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Watanabe, Ken 1959-

Works: 104 works in 438 publications in 7 languages and 19,393 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Sports films  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Monster films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ken Watanabe
Most widely held works by Ken Watanabe
Inception by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

51 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,273 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 3,098 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 )

37 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,870 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 )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes. This trauma led him to become obsessed with revenge. After disappearing to the East where he seeks counsel with a ninja cult leader, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City. The City is now overrun by organized crime and dangerous individuals manipulating the system. The discovery of a cave under his mansion, and a prototype armoured suit leads him to take on a new persona. He becomes Batman and strikes fear into the hearts of men who do wrong. With the help of rising cop Jim Gordon, Batman sets out to take down the various criminal schemes that have been set in motion by individuals such as mafia don Falcone, the twisted doctor/drug dealer Jonathan 'The Scarecrow' Crane, and a mysterious third party that is quite familiar with Wayne and waiting to strike when the time is right
Letters from Iwo Jima by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

35 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two thumbs up."--Roeper & Aisha Tyler
Godzilla by Gareth Edwards( Visual )

44 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,947 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 1,194 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 )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in Japanese and held by 582 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 215 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 dark knight by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 167 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 )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 101 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
Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shanghai by Mikael Hfstrm( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 57 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 )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in French and English and held by 34 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
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
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
Essential Eastwood : Director's collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four movies directed by Clint Eastwood
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
Ashita no kioku( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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


渡辺謙 1959-


渡邊謙 1959-

Batman beginsLetters from Iwo JimaEssential Eastwood : Director's collection