Hiroyuki Sanada

Hiroyuki Sanada

  • Born on
    • October 12th, 1960
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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Acting (37 Credits)

2022John Wick: Chapter 4 as Shimazu
2022Bullet Train
2021Army of the Dead as Bly Tanaka
2021Mortal Kombat as Hanzo Hasashi / Scorpion
2020Minamata as Mitsuo Yamazaki
2019Avengers: Endgame as Akihiko
2018The Catcher Was a Spy as Kawabata
2017Life as Sho Murakami
2015Mr. Holmes as Tamiki Umezaki
2015Minions as Sumo (voice)
2014Helix as Dr. Hiroshi Hataki
201347 Ronin as Kuranosuke Ôishi
2013The Wolverine as Shingen Harada / Lord Shingen
2013The Railway Man as Nagase
2009The City of Your Final Destination as Pete
2008Speed Racer as Mr. Musha
2007Rush Hour 3 as Kenji
2007Sunshine as Kaneda
2005The White Countess as Matsuda
2005The Promise as General Guangming
2003The Last Samurai as Ujio
2002The Twilight Samurai as Seibei Iguchi
2001Onmyoji: The Yin Yang Master as Dōson
1999Ring 2 as Ryuji Takayama
1998Ringu as Ryuji Takayama
1998Spiral as Ryûji Takayama
1986Royal Warriors as Yamamoto
1985The Dagger of Kamui as Jirô
1983Legend of the Eight Samurai as Inue Shinbei Masashi
1982Death of a Ninja as Jotaro Fuefuki
1982Ninja in the Dragon's Den as Jin-wu
1982Fall Guy as Actor
1981Samurai Reincarnation as Kirimaru Iga
1980Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu as Momochi Takamaru
1979I Want To as Takeda Katsuyori
1978Yagyu Clan Conspiracy as Hayate
1978Message from Space as Shiro Hongo


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