The Last Samurai

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Set in Japan during the 1870s, the epic action drama The Last Samurai tells the story of Capt. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), a respected American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country's first army in the art of modern... read more
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Set in Japan during the 1870s, the epic action drama The Last Samurai tells the story of Capt. Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), a respected American military officer hired by the Emperor of Japan to train the country's first army in the art of modern warfare. As the Emperor attempts to eradicate the ancient Imperial Samurai warriors in preparation for more Westernized and trade-friendly government policies, Algren finds himself unexpectedly impressed and influenced by his encounters with the Samurai, which places him at the center of a struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his own sense of honor to guide him.

Original Release

12/05/2003

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Cast

Billy Connolly Zebulon Gant
Tom Cruise Nathan Algren
William Atherton Winchester Rep
Ken Watanabe Katsumoto
Chad Lindberg Winchester Rep Assistant
Ray Godshall Sr. Convention Hall Attendee
Tony Goldwyn Colonel Bagley
Shichinosuke Nakamura Emperor Meiji
Koyuki Taka
Timothy Spall Simon Graham
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Edward Zwick

Writers

Edward Zwick, John Logan, Marshall Herskovitz

Cast

Billy Connolly Zebulon Gant
Tom Cruise Nathan Algren
William Atherton Winchester Rep
Ken Watanabe Katsumoto
Chad Lindberg Winchester Rep Assistant
Ray Godshall Sr. Convention Hall Attendee
Tony Goldwyn Colonel Bagley
Shichinosuke Nakamura Emperor Meiji
Koyuki Taka
Timothy Spall Simon Graham
Togo Igawa General Hasegawa
Scott Wilson Ambassador Swanbeck
Shun Sugata Nakao
Shin Koyamada Nobutada
Hiroyuki Sanada Ujio
Masato Harada Omura
Masashi Odate Omura's Companion
John Koyama Omura's Bodyguard
Satoshi Nikaido N.C.O.
Shintaro Wada Young Recruit

Producers

Ted Field Executive Producer
Richard Solomon Executive Producer
Vincent Ward Executive Producer
Charles Mulvehill Executive Producer
Tom Cruise Producer
Edward Zwick Producer
Marshall Herskovitz Producer
Paula Wagner Producer
Scott Kroopf Producer
Tom Engelman Producer
Michael Doven Producer
Graham Larson Producer
Yôko Narahashi Producer

Editors

Victor Du Bois, Steven Rosenblum

2004 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
2004 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Nominated
2004 Oscar Best Costume Design Nominated
2004 Oscar Best Sound Mixing Nominated
2004 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
2004 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Nominated
2004 Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Nominated
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