In the exciting world of movies, there are some Japanese actors who've become really famous in America. Even though they're from Japan, they've made a big splash in Hollywood films. From fighting in "Mortal Kombat" to saving the world in "Godzilla," these actors have shown their talent on the big screen. Let's take a closer look at some of these stars and the cool movies they've been in!

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Breaking ground with his portrayal of Shang Tsung in "Mortal Kombat," Tagawa's journey from Hollywood extra to scene-stealer exemplifies cinematic evolution.


Ken Watanabe 

With gravitas reminiscent of samurai lore, Watanabe's roles in "The Last Samurai" and "Godzilla" resonate with depth and emotion.


Hiroyuki Sanada

From "The Last Samurai" to "Mortal Kombat," Sanada's versatile performances traverse genres, captivating audiences with each on-screen presence.


Masi Oka 

Emerging as a beacon of diversity in "Heroes," Oka's charisma transcends boundaries, enriching every project he touches. 


Noriyuki Pat Morita 

Forever etched in memory as Mr. Miyagi, Morita's legacy extends beyond "The Karate Kid," embodying the spirit of resilience and mentorship. 


George Takei 

Pioneering representation in "Star Trek," Takei's contributions to film and activism reverberate through generations, inspiring change and acceptance. 


Hiro Kanagawa 

Mastering the art of character immersion, Kanagawa's portrayals in "Godzilla" and "Orphan: First Kill" epitomize versatility and depth. 


Rinko Kikuchi 

From her Oscar-nominated turn in "Babel" to commanding roles in "Pacific Rim," Kikuchi's magnetic presence captivates audiences worldwide. 


Brian Tee 

Channeling intensity and intrigue, Tee's embodiment of Shredder in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" showcases his range and prowess. 


Tadanobu Asano 

With a commanding presence in the "Thor" franchise and beyond, Asano's contributions to American cinema resonate with power and finesse.