Ken Watanabe

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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.

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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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Personal Info

Gender Male

Known Credits 38

Birthday 1959-10-21

Place of Birth Koide, Niigata, Japan

Adult Actor False

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Transformers: The Last Knight as Drift (voice)
2016 The Sea of Trees as Takumi Nakamura
2014 Hakugin Jack as 倉田 玲司
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction as Drift (voice)
2014 Godzilla as Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
2013 Unforgiven as Jubee Kamata
2012 Hayabusa: The Long Voyage Home as Junichiro Kawaguchi
2010 A School Behind Bars
2010 Inception as Saito
2010 Shanghai as Tanaka
2009 Clouds Over the Hill(0 episodes)
2009 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant as Mr. Tall
2009 The Unbroken as 恩地元
2007 Earth as Narrator
2006 Letters from Iwo Jima as General Tadamichi Kuribayashi
2006 Memories of Tomorrow as Masayuki Saeki
2005 Memoirs of a Geisha as The Chairman
2005 Batman Begins as Ra's Al Ghul
2005 Year One in the North as Komatsubara Hideaki
2004 Suna no Utsuwa(7 episodes)
2003 The Last Samurai as Katsumoto
2003 T.R.Y. as Masanobu Azuma
2002 Dawn of a New Day: The Man Behind VHS as Okubo
2001 Drowning Fish as Miyota
2000 Zawa-zawa Shimokita-sawa as Ishida
2000 Space Travelers as Sakamaki ("Crusher")
2000 Ikebukuro West Gate Park(12 episodes) as Yokoyama
1992 Ganryujima: Kojiro and Musashi as Kojiro
1987 Karate Warrior as Maestro Kimura
1987 Commando Invasion
1986 The Sea and Poison
1985 Tampopo as Gun
1985 Kekkon Annai Mystery
1984 MacArthur's Children as Tetsuo Nakai
1900 Rage as Yohei Maki

Directing

1989 Above the War … Director
1988 Sando and the Diplomat's Daughter … Director
1988 Passage to Hell … Director

Writing

1989 Above the War … Screenplay

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