Hiroyuki Sanada



Actor Date of Birth: October 12, 1960


Hiroyuki Sanada 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.



Place of Birth: Shinagawa, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan




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'Westworld': Hiroyuki Sanada Set To Recur In Season 2 Of HBO Series
'Westworld': Hiroyuki Sanada Set To Recur In Season 2 Of HBO Series

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Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada is set for a major recurring role on the upcoming second season of Westworld, HBO's multi-Emmy-nominated breakout sci-fi Western. Sanada will play Musashi, but further details of the role remain under wraps. Related...

After Half a Century, Actor Hiroyuki Sanada Is Still Renewing His Craft
After Half a Century, Actor Hiroyuki Sanada Is Still Renewing His Craft

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It's not easy being the son of a yakuza crime lord or the owner of a world-class racing team. Actor Hiroyuki Sanada should know: He's portrayed both roles in his 51-year career, which has spanned film, TV, and the stage. But it could be Sanada's latest...

"Life" star Hiroyuki Sanada doesn't like being offered Chinese roles

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Over the course of his career -- which began at age 5 -- Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada has developed a few rules by which to live -- and doing so has resulted in him often turning down roles. One role he had no trouble saying yes to was playing ...and...

Filmart: Japanese Star Hiroyuki Sanada on Sci-fi Horror 'Life,' Doing All His Own Stunts (Q&A)
Filmart: Japanese Star Hiroyuki Sanada on Sci-fi Horror 'Life,' Doing All His Own Stunts (Q&A)

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Now based in the U.S., the veteran actor hasn't given up hope of working in Japan again. One of the very few Japanese actors to make a successful transition to Hollywood, Hiroyuki Sanada has been in the movie business for more than half a century ...and...

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