Ken Watanabe

Total Box Office:
 $693.4M
Highest Rated:
100% Tampopo (1986)
Lowest Rated:
35% Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Birthday:
Oct 21
Birthplace:
Koide (now Uonuma), Niigata prefecture
Bio:
In 1982, he made his first TV appearance in Michinaru Hanran (Unknown Rebellion), and his first appearance on TV as a samurai in Mibu no koiuta. He made his feature-film debut in 1984 with MacArthur's Children.

Watanabe is mostly known in Japan for playing samurai, as in the 1987…

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Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
Godzilla
  • Actor
-- 2014
Silence
  • Actor
-- 2014
100% Yurusarezaru mono (Unforgiven)
  • Actor
-- 2013
Shanghai
  • Actor
-- 2010
86% Inception
  • Saito
$292.6M 2010
The Unbroken (shizumanu TaiyŰ)
  • Actor
-- 2009
38% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
  • Mr. Tall
$13.8M 2009
Hoshi hitotsu no yoru
  • Actor
-- 2007
85% Memories of Tomorrow (Ashita no kioku)
  • Masayuki Saeki
  • Producer
-- 2006
91% Letters from Iwo Jima
  • General Kuribayashi
$13.7M 2006
Ashes and Snow
  • Actor
-- 2005
85% Batman Begins
  • Ra's Al Ghul
$205.2M 2005
35% Memoirs of a Geisha
  • The Chairman
$57.0M 2005
65% The Last Samurai
  • Katsumoto
$111.1M 2003
Space Travelers (SupÍsutoraber‚zu)
  • Actor
-- 2000
88% Welcome Back Mr. McDonald
  • Truck Driver
-- 1998
Violent Zone
  • Old Mishima
-- 1989
Karate Warrior
  • Actor
-- 1988
Commando Invasion
  • Actor
-- 1987
100% Tampopo
  • Gun
-- 1986
The Sea and Poison (Umi to dokuyaku)
  • Actor
-- 1986
9 Deaths of the Ninja
  • Sensei
-- 1985
Setouchi shonen yakyu dan (MacArthur's Children)
  • Tetsuo Nakai
-- 1984
Bruce's Fists of Vengeance
  • Actor
-- 1984

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Quotes from Ken Watanabe's Characters

    1. Nathan Algren: What does it say?
    2. Katsumoto: I belong to the warrior in whom the old ways have joined the new.
    From The Last Samurai. Submitted by Xuan D (13 months ago)
    1. Katsumoto: Life in every breath. That is the way of the warrior. That is Bushido!
    2. Nathan Algren: Hai.
    From The Last Samurai. Submitted by Xuan D (13 months ago)
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