Person Details

Birthday: 1959-10-21 19:16:18

Aliases: 渡辺謙 , 와타나베 켄 , Кэн Ватанабэ

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Koide, Niigata, Japan

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 35

TV Involvements: 5


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.


Most Famous Work

Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Average
6

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

(2019) Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
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7

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

(2019) Lieutenant Hide Yoshida
Inception
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8

Inception

(2010) Mr. Saito
Batman Begins
Average
8

Batman Begins

(2005) Ra's al Ghul
Transformers: Age of Extinction
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6

Transformers: Age of Extinction

(2014) Drift (voice)
Transformers: The Last Knight
Average
6

Transformers: The Last Knight

(2017) Drift (voice)
Godzilla
Average
6

Godzilla

(2014) Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
The Last Samurai
Average
8

The Last Samurai

(2003) Katsumoto

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Hiroto Katagiri
N/A
2019 Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
Lieutenant Hide Yoshida
2018 The King of Siam
Katsumi Hosokawa
Head Surgeon (voice)
2017 Drift (voice)
Taro Miura
2016 Yohei Maki
Takumi Nakamura
2014 Reiji Kurata
Drift (voice)
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
2013 Jubee Kamata
2012 Junichiro Kawaguchi
2010 N/A
Mr. Saito
Tanaka
2009 Mr. Tall
Hajime Onchi
2007 Narrator
2006 General Tadamichi Kuribayashi
Masayuki Saeki
2005 The Chairman
decoy Ra's al Ghul
Japanese Narrator (voice)
Komatsubara Hideaki
2004 N/A
2003 Katsumoto
Masanobu Azuma
2002 Okubo
2001 Miyota
2000 Ishida
Sakamaki ("Crusher")
Yokoyama
1998 Detective Sako Akio
1997 Truck Yaro
1993 Dr. Baian
1992 Mochizuki Koheita
Kojiro
N/A
1991 Dr. Baian
1990 Dr. Baian
1987 Date Masamune
伊達政宗
N/A
1986 N/A
1985 Gun
N/A
1984 Tetsuo Nakai
1980 N/A
N/A
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2020 Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1988 Director
Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

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