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Watanabe, Ken 1959-

Works: 104 works in 731 publications in 13 languages and 23,703 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  History  Fiction  Historical films  Film adaptations  War films  Science fiction films  Superhero films  Historical fiction 
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
Batman Begins by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a boy, 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
Inception by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

96 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,777 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
Memoirs of a geisha by Rob Marshall( Visual )

68 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1920s, 9-year-old Chiyo gets sold to a geisha house. There, she is forced into servitude, receiving nothing in return until the house's ruling hierarchy determines if she is of high enough quality to service the clientele -- men who visit and pay for conversation, dance and song. After rigorous years of training, Chiyo becomes Sayuri, a geisha of incredible beauty and influence. Life is good for Sayuri, but World War II is about to disrupt the peace"--IMDb
The last samurai by Edward Zwick( Visual )

88 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,056 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
Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

77 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,457 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
Letters from Iwo Jima by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it
Cirque du Freak by Paul Weitz( Visual )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 1,171 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 = Dandelion by Jūzō Itami( Visual )

47 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe"--Container
The sea of trees by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powerful story of love and redemption of an American professor, Arthur, who travels to Japan. He embarks on a spiritual and life-changing journey with Takumi, whom he found lost near the base of Mount Fuji. Takumi had gotten lost after attempting to commit suicide, now they fight for their survival while they are on their journey of reflection. Arthur's will to live reconnects him to his love for his wife
Flags of our fathers by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

65 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... One of the best war movies ever."--New York Times
Rodgers & Hammerstein's the King and I : the 2015 broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using lush orchestrations, this new production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic aims to set a new standard for this iconic musical. Features five-time Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara and Academy Award nominee Ken Watanabe
The Dark Knight trilogy by Christian Bale( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 257 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
Shanghai by Mikael Håfström( Visual )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 58 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 48 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
Le Dernier Samurai by Edward Zwick( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in French and English and held by 23 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
Memoirs of a geisha : a novel by Arthur Golden( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Torn from her impoverished family before World War II and sent to work in a geisha house, a child will blossom into the legendary geisha Sayuri. Beautiful and accomplished, Sayuri captivates the most powerful men of her day, but is haunted by her secret love for the one man beyond her reach!" [box cover note]
Cartas desde Iwo Jima by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Segunda Guerra Mundial (1939-1945). Rodada íntegramente en japonés, la película ofrece la versión nipona de la batalla de Iwo Jima, el episodio más cruento de la guerra del Pacífico, en el que murieron más de 20.000 japoneses y 7.000 estadounidenses. El objetivo de la batalla para los japoneses era conservar un islote insignificante, pero de gran valor estratégico, pues desde allí defendían la integridad de su territorio. El mismo año, Eastwood dirigió también ''Banderas de nuestros padres'', que narra la misma batalla desde el punto de vista norteamericano. La versión japonesa muestra cómo el general Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) organizó la resistencia a través de un sistema de túneles. (FILMAFFINITY)
Problem solving 101 : a simple book for smart people by Ken Watanabe( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werkboek met 101 vaardigheden en technieken om problemen op te lossen door structuur aan te brengen in het denkproces
Million Dollar Baby by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 13 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
Baian the assassin( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 11 WorldCat member 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Letters from Iwo Jima
Alternative Names
Ken Vatanabe

Ken Watanabe

Ken Watanabe acteur japonais

Ken Watanabe actor japonés

Ken Watanabe actor japonez

Ken Watanabe actor xaponés

Ken Watanabe attore giapponese

Ken Watanabe Japanese actor

Ken Watanabe Japanischer Schauspieler

Ken Watanabe Japans acteur

Ken Watanabe japansk skådespelare

Ken Watanabe japansk skodespelar

Ken Watanabe japansk skuespiller

Vatanabe Ken

Vatanabe Ken japán színész, 1959-

Watanabe Ken

Watanabe, Ken 1959-

Watanabe, Kensaku.

Watanabe, Kensaku 1959-

Κεν Γουατανάμπι

Ватанабе Кен

Кен Ватанабе

Кен Ватанабэ

Кен Уатанабе

Кэн Ватанабэ японский актёр театра, кино и телевидения

קן ואטאנבה שחקן יפני

קן ואטאנבי

كين واتانابي

كين واتانابي ممثل ياباني

کن واتانابه بازیگر ژاپنی

കെൻ വതനാബെ

კენ ვატანაბე

와타나베 겐


渡邊謙 1959-

渡辺謙 日本の俳優

Memoirs of a geishaLetters from Iwo JimaFlags of our fathersProblem solving 101 : a simple book for smart people