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Characters: The Last Samurai

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    Nathan Algren 
Played by: Tom Cruise

    Moritsugu Katsumoto 
Played by: Ken Watanabe

Played by: Shin Koyamada

Played by: Koyuki

     The Silent Samurai ("Bob") 

Played by: Hiroyuki Sanada


Played by:

    Simon Graham 
Played by: Timothy Spall

Played by: Masato Harada

    Colonel Bagley 
Played by: Tony Goldwyn

  • Affably Evil: Despite being a slaughterer of women and children (and incredibly racist), Bagley is actually rather polite and makes some effort to be friendly with Algren before he's ultimately (rightfully) rebuffed.
  • Ask a Stupid Question.../Evil Cannot Comprehend Good:
    Bagley: Algren, what is it about your own people you hate so much?
  • Colonel Badass: An evil one.
  • The Dragon
  • Expy: Reviews have noticed Bagley bears a striking resemblance to Custer himself (who is mentioned in the movie), sporting the same sort of hair-style and facial hair, having served in the the 7th Cavalry, participating in the slaughter of Indians and being incredibly arrogant and racist.
  • Hollywood Tactics: Superior firepower and a larger force does not guarantee victory.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: "I did what I was ordered to do, and I have no remorse", in reference to slaughtering the women and children of a village that raided his and Algren's forces.
  • Jerkass: Bagley is a man of the times who believes in his own cultural and racial superiority and has no qualms about massacring "lesser" peoples, inclusive women and children.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: A man who considers Native-Americans and Japanese to be subhuman species certainly qualifies.
  • Pride
  • Karmic Death
  • Smug Snake

    Sergeant Zebulon Gant 
Played by: Billy Connolly

    Emperor Mutsuhito (posthumous name Meiji) 
Played by: Shichinosuke Nakamura

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