Hiroyuki Sanada

12 Oct 1960


Hiroyuki Sanada 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.


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Filmography (31 titles)

Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor
(movie, 2019)
···Avengers: Endgame
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction, Action
Role: Actor
(movie, 2018)
···The Catcher Was a Spy
Genre: Drama, War, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Kawabata)
(movie, 2017)
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller, Drama
Role: Actor (as Sho Murakami)
(movie, 2015)
···Mr. Holmes
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Tamiki Umezaki)
(movie, 2015)
Genre: Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Sumo (voice))
(movie, 2013)
···The Railway Man
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Nagase)
(movie, 2013)
···47 Ronin
Genre: Drama, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Kuranosuke Ôishi)
(movie, 2013)
···The Wolverine
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Shingen)
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Pete)
(movie, 2008)
···Speed Racer
Genre: Family, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Mr. Musha)
(movie, 2007)
···Rush Hour 3
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Kenji)
(movie, 2007)
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Kaneda)
(movie, 2005)
···Wu Ji
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as General Guangming)
(movie, 2005)
···The White Countess
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Matsuda)
(movie, 2005)
···Bôkoku no îjisu
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Hisashi Sengoku)
(movie, 2003)
···The Last Samurai
Genre: Drama, Action, War, History
Role: Actor (as Ujio)
(movie, 2002)
···Tasogare Seibei
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Seibei Iguchi)
(movie, 2001)
···Sukedachi-ya Sukeroku
Role: Actor (as Sukeroku Sukedachiya)
(movie, 1999)
···Mayonaka made
Role: Actor (as Koji)
(movie, 1998)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ryuji Takayama)
(movie, 1998)
···D-Zaka no satsujin jiken
Genre: Mystery
Role: Actor
(movie, 1997)
···Kon'na koi no hanashi
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Shuichiro Harashima)
(movie, 1993)
···Bokura wa minna ikiteiru
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Keiichi Takahashi)
(movie, 1990)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Kyoichi Takahashi)
(movie, 1986)
···Wong ga jin si
Genre: Action, Crime, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Yamamoto)
(movie, 1983)
···Satomi hakken-den
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Inue Shinbei Masashi)
(movie, 1982)
···Long zhi ren zhe
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jin-wu)
(movie, 1982)
···Hoero tekken
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Joji · Toru)
(movie, 1982)
···Iga ninpôchô
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Jotaro Fuefuki)
(movie, 1974)
···Chokugeki! Jigoku-ken
Genre: Action
Role: Actor (as Toga as a boy)