- The Last Samurai
- Memoirs of a Geisha
- Batman Begins
- Letters from Iwo Jima
- Flags of Our Fathers
- Unforgiven (Japanese remake)
- Godzilla (2014) As Doctor Serizawa
- Transformers: Age of Extinction as Drift
Tropes to be found in his works:
- Badass: Many of his characters, but also he himself, as he continued his acting career whilst suffering from acute leukemia.
- Honor Before Reason: In The Last Samurai and Letters from Iwo Jima.
- Samurai: His most famous Japanese role was as Date Masamune in an NHK drama. There's also, of course, The Last Samurai, as well as Drift.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Yep, leading to a Crowning Moment of Funny when Saito puts his money to good use.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome: Japanese, of course. Although taller than average even for Western standards at 6'1".
- Large and In Charge: Leading him to be typecast as some sort of authority figure.