Ken Watanabe

渡辺 謙

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 inLetters from Iwo Jimaand Lord Katsumoto Moritsu inThe 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 forMemories of Tomorrowand in 2010 forShizumanu Taiyō. He is also known for his roles in director Christopher Nolan 's Hollywood blockbustersBatman BeginsandInception.

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 Ken Watanabe's Stage

  • Britannicus henso(1980)
  • Shitaya mannencho monogatari(1981)
  • Fuyu no raion (The Lion in Winter)(1981)
  • Pajaze(1981)
  • Platonof(1982)
  • Kafun netsu(1982)
  • Pizarro(1985)
  • Hamlet(1988)
  • Hamlet no gakuya -anten(2000)
  • Towa part1-kanojo(2000)
  • Towa part2-kanojo to kare(2001)

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 Ken Watanabe's Awards and nominations

YearOrganizationAwardWorkResult
1987 Elandor Awards Newcomer Award Umi to DokuyakuWon
1999 Japanese Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor KizunaNominated
2002 Japan Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Sennen no Koi Story of GenjiNominated
2003 Japan Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Hi Wa Mata NoboruNominated
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting ActorThe Last SamuraiNominated
2004 Academy Awards Best Supporting ActorNominated
Saturn Awards Best Supporting ActorNominated
Blue Ribbon Awards Special AwardWon
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting ActorNominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting ActorNominated
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting ActorNominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting ActorNominated
Satellite Awards Best Supporting ActorNominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Best Supporting ActorNominated
Television Drama Academy Awards (Winter) Best Supporting Actor Suna no UtsuwaWon
2006 Hochi Film Awards Best ActorMemories of TomorrowWon
Nikkan Sports Film Awards Best ActorWon
2007 Blue Ribbon Awards Best ActorWon
Japan Academy Awards Best ActorWon
Fujimoto Prize Special PrizeWon
Kinema Junpo Awards Best ActorWon
2009 Hochi Film Awards Best ActorShizumanu TaiyoWon
2010 Japan Academy Awards Best ActorWon

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