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Ken Watanabe

Profession: Actor
Ken Watanabe
Real name: 渡辺 謙 Watanabe Ken
Birthdate: October 21, 1959
Age: 62 years
Country: Japan Japan
Horoscope: Libra

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Ken Watanabe Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED

Japan Academy Prize

 - Best Supporting Actor WINNER
 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
 - Best Leading Actor WINNER
 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
   (Unforgiven)
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
   (Bonds)

Critics Choice Award

 - Best Supporting Actor NOMINATED
渡辺 謙 Watanabe Ken, better known as Ken Watanabe, is an Japanese Actor. He has won three Japan Academy Prize. He's known for Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), Inception (2010) and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).

All Movies of Ken Watanabe

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  • Tokyo Vice (TV Series)
    A Western journalist working for a publication in Tokyo takes on one of the city's most powerful crime bosses.
    Character:  Hiroto Katagiri 1 episode
    United States  2021
  • Fukushima 50
    Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi facility in Japan risk their lives and stay at the nuclear power plant to prevent total destruction after the region is devastated by an earthquake an tsunami in 2011.
    Character: Masao Yoshida
    Japan  2020
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters
    5.2
    "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" follows the heroic efforts of the cryptozoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra,...
    Character: Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
    United States  2019
  • Detective Pikachu
    6.2
    In the Pokémon universe, ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu, a...
    Character: Lieutenant Hide Yoshida
    United States  2019
  • Bel Canto
    5.2
    A famous opera singer is held hostage in South America by a guerrilla rebel group after performing at a Japanese businessman’s lavish birthday party. Unexpected bonds are forged in the standoff that ensues... Based on the best-s
    Character: Hosokawa
    United States  2018
  • Rage
    7.1
    A grisly unsolved murder links three seemingly unrelated stories in three different Japanese cities.
    Character: Yohei Maki
    Japan  2016
  • The Sea of Trees
    4.2
    Centers on an American man (McConaughey) and a Japanese man (Watanabe) who meet in the Japan’s infamous "Suicide Forest," where people go to commit suicide. But instead of killing themselves, the duo embark on a reflec...
    Character: Takumi Nakamura
    United States  2015
  • Oyaji no senaka (TV Miniseries)
    A 10-part omnibus drama by 10 different scriptwriters on the theme of fathers and their sons and daughters.
    Character: 1 episode, 2014
    Japan  2014
  • Godzilla
    6.7
    A giant radioactive monster called Godzilla appears to wreak destruction on mankind. The story begins in the 50s, when humans accidently awaken a prehistoric creature. To kill the monster, nuclear missiles are fired at it in the P...
    Character: Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
    United States  2014
  • Unforgiven
    7.1
    Japan, late 19th century. A fleeing ronin (Ken Watanabe) is lured by a mercenary gig to avenge the mutilation of a prostitute. However, taking on the mantle of bounty hunter plunges him back into his violent past... Asian film sta...
    Character: Jubee kamata
    Japan  2013
  • Shanghai
    6.4
    An American man returns to a corrupt, Japanese-occupied Shanghai four months before Pearl Harbor and discovers his friend has been killed. While he unravels the mysteries of the death, he falls in love and discovers a much larger ...
    Character: Tanaka
    United States  2010
  • Inception
    8.3
    Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Co...
    Character: Saito
    United States  2010
  • The Sun That Doesn't Set
    A drama based on the 1985 plane crash that caused 520 deaths, the worst aviation event in Japanese history.
    Character: Hajime Onchi
    Japan  2009
  • The Vampire's Assistant
    5.1
    A young boy named Darren Shan meets a mysterious man (John C. Reilly) at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become
    Character: Mr. Tall
    United States  2009
  • Memories of Tomorrow
    Saeki, a sales manager of an advertisement agency, turns 50 this year. His strong leadership abilities have brought love and respect from everyone he works with. Since his job is demanding, he has always relied on his good health,...
    Character: Masayuki Saeki
    Japan  2006
  • Letters From Iwo Jima
    8.6
    Letters From Iwo Jima is a recreation of the events that transpired during the American invasion of Iwo Jima during World War II, as told from the Japanese perspective. In February of 1945, some 22,000 Japanese troops defended the...
    Character: general Tadamichi Kuribayashi
    United States  2006
  • Year One in the North
    In 1868, after the fall of the Shogun-dominated Japan, the new government orders people from Awaji, near Kobe, to re-locate to the northern part of Hokkaido. These people once supported the now displaced Samurais of the older days...
    Japan  2005
  • Ashes and Snow
    8.4
    Gregory Colbert has used both still and movie cameras to explore extraordinary interactions between humans and animals.
    Character: Japanese Narrator (voice)
    United States  2005
  • Batman Begins
    7.9
    Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents' murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Ba...
    Character: Ra's Al Ghul
    United States  2005
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
    5.4
    Based on the internationally acclaimed best-selling novel by Arthur Golden. In the years before World War II, a Japanese child is torn from her penniless family to work as a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly br...
    Character: Presidente
    United States  2005
  • T.R.Y.
    Character: Masanobu Azuma
    Japan  2003
  • The Last Samurai
    7.2
    Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), a former Civil War hero, is adrift in 1870s San Francisco after the war, a lost soul struggling to stay afloat in a booze-soaked stupor. When he is recruited by the Japanese government to train ...
    Character: Katsumoto
    United States  2003
  • Genji: A Thousand-Year Love
    Murasaki Shikibu, the famous writer of the Heian court instructs a young lady in the treatment of men with "The Tale of Genji", a beautiful prince unable to repress a taste for the women.
    Japan  2001
  • Bonds
    Tetsuro Haga is a troubled gangster, living under the assumed identity Ise for ten years, to escape jail for gunning down his cruel adoptive father. His life begins to unravel when a journalist following him takes an interest in t...
    Japan  1998
  • Karate Warrior
    Anthony is in the Phillipines visiting his father. He inadvertently interferes with the affairs of local gangster Quino, who also happens to be a champion Karate fighter. After embarrassing Quino near a local tournament, Anthony i...
    Character: Master Kimura
    Italy  1987
  • Tampopo
    7.9
    In this humorous paean to the joys of food, the main story is about trucker Goro who rides into town like a modern Shane to help Tampopo set up the perfect fast-food noodle restaurant. Woven into this main story are a number of sm...
    Character: Gun
    Japan  1985

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