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Ken Watanabe

Ken Watanabe

Birthdate: October 21, 1959

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 h... ...detailed bio


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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok - the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization - at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. ...

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Godzilla (2014)

New movie version of the japanese classic.

Shanghai (2010)

In December 1941, during the World War II, an American agent from the Naval Intelligence Office (Cusack) arrives in Shanghai to find his friend (who is also an agent) Conner recently murdered. Determined to find out who killed Conner and why, he begins working at the Herald using the alias Paul S...

Inception (2010)

Dominic Cobb and business partner Arthur perform corporate espionage using an experimental military technology to infiltrate the subconscious of their targets and extract information while dreaming. Their latest target is Japanese businessman Saito. Tiered "dream within a dream" strategies are us...

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

Darren Shan and his best friend, Steve Leonard, go to a traveling freak show and Steve recognizes one of the performers as a vampire. Steve goes to see the vampire, Larten Crepsley, after the show and tries to convince him to turn him into a vampire. Crepsley insists that becoming a vampire means...

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

In 2005, Japanese archaeologists explore tunnels on Iwo Jima, where they find something buried in the soil. The film flashes back to Iwo Jima in 1944. Private First Class Saigo is grudgingly digging trenches on the beach. A teenage baker, Saigo has been conscripted into the Imperial Japanese Arm...

Batman Begins (2005)

As a child, Bruce Wayne falls into a well, where he is attacked by a swarm of bats; he develops a fear of bats as a result. Soon afterward, he witnesses his parents' murder by mugger Joe Chill, leaving Bruce to be raised by the family's butler, Alfred Pennyworth. 14 years later, Chill is granted...

Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

The film tells the story of Chiyo Sakamoto, a poor Japanese girl who has been sold along with her older sister Satsu into a life of servitude by her parents. Chiyo is taken in by the proprietress of a geisha house, Mother (Kaori Momoi), but Satsu is rejected and is sold to another house in the "p...

The Last Samurai (2003)

In 1876, Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) is traumatized by his massacre of Native Americans in the Indian Wars and has become an alcoholic to stave off the memories. Algren is approached by former colleague Zebulon Gant (Billy Connolly), who takes him to meet Algren's former Colonel Bagley (To...

TRY (2003)

At the turn of the 20th Century amongst tension between China and Japan, a Japanese swindler in Shanghai plans to profit by selling weapons. He steals arms from the Japanese military and sells them to the rich Chinese.

Space Travelers (2000)

Three bank robbers, who declare themselves to be Space Travelers, take six persons as hostages when they are surrounded by the police. Among the hostages, there is a terrorist with a hidden bomb. In order to escape, the robbers ask the hostages to pretend to be part of the gang. Surprisingly, the...

Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald (1997)

Welcome Back, Mr.McDonald (??????, Rajio no Jikan?) is a 1997 Japanese film directed by K?ki Mitani. It was popular in Japan upon its release and won 3 Japanese Academy Awards for Best Screenplay, Best Sound, and Best Supporting Actor (Nishimura Masahiko). It was also nominated for Best Actor (Ka...

The Sea and Poison (1987)

The Sea and Poison (????, Umi to Dokuyaku?) is a 1986 Japanese film directed by Kei Kumai and based on a novel by Shusaku Endo.

MacArthur's Children (1985)

MacArthur's Children (????????, Setouchi Sh?nen Yaky?-dan?) is a popular and influential 1984 Japanese motion picture. Describing the impact of the United States' occupation of Japan from the perspective of the inhabitants of a small, rural island community, the film featured the big screen debut...

Tampopo (1985)

A pair of truck drivers, the experienced Goro (Tsutomu Yamazaki) and a young sidekick named Gun (Ken Watanabe), stop at a decrepit roadside ramen (noodle) shop. Outside, Goro rescues a boy who is being beaten up by three schoolmates. The boy, Tabo, turns out to be the son of the widowed owner of ...