It became known to the western public thanks to The Last Samurai with Tom Cruise, the actor Hiroyuki Sanada over the years it has found more and more space in the great Hollywood productions, but following the unenviable trend for which it is also famous Sean Bean: die on screen.
Just like the colleague, star de The Lord of the Rings e Game of Thrones, who embodies the most famous prototype of the actor ‘who dies during the film’, very often the characters of Hiroyuki Sanada end up having a bad end.
This trend for the Japanese actor actually begins already at home, with the masterpiece The Twilight Samurai, and then replied with the aforementioned The Last Samurai, when his character died a death after being hit by a Gatling gun. In the years that followed, a quick look at Sanada’s most prominent roles in films and television shows such as The Wolverine, Westworld, 47 Ronin e Life reveals that his characters never manage to survive a movie. Even his brief cameo in the second most successful film in history, Avengers: Endgame, ends with his passing.
In the next weeks Hiroyuki Sanada will also appear in Mortal Kombat e in Army of the Dead di Zack Snyder, but the statistics do not bode well so fans would do better to prepare for his eventual departure: Sean Bean’s record is still far, given that the English actor has acted more than twenty deaths in the course of his career between Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring e GoldenEye, but at this point even seeing Sanada for the public corresponds to a small spoiler.
We’ll see if Mortal Kombat e Army of the Dead will be able to reverse the trend.