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Ken Watanabe

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  • 'Inception' actor Ken Watanabe wins over Christopher Nolan: 'He's such a huge movie star, it's amazing'

     
    Christopher Nolan's "Inception" has perhaps the deepest cast of any film this year, with six past Oscar nominees or winners at the top of the credits: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Michael Caine and Tom Berenger. With........
  • Christopher Nolan in the spotlight with 'Inception' and return to Gotham

     
    On Saturday at the Hero Complex Film Festival, we'll hear Christopher Nolan discuss his filmmaking accomplishments between our screenings of the underrated 2002 thriller "Insomnia" and billion-dollar blockbuster "The Dark Knight," but don't think that the...
  • Christopher Nolan's dim view of a Hollywood craze: 'I'm not a huge fan of 3-D'

     
    HERO COMPLEX FILM FESTIVAL Night 2 of the Hero Complex Film Festival was a great success as Christopher Nolan took time from applying the finishing touches to "Inception" to sit for a lively Q&A session. There's plenty to tell you......
  • 'Inception' stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page dream big

     
    This is a longer version of my upcoming Sunday Calendar cover story on the two young stars who play opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in "Inception," the most ambitious Hollywood film of 2010. These days, the term “young Hollywood” conjures up images......
  • Brad Pitt and Will Smith were early candidates to star in 'Inception'

     
    No movie dreams bigger this summer than "Inception," and Ben Fritz has a cover story Tuesday in the business section of the Los Angeles Times about the commercial risks of the epic. During his reporting, he came up with an......
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Inception': Sit down, engage brain, hang on

     
    In a recent interview, Christopher Nolan admitted to similarities between his new “Inception” and Alain Resnais' 1961 art-house classic “Last Year at Marienbad” (which he hadn't watched before writing the screenplay). If he sees sim...
  • Hans Zimmer, Johnny Marr and an orchestra perform at the Hollywood premiere of "Inception"

     
    At the afterparty for Tuesday night's Hollywood premiere of "Inception," the mind-bending new thriller written and directed by Christopher Nolan, chanson singer Tera Hendrickson, backed by a guitarist and drummer, stood on a tiny stage and performed sweet...
  • REVIEW: 'Inception' dreams darkly with 'strong film noir ties'

     
    Kenneth Turan takes a look at one of the year's most anticipated releases in "Inception." Dreaming is life's great solitary adventure. Whatever pleasures or terrors the dream state provides, we experience them alone or not at all. But what if......
  • 'Inception' opens strong with $60 million

     
    We started our in-depth coverage of "Inception" long before anyone else with the expectation that the film would be the touchstone moment of 2010 cinema. Now, the film's commercial success story has officially begun, as Ben Fritz of Company Town......
  • Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr talk about the sad romance of 'Inception'

     
    Director Christopher Nolan turned to a familiar collaborator for the music of "Inception," this weekend's box office leader: It was Hans Zimmer, who brought the taut, dooming minimalist string arrangements that marked the sound of Nolan's two Batman films...