Ken Watanabe

Ken Watanabe

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    • October 21st, 1959
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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Acting (25 Credits)

2020Fukushima 50 as Masao Yoshida
2019Godzilla: King of the Monsters as Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
2019Pokémon Detective Pikachu as Lieutenant Hide Yoshida
2018Bel Canto as Katsumi HosokawaWatch Free
2018Isle of Dogs as Head Surgeon (voice)
20187 Guardians of the Tomb as Father
2017Transformers: The Last Knight as Drift (voice)
2016Rage as Yohei Maki
2015The Sea of Trees as Takumi Nakamura
2014Godzilla as Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
2014Transformers: Age of Extinction as Drift (voice)
2013Unforgiven as Jubee Kamata
2010Inception as Mr. Saito
2010Shanghai as Tanaka
2009Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant as Mr. Tall
2007Earth as Narrator
2006Letters from Iwo Jima as General Tadamichi Kuribayashi
2006Memories of Tomorrow as Masayuki Saeki
2005Ashes and Snow as Japanese Narrator (voice)
2005Memoirs of a Geisha as Chairman
2005Batman Begins as Ra's al Ghul
2003The Last Samurai as Katsumoto
2000Ikebukuro West Gate Park as Yokoyama
1997Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald as Truck Yaro
1985Tampopo as Gun


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