Ken Watanabe Biography & Movies

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Born: October 21, 1959

KEN WATANABE Date of Birth: October 21, 1959 Born in Japan, Ken Watanabe graduated from high school in 1978. He was unsure what he wanted to do with his life, but while in college, a director from England's National Theatre Company recommended that he try acting. Ken began his career onstage with the Tokyo-based theater troupe Madoka. His film acting debut was in Setouchi shonen yakyu dan (1984), but he developed leukemia shortly after the production wrapped. The cancer went into remission and... See All

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