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Watanabe, Ken 1959-

Works: 122 works in 580 publications in 11 languages and 21,714 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Science fiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  War films  History  Crime films  Superhero 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 )

80 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,610 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 )

50 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,324 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 )

66 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,975 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 )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,952 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 )

58 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

54 editions published in 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,319 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 by Paul Weitz( Visual )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 1,191 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 by Jūzō Itami( Visual )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 757 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
The sea of trees( Visual )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 670 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
Rodgers & Hammerstein's the King and I : 2015 broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 277 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 )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark Knight rises: Despite his tarnished reputation after taking the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman intervenes to assist Gotham in its struggle against the villain Bane
Tampopo( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 75 WorldCat member 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
Flags of our fathers by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dubbel filmproject waarbij in de eerste film de rol van de Amerikaanse helden in de strijd tegen de Japanners in de Tweede Wereldoorlog wordt belicht en in \de tweede film hetzelfde verhaal vanuit het gezichtspunt van de Japanners wordt \verteld
Shanghai by Mikael Håfström( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing is what it seems in this Casablanca-style international thriller set in the ancient Chinese city a week before the attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. Secret Agent Paul Soames 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. Shadowed by a Japanese intelligence officer Tanaka, Soames' investigation quickly centers on a charismatic local gangster, Anthony Lanting
Lettres d'Iwo Jima by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in French and English and held by 36 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
The dark knight trilogy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark knight rises: It has been eight years since Batman vanished and turned from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, Batman sacrificed everything for the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act
Yi ji hui yi lu = Memoirs of a geisha by Arthur Golden( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japón, 1929. Chiyo, una niña de nueve años, es vendida por sus padres para trabajar en la casa de Geishas de Nitta Okiya. Su hermana mayor Satsu no es aceptada y es enviada a un prostíbulo. En la casa Chiyo conoce a Pumpkin, otra niña que va a ser instruida para ser geisha, así como a las famosas geishas Hatsumomo y su rival Mameha. Los comienzos de Chiyo son duros, pero un encuentro con el que será el amor de su vida, el Presidente, hará que desde ese momento sólo desee convertirse en una famosa geisha para estar más cerca de él
Million Dollar Baby by F. X Toole( 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
Ashes and snow : [the film]( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member 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
Cartas desde Iwo Jima by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 12 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)
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Letters from Iwo Jima
Alternative Names
Ken Vatanabe

Ken Watanabe

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 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 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 Jima