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Watanabe, Ken 1959-

Overview
Works: 96 works in 353 publications in 7 languages and 16,806 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Humor  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  Batman films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about Ken Watanabe
Publications by Ken Watanabe
Most widely held works about Ken Watanabe
 
Most widely held works by Ken Watanabe
Inception by Christopher Nolan( visu )
48 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,115 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( visu )
34 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,028 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( visu )
34 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,821 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( visu )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 2,699 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 Tadamichi Kuribayashi( visu )
33 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,619 libraries worldwide
Sixty-two years ago, U.S. and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, hundreds of letters are unearthed from that stark island's soil, giving faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them
Cirque du Freak ( visu )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,179 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 ( visu )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in Japanese and held by 590 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
The dark knight by Christopher Nolan( visu )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 148 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 ( visu )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
En 1929, una nIña muy pobre llamada Chiyo, es vendida a una casa de geishas en el distrito de Dyoto Gion y sujeta a un cruel tratamiento de parte de los propietarios y la jefa de las geishas Hatsumomo. Su deslumbrante belleza, provoca los celos de Hatsumomo, y es rescatada por la tremenda rival de Hatsumomo, Mameha. Bajo la protección de Mameha, Chiyo se convierte en una geisha bellísima llamada Sayuri, entrenada en todas las habilidades artísticas y sociales que una geisha debe tener para sobrevivir en esa sociedad. Como una famosa geisha, entra en una sociedad de riqueza, privilegios e intrigas políticas
Tampopo by Jūzō Itami( visu )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 73 libraries worldwide
A young widow Tanpopo runs a small ramen noodle shop. Gorō, a cowboy-hat-wearing truck driver who happens to drop by her ramen noodle shop, helps her to make the perfect bowl of top ramen
Tampopo Dandelion ( visu )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 58 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
Shanghai ( visu )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Set in the ancient Chinese city a week before the attack on Pearl Harbor, U.S. Secret Agent Paul Soames (John Cusack) has just arrived to investigate the murder of his best friend, only to become quickly immersed in a web of conspiracy and lies that beset the city
Lettres d'Iwo Jima by Clint Eastwood( visu )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in French and English and held by 31 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A young widow Tanpopo runs a small ramen noodle shop. Gorō, a cowboy-hat-wearing truck driver who happens to drop by her ramen noodle shop, helps her to make the perfect bowl of top ramen
Godzilla by Aaron Johnson( visu )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 14 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
Million dollar baby by Clint Eastwood( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Million dollar baby: A male boxing trainer attempts to help a young female boxer achieve her dream of becoming a professional
L'ultimo samurai ( visu )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 12 libraries worldwide
El capitán Natham Algren, un héroe de la Guerra de Secesión estadounidense, llega a Japón para luchar contra los samuráis, pero acaba uniéndose a su causa
Ashita no kioku ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 11 libraries worldwide
After being stricken with Alzheimer's disease in the prime of his life, a successful businessman slips slowly away from his loving family in director Yukihiko Tstusumi's poignant family drama
Le dernier samouraï by Edward Zwick( visu )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in French and English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
"Le Capitaine Nathan Algren, héros de la guerre de Sécession, venu au Japon pour combattre les Samouraïs, fini par embrasser leur cause. Katsumoto est le chef des Samouraïs, confronté à la disparition de son mode de vie et dont le destin se trouvera mêlé à celui du capitaine américain
Flags of our fathers by DreamWorks Animation( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 9 libraries worldwide
The story of the five Marines and one Navy corpsman that were forever immortalized as a symbol of WWII by raising the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. When Joe Rosenthal's photograph of the event becomes a symbol of hope for the families at home, the three surviving men are pulled from combat and sent on a tour across America to raise desperately-needed bond money. It is a trip that brings out the truths of both that symbolic act, and of their lives during war
 
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Alternative Names
Watanabe, Ken 1959-
Watanabe, Kensaku.
Watanabe, Kensaku 1959-
渡辺謙 1959-
渡邊謙 1959-
Languages
English (164)
Japanese (43)
French (17)
German (10)
Spanish (9)
Multiple languages (4)
Italian (3)
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