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Actor Ken Watanabe was born in Koide, Niigata, Japan, on October 21, 1959. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Last Samurai, and has more recently appeared in Batman Begins and Inception. He survived leukemia, which he was diagnosed with in 1989, and has Hepatitis C. In 2004, he was featured in People magazine's issue listing the fifty... READ ON