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Hiroyuki Sanada

Hiroyuki Sanada (真田 広之 Sanada Hiroyuki, born Hiroyuki Shimosawa (下澤 廣之 Shimosawa Hiroyuki); 12 October 1960) is a Japanese actor from Tokyo. Before breaking in to the movie business, he trained at Sonny Chiba’s Japan Action Club hoping to one day become a martial arts action film star. Sanada appeared in many action films in the 70s and early 80s, but as it became clear he was actually a talented and well-rounded actor, he was able to branch out into all different types of roles in every genre. Today he is best known in the west for his involvement in big-budget Hollywood productions such as The Last Samurai and Rush Hour 3.

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Oct 12, 1960 In Shinagawa, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Game of Chance 1966-10-22
Latest Project:
Movie Mortal Kombat 2021-01-14
Known For
Movie Mortal Kombat Hanzo Hasashi / Scorpion 2021-01-14
Movie Avengers: Endgame Akihiko 2019-04-24
Movie John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum 2019-05-15
Movie Avengers: Infinity War 2018-04-25
Movie The Catcher Was a Spy Kawabata 2018-06-22
Movie Life Sho Murakami 2017-03-22
Series Westworld Musashi 2016-10-02
Movie Minions Sumo (voice) 2015-06-17
Movie Mr. Holmes Tamiki Umezaki 2015-06-19
Series Extant Hideki Yasumoto 2014-07-09
Series Helix Dr. Hiroshi Hataki 2014-01-10
Series The Last Ship Takehaya 2014-06-22
Movie The Railway Man Nagase 2013-12-02
Movie 47 Ronin Kuranosuke Ôishi 2013-12-06
Movie The Wolverine: Path of a Ronin 2013-12-03
Series Revenge Satoshi Takeda 2011-09-21
Movie The City of Your Final Destination Pete 2009-03-21
Movie Speed Racer Mr. Musha 2008-05-07
Movie Sunshine Kaneda 2007-04-05
Movie Rush Hour 3 Kenji 2007-08-08
Movie Aegis Hisashi Sengoku 2005-07-30
Movie The Promise General Guangming 2005-12-15
Movie The White Countess Matsuda 2005-10-30
Series Lost Unknown 2004-09-22
Movie The Last Samurai Ujio 2003-01-09
Movie Vengeance for Sale Sukeroku Sukedachiya 2002-02-16
Movie The Twilight Samurai Seibei Iguchi 2002-11-02
Movie All About Our House Bartender 2001-06-09
Series Unmarried Family Unknown 2001-07-05
Movie Round About Midnight Koji 1999-11-06
Movie Ringu 2 Ryuji Takayama 1999-01-23
Movie Ringu Ryuji Takayama 1998-01-31
Movie Spiral Ryûji Takayama 1998-01-31
Movie Murder on D Street Seiichiro Fukiya 1998-05-16
Movie Tadon and Chikuwa 1998-12-05
Movie Sharaku 1995-06-02
Movie East Meets West Kamijo Kenkichi 1995-08-12
Movie The Abe Clan Emoto Matashichiro 1995-11-24
Movie Hero Interview Jinta Todoroki 1994-09-03
Movie Crest of Betrayal Takuminokami Asano 1994-10-22
Movie The City That Never Sleeps: Shinjuku Shark Detective Same 1993-10-08
Movie Oda Nobunaga 1992-01-05
Movie Shingo's Ten Duels Aoi Shingo 1990-01-01
Movie Yellow Fangs Eiji 1990-02-10
Movie Let's Go to the Hospital 1990-04-07
Movie Tugumi 1990-10-20
Movie Why Do I Choose? 1989-08-26
Movie Sure Death 4 Ukyo 1987-06-06
Movie Royal Warriors Yamamoto 1986-01-01
Movie Cabaret Tanokura 1986-04-26
Movie The Dagger of Kamui Jirô 1985-01-01
Movie Mahjong Horoki Bouya Tetsu 1984-10-10
Movie Legend of the Eight Samurai Inue Shinbei Masashi 1983-12-10
Movie Kabamaru the Ninja Boy Shizune Mejiro 1983-08-06
Movie Roaring Fire Joji 1982-05-22
Movie Lovers Lost Kunihiko Yasuoka 1982-06-12
Movie Ninja in the Dragon's Den Jin-wu 1982-06-23
Movie Ninja Wars Jotaro Fuefuki 1982-12-18
Movie Fall Guy Actor 1982-10-09
Movie Samurai Reincarnation Kirimaru Iga 1981-06-06
Movie Space Ninja: Sword of the Space Ark 1981-01-01
Movie Kamikaze, the Adventurer Aki Hoshino 1981-11-07
Movie The Blazing Valiant Joe 1981-12-19
Movie Dreamy Fifteen 1980-07-26
Movie Shogun's Ninja Momochi Takamaru 1980-11-15
Movie G.I. Samurai Takeda Katsuyori 1979-09-17
Movie Message from Space Shiro Hongo 1978-04-29
Movie The Shogun's Samurai Hayate 1978-01-21
Movie The Executioner 1974-08-10
Movie Game of Chance Kenichi 1966-10-22
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