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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 John Wick: Chapter 4 2022-05-25
Known For
Movie Bullet Train 2022-04-08
Movie John Wick: Chapter 4 2022-05-25
Movie Mortal Kombat Hanzo Hasashi / Scorpion 2021-04-07
Movie Army of the Dead Bly Tanaka 2021-05-14
Movie Minamata Mitsuo Yamazaki 2020-03-13
Movie Avengers: Endgame Akihiko 2019-04-24
Movie The Catcher Was a Spy Kawabata 2018-06-22
Movie Life Sho Murakami 2017-03-22
Movie Minions Sumo (voice) 2015-06-17
Movie Mr. Holmes Tamiki Umezaki 2015-06-19
Series Helix Dr. Hiroshi Hataki 2014-01-10
Movie The Railway Man Nagase 2013-12-02
Movie The Wolverine Shingen Harada / Lord Shingen 2013-07-23
Movie The Wolverine: Path of a Ronin Self 2013-12-03
Movie 47 Ronin Kuranosuke Ôishi 2013-12-06
Movie The City of Your Final Destination Pete 2009-03-21
Movie Speed Racer Mr. Musha 2008-05-07
Movie Rush Hour 3 Kenji 2007-08-08
Movie Sunshine Kaneda 2007-04-05
Movie Aegis Hisashi Sengoku 2005-07-30
Movie The White Countess Matsuda 2005-10-30
Movie The Promise General Guangming 2005-12-15
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 2001-07-05
Movie Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master Dōson 2001-10-06
Movie First Love Shinichirô Fujiki 2000-04-01
Movie Ringu 2 Ryuji Takayama 1999-01-23
Movie Round About Midnight Koji 1999-11-06
Movie Spiral Ryûji Takayama 1998-01-31
Movie Murder on D Street Seiichiro Fukiya 1998-05-16
Movie Ringu Ryuji Takayama 1998-01-30
Series Tabloid 1998-10-14
Movie Tadon and Chikuwa 1998-12-05
Series Konna Koi no Hanashi 1997-07-03
Movie Sharaku 1995-06-02
Movie The Abe Clan Emoto Matashichiro 1995-11-24
Movie EAST MEETS WEST Kamijo Kenkichi 1995-08-12
Movie Uneasy Encounters 1994-04-23
Movie Hero Interview Jinta Todoroki 1994-09-03
Movie Crest of Betrayal Takuminokami Asano 1994-10-22
Series High School Teacher Hamura Takao 1993-01-08
Movie The City That Never Sleeps: Shinjuku Shark Detective Same 1993-10-08
Movie We Are Not Alone 1993-03-13
Movie Oda Nobunaga 1992-01-05
Movie Shingo's Ten Duels Aoi Shingo 1990-01-01
Movie Tsugumi Kyoichi Takahashi 1990-10-20
Movie Yellow Fangs Eiji 1990-02-10
Movie Let's Go to the Hospital 1990-04-07
Movie Why Do I Choose? 1989-08-26
Movie Kaitô Ruby Toru Hayashi 1988-11-12
Movie Sure Death 4 Ukyo 1987-06-06
Movie House on Fire Chuya Nakahara 1986-04-12
Movie Royal Warriors Yamamoto 1986-01-01
Movie Inuji ni seshi mono 1986-04-19
Movie Cabaret Tanokura 1986-04-26
Movie The Dagger of Kamui Jirô 1985-01-01
Movie The Street of Desire Joji Tanaka 1984-04-14
Movie Mahjong Horoki Bouya Tetsu 1984-10-10
Movie Kotaro, An Audacious Karate Boy 1984-08-04
Movie Kabamaru the Ninja Boy Shizune Mejiro 1983-08-06
Movie Legend of the Eight Samurai Inue Shinbei Masashi 1983-12-10
Movie Ninja Wars Jotaro Fuefuki 1982-12-18
Movie Lovers Lost Kunihiko Yasuoka 1982-06-12
Movie Roaring Fire Joji 1982-05-22
Movie Ninja in the Dragon's Den Jin-wu 1982-06-23
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 Akira 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 The Shogun Assassins Monk Miyoshi Isa 1979-09-01
Movie G.I. Samurai Takeda Katsuyori 1979-09-17
Movie The Shogun's Samurai Hayate 1978-01-21
Movie Message from Space Shiro Hongo 1978-04-29
Movie The Executioner 1974-08-10
Movie Game of Chance 2 1967-04-01
Movie Game of Chance 3 1967-10-21
Movie Game of Chance Kenichi 1966-10-22