Ken Watanabe is a multi award-winning Japanese actor widely known for playing such characters as Lord Katsumoto from the 2003 war film The Last Samurai, Masayuki Saeki from 2006's Japanese drama film Memories of Tomorrow and Saito from 2010's Academy Award-winning science fiction thriller film Inception. He is also known for lending his voice to the character Drift from the 2014 3D science fiction action film Transformers 4.
From 1983 to 2005, he was married to his first wife Yumiko Watanabe, with whom he had two children, including model and actress Anne Watanabe. In 2005, he got married to actress Kaho Minami.
He has over the years battled with a number of grave health conditions such as leukemia and hepatitis C.
is a famous Japanese actor,
who was born on
October 21, 1959. As a person born on this date, Ken Watanabe is listed in our database as the 12th
most popular celebrity for the day (October 21) and the 58th most popular for the year (1959).
People born on October 21
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Ken Watanabe is the 413th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Ken Watanabe's birthday, Ken Watanabe is the 16th most famous Japanese.
In general, Ken Watanabe ranks as the 4970th
most popular famous person, and the 977th most popular actor of all time.
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