Ken Watanabe

ACTOR, PRODUCER, DIRECTOR

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Ken Watanabe was born on October 21, 1959 in Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Both of his parents were teachers: his mother taught general education and his dad taught calligraphy. He became interested in acting at the age of 24, when a director of England's National Theatre Company, where he was studying, told him that acting was his special gift. In 1978, he moved to Tokyo to pursue acting. He drew the attention of the critics when Yukio Ninagawa, a famous Japanese director, chose him for the lead role in one of his plays, even though Ken was still an acting student. He made his first TV appearance in 1982, and his big career breakthrough came when he was chosen to play the lead in the Japanese national TV drama series called "Dokugan ryu Masamune"; he played a samurai leader hero, making him a household name in Japan. In 1989, when he was shooting a movie in Canada, he collapsed because of leukemia. He made a miraculous comeback and, in 2003, co-starred with Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai (2003), which pushed him to the center stage of Hollywood. "The Last Samurai" was his 15th movie, and Ken is mostly known in Japan for playing samurais, though he has also starred as a gangster, a businessman, and a general.Ken has a daughter, Anne Watanabe, who is a model, actress, and singer, and a son. He is a fanatic fan of Hanshin Tigers (Japanese professional baseball team) and Kobe Steel rugby team. He loves noodles. - IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous and Junko Foley

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Streaming Availability

Amazon Video has the most number of Ken Watanabe’s flixes, followed by YouTube compared to other streaming platforms. See the full graph below.

Releases by Year

Ken Watanabe on average has worked on 2 movies per year from 1983 to 2021. See the full graphs of the number of Ken Watanabe movies released per year from 2010 till 2021.

Top Genres

Ken Watanabe works mostly in Drama Genre followed by Action Genre flixes. 53% of Ken Watanabe movies are Drama Genre movies. See Top Genres that Ken Watanabe worked on in the graph below.

Average IMDB Score

On average the IMDB score of the movies that Ken Watanabe has worked on is 6.7.

6.7 / 10

Ken Watanabe's Movies and Tv Series available to Stream now ..

Action,Adventure,Sci-Fi
Inception (2010)

A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O.

8.8/10148 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Action,Crime,Drama
Batman Begins (2005)

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.

8.2/10140 min

Available in 9 platform(s).

Drama,Musical,Romance
The King and I (2018)

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the King brings to teach his many wives and children.

8/10160 min

Available in 2 platform(s).

Action,Adventure,Drama
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

7.9/10141 min

Available in 10 platform(s).

A truck driver stops at a small family-run noodle shop and decides to help its fledgling business. The story is intertwined with various vignettes about the relationship of love and food.

7.9/10114 min

Available in 7 platform(s).

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

7.8/10154 min

Available in 11 platform(s).

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

7.3/10145 min

Available in 10 platform(s).

Action,Crime,Drama
Unforgiven (2013)

Just as Clint Eastwood's star-making spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dollars was inspired by Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo, Japanese-Korean filmmaker Sang-il Lee (Villain) has decided to ...

7/10135 min

Available in 4 platform(s).