Creator / Sean Bean

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By the time you've finished reading this, he'll be dead. Again.

Shaun Mark "Sean" Bean (born April 17, 1959) is an English actor.

Sean is renowned as a Mr. Fanservice (despite or because of his many roles as villains). According to The Other Wiki, he does not mind being considered 'a bit of rough' by the ladies. Apparently, the ladies are okay with that because he was voted the UK's second sexiest man in 2004.

Sean Bean's Star-Making Role role was the field-promoted British officer, Sharpe, and is best known in America for playing Ned Stark in Game of Thrones, Boromir in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Alec Trevelyan (006) in GoldenEye and Mitch Henderson in The Martian.

He's renowned as a Chronically Killed Actor. In fact, seeing Sean's name in the credits could almost be considered a spoiler, because it is almost certain that he will be a good guy who turns bad and then dies — or even just a major character who dies period. He even died twice in GoldenEye!

Like many other British leading men, he purportedly wanted to become a professional footballer before he went into acting.

His personal reputation for badassery has greatly benefited from reports of a Major Injury Underreaction after an altercation in a pub.

He also did the voiceover for the Train Simulator 2015 trailer, as well as providing the narration in both Kholat and Civilization VI.

Do Not Confuse With Mr. Bean.

Tropes associated with Sean Bean:

  • Chronically Killed Actor: The Trope Codifier, having died in over two dozen of the films and shows he's appeared in. So much so that part of the promotional campaign for Legends involved him asking fans to not let him die.
    • Warren Ellis: Is it yet an accepted rule that the appearance of Sean Bean in any film/tv trailer constitues a spoiler?
    • Honest Trailers: "Ride along on adventure where any lead character can die. Whether you're Sean Bean, Sean Bean's wife, Sean Bean's best friend, Sean Bean's son, Sean Bean's Daughter-in-Law, Sean Bean's family dogs, or Sean Bean's unborn grandkid. All men must die, who are in any way close to Sean Bean" (In the Honest Trailer for Game of Thrones). "Also, and an adventure where every lead character faces constant mortal danger....but only Sean Bean dies...geesshh haven´t seen that before". (In the Honest Trailer for Lord of the Rings)
    • SF Debris: You may know him from films like The Lord of the Rings, where Uruk-Hai killed him, or GoldenEye, where James Bond killed him, or Silent Hill, where he may or may not have died, and finding out would require me to actually watch Silent Hillnote .
    • CinemaSins: The mere appereance of this actor in a movie makes the narrator say: "Sean Bean isn't dying in this scene". *DING. Pointed out in National Treasure, GoldenEye (when he really dies, the narrator says FINALLY!!!) and almost every movie starring Sean Bean that gets the Cinemasins treatment.
    • According to him, his favorite death is Boromir's.
    • It's gotten to the point where fans criticize films he appears in where his character DOESN'T die. According to them there are three laws of the world: The sun rises in the East, fire is hot, and Sean Bean doesn't live to the end of the movie.
  • Manly Gay: Sean Bean's role in British series Accused showed him as an incredibly straight gay man, who escapes on weekends into an alternate persona as a flamboyant, but incredibly unconvincing, woman. The role was positively reviewed as departure for Sean Bean himself given his manly persona.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Most spectacularly in the 1993 film adaptation of Lady Chatterley's Lover, in which he not only doesn't get killed, but ends up with Joely Richardson.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Sean pretty much sticks with his native Oop North. He doesn't have to bother for Game of Thrones. There, it's just perfect. This is not, by the way, to say that he can't do a foreign accent very well.
  • Stage Names: His birth name is Shaun, but he picked the Irish spelling.

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