Ken Watanabe

Ken Watanabe

Ken Watanabe portrayed Ra's Al Ghul's decoy in Batman Begins.

Significant rolesEdit

  • Date Masamune in Dokugan-ryu Masamune (1987)
  • Ryouma Sakamoto in Bakumatsu jyunjyoden (1991)
  • Katsumoto in The Last Samurai (2003)
  • Ra's al Ghul's decoy in Batman Begins (2005)
  • Chairman in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
  • General Kuribayashi in Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
  • Mr. Tall in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
  • Saito in Inception (2010)


  • "My next role will be in Batman Begins. I chose the part because I liked the script -- I picked it out immediately. I don't really have a strategy, but I do pay attention to the way the script envisages the world and how that view is conveyed through the roles, as well as what the director wants to express. In Batman Begins I play a villain who has to guide a person who is wavering between good and evil. Exploring the dark side of human nature is something that interests me."

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