THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING
Clint Eastwood and Ken Watanabe
While filming "Letters From Iwo Jima," Ken Watanabe (left, with film director Clint Eastwood), broke down upon seeing the battle site during the film's only on-location day of shooting in Japan. (Merie W. Wallace/Warner Brothers Pictures) Merie W. Wallace/Warner Brothers Pictures

'Letters' hits home for actor Watanabe

Visit to Iwo Jima proves emotional

By Michelle Kung
Globe Correspondent / January 7, 2007

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

NEW YORK -- He's made a career out of playing strong, stoic men, slipped into "too many [samurai] roles to count," and looms intimidatingly at a statuesque 6-foot-2. But even Japanese actor Ken Watanabe can get a little weepy. (Full article: 1212 words)

This article is available in our archives:

Globe Subscribers

FREE for subscribers

Subscribers to the Boston Globe get unlimited access to our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Non-Subscribers

Purchase an electronic copy of the full article. Learn More

  • $9.95 1 month archives pass
  • $24.95 3 months archives pass
  • $74.95 1 year archives pass

Movie listings search

Movie times  Globe review archive