Ken Watanabe (渡辺 謙, Watanabe Ken, 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...Wikipedia
Born: 21st October, 1959, Koide, Niigata, Japan
Height: 6' 0¾" (185 cm)
Claim to Fame: The Last Samurai
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Leonardo DiCaprio continues to film scenes for Christopher Nolan’s Inception along with Ken Watanabe and Ellen Page at LAX airport on Monday (October 26).
The 34-year-old actor goofed around with the crew and at one point even stuck his finger in his nose!
Leo may be teaming up with director Martin Scorsese next year for a new biopic about Frank Sinatra. Leo has worked with Martin before on movies such as Gangs of New York and the new upcoming drama Shutter Island and seems to be a strong contender for the role. Other actors rumored to also be vying for the... Read More
Posted by anna1992 5 years ago
Already extremely tall by Japanese standards, he gained a good amount of weight (about 20 pounds) to be an even more imposing presence for his role as Katsumoto in "The Last Samurai."
Was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 1989. Since then he had fallen ill only once in 1994, but is now a fully recovered actor.
I`m not a big star in Japan. I`m an actor. I have a very normal life. Four days a week, I cook at home. A star doesn`t do that.
I do pay attention to the way the script envisages the world and how that view is conveyed through the roles, as well as what the director wants to express.
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