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Algren

Nelson. 1909--81, US novelist. His novels, mostly set in Chicago, include Never Come Morning (1942) and The Man with the Golden Arm (1949)
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Nelson Algren quoted in Jerre Mangione, The Dream and the Deal, 121.
Soon after, Algren is captured by a group of samurai, led by the enigmatic Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe), who are rebelling against the emperor.
Algren has seen so many battles that he will do anything for money to buy the whisky which helps him forget the person he has become.
The reluctant Algren agrees - his only skills are those of a warrior, but not long after arriving he finds himself leading untested troops against a formidable samurai army led by Katsumoto (Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe).
Algren is captured and taken aside by his enemy, who wants to learn more about western ways.
Soon after, Algren is captured by a small group of samurai rebels.
Tom and Penelope at the London premiere of The Last; Samurai; Top, Tom as the American Samurai Nathan Algren.
At the request of the Emperor of Japan (Nakamura), Algren travels to the Far East to school the Tokyo troops in the art of modern warfare.
But I wanted to play the part of Nathan Algren to the nth degree.
Tom plays American Civil War hero Captain Nathan Algren, a lost man who is haunted by his part in a bloody Indian massacre in which he participated in the slaughter of innocent women and children.
Already hailed for its astonishing battle scenes, said to rival those in Lord of the Rings, this majestic historical epic stars Tom Cruise as Captain Nathan Algren, an American Civil War veteran stationed in turn-of-the-century Japan, where he's hired by the young Emperor to train his country's first modern conscript army.
THE STORY: Civil War veteran Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise) travels to Japan to train the Emperor's troops to use Winchester rifles as they prepare to defeat the last of the country's Samurai.