Re: The Dark Knight to have a female villain?
I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that starring as General Kuribayashi in Letters from Iwo Jima and as Katsumoto in The Last Samurai (and picking up a Best Supporting Actor nomination for it) did a lot more to boost Watanabe's status in North America than a four-minute part in Batman Begins.
I meant after The Last Samurai
. Not many people saw Letters from Iwo Jima
, but a lot of people saw Batman Begins
. Get what I'm saying?
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