairman 2005-12-06
Movie Batman Begins Ra's Al Ghul 2005-06-10
Movie 北の零年 Komatsubara Hideaki 2005-01-14
Series 砂の器 2004-01-18
Movie The Last Samurai Katsumoto 2003-12-05
Movie トライ Masanobu Azuma 2003-01-11
Movie 陽はまた昇る 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 スペーストラベラーズ Sakamaki ("Crusher") 2000-04-08
Movie ざわざわ下北沢 Ishida 2000-07-07
Movie Il ragazzo dal kimono d'oro Maestro Kimura 1987-08-07
Movie Commando Invasion 1987-01-01
Movie The Sea and Poison 1986-10-17
Movie Double Edge Yoshiro 1986-06-10
Movie Tampopo Gun 1985-11-23
Movie 結婚案内ミステリー 1985-06-15
Movie Ninja's Force 1984-09-07
Movie 瀬戸内少年野球団 Tetsuo Nakai 1984-06-23