Ken Watanabe is a Japanese actor who appeared in two of Christopher Nolan's films: As Ra's al Ghul's decoy in Batman Begins, and as Mr. Saito in Inception.

Watanabe rose to fame in Japan during the 1980s, being known for playing Samurai characters. He achieved international recognition after his appearance in The Last Samurai.


As Saito

Selected filmography Edit

  • Inception (2010)
  • Shanghai (2010)
  • Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
  • Memories of Tomorrow (2006)
  • Batman Begins (2005)
  • Memoirs of a Geisha (2004)
  • The Last Samurai (2003)
  • Genji: A Thousand-Year Love (2001)
  • Space Travellers (2000)
  • Welcome Back, Mr McDonald (1998)
  • Umi to dokuyaku (1986)
  • Tampopo (1985)
  • Kekkon annai mystery (1985)
  • MacArthur's Children (1984)

Television appearances Edit

  • Castle of Sand (2004)
  • Ikebukuro West Gate Park (2000)
  • Karate Warrior 2 (1988)
  • Karate Warrior (1987)

See also Edit

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