The Last Samurai

The Last Samurai (2003)

In the face of an enemy, in the heart of one man, lies the soul of a warrior.

  • Genre: Drama, Action, War, History
  • Release Date: 2003-12-05
  • User Rating: 7.553/10 from 5725 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 34min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Cruise/Wagner Productions
  • Production Country: Japan, United States of America, New Zealand
  • Director: Edward Zwick
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Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.

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  • Tom Cruise

    as Nathan Algren
  • Ken Watanabe

    as Moritsugu Katsumoto
  • Timothy Spall

    as Simon Graham
  • Tony Goldwyn

    as Colonel Bagley
  • Hiroyuki Sanada

    as Ujio
  • Koyuki

    as Taka
  • Shin Koyamada

    as Nobutada
  • Billy Connolly

    as Zebulon Gant
  • Togo Igawa

    as General Hasegawa
  • Shichinosuke Nakamura

    as Emperor Meiji
  • Masato Harada

    as Omura
  • William Atherton

    as Winchester Rep
  • Chad Lindberg

    as Winchester Rep Assistant
  • Scott Wilson

    as Ambassador Swanbeck
  • Ray Godshall Sr.

    as Convention Hall Attendee
  • Masashi Odate

    as Omura's Companion
  • John Koyama

    as Omura's Bodyguard
  • Satoshi Nikaido

    as N.C.O.
  • Shintaro Wada

    as Young Recruit
  • Shun Sugata

    as Nakao
  • Sosuke Ikematsu

    as Higen
  • Aoi Minato

    as Magojiro
  • Seizô Fukumoto

    as Silent Samurai
  • Shoji Yoshihara

    as Sword Master
  • Kosaburo Nomura IV

    as Kyogen Player #1
  • Takashi Noguchi

    as Kyogen Player #2
  • Noguchi Takayuki

    as Kyogen Player #3
  • Sven Toorvald

    as Omura's Secretary
  • Yuki Matsuzaki

    as Soldier in Street #1
  • Mitsuyuki Oishi

    as Soldier in Street #2
  • Jiro Wada

    as Soldier in Street #3
  • Hiroshi Watanabe

    as Guard
  • Yusuke Myochin

    as Sword Master's Assistant
  • Hiroaki Amano

    as Samurai Ensemble
  • Kenta Daibo

    as Samurai Ensemble
  • Koji Fujii

    as Samurai Ensemble
  • Makoto Hashiba

    as Samurai Ensemble
  • Shimpei Horinouchi

    as Samurai Ensemble
  • Takashi Kora

    as Samurai Ensemble
  • Shane Kosugi

    as Samurai Ensemble
  • Takeshi Maya

    as Samurai Ensemble
  • Seiji Morita

    as Samurai Ensemble
  • Lee Murayama

    as Samurai Ensemble
  • Takeru Shimizu

    as Samurai Ensemble
  • Shinji Suzuki

    as Samurai Ensemble
  • Hisao Takeda

    as Samurai Ensemble
  • Ryoichiro Yonekura

    as Samurai Ensemble
  • Ryoichi Noguchi

    as Samurai Ensemble
Sound Hans Zimmer Original Music Composer
Production Tom Cruise Producer
Production Victoria Thomas Casting
Writing John Logan Screenplay
Writing John Logan Story
Costume & Make-Up Ngila Dickson Costume Design
Camera John Toll Director of Photography
Editing Steven Rosenblum Editor
Production Charles Mulvehill Executive Producer
Art Lilly Kilvert Production Design
Art Gretchen Rau Set Decoration
Writing Edward Zwick Screenplay
Directing Edward Zwick Director
Production Edward Zwick Producer
Writing Marshall Herskovitz Screenplay
Production Marshall Herskovitz Producer
Production Paula Wagner Producer
Production Scott Kroopf Producer
Production Tom Engelman Producer
Editing Victor Du Bois Editor
Production Ted Field Executive Producer
Production Richard Solomon Executive Producer
Production Vincent Ward Executive Producer
Sound Andy Nelson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Visual Effects Ray McIntyre Jr. Visual Effects Supervisor
Sound Anna Behlmer Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Jeff Wexler Production Sound Mixer
Crew Nobuyuki Obikane Stunts
Crew Hiroki Takano Stunts