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Ken Watanabe

Actor
Birth Name: 
Watanabe Kensaku
Birthday: 
Wednesday, October 21, 1959
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Birth Place: 
Koide, Japan
Height: 
6' 0"

Ken Watanabe 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.

News

Ken Watanabe Offered Akira

Though Warners is likely hoping that the big problems of getting classic anime Akira converted to a live-action version and up on screen are now behind it, the issues bringing the film to life haven’t quite gone away.... Read more
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Two join Nolan's 'Inception'

Ken Watanabe and Tom Hardy are boarding Christopher Nolan's "Inception" for Warner Bros.... Read more
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Reviews

Inception

There's no question that Inception is one of the best movies to come out of 2010. Director Christopher Nolan puts together a spectacular psychological thriller that will both amaze and confuse you.... Read more
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Inception

When Inception's trailer first hit the theaters, people had no idea what it was about. It had something to do with your mind and dreams and that was about it. Regardless, it was Christopher Nolan's next project and after the success of The Dark Knight, people were starting to get excited.... Read more
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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

Darren and Steve are like night and …a different kind of night. Darren is a straight A student – Steve not so much. Darren is popular – and Steve not so much. But despite their differences they are best friends.... Read more
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Videos

Inception TRAILER

Inception TRAILER

A contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind. ... Read more
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Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant TRAILER

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant TRAILER

Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, based on the popular series of books by Darren Shan, is a fantasy-adventure about a teenager who unknowingly breaks a 200-year-old truce between two warring factions of vampires.... Read more
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