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Ken Tanaka is a Actor born on 6 march 1951 at Chikugo, Fukuoka (Japon)

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Birth 6 march 1951 (68 years) at Chikugo, Fukuoka (Japon)

Ken Tanaka (田中健, Tanaka Ken, born 6 March 1951) is a Japanese actor. He has appeared in more than forty films since 1974.

Usually with

Eitarō Ozawa
Eitarō Ozawa
(3 films)
Tony Randel
Tony Randel
(2 films)
Kei Kumai
Kei Kumai
(1 films)
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Filmography of Ken Tanaka (5 films)

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The Return of Godzilla, 1h43
Directed by Kōji Yakusho, Koji Hashimoto
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, La fin du monde, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Yasuko Sawaguchi, Ken Tanaka, Raymond Burr, Keiju Kobayashi, David Ury, Eitarō Ozawa
Roles Goro Maki
Rating62% 3.1000653.1000653.1000653.1000653.100065
After a volcanic eruption on Daikoku Island, the Yahata-Maru Japanese fishing vessel is caught in strong currents off its shores. As the boat drifts into shore, the island begins to erupt, and a giant monster lifts itself out of the volcano. A few days later, reporter Goro Maki is sailing in the area and finds the vessel intact but deserted. As he explores the vessel, he finds all the crew dead except for one young man called Hiroshi Okamura, who has been badly wounded. Suddenly a giant Shockirus sea louse attacks him but he is saved by Maki who kills it with a cleaver.
Godzilla 1985, 1h27
Directed by Koji Hashimoto
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Kaiju films, Seafaring films, La préhistoire, Transport films, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Disaster films
Actors Raymond Burr, Ken Tanaka, Yasuko Sawaguchi, Keiju Kobayashi, Eitarō Ozawa, Hiroshi Koizumi
Roles Goro Maki
Rating62% 3.1000653.1000653.1000653.1000653.100065
The Japanese fishing vessel Yahata Maru is trying to find its way to shore in a horrible storm while near an uninhabited island, when a giant monster appears out of the island and attacks the boat. A day later, reporter Goro Maki finds the vessel intact, along with its sole survivor Hiroshi "Kenny" Okumura.
Sandakan No. 8, 2h1
Directed by Kei Kumai
Origin Japon
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Kinuyo Tanaka, Komaki Kurihara, Ken Tanaka, Takiko Mizunoe, Eitarō Ozawa
Roles Hideo Takeuchi
Rating76% 3.828223.828223.828223.828223.82822
A young female journalist Keiko Mitani (Komaki Kurihara) is researching an article on the history of Japanese women who were forced to work as prostitutes in Asian brothels during the early 20th century. She locates Osaki (Kinuyo Tanaka), an elderly woman who lives with a number of cats in a shack in a remote village. Osaki agrees to tell her life story, and the film goes into flashback to the early 1920s. A young Osaki (Yoko Takashi) is sold by her poverty-stricken family into indentured servitude as a maid in Sandakan, British North Borneo (today’s Sabah, Malaysia) at what she believes to be a hotel. At parting, Osaki's distraught and tragic mother gives her a kimono that she has woven by hand over the night before her daughter's departure. The kimono will be Osaki's most treasured possession forever. The establishment is actually a brothel called Sandakan No. 8. Osaki, who is sold as a young girl, works for two years as a maid, but is forced by the brothel’s owners to become a prostitute. Osaki stays at Sandakan 8 until World War II, and in that period she never experiences genuine affection outside of a brief romance with a poor farmer who abandons her when he comes one evening to the brothel and sees the disheveled and exhausted Osaki after an onslaught of service to a battalion of Japanese sailors recently docked at the town. When Osaki returns to Japan, her brother and his wife, who have bought a house with the money she sent them, tell her that she has become an embarrassment.