Ken Watanabe

 

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Ken Watanabe (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 Moritsugu in The Last Samurai, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Among other awards, he has won the Japan Academy Prize for Best Actor twice, in 2007 for Memories of Tomorrow and in 2010 for Shizumanu Taiyō. He is also known for his roles in director Christopher Nolan's Hollywood blockbusters Batman Begins and Inception.

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Ken Watanabe

Born 1959-10-21 (61 years ago) in Koide, Niigata, Japan.
Height 184 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (The Unbroken) 33rd Japan Academy Prize 2010 The Unbroken
Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Memories of Tomorrow) 30th Japan Academy Prize 2007 明日の記憶
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (The Unbroken) 33rd Japan Academy Prize 2010 The Unbroken
Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Memories of Tomorrow) 30th Japan Academy Prize 2007 明日の記憶
Asian Film Award for Best Actor (Memories of Tomorrow) 1st Asian Film Awards 2006 明日の記憶
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (The Last Samurai) 10th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 Den siste samurajen
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Drama (The Last Samurai) 8th Golden Satellite Awards 2004 Den siste samurajen
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor (The Last Samurai) 9th Critics' Choice Awards 2003 Den siste samurajen
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture (The Last Samurai) 61st Golden Globe Awards 2003 Den siste samurajen
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (The Last Samurai) 76th Academy Awards 2003 Den siste samurajen
Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Sennen no Koi Story of Genji) 25th Japan Academy Prize 2002 Sennen no Koi Story of Genji
Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Kizuna) 22nd Japan Academy Prize 1999 Kizuna
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Kaho Minami(Gifta: 2005-12-03–) 2005-12-03 Gifta
Yumiko Watanabe(Gifta: 1983–2005-03) 1983 2005-03 Gifta
Parent

Ryoichi Watanabe

Sibling

Jun Watanabe

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Ken Watanabe (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 Moritsugu in The Last Samurai, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Among other awards, he has won the Japan Academy Prize for Best Actor twice, in 2007 for Memories of Tomorrow and in 2010 for Shizumanu Taiy?. He is also known for his roles in director Christopher Nolan's Hollywood blockbusters Batman Begins and Inception.

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