Ken Watanabe

Ken Watanabe

🐣 Oct 21 1959 (age 60)
📍 Koide, Niigata, Japan
15 movies


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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Known for


2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
2019 Pokémon Detective Pikachu
Lieutenant Hide Yoshida
2018 Bel Canto
Katsumi Hosokawa
2018 Isle of Dogs
Head Surgeon (voice)
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight
Drift (voice)
2016 The Sea of Trees
Takumi Nakamura
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction
Drift (voice)
2014 Godzilla
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
2010 Inception
Mr. Saito
2009 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Mr. Tall
2007 Earth
2006 Letters from Iwo Jima
General Tadamichi Kuribayashi
2005 Memoirs of a Geisha
The Chairman
2005 Batman Begins
decoy Ra's al Ghul
2003 The Last Samurai