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

"I learned how to die a long time ago."
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One does not simply describe Sean Bean. Shaun Mark "Sean" Bean (born 17 April 1959 in Handsworth, England) 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 titular field-promoted British officer in 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! This newspaper article lists 23 times he has been killed onscreen (100% spoilers).

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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. He was also made into an Elusive Target in Hitman 2, as was even given the title of The Undying, an MI 5 agent who has a penchant from coming back from the dead. Very meta indeed.


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  • A fictionalised version of him is the main hero of Sean Bean Saves Westeros, where, after the filming of Game of Thrones's first season, he ends up in the city of White Harbor on the same day Eddard Stark is killed, so Sean ends up taking over Ned's life and the task of saving the Seven Kingdoms from the threat coming from Beyond the Wall.

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