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Ken Watanabe

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Net worth 2018: $275 Million
Residence: Koide, Japan
Country: Japanese
BirthDay: 21 October 1959
Sigh: Scorpio
Height: 1.84 m

Ken Watanabe was bornon 21 October 1959 in Koide, Japan, Japanese, is Actor. Ken Watanabe is a Japanese actor, popular for playing tragic hero roles. Ken, apart from gaining prominence in the Japanese film industry, is also famous for his acting prowess in Hollywood. His Hollywood film ‘The Last Samurai’ even made an official entry into the prestigious Academy Awards. Ken has played the role of a samurai in most of his films. He changed this trend by playing various other roles as a general, Alzheimer’s patient, gangster etc., later in his career. Ken is a fighter in the true sense of the word. He fought and survived cancer twice and has resumed working post his treatments. A winner of many awards, the actor has also been nominated for various prestigious awards such as Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards and Grammy Awards.Ken Watanabe Biography - Facts, Childhood, Family Life & Achievements of Japanese Actor


$275 Million


Ken was once again diagnosed with cancer on February 9, 2016 while he was working on the Broadway revival of ‘The King and I’


In 2006, Ken released his autobiography ‘Dare? - Who Am I?’ in which he has mentioned about his treatments for Hepatitis C


In 2003, Ken starred along with Tom Cruise in ‘The Last Samurai’ which pushed him to the center stage of Hollywood


Ken made a miraculous comeback in 1998 with the film ‘Kizuna’ and even bagged a nomination at the Japanese Academy Awards


As a result, his health started to deteriorate and in 1991 he was once again admitted in a hospital


Ken was diagnosed with Leukemia in 1989, while he was shooting for ‘Heaven and Earth’


In 1984, Ken appeared in the film ‘MacArthur's Children’, which was selected for the 57th Academy Awards


He made his on-screen debut in 1982 as the lead in the television series, ‘Michinaru Hanran’


Ken was born on October 21, 1959 in Koide, Niigata, Japan

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