Actor Tom Cruise attends the U.S. premiere of "The Last Samurai"

U.S. Premiere of “The Last Samurai”

December 1, 2003 – WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA
Mann Village Theatre
From Warner Bros. Pictures
Story and Photos are © Lee Roth / Roth Stock Digital Media
Links go to Actor Profiles on IMDb.Com

Premieres in Westwood, home of UCLA, are always a boisterous adventure. “The Last Samurai”, with its bevy of A-List cast and guests, was no exception.

Television crews are normally on the same side of the red carpet as photographers. Having them across from us only added to the mayhem. Making her U.S. motion picture debut, Japanese television star Koyuki seemed to enjoy the experience.

Actress Koyuki attends the U.S. premiere of
Actress Koyuki

Playing lead character Katsumodo in the film, Ken Watanabe showed his dramatic chops with a superior performance.

Actor Ken Watanabe attends the U.S. premiere of "The Last Samurai"
Actor Ken Watanabe

Making an appearance with his then girlfriend Penelope Cruz, Tom Cruise managed to share a few private moments with his leading lady.

(L-R) Actress Penelope Cruz and actor Tom Cruise attend the U.S. premiere of "The Last Samurai"
(L-R) Actress Penelope Cruz and actor Tom Cruise

Veteran actor Billy Connolly has had a lengthy career of memorable roles. Hit turn as Zebulon Grant in this film was no exception.

Actor Billy Connolly attends the U.S. premiere of "The Last Samurai"
Actor Billy Connolly

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen always cause pandemonium when they make appearances.

(L-R) Actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen attend the U.S. premiere of "The Last Samurai"
(L-R) Actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Jada Pinkett Smith and husband Will Smith were all smiles for the crowd.

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband actor Will Smith attend the U.S. premiere of "The Last Samurai"
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband actor Will Smith

Robert Downey, Jr. always turns heads!

Actor Robert Downey, Jr. attends the U.S. premiere of "The Last Samurai"
Actor Robert Downey, Jr

Also in attendance were; Anne Archer, Annette Bening, Amanda Bynes, Alyssa Milano, Catherine Bell, Chris Kattan, David Hasselhoff, Edward Zwick, Evan Rachel WoodGiuliana DePandi (Rancic)Hiroyuki SanadaHolly Marie Combs with fiance David Donoho, Isaac Hayes, Jennifer AspenJohn LoganJeff Okun and wife Elizabeth, Kristen BauerKeisha Castle-HughesLinda CardelliniMarshall Herskovitz, Masato HaradaMischa BartonNancy O’DellNick ZanoParminder Nagra, Ron Kovic, Ron Livingston, Shichinosuke Nakamura, Shin Koyamada, Susan Levin (Downey)Timothy Spall, and Will Yun Lee.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

HollyNet.Com Red Carpet Photographer Archives
HollyNet.Com Red Carpet Photographer Archives

Photos and Text are © Lee Roth / Roth Stock Digital Media – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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