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7th January 2015

Fact: Japanese actor Tadanobu Asano is set to replace Ken Watanabe in Martin Scorsese's Silence after scheduling issues forced the Godzilla star to drop out of the film. Asano will join Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, and Adam Driver in the adaptation of Shusaku Endo's novel.


8th January 2007

Fact: The Last Samurai star Ken Watanabe beat leukaemia in the early 1990s after he was diagnosed with the disease as his career was taking off in 1989.


16th December 2005

Fact: <p>THE LAST SAMURAI star Ken Watanabe is going from MEMOIRS to MEMORIES for his debut as a film producer. The actor, who is currently starring in Memoirs Of A Geisha will produce and star in new movie MEMORIES OF TOMORROW. The film also marks Watanabe's first starring role in a Japanese-language film. </p>


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