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Ken Watanabe in 'The Last Samurai.'

Ken Watanabe (1959 - )

Film Deaths[]

  • The Last Samurai (2003) [Katsumoto]: Commits suicide by hara-kiri (with Tom Cruise assisting by holding the sword), after being shot while charging into battle against the Japanese army. (Thanks to Mathew)
  • Batman Begins (2005) [Ra's al Ghul Decoy]: Crushed to death by falling debris during a battle with Christian Bale in a burning temple. (Thanks to Mathew)
  • Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) [General Tadamichi Kuribayashi]: Commits suicide by shooting himself in the chest; he dies while talking to Kazunari Ninmomiya.
  • Inception (2010) [Saito]: In one dream reality, Ken bleeds to death after being shot by militaristic projections of Cillian Murphy's subconscious; he is brought back to consciousness in reality after Leonardo DiCaprio confronts him in limbo (Ken survives the film in reality).
  • The Sea of Trees (2015) [Takumi Nakamura]: Possibly dies (off-screen) either from starvation or his injury's. It's never clear of what happens to him, but the state that he was in was very serious and he was left behind helpless in the Forrest.
  • Bel Canto (2018) [Roxanne Coss]: Shot to death (along with María Mercedes Coroy) by soldiers as Ken tries to shield her. Both of their bodies are seen again when Julianne Moore finds them.
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) [Dr. Ishirō Serizawa]: Killed in a nuclear explosion after sacrificing himself to detonate a weapon that revives a wounded Godzilla (T.J. Storm).
  • Fukushima 50 (2020) [Masao Yoshida] Dies of cancer off-screen. We simply see his picture on top of his coffin during his funeral.