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Old 10-26-2011, 06:15 AM
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Is Ken his English name though? I saw that it's not his original name. Is Ken a Japanese name as well?

Update: I looked up Ken Watanabe, and it looks like Ken is a normal Japanese name, albeit a shortened one.
Ken is and always has been a shorthand for KENJI. I think there are other variants which also use the shortened "Ken", but Ken is a Japanese man's first name. Believe me. I'm in Japan A LOT.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:13 AM
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Ken is and always has been a shorthand for KENJI. I think there are other variants which also use the shortened "Ken", but Ken is a Japanese man's first name. Believe me. I'm in Japan A LOT.
Kenichi is another, yes.
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when's the last time anyone referred to Chow Yun Fat as Yun Fat Chow?
I don't know, but I'm going to start calling him that from now on.
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I don't know, but I'm going to start calling him that from now on.
Say it to a woman with marbles in your mouth. It will sound like "You fat cow!"
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Old 11-18-2011, 02:49 AM
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What's the policy with "de la __________" names? Wikipedia has has "de la" lowercase, IMDb has the first letter capitalized. I never took much Spanish, so I don't know the proper way to do it.
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