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Ken Watanabe ((渡辺 謙, born October 21, 1959 in Koide, Niigata) is a Japanese actor.

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Ken Watanabe ((渡辺 謙, born October 21, 1959 in Koide, Niigata) Niigata Prefecture) is a Japanese actor.


Internationally, he is certainly one of the best known current actors from the Land of the Rising Sun, due to his prominent parts in a number of high profile Hollywoodian productions, starting with ''Film/TheLastSamurai''.

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He started his acting career in the Land of the Rising Sun in the 1980s. Internationally, he is certainly one of the best known current actors from the Land of the Rising Sun, there, due to his prominent parts in a number of high profile Hollywoodian productions, productions starting with ''Film/TheLastSamurai''.
''Film/TheLastSamurai''.


Internationally, he is one of the best known current actors from the Land of the Rising Sun, due to his prominent parts in a number of high profile Hollywoodian productions, starting with ''Film/TheLastSamurai''.

Do not confuse with Creator/AkenoWatanabe.

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Internationally, he is certainly one of the best known current actors from the Land of the Rising Sun, due to his prominent parts in a number of high profile Hollywoodian productions, starting with ''Film/TheLastSamurai''.

Do not confuse with Not related Creator/AkenoWatanabe.


* ''Dokuganryu Masamune'' as UsefulNotes/DateMasamune



* ''Segodon'' as Shimazu Nariakira



* {{Samurai}}: His most famous Japanese role was as UsefulNotes/DateMasamune in the 1987 NHK drama ''Dokuganryu Masamune''. And his most famous international role was also a samurai, Katsumoto in ''Film/TheLastSamurai''. 2018 sees this piled up with another NHK drama, ''Segodon'', where he plays 19th century Satsuma daimyo Shimazu Nariakira--who, coincidentally, was the lord of Saigo Takamori, the RealLife basis for ''The Last Samurai''.

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* {{Samurai}}: His most famous Japanese role was as UsefulNotes/DateMasamune Date Masamune in the 1987 NHK drama ''Dokuganryu Masamune''. And his most famous international role was also a samurai, Katsumoto Katsumoto, in ''Film/TheLastSamurai''. ''The Last Samurai''. 2018 sees this piled up with another NHK drama, ''Segodon'', where he plays 19th century Satsuma daimyo Shimazu Nariakira--who, Nariakira -- who, coincidentally, was the lord of Saigo Takamori, the RealLife basis for ''The Last Samurai''.


Internationally, he is one of the best known current actors from the Land of the Rising Sun, due to his prominent parts in numerous Hollywoodian films starting with ''Film/TheLastSamurai''.

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Internationally, he is one of the best known current actors from the Land of the Rising Sun, due to his prominent parts in numerous a number of high profile Hollywoodian films productions, starting with ''Film/TheLastSamurai''.



* {{Samurai}}: His most famous Japanese role was as UsefulNotes/DateMasamune in the 1987 NHK drama ''Dokuganryu Masamune''. And his most famous international role was also a samurai, Katsumoto in ''Film/TheLastSamurai''. 2018 sees this piled up with another NHK drama, ''Segodon'', where he plays 19th century Satsuma daimyo Shimazu Nariakira--who, coincidentally, was the lord of Saigo Takamori, the RealLife basis for ''Film/TheLastSamurai''.

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* {{Samurai}}: His most famous Japanese role was as UsefulNotes/DateMasamune in the 1987 NHK drama ''Dokuganryu Masamune''. And his most famous international role was also a samurai, Katsumoto in ''Film/TheLastSamurai''. 2018 sees this piled up with another NHK drama, ''Segodon'', where he plays 19th century Satsuma daimyo Shimazu Nariakira--who, coincidentally, was the lord of Saigo Takamori, the RealLife basis for ''Film/TheLastSamurai''.''The Last Samurai''.


Internationally, he is one of the best known current actors from the Land of the Rising Sun, due to his prominent parts in numerous Hollywoodian films.

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Internationally, he is one of the best known current actors from the Land of the Rising Sun, due to his prominent parts in numerous Hollywoodian films.
films starting with ''Film/TheLastSamurai''.


Internationally, he is one of the best known current Japanese actors, due to his parts in Hollywoodian films such as ''Film/TheLastSamurai'', ''Film/LettersFromIwoJima'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'' and ''Film/MemoirsOfAGeisha''.

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Internationally, he is one of the best known current Japanese actors, actors from the Land of the Rising Sun, due to his prominent parts in numerous Hollywoodian films such as ''Film/TheLastSamurai'', ''Film/LettersFromIwoJima'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'' and ''Film/MemoirsOfAGeisha''.
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* ''{{Film/Inception}}'' as Saito

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* ''{{Film/Inception}}'' ''Film/{{Inception}}'' as Saito



** ''Film/{{Godzilla King Of The Monsters|2019}}''

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** ''Film/{{Godzilla ''[[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters2019 Godzilla: King Of The Monsters|2019}}''of the Monsters]]''


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* ''Film/PokemonDetectivePikachu'' as Detective Hide Yoshida


* {{Samurai}}: His most famous Japanese role was as UsefulNotes/DateMasamune in an NHK drama. And his most famous international role was also a samurai, Katsumoto in ''The Last Samurai''.

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* {{Samurai}}: His most famous Japanese role was as UsefulNotes/DateMasamune in an the 1987 NHK drama. drama ''Dokuganryu Masamune''. And his most famous international role was also a samurai, Katsumoto in ''The Last Samurai''.''Film/TheLastSamurai''. 2018 sees this piled up with another NHK drama, ''Segodon'', where he plays 19th century Satsuma daimyo Shimazu Nariakira--who, coincidentally, was the lord of Saigo Takamori, the RealLife basis for ''Film/TheLastSamurai''.


* ''Film/{{Godzilla|2014}}'' as Doctor Ishiro Serizawa

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* Film/MonsterVerse as Doctor Ishiro Serizawa
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''Film/{{Godzilla|2014}}'' as Doctor Ishiro Serizawa


Internationally, he is one of the best known current Japanese actors, due to his parts in films such as ''Film/TheLastSamurai'', ''Film/LettersFromIwoJima'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'', ''Film/MemoirsOfAGeisha''.

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Internationally, he is one of the best known current Japanese actors, due to his parts in Hollywoodian films such as ''Film/TheLastSamurai'', ''Film/LettersFromIwoJima'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'' and ''Film/MemoirsOfAGeisha''.



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* TheBigGuy: At about 6'1, he's very tall by Japanese standards where the average male height is about 5'7.

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* TheBigGuy: At about 6'1, he's very tall by Japanese standards where the average male height is about 5'7.


* ''Film/{{Godzilla|2014}}'' as Doctor Serizawa

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* ''Film/{{Godzilla|2014}}'' as Doctor SerizawaIshiro Serizawa
** ''Film/{{Godzilla King Of The Monsters|2019}}''


Ken Watanabe (born October 21, 1959) is a Japanese actor.

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Ken Watanabe (born ((渡辺 謙, born October 21, 1959) 1959 in Koide, Niigata) is a Japanese actor.

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