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Ken Watanabe
Born October 21, 1959

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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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Batman Begins (2005) Ra's al Ghul
The Last Samurai (2003) Katsumoto
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) General Tadamichi Kuribayashi
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) The Chairman
Tampopo (1985) Gun
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009) Mr. Tall
Inception (2010) Mr. Saito
T.R.Y. (2003) Masanobu Azuma
Space Travelers (2000) Sakamaki ("Crusher")
Earth (2007) Narrator
Unforgiven (2013) Jubee Kamata
Memories of Tomorrow (2006) Masayuki Saeki
The Unbroken (2009) Hajime Onchi
A School Behind Bars (2010)
Year One in the North (2005) Komatsubara Hideaki
Hayabusa: The Long Voyage Home (2012) Junichiro Kawaguchi
Dawn of a New Day: The Man Behind VHS (2002) Okubo
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) Drift (voice)
Godzilla (2014) Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
The Sea and Poison (1987)
The Sea of Trees (2016) Takumi Nakamura
Oda Nobunaga (1992)
MacArthur's Children (1985) Tetsuo Nakai
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Drift (voice)
Snow Jack (2014) Reiji Kurata
Rage (2016) Yohei Maki
Shanghai (2010) Tanaka
Drowning Fish (2001) Miyota
Zawa-zawa Shimokita-sawa (2000) Ishida
Ganryujima: Kojiro and Musashi (1992) Kojiro
Kekkon Annai Mystery (1985)
Commando Invasion (1987)
Chronicle of the Town Magistrate (1987) Mochizuki Koheita
Bruce's Fists Of Vengeance (1980)
Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) Detective Yoshida
Isle of Dogs (2018) Head Surgeon (voice)
Bel Canto (2018) Katsumi Hosokawa
Ashes and Snow (2005) Japanese Narrator (voice)
フクシマ50 (2020)
The Memories of Happiness (2017) Taro Miura
The King and I (2018) The King of Siam
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
Kensuke's Kingdom

Passage to Hell (1988) Director
Sando and the Diplomat's Daughter (1988) Director




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