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Hiroyuki Sanada

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.

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Oct 12, 1960 In Shinagawa - Tokyo
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Game of Chance 1965-06-27
Latest Project:
Movie Life 2017-03-23
Known For
Poster of San ku kai
Movie Life Sho Murakami 2017-03-23
Movie Minions Sumo (voice) 2015-06-17
Movie Mr. Holmes Tamiki Umezaki 2015-06-19
Series Helix Dr. Hiroshi Hataki 2014-01-10
Series Extant Hideki Yasumoto 2014-07-09
Series The Last Ship Takehaya 2014-06-22
Movie The Wolverine Shingen 2013-07-23
Movie 47 Ronin Kuranosuke Ôishi 2013-12-06
Movie The Railway Man Nagase 2013-12-26
Series Revenge Satoshi Takeda 2011-09-21
Movie The City of Your Final Destination Pete 2009-03-21
Movie Speed Racer Mr. Musha 2008-05-09
Movie Rush Hour 3 Kenji 2007-08-08
Movie Sunshine Kaneda 2007-04-05
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 2003-12-05
Movie The Twilight Samurai Seibei Iguchi 2002-11-02
Movie All About Our House Bartender 2001-06-09
Movie Vengeance for Sale Sukeroku Sukedachiya 2001-11-04
Movie First Love Shinichirô Fujiki 2000-04-01
Movie Round About Midnight Koji 1999-11-06
Movie Rasen Ryûji Takayama 1998-01-31
Movie Ringu Ryuji Takayama 1998-01-31
Movie Murder on D Street Unknown 1998-05-16
Movie Tadon and Chikuwa 1998-12-05
Movie The Abe Clan Unknown 1995-01-01
Movie Sharaku 1995-06-02
Movie East Meets West Kamijo Kenkichi 1995-08-12
Series Lieutenant Ninzaburo Furuhata Unknown 1994-04-13
Movie Hero Interview Unknown 1994-09-03
Movie The City That Never Sleeps: Shinjuku Shark Detective Same 1993-10-08
Movie Oda Nobunaga 1992-01-05
Movie Remains: Beautiful Heroes Unknown 1990-02-10
Movie Tugumi Unknown 1990-10-20
Movie Why Do I Choose? Unknown 1989-08-26
Movie Sure Death 4: Revenge Unknown 1987-06-06
Movie Royal Warriors Yamamoto 1986-01-01
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 Dotonbori River Kunihiko Yasuoka 1982-06-12
Movie Ninja Wars Jotaro Fuefuki 1982-12-18
Movie Ninja in the Dragon's Den Jin-wu 1982-06-23
Movie Fall Guy Actor 1982-10-09
Movie Space Ninja: Sword of the Space Ark Unknown 1981-01-01
Movie The Blazing Valiant Joe 1981-12-19
Movie Samurai Reincarnation Kirimaru Iga 1981-06-06
Movie Shogun's Ninja Momochi Takamaru 1980-01-01
Movie The Terrible Couple Unknown 1980-07-26
Series San ku kai Ayato 1979-05-05
Movie G.I. Samurai Takeda Katsuyori 1979-09-17
Movie The Shogun's Samurai Hayate 1978-01-01
Movie Message from Space Shiro 1978-04-29
Movie The Executioner Unknown 1974-08-10
Movie Game of Chance Unknown 1965-06-27