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Hiroyuki Sanada

Born: 1960

Biography

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.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan

Resources

Movies

The Last Samurai

Ujio in The Last Samurai

Sunshine

Kaneda in Sunshine

The Promise

General Guangming in The Promise

Ring

Ryuji Takayama in Ring

Rush Hour 3

Kenji in Rush Hour 3

Speed Racer

Mr. Musha in Speed Racer

The Twilight Samurai

Seibei Iguchi in The Twilight Samurai

Fall Guy

Actor in Fall Guy

The Spiral

Ryûji Takayama in The Spiral

The City of Your Final Destination

Pete in The City of Your Final Destination

Royal Warriors

Peter Yamamoto in Royal Warriors

Roaring Fire

Joji in Roaring Fire

47 Ronin

Kuranosuke Ôishi in 47 Ronin

First Love

Shinichirô Fujiki in First Love

Legend of the Eight Samurai

Inue Shinbei Masashi in Legend of the Eight Samurai

The Dagger of Kamui

Jirô in The Dagger of Kamui

Ninja In The Dragon's Den

Genbu in Ninja In The Dragon's Den

The White Countess

Matsuda in The White Countess

Ninja Wars

Jotaro Fuefuki in Ninja Wars

G.I. Samurai

Takeda Katsuyori in G.I. Samurai

Samurai Reincarnation

Kirimaru Iga in Samurai Reincarnation

The Wolverine

Shingen Harada / Lord Shingen in The Wolverine

The Railway Man

Nagase in The Railway Man

All About Our House

Bartender in All About Our House

East Meets West

Kamijo Kenkichi in East Meets West

Mahjong Horoki

Bouya Tetsu in Mahjong Horoki

Lovers Lost

Kunihiko Yasuoka in Lovers Lost

Aegis

Hisashi Sengoku in Aegis

Yellow Fangs

Eiji in Yellow Fangs

Hero Interview

Jinta Todoroki in Hero Interview

Vengeance for Sale

Sukeroku Sukedachiya in Vengeance for Sale

The Executioner

Toga in The Executioner

Shogun's Ninja

Momochi Takamaru in Shogun's Ninja

Shogun's Samurai

Hayate in Shogun's Samurai

Tadon and Chikuwa

in Tadon and Chikuwa

The City That Never Sleeps: Shinjuku Shark

Detective Same in The City That Never Sleeps: Shinjuku Shark

Why Do I Choose?

in Why Do I Choose?

Dreamy Fifteen

Isozaki in Dreamy Fifteen

Sharaku

Tonbo in Sharaku

The Blazing Valiant

Joe in The Blazing Valiant

Mr. Holmes

Tamiki Umezaki in Mr. Holmes

Tsugumi

Kyoichi Takahashi in Tsugumi

Minions

Sumo (voice) in Minions

Sure Death 4

Ukyo in Sure Death 4

Murder on D Street

Seiichiro Fukiya in Murder on D Street

Round About Midnight

Koji in Round About Midnight

Space Ninja: Sword of the Space Ark

in Space Ninja: Sword of the Space Ark

Game of Chance

Kenichi Endo in Game of Chance

Oda Nobunaga

in Oda Nobunaga

Let's Go to the Hospital

in Let's Go to the Hospital

Shingo's Ten Duels

Aoi Shingo in Shingo's Ten Duels

Kabamaru the Ninja Boy

Shizune Mejiro in Kabamaru the Ninja Boy

The Abe Clan

Emoto Matashichiro in The Abe Clan

Life

Sho Murakami in Life

Kamikaze, the Adventurer

Akira Hoshino in Kamikaze, the Adventurer

Crest of Betrayal

Takuminokami Asano in Crest of Betrayal

Kaito Ruby

Toru Hayashi in Kaito Ruby

House on Fire

Chuya Nakahara in House on Fire

Kotaro, An Audacious Karate Boy

Date Yoshioka in Kotaro, An Audacious Karate Boy

Game of Chance 2

in Game of Chance 2

We Are Not Alone

in We Are Not Alone

The Street of Desire

Joji Tanaka in The Street of Desire

Army of the Dead

Bly Tanaka in Army of the Dead

One Who Died in Vain

in One Who Died in Vain

Mortal Kombat

Hanzo Hasashi / Scorpion in Mortal Kombat

Game of Chance 3

in Game of Chance 3

Minamata

Mitsuo Yamazaki in Minamata

The Wolverine: Path of a Ronin

Self in The Wolverine: Path of a Ronin

The Shogun Assassins

Monk Miyoshi Isa in The Shogun Assassins

Succession

Masakazu Yoshinari in Succession

Avengers: Endgame

Akihiko in Avengers: Endgame

Cabaret

Tanokura in Cabaret

Ring 2

Ryuji Takayama in Ring 2

Message from Space

Shiro Hongo in Message from Space

Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master

Dōson in Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master

Bullet Train

The Elder in Bullet Train

Uneasy Encounters

in Uneasy Encounters

The Catcher Was a Spy

Kawabata in The Catcher Was a Spy

Army of Thieves

Bly Tanaka (archive footage) in Army of Thieves

Message from Space: Galactic Wars The Movie

Gen Hayato / Maboroshi in Message from Space: Galactic Wars The Movie

Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Hawkeye

Akihiko (archive footage) in Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Hawkeye

Mortal Kombat 2

Hanzo Hasashi / Scorpion in Mortal Kombat 2

Yamai wa kikara: Byôin e ikô 2

in Yamai wa kikara: Byôin e ikô 2

John Wick: Chapter 4

Shimazu in John Wick: Chapter 4

Tokugawa Ieyasu – TBS Warlord Special

in Tokugawa Ieyasu – TBS Warlord Special

松田聖子のスイート・メモリーズ

in 松田聖子のスイート・メモリーズ

119

in 119

New Prison Walls of Abashiri: The Vagrant Comes to a Port Town

in New Prison Walls of Abashiri: The Vagrant Comes to a Port Town

TV Shows