Sean Bean Characters Have Been Killed So Much He Now Rejects Roles Where He Dies

IndieWire | 9/21/2019 | Staff
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If you’ve seen a Sean Bean movie or television series over the last decade then chances are high you’ve watched a Sean Bean character die. The actor’s career is full of characters who have not survived to the end of the story, so much so that a 2011 YouTube compilation of Sean Bean character deaths went viral with nearly 2 million views. In a new interview with The Sun, Bean said his infamous history of dying onscreen has changed the way he considers agreeing to a film or television role. The actor has started turning down roles in which his character will die, but not out of an ego-driven desire for more screen time.

“I’ve turned down stuff. I’ve said, ‘They know my character’s going to die because I’m in it!’” Bean told The Sun. “I just had to cut that out and start surviving, otherwise it was all a bit predictable.”

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Bean’s most iconic character roles have been defined by their deaths. The English actor starred as Boromir in “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.” The character succumbs to the dark side of the ring and is killed during a climactic...
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