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Watanabe, Ken 1959-

Overview
Works: 117 works in 487 publications in 8 languages and 20,053 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Superhero films  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Sports films  Historical films  History  War films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Ken Watanabe
 
Most widely held works by Ken Watanabe
Inception by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

54 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dom Cobb 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. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible--inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming
Memoirs of a geisha by Rob Marshall( Visual )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1929, a poor fisherman sells his 9-year-old daughter to a geisha house in Kyoto. Chiyo will be an unpaid servant until it is determined if she is beautiful enough for apprenticeship, and the house's clientèle. Run by Mother, the ruling geisha is Hatsumomo, and little Pumpkin her only friend. Trained under strict discipline for a lifetime of entertaining and flattering wealthy men, Sayuri grows up lovely, accomplished, and the target of jealous rivals. Love is no part of this cloistered world, although geisha lore hints that even if they fall in love with clients--the operative word is client, and that love is never free
The last samurai by Edward Zwick( Visual )

40 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tormented Civil War veteran Capt. Nathan Algren is coerced by a mercenary officer to train the Japanese Emperor's troops in the use of modern weaponry. Opposing this modernization are the samurai warriors who are holding fast to their traditions of honor, despite their strategic disadvantage. As a captive of the samurai leader, Algren learns, appreciates, and adopts the samurai code, switching sides for a climactic battle that will put everyone's honor to the ultimate test
Batman begins by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his parents' murders, disillusioned heir Bruce Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice. With the help of his trusted butler Alfred, detective Jim Gordon and his ally Lucius Fox, Bruce returns to Gotham City and unleashes his alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses strength, intellect and high-tech weaponry to fight evil
Letters from Iwo Jima by Tadamichi Kuribayashi( Visual )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty-one years ago, the United States and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, hundreds of letters are unearthed from that stark island's soil. The letters give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them. Leading the defense is Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi. With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of the island itself, Gen. Kuribayashi's unprecedented tactics transform what was predicted to be a quick and bloody defeat into nearly 40 days of heroic and resourceful combat
Godzilla by Gareth Edwards( Visual )

46 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From visionary new director Gareth Edwards comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless
Cirque du Freak( Visual )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darren is a regular teenage kid. He and his friend Steve find out about a Freak Show coming to town and get tickets. Steve and Darren think that it is all a joke until a vampire named Larten Crepsley comes on stage with a very poisonous spider that he makes do tricks. Steve tells Larten he would like to join him and become an apprentice
Tanpopo( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tampopo" follows a young widow who runs a small noodle restaurant in Tokyo and Goro, a cowboy hat wearing truck driver, as they attempt to devise the perfect bowl of top ramen
Tampopo by Jūzō Itami( Visual )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two truck drivers, Goro and Gun, stride in like cowboys to help the widow Tampopo with her modest noodle shop, there is a collision of yakuza film, western and slapstick comedy
The King and I by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The King and I is the 1992 studio cast recording of the 1956 The King and I film. Ben Kingsley and Julie Andrews star in the mult-award winning musical, The King and I, recorded sumptuously by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under John Mauceri. The recording also stars Peabo Bryson and Marilyn Horne
The dark knight by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Batman begins: After his parents' murders, disillusioned heir Bruce Wayne travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice. With the help of his trusted butler Alfred, detective Jim Gordon and his ally Lucius Fox, Bruce returns to Gotham City and unleashes his alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses strength, intellect and high-tech weaponry to fight evil
Memorias de una geisha Memoirs of a geisha( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambientada en un mundo lleno de misterio y exotismo que aún hoy sigue hechizándonos a todos, la historia tiene lugar en los años pre-vios a la Segunda Guerra Mundial, cuando una niña japonesa es separada de su humilde fa-milia para trabajar como sirvienta en una casa de geishas. A pesar de que se cruza en su camino una rival traicionera, que casi consi-gue quebrar su entereza, la niña se convierte en la legendaria geis-ha Sayuri (Zhang Ziyi). Hermosa y dotada de un gran talento, Sayu-ri cautiva a los hombres más poderosos, pero sobre ella se cierne la sombra de un amor secreto, un hombre al que ella no puede aspirar
Shanghai by Mikael Hfstrm( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an American spy who arrives in Shanghai during the winter of 1941 to discover his friend has been killed. Driven to investigate the murder, he is drawn into an ever increasing web of mystery, conspiracy and deceit. Shanghai is set in China just before Pearl Harbor when most of the country has been taken over by the Japanese
Lettres d'Iwo Jima by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in French and English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le 2ème volet du diptyque réalisé par Clint Eastwood. Après Mémoires de nos Pères, Lettres d'iwo Jima relate l'épisode sanglant de la bataille d'Iwo Jima vue du coté japonais. Récit de guerre poignant, ce film retrace les 40 jours d'héroïques combats des soldats japonais face à l'armée américaine
Tanpopo Tampopo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young widow Tanpopo runs a small rāmen noodle shop. Gorō, a cowboy-hat-wearing truck driver who happens to drop by her rāmen noodle shop, helps her to make the perfect bowl of top rāmen
L'ultimo samurai by Edward Zwick( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1876. El capitán Nathan Algren es un hombre que vive atormentado por los recuerdos de la Guerra Civil (1861-1865) y de las campañas contra los indios, en las que participó arriesgando su vida; pero, desde entonces, el mundo ha cambiado radicalmente: el pragmatismo ha reemplazado al valor, el interés personal ha ocupado el lugar del sacrificio, y el sentido del honor ha desaparecido. En un país muy lejano, otro soldado ve también cómo su modo de vida está a punto de desintegrarse. Es Katsumoto, el último líder de un antiguo linaje de guerreros, los venerados samuráis, que dedicaron sus vidas a servir al emperador y a preservar el espíritu de la milenaria cultura japonesa. (FILMAFFINITY)
Essential Eastwood : Director's collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four movies directed by Clint Eastwood
Million dollar baby by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Million dollar baby: A male boxing trainer attempts to help a young female boxer achieve her dream of becoming a professional
Tampopo Dandelion( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two milk-truck drivers (wanderin' cowpokes) stop in at a ramen shop, where a group of men (varmints) eye them suspiciously. But driver Goro (Tsutomu Yamazaki), who has the Mt. Rushmore mug of a Palance or Peck and sports a cowboy hat, immediately gets into a brawl when he makes less-than-complimentary remarks about the noodles. After the five against one slugfest, restaurant hostess Tampopo (Nobuko Myamoto) begs the beaten-up Goro to help her build the best noodle place in town"--Container
Le dernier samouraï by Edward Zwick( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in French and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Cruise incarne le Capitaine Nathan Algren, héros de la guerre de Sécession, venu au Japon pour combattre les Samouraïs et qui finira par embrasser leur cause. Ken Watanabe (nominé aux Oscars) est Katsumoto, chef des Samouraïs, confronté à la disparition de son mode de vie et dont le destin se trouvera mêlé à celui du capitaine américain. Edward Zwick (lauréat du prix du meilleur réalisateur décerné par le National Board of Review) réalise ce récit épique, émouvant et époustouflant, sur la naissance du Japon moderne
 
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Letters from Iwo Jima
Alternative Names
Ken Vatanabe

Ken Watanabe acteur japonais

Ken Watanabe attore giapponese

Ken Watanabe Japanese actor

Ken Watanabe Japanischer Schauspieler

Ken Watanabe Japans acteur

Ken Watanabe japansk skdespelare

Ken Watanabe japansk skuespiller

Vatanabe Ken

Watanabe Ken

Watanabe, Ken, 1959-

Watanabe, Kensaku.

Watanabe, Kensaku 1959-

Ватанабе Кен

Кен Ватанабе

Кен Уатанабе

Кэн Ватанабэ японский актёр театра, кино и телевидения

קן ואטאנבי

كين واتانابي

کن واتانابه بازیگر ژاپنی

კენ ვატანაბე

와타나베 겐

渡边谦

渡辺謙, 1959-

渡邊謙

渡邊謙, 1959-

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Batman beginsLetters from Iwo JimaEssential Eastwood : Director's collection