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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 2021-03-05
Known For
Movie Mortal Kombat Scorpion 2021-03-05
Movie Army of the Dead Hunter Bly 2020-12-31
Movie John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Unknown 2019-05-15
Movie Avengers: Endgame Akihiko 2019-04-24
Movie The Catcher Was a Spy Kawabata 2018-06-22
Movie Avengers: Infinity War 2018-04-25
Movie Life Sho Murakami 2017-03-24
Series Westworld Musashi 2016-10-02
Movie Minions Sumo (voice) 2015-06-17
Movie Mr. Holmes Tamiki Umezaki 2015-07-17
Series Extant Hideki Yasumoto 2014-07-09
Series The Last Ship Takehaya 2014-06-22
Movie The Railway Man Nagase 2014-04-11
Series Helix Dr. Hiroshi Hataki 2014-01-10
Movie 47 Ronin Kuranosuke Ôishi 2013-12-25
Movie The Wolverine Shingen Harada / Lord Shingen 2013-07-23
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 The Promise General Guangming 2006-05-05
Movie The White Countess Matsuda 2005-10-30
Movie Aegis Hisashi Sengoku 2005-07-30
Series Lost Unknown 2004-09-22
Movie The Last Samurai Ujio 2003-12-05
Movie The Twilight Samurai Seibei Iguchi 2002-11-02
Movie Vengeance for Sale Sukeroku Sukedachiya 2002-02-16
Series Unmarried Family 2001-07-05
Movie All About Our House Bartender 2001-06-09
Movie First Love Shinichirô Fujiki 2000-04-01
Movie Round About Midnight Koji 1999-11-06
Movie Tadon and Chikuwa 1998-12-05
Movie Murder on D Street Seiichiro Fukiya 1998-05-16
Movie Ringu Ryuji Takayama 1998-01-31
Movie Spiral Ryûji Takayama 1998-01-31
Series Konna Koi no Hanashi Unknown 1997-07-03
Movie East Meets West Kamijo Kenkichi 1995-08-12
Movie Sharaku 1995-06-02
Movie The Abe Clan Emoto Matashichiro 1995-01-01
Series Lieutenant Ninzaburo Furuhata Unknown 1994-04-13
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 We Are Not Alone Unknown 1993-03-13
Series High School Teacher Hamura Takao 1993-01-08
Movie Oda Nobunaga 1992-01-05
Movie Tugumi 1990-10-20
Movie Let's Go to the Hospital Unknown 1990-04-07
Movie Remains: Beautiful Heroes Unknown 1990-02-10
Movie Shingo's Ten Duels Aoi Shingo 1990-01-01
Movie Why Do I Choose? 1989-08-26
Movie Space Ninja: Sword of the Space Ark Unknown 1989-01-01
Movie Kaitô Ruby Toru Hayashi 1988-11-12
Movie Sure Death 4: Revenge Ukyo 1987-06-06
Movie Inujini sesi mono Unknown 1986-04-19
Movie House on Fire Chuya Nakahara 1986-04-12
Movie Royal Warriors Yamamoto 1986-01-01
Movie The Dagger of Kamui Jirô 1985-01-01
Movie The Street of Desire Joji Tanaka 1984-04-14
Movie Ninja in the Dragon's Den Jin-wu 1984-04-27
Movie Kotaro makari-toru! 1984-08-04
Movie Mahjong Horoki Bouya Tetsu 1984-10-10
Movie The Shogun's Samurai Hayate 1984-12-07
Movie Legend of the Eight Samurai Inue Shinbei Masashi 1983-12-10
Movie Kabamaru the Ninja Boy Shizune Mejiro 1983-08-06
Movie Ninja Wars Jotaro Fuefuki 1982-12-18
Movie Fall Guy Actor 1982-10-09
Movie Lovers Lost Kunihiko Yasuoka 1982-06-12
Movie Roaring Fire Joji 1982-05-22
Movie Samurai Reincarnation Kirimaru Iga 1981-06-06
Movie Adventurer Kamikaze Aki Hoshino 1981-11-07
Movie The Blazing Valiant Joe 1981-12-19
Movie Shogun's Ninja Momochi Takamaru 1980-11-15
Movie Dreamy Fifteen 1980-07-26
Series Shadow Warriors Unknown 1980-04-01
Movie G.I. Samurai Takeda Katsuyori 1979-09-17
Series San ku kai Ayato 1979-05-05
Movie Message from Space Shiro 1978-10-30
Movie The Executioner Unknown 1974-08-10
Movie Zoku rokyoku komori uta Unknown 1967-04-01
Movie Game of Chance Kenichi 1966-10-22