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Watanabe, Ken 1959-

Overview
Works: 79 works in 505 publications in 11 languages and 20,375 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Crime films  War films  Superhero films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Creator, Author, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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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 )
77 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,499 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 Arthur Golden( visu )
59 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,346 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 )
73 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,895 libraries worldwide
A civil war hero is coerced by a mercenary officer to train the Japanese Emperor's troops in the use of modern weaponry
Batman Begins by Christopher Nolan( visu )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,869 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
Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( visu )
49 editions published in 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,224 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
Letters from Iwo Jima by Clint Eastwood( visu )
41 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,165 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 islandś 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. Kuribayashiś unprecedented tactics transform wha twas predicted to be a quick and bloody defeat into nearly 40 days of heroic and resourceful combat
Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan( visu )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 1,201 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 by Jūzō Itami( visu )
32 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 832 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
Flags of our fathers by Clint Eastwood( visu )
29 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 622 libraries worldwide
Sixty-one years ago, US and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, several hundred 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. The Japanese soldiers are sent to Iwo Jima knowing that in all probability they will not come back. Among them are Saigo, a baker who wants only to live to see the face of his newborn daughter; Baron Nishi, an Olympic equestrian champion known around the world for his skill and his honor; Shimizu, a young former military policeman whose idealism has not yet been tested by war; and Lieutenant Ito, a strict military man who would rather accept suicide than surrender. Leading the defense is Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi, whose travels in America have revealed to him the hopeless nature of the war but also given him strategic insight into how to take on the vast American armada streaming in from across the Pacific. 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. Almost 7,000 American soldiers were killed on Iwo Jima; more than 20,000 Japanese troops perished. The black sands of Iwo Jima are stained with their blood, but their sacrifices, their struggles, their courage and their compassion live on in the letters they sent home. From Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood comes the untold story of the Japanese soldiers and their General who defended against the invading American forces on the island of Iwo Jima
Rodgers & Hammerstein's the King and I : 2015 broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
The Dark Knight trilogy by Christian Bale( visu )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 195 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
Shanghai by mikael hafstrom ( '10 ) movie( visu )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 61 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
Million Dollar Baby by Clint Eastwood( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Million dollar baby: A male boxing trainer attempts to help a young female boxer achieve her dream of becoming a professional
Ashita no kioku ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 12 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
Ashes and snow the film ( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Presents sepia-tone film segments of animals and people from around the world, illustrating the nature of relationships among animals and human children and adults
Baian the assassin ( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"During the day, Baian is the friendly and trusted village acupuncturist. At night, he becomes Baian, the Assassin! Using his acupuncture needles as weapons, he takes on deadly assignments, killing with an undeniable skill and precision." --container
Shizumanu taiyō by Jielang Ruosong( visu )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The story centers on Hajime Onchi, an employee of the national airline company, who served as the leader of labor union, and people around him. It is based on the true tragedy of Japan Airlines Flight 123, which crashed in 1985 and remains the deadliest single-aircraft accident in history
Sennen no koi, Hikaru Genji monogatari ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Detailed summary in vernacular field only
Clint Eastwood 35 films 35 years Million dollar baby ; Letters from Iwo Jima ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Godzilla 3-D ( visu )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
"This spectacular adventure pits Godzilla, the world's most famous monster, against malevolent creatures that, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence"--Container
 
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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 skådespelare
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-
Languages
English (254)
Japanese (74)
French (31)
Spanish (25)
German (21)
Italian (7)
Multiple languages (3)
Czech (3)
Chinese (2)
Russian (1)
Turkish (1)
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