UNITED KINGDOM, London : Former South African President Nelson Mandela waves to the media as he arrives outside 10 Downing Street, in central London, 28 August 2007, for a meeting with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Mandela is to attend the unveiling Wednesday of a statue in his honour opposite the British parliament. The wraps will be taken off the statue Wednesday and will see the likeness of the 89-year-old Nobel peace prize winner stand alongside the likes of former British prime ministers Winston Churchill and Benjamin Disraeli.AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL
Favorite Actors: Ken Watanabe
Favorite Performances: The Last Samurai
Letters from Iwo Jima
Memoirs of a Geisha
Granted, in all honesty I haven’t seen many of his films, but each time I watch this man there isn’t anything he hides. Nothing is held back and we see a bare bones performance each time. Tragic in Memoirs, homesick in Letters, and proud in Samurai. Simplistic, maybe, but maybe that is all that is needed sometimes, a little simplicity isn’t bad.
In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated parts of the central Philippines. It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The death toll is estimated up to 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more displaced. The country has declared a “state of calamity.”
To all our…
Ken’s appetite in The Unbroken (2009).
"I do not desire to possess, not to be possessed.
I really need to connect with someone to become close.
Especially when I suddenly falter or when I lose confidence…
It’s the person closest to me who softly reaches out a hand to me, silently…
Lends me a shoulder, silently…
We are very close, even when we are apart.
We can always feel each other.
Even then, we can both still head in our true paths of life, while sharing a common goal deep down inside.
It all seems so complex, but in fact it is quite simple.
Having the utmost respect for each other’s thoughts and simply being close, is my ideal.”
Cartier Love Movie: Ken Watanabe
Ken in a new DoCoMo add, alongside Japanese boxer Ryota Murata.
He looks adorable even being knocked out. Besides a elegant new box-style in clothes!!!