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

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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)

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