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Ken Watanabe

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 Kensuke's Kingdom 2022
Known For
Movie Kensuke's Kingdom 2022
Movie Godzilla vs. Kong Bar Patron (uncredited) 2021-03-24
Movie Fukushima 50 Masao Yoshida 2020-03-06
Series Toubousha 2020-12-05
Movie An Artist of the Floating World Ono Masuji 2019-03-30
Movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters Dr. Ishiro Serizawa 2019-05-29
Movie Pokémon Detective Pikachu Lieutenant Hide Yoshida 2019-05-03
Movie 7 Guardians of the Tomb Father 2018-01-19
Movie Bel Canto Katsumi Hosokawa 2018-09-13
Movie Isle of Dogs Head Surgeon (voice) 2018-03-23
Movie The Memories of Happiness Taro Miura 2017-01-08
Movie Transformers: The Last Knight Drift (voice) 2017-06-16
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 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 Shanghai Tanaka 2010-06-10
Movie Inception Mr. Saito 2010-07-15
Movie A School Behind Bars 2010-10-11
Movie The Unbroken Hajime Onchi 2009-10-23
Movie Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Mr. Tall 2009-10-23
Movie Earth Narrator 2007-04-22
Movie Memories of Tomorrow Masayuki Saeki 2006-05-13
Movie Year One in the North Komatsubara Hideaki 2005-01-14
Movie Ashes and Snow Japanese Narrator (voice) 2005-03-05
Movie Batman Begins Ra's al Ghul 2005-06-10
Movie Memoirs of a Geisha Chairman 2005-12-06
Movie New Battles Without Honor and Humanity/Murder Fujimaki Hiroaki 2003-02-15
Movie Dawn of a New Day: The Man Behind VHS Okubo 2002-06-16
Series Hojo Tokimune Hojo Tokiyori 2001-01-07
Series Ikebukuro West Gate Park Yokoyama 2000-04-03
Movie Zawa-zawa Shimokita-sawa Ishida 2000-07-07
Movie Space Travelers Sakamaki ("Crusher") 2000-04-08
Movie Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald Truck Yaro 1997-11-08
Series The Fire Still Burns Fujiwara Tsunekiyo 1993-06-04
Movie Chronicle of the Town Magistrate Mochizuki Koheita 1992-12-23
Series Baian the Assassin Fujieda Baian 1991-10-09
Movie Baian the Assassin Dr. Baian 1990-12-26
Series Masamune Shogun 伊達政宗 1987-01-04
Movie Karate Warrior Maestro Kimura 1987-09-03
Series Hanekonma Genzo Onodera 1986-04-07
Movie The Sea and Poison 1986-10-17
Movie Kekkon Annai Mystery 1985-06-15
Movie Tampopo Gun 1985-11-23
Movie MacArthur's Children Tetsuo Nakai 1984-06-23
Movie Ninja's Force 1984-09-07