The Last Samurai

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

Categories: Drama, Action, War, History
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.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 2003-01-09
Run time: 154 minute / 2:34
Budget: $140,000,000
Revenue: $456,758,981
Director: Edward Zwick
Writers: John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz.
Production Companies : Warner Bros. Pictures, Bedford Falls Productions, Cruise-Wagner Productions, Radar Pictures
Production Countries: Japan, United States of America, New Zealand


Tom Cruise
as Nathan Algren
Ken Watanabe
as Katsumoto
Timothy Spall
as Simon Graham
Tony Goldwyn
as Colonel Bagley
Hiroyuki Sanada
as Ujio
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
SeizĂ´ 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
Hans Zimmer Original Music Composer

Tom Cruise Producer
Victoria Thomas Casting

John Logan Screenplay
John Logan Story

Costume & Make-Up
Ngila Dickson Costume Design

John Toll Director of Photography

Steven Rosenblum Editor

Charles Mulvehill Executive Producer

Lilly Kilvert Production Design
Gretchen Rau Set Decoration

Edward Zwick Screenplay

Edward Zwick Director

Edward Zwick Producer

Marshall Herskovitz Screenplay

Marshall Herskovitz Producer
Paula Wagner Producer
Scott Kroopf Producer
Tom Engelman Producer

Victor Du Bois Editor

Ted Field Executive Producer
Richard Solomon Executive Producer
Vincent Ward Executive Producer

Andy Nelson Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Visual Effects
Ray McIntyre Jr. Visual Effects Supervisor

Anna Behlmer Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Jeff Wexler Production Sound Mixer

Nobuyuki Obikane Stunts
Hiroki Takano Stunts

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