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Actor Sean Bean played the villains in Patriot Games and GoldenEye. More recently, he played Boromir in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Odysseus in Troy.
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Sean Bean was born on April 17, 1959, in Sheffield, England. After graduation he began appearing in London theater productions, on television and in movies. In America, he developed a reputation for playing bad guys, like an IRA terrorist opposite Harrison Ford in Patriot Games and a double agent in Golden Eye. More recently, he played Boromir in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Odysseus in Troy.
Actor Shaun Mark Bean was born on April 17, 1959, in Sheffield, England. Though he had planned a career at his father's welding firm, Bean's talents took him in an entirely different direction when he discovered acting while studying art at Rotherham College. A handful of notable performances earned him a scholarship to the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and after graduation he began appearing in London theater productions, as well as on television and in movies.
Among American audiences, Bean is best known for playing heartless bad guys, a reputation earned for his convincing portrayals of such characters as the IRA terrorist opposite Harrison Ford in Patriot Games and the hardened double agent in Golden Eye. More recently, Bean played Boromir in Peter Jackson's epic Lord of the Rings trilogy and Odysseus in the Brad Pitt blockbuster vehicle Troy.
Bean has been married three times; he has two daughters with Melanie Hill and one daughter with Abigail Cruttenden.
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