Hiroyuki Sanada

Highest Rated:
99%     The Twilight Samurai (Tasogare Seibei) (2004)
Lowest Rated:
0%     Ringu 2 (Ring 2) (2005)
Birthday:
Oct 12
Birthplace:
Tokyo, Japan
Bio:
Began his film career at age 5. Toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company in a 1999 production of King Lear, with Nigel Hawthorne playing the title role. Won a Japanese Academy Award for his work in The Twilight Samurai (2002). Received an honorary MBE (Member of the Order of the British…

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
66% The Railway Man
  • Nagase
$4.4M 2014
Kowagaru hitobito (Uneasy Encounters)
  • Actor
-- 2014
69% The Wolverine
  • Shingen
$132.6M 2013
14% 47 Ronin
  • Oishi
$38.3M 2013
Tugumi
  • Actor
-- 2012
Hatsukoi (First Love)
  • Actor
-- 2012
38% The City of Your Final Destination
  • Pete
$0.5M 2010
Yellow Fangs
  • Actor
-- 2009
39% Speed Racer
  • Mr. Musha
$43.9M 2008
75% Sunshine
  • Kaneda
$3.4M 2007
18% Rush Hour 3
  • Kenji
$140.1M 2007
50% The White Countess
  • Matsuda
$1.6M 2005
31% The Promise (Master of Crimson Armor) (Wu ji)
  • Gen. Guangming
$0.6M 2005
0% Ringu 2 (Ring 2)
  • Ryuji Takayama
-- 2005
Death of A Ninja
  • Actor
-- 2005
Bōkoku no īgisu (Aegis)
  • Actor
-- 2005
99% The Twilight Samurai (Tasogare Seibei)
  • Seibei Iguchi
-- 2004
65% The Last Samurai
  • Ujio
$111.1M 2003
50% Onmyoji
  • Doson
-- 2001
Round About Midnight
  • Actor
-- 1999
97% Ringu (Ring)
  • Ryuji Takayama
-- 1998
Tadon to chikuwa
  • Actor
-- 1998
Rasen
  • Actor
-- 1998
East Meets West
  • Kamijo Kenkichi
-- 1995
Sharaku
  • Tombo (Sharaku)
-- 1995
Yellow Fangs
  • Actor
-- 1990
Kataku no hito (House on Fire)
  • Actor
-- 1986
In the Line of Duty
  • Actor
-- 1986
Royal Warriors
  • Peter Yamamoto
-- 1986
Kamui no ken (Dagger of Kamui)(Revenge of the Ninja Warrior)(The Blade of Kamui)
  • Jiro
-- 1985
Shogun's Samurai - The Yagyu Clan Conspiracy
  • Actor
-- 1984
Ninja Wars
  • Actor
-- 1984
Legend of the Eight Samurai (Satomi hakken-den)
  • Shinbee
-- 1983
Ninja Wars
  • Actor
-- 1982
Long zhi ren zhe (Ninja in the Dragon's Den) (Ninja Warriors)
  • Actor
-- 1982
Kamata koshin-kyoku (Fall Guy)
  • Actor
-- 1982
Samurai Reincarnation (Makai tenshō)
  • Actor
-- 1981
Samurai Resurrection
  • Actor
-- 1981
Space Ninja - Sword of the Space Ark
  • Actor
-- 1981
G.I. Samurai
  • Actor
-- 1981
Ninja bugeicho momochi sandayu, (Shogun's Ninja)
  • Actor
-- 1980
Uchu kara no messeji (Message from Space)
  • Shiro
-- 1978
Mājan hourouki (Mahjong Horoki)
  • Actor
--

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
83% Extant
2014
  • Hideki Yasumoto
  • Hideki Yasumoto
2014
100% Revenge
2011-2014
  • Satoshi Takeda
2011 - 2012
75% Lost
2004-2010
  • Dogen
2010

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Quotes from Hiroyuki Sanada's Characters

    • Oishi:
      Riku. You must make the whole world believe you've divorced me. It is the only way to protect you from what I have to do. No one but you and I can know that you are, and will always be, the joy of my life.
    From 47 Ronin. Submitted by Nandu J (47 days ago)

    • Icarus:
      Ninety seven percent of shield in full sunlight.
    • Kaneda:
      Final panel and closing of shield is secure.
    • Capa:
      You have to move now! Captain!
    • Harvey:
      Kaneda's not going to make it.
    • Capa:
      Captain! You have-
    • Harvey:
      It's too far.
    • Capa:
      Have to move! Why isn't he moving?
    • Searle:
      Kaneda. What do you see?
    From Sunshine. Submitted by Karene A (13 months ago)