New to Streaming: 'Manifesto,' 'Guardians of
The Film Stage (blog)New to Streaming: 'Manifesto,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,' 'Creepy,' 'A Woman's Life,' and MoreThe Film Stage (blog)Following a pair of truck drivers (including a young Ken Watanabe) who assist a widow in revitalizing her business and creating the perfect bowl of ramen, there's also cuisine-centered erotism, gangster drama, spaghetti-eating lessons, a death-inducing ...
Posted on 11 August 2017 | 5:28 am
Haruo Nakajima, The Original Godzilla Actor,
NPRHaruo Nakajima, The Original Godzilla Actor, DiesNPRThe Godzilla franchise is still going strong, the Times reports, and "the next in the franchise will star Ken Watanabe and is scheduled for release in 2019." Special effects have largely replaced actors in monster suits, and the films' original ...Haruo Nakajima, 1st actor to play Godzilla, diesSFGateHaruo Nakajima, Man Inside Godzilla Suit, Dies at 88Varietyall 114 news articles »
Posted on 8 August 2017 | 10:04 am
'Tampopo' Serves Up Film Noir, Gangster and
PopMatters'Tampopo' Serves Up Film Noir, Gangster and Western Tropes With NoodlesPopMattersActually two strangers happen by the shop, truck drivers Goro (Tsutomu Yamazaki) and his young sidekick Gun (Ken Watanabe). Goro rescues Tampopo's young son from a gang of bullies, then challenges an abusive customer and ends up taking on his ...
Posted on 7 August 2017 | 6:35 am
Shall We Dance: 'The King & I' ignites
WTOPShall We Dance: 'The King & I' ignites Kennedy Center with song, dance, etc.WTOPThe current version at the Kennedy Center is based on the 2014 Tony-winning revival, starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe. Replacing O'Hara is actress Laura Michelle Kelly, who won the 2005 Olivier Award for Best Actress for her role as “Mary Poppins ...
Posted on 1 August 2017 | 12:18 am
A dreamy 'King and I' reigns at the Kennedy
Fredericksburg.comA dreamy 'King and I' reigns at the Kennedy Center | Arts ...Fredericksburg.comJose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly star in Lincoln Center Theater's lavishly staged production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'The King and I' at the Kennedy ...and more »
Posted on 28 July 2017 | 1:00 pm
Julie Andrews takes grandkids to see ‘The
One fellow audience member said, “It truly was a family affair."
Posted on 8 April 2015 | 7:24 pm
Ken Watanabe on 'The King and I' and
NEW YORK (AP) - Ken Watanabe's face lights up when breakfast arrives, a nice big stack of fluffy pancakes. "They're my favorite," he says, lifting the lid off an aluminum foil container and inhaling that distinctive bready smell. "Please have some."
Posted on 8 April 2015 | 6:25 am
'I hope they will forget about Yul
NEW YORK — Ken Watanabe's face lights up when breakfast arrives, a nice big stack of fluffy pancakes. "They're my favorite," he says, lifting the lid off an aluminum foil container and inhaling that distinctive bready smell. "Please have some."
Posted on 8 April 2015 | 6:11 am
Ken Watanabe on 'The King and I' and
NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Watanabe's face lights up when breakfast arrives, a nice big stack of fluffy pancakes.
Posted on 8 April 2015 | 5:56 am
How Ken Watanabe polished the King’s
For weeks, my spies in Siam were telling me that nobody at “The King and I” could understand a word Ken Watanabe was saying. And when I say nobody, I...
Posted on 7 April 2015 | 2:46 pm
Guillermo Del Toro On 'Pacific Rim 3':
"We're really stoked." The 2014 'Godzilla' film starred Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe. The film focused mainly on the US Navy's attempts to get Godzilla to kill several Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:52 am
Three K-Drama Actresses Who Also Direct
She hosted the festival with Japanese actor Ken Watanabe. In "The Actress" Moon played the title role of an actress who asks some inebriated friends what they really think about her. "The actual premise is fictional, but it's a mélange of things that have ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 12:36 am
Young actor making 'King and I' role his own
Llana has lately come back to "The King and I" almost 20 years later, but this time he's won the prize role of the monarch of Siam, taking over from Tony Award-nominated Ken Watanabe. "This show has always been really special to me. I always knew the king ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 3:18 am
'Akira' Live Action Movie Back On Track;
Ken Watanabe, and Helena Bonham-Carter. According to a report by Screen Crush, Collet-Serra exited the "Akira" live action movie because the studio wanted him to complete the film but slash the "budget in half, taking it down to $60 million." The article ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 2:35 pm
BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- THE
Be sure to check back for more of Ken's exclusive art. Below, check out his illustration of Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe in The King and I! Fallin is an internationally published caricature artist whose work has appeared in many publications including the ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 6:13 pm
Watanabe: 'Iwo' Role Took Much Research
Having starred in several TV series and films about samurai, Ken Watanabe understands sacrifice, honor and fierce battles to the death. So playing a Japanese general in a film about the bloody Battle of Iwo Jima would appear to be a seamless transition.
Posted on 10 November 2006 | 1:36 pm
Open Question: Why does Hollywood always use
Posted on 30 December 2016 | 5:12 pm
Resolved Question: Who would win in a fight,
Posted on 20 September 2016 | 12:46 pm
Open Question: Who would win in a fight,
Posted on 19 September 2016 | 1:28 pm
Resolved Question: What language does Ken
During the first few minutes of the 2005's movie Batman Begins, there's Ken Watanabe (the original Ra's al Ghul) in a few scenes, speaking a language that is unknown to me.
Specifically, he appears in the movie at about 08:20 and says only three sentences in the unknown language. Even so, I like the sound of that language very much and would like to learn more about it.
So, would you give me the name of the language, please?
On a side note, some smart guy on the internet said that Watanabe's language was just some random gibberish the actor invented. If that rumor proves true, an answer in the spirit of "it was an invented language, duh" would NOT be acceptable for me on its own. If Ken's "language" proves to be just a few random sounds, then I'd like you to provide a link to another language that is similar to Ken's speech (in terms of hearing). Alex, I'm afraid there are no videos of that scene on Youtube (either that or they are buried deep).
I can only specify that the scene starts in the eighth minute of the movie - the scene I'm talking about follows after seeing Bruce Wayne climb the mountains and enter the Temple of Shadows.
Posted on 25 July 2012 | 6:52 am
Resolved Question: Can I have a list of bald
People like Ken Watanabe
Posted on 7 July 2012 | 8:05 am