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Watanabe, Ken 1959-

Works: 74 works in 536 publications in 12 languages and 20,631 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Superhero films  Historical films  Science fiction films  War films  Crime films  History 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Creator, 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 8 languages and held by 3,532 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 Arthur Golden( Visual )

64 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 3,356 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 Dark Knight by Christian Bale( Visual )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,106 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
The last samurai by Edward Zwick( Visual )

75 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,928 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 Gareth Edwards( Visual )

52 editions published in 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,256 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 )

43 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,179 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 Darren Shan( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,200 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
Flags of our fathers by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

44 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member 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
Shanghai by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 64 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
Baian the assassin( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 14 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
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
Godzilla (v.f.)( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in French and English and held by 13 WorldCat member 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
Ashita no kioku by Xingyan Ti( Visual )

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

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Baian the assassin. Shikakenin Fujieda Baian( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baian is an acupuncturist who moonlights as an assassin in medieval Japan
Ashes and snow the film( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 10 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
Shizumanu taiyō by Jielang Ruosong( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 8 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 8 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 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


渡辺謙 1959-


渡邊謙 1959-

The Dark KnightLetters from Iwo JimaFlags of our fathers