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      Ken Watanabe

      Ken Watanabe

      Highest Rated: 100% Tampopo (1985)

      Lowest Rated: 4% Shanghai (2010)

      Birthday: Oct 21, 1959

      Birthplace: Koide, Niigata, Japan

      It is no wonder that actor Ken Watanabe has played many roles as a Japanese samurai throughout much his career. Like the warriors of old, Watanabe has practiced a code of humility, honor and modesty with his approach to acting and stardom-even his first name is a common moniker meaning modesty. Watanabe has also faced death with the fearlessness of the samurai when he was diagnosed with leukemia in 1989. Though he would eventually recover, Watanabe spent the first half of the 1990s in and out of the hospital. But he never despaired and once healthy, Watanabe continued his venerable acting career with the same command for respect and integrity of the most ardent warrior.

      Highest rated movies

      Tampopo poster
      Tampopo
      Unforgiven poster
      Unforgiven
      Letters From Iwo Jima poster
      Letters From Iwo Jima
      Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald poster
      Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald
      Inception poster Inception Memories of Tomorrow poster
      Memories of Tomorrow
      Batman Begins poster Batman Begins Godzilla poster Godzilla

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      71% 67% Fukushima 50 Masao Yoshida (Character) - 2020
      42% 83% Godzilla: King of the Monsters Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Character) $110.5M 2019
      68% 79% Pokémon Detective Pikachu Lieutenant Hide Yoshida (Character) $144.1M 2019
      46% 44% Bel Canto Katsumi Hosokawa (Character) $79.9K 2018
      90% 87% Isle of Dogs Head Surgeon (Voice) $31.9M 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Razors: The Return of Jack the Ripper Original Music - 2016
      No Score Yet 87% Rage Yohei Maki (Character) - 2016
      17% 43% The Sea of Trees Takumi Nakamura (Character) $14.0K 2015
      17% 50% Transformers: Age of Extinction Drift (Voice) $245.4M 2014
      76% 66% Godzilla Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Character) $200.7M 2014
      94% 77% Unforgiven Jubei Kamata (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 21% Seeing Heaven Original Music - 2010
      4% 37% Shanghai Tanaka (Character) $44.7K 2010
      87% 91% Inception Saito (Character) $292.6M 2010
      37% 42% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Mr. Tall (Character) $13.8M 2009
      No Score Yet 73% The Unbroken Hajime Onchi (Character) - 2009
      86% 82% Earth Narrator $32.0M 2007
      91% 86% Letters From Iwo Jima Gen. Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Character) $13.8M 2006
      86% 89% Memories of Tomorrow Masayuki Saeki (Character),
      Executive Producer
      $140.2K 2006
      35% 83% Memoirs of a Geisha The Chairman (Character) $57.0M 2005
      84% 94% Batman Begins Ra's Al Ghul (Character) $206.9M 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kita no Zeronen Hideaki Komatsubara (Character) - 2005
      66% 83% The Last Samurai Katsumoto (Character) $111.1M 2003
      No Score Yet 0% Dawn of a New Day: The Man Behind VHS Okubo (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hi Wa Mata Noboru Okubo (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 62% Sennen no Koi: Hikaru Genji Monogatari Fujiwara no Michinaga/Fujiwara no Nobutaka (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 67% Space Travelers Sakamaki (Character) - 2000
      88% 94% Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald Raita Onuki, the truck driver (Character) $11.5K 1997
      No Score Yet 0% Karate Warrior II Unknown (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Violent Zone Old Mishima (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sea and Poison (Umi to dokuyaku) Unknown (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Commando Invasion General Diap (Character) - 1986
      100% 93% Tampopo Gun (Character) $224.1K 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Double Edge Yoshiro (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bruce's Fists of Vengeance Unknown (Character) - 1983

      TV

      Credit
      85% 89% Tokyo Vice Hiroto Katagiri (Character),
      Executive Producer
      2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances King Mongkut of Siam (Character) 2019