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Sean Bean

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Sean Bean
LifetimeApril 17, 1959
PortrayedBoromir
InPeter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings
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English actor Sean Bean (born 1959) played Boromir in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

Bean had previously played Richard Sharpe in the well known British TV series Sharpe, based on Bernard Cornwell's novels about the Napoleonic Wars. Boromir's comment about the shards of Narsil in The Fellowship of the Ring ("Still sharp!") is a nod to that role.

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Quotes

"Being human, he's more susceptible to the power of the Ring and is constantly having to the fight against it. He knows that it's got a strong draw on him, and throughout the journey, that keys preying on his mind."
― Sean Bean on Boromir, The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide
"Lord of the Rings was just so much enjoyment. It was over about the space of a year that I was filming. It's one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done...so emotional."
― Sean Bean, compleatseanbean.com
"I'm proud of Lord of the Rings, and I want to be there to tell people to go and see it, and get behind it. I think it's a once in a lifetime role, and a once in a lifetime film."
― Sean Bean, compleatseanbean.com
"I wasn't very keen on flying, so me and Orlando Bloom were driving from Wellington to Queensland. And there was a massive storm with mudslides so we got stuck and had to sort of shack up in this log cabin for a couple of days. It was quite pleasant actually, but the ironic thing is that the only way they could get us out was by helicopter. So after doing all that, I ended up in one. It was just terrible because it was swaying and just hearing the rotor blades go around makes me think, 'Oh shit.' Orlando was sitting next to me, and he was fine, but I was gripping his kneecap."
― Sean Bean, interview.

Awards

Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring

Peter Jackson's The Two Towers

Peter Jackson's The Return of the King

  • January 10, 2004 - Critics' Choice Award, Best Acting Ensemble (shared with Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood)
  • January 13, 2004 - NBR Award, Best Acting by an Ensemble (shared with see previous)
  • February 22, 2004 - SAG Award, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (shared with see previous)

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