Hiroyuki Sanada

Hiroyuki Sanada

  • Birthday: 1960-10-12
  • Place of birth: Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • Also know as: Duke Sanada

Biography

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.

Filmography

The Twilight Samurai

2002

As Seibei Iguchi

Roaring Fire

1982

As Joji

The Dagger of Kamui

1985

As Jirô

Ninja Wars

1982

As Jotaro Fuefuki

East Meets West

1995

As Kamijo Kenkichi

Mahjong Horoki

1984

As Bouya Tetsu

Aegis

2005

As Hisashi Sengoku

Yellow Fangs

1990

As Eiji

Shogun's Ninja

1980

As Momochi Takamaru

Sharaku

1995

As

47 Ronin

2013

As Kuranosuke Ôishi

Legend of the Eight Samurai

1983

As Inue Shinbei Masashi

Lovers Lost

1982

As Kunihiko Yasuoka

Hero Interview

1994

As Jinta Todoroki

Vengeance for Sale

2002

As Sukeroku Sukedachiya

Murder on D Street

1998

As Seiichiro Fukiya

Game of Chance

1966

As Kenichi Endo

Kamikaze, the Adventurer

1981

As Akira Hoshino

The Street of Desire

1984

As Joji Tanaka

Succession

1992

As Masakazu Yoshinari

Message from Space: Galactic Wars The Movie

1978

As Gen Hayato / Maboroshi

Ringu

1998

As Ryuji Takayama

Rush Hour 3

2007

As Kenji

Royal Warriors

1986

As Peter Yamamoto

First Love

2000

As Shinichirô Fujiki

The White Countess

2005

As Matsuda

Oda Nobunaga

1992

As

Kabamaru the Ninja Boy

1983

As Shizune Mejiro

Minamata

2020

As Mitsuo Yamazaki

ASSEMBLED: The Making of Hawkeye

2022

As Akihiko (archive footage)

Samurai Reincarnation

1981

As Kirimaru Iga

The Wolverine

2013

As Shingen Harada / Lord Shingen

Mr. Holmes

2015

As Tamiki Umezaki

Life

2017

As Sho Murakami

Kotaro, An Audacious Karate Boy

1984

As Date Yoshioka

The Last Samurai

2003

As Ujio

The Railway Man

2013

As Nagase

Tsugumi

1990

As Kyoichi Takahashi

Kaitô Ruby

1988

As Toru Hayashi

Mortal Kombat 2

0000

As Hanzo Hasashi / Scorpion

Sunshine

2007

As Kaneda

Speed Racer

2008

As Mr. Musha

John Wick: Chapter 4

2023

As Shimazu

The Catcher Was a Spy

2018

As Kawabata

The Promise

2005

As General Guangming

The Abe Clan

1995

As Emoto Matashichiro

Army of the Dead

2021

As Bly Tanaka

Sure Death 4

1987

As Ukyo

Mortal Kombat

2021

As Hanzo Hasashi / Scorpion

Bullet Train

2022

As

Shogun's Samurai

1978

As Hayate

Message from Space

1978

As Shiro Hongo

Fall Guy

1982

As Actor

Minions

2015

As Sumo (voice)

The Shogun Assassins

1979

As Monk Miyoshi Isa

Shingo's Ten Duels

1990

As Aoi Shingo

All About Our House

2001

As Bartender

Cabaret

1986

As Tanokura

Ringu 2

1999

As Ryuji Takayama

Spiral

1998

As Ryûji Takayama

G.I. Samurai

1979

As Takeda Katsuyori

House on Fire

1986

As Chuya Nakahara

Avengers: Endgame

2019

As Akihiko

Crest of Betrayal

1994

As Takuminokami Asano

Army of Thieves

2021

As Bly Tanaka (archive footage)

Production

Yellow Fangs

1990

As Music Director

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