We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Ken Watanabe Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
In ‘Letters from Iwo Jima,’ there were times when I told Eastwood, ‘This is just not believable.’
With ‘Letters from Iwo Jima,’ then ‘Memories of Tomorrow,’ I reached a sort of turning point in my acting. I had poured so much of myself into those movies that I really had no idea where to go from there.
If the script is good, the cast and director good, I’ll go anywhere.
Looks aren’t important. It’s your life and mind.
I can’t become another person, no matter how much makeup I wear. Something of your own past, your experiences and personality always comes out in the role, and that makes acting very risky. You’re exposed. You always wonder if you can pull it off.
English is a very expressive language.
English is like music. The English language is really fit for singing. The notes match the feelings, and it makes sense.
I try to differentiate between what I need and don’t need. I talk to my wife and children before buying things.
Musicals are written in English, and then we import them to Japan. When we translate them into Japanese, the sounds of the language are completely different. The Japanese language is not the best for singing, in terms of sound.
As a Japanese actor, I really want to work with a lot of actors and actresses in the world and many directors who have many different kinds of talents. I feel like nationally doesn’t matter at all.
All small countries have the same problems and concerns about being protected from larger countries and their influences.
I have no sense of myself as a sex symbol at all. But the meaning of sex symbol might be a little different in Japan to elsewhere. The Japanese version seems to come with a stronger emphasis on a sort of grownup or mature male charm. And if that’s the case, then I guess I’m happy to hear it.