After Being Killed 23 Times On Screen Sean Bean Is Now Rejecting Roles Where He Dies

I bet you Sean Bean has died in all the movies you have watched so far and he features in! The actor seems to end up dead in all series and movies, but it is time for it to stop.

Bean has played dead for 23 times on screen, and he has opened up to say that he will no longer take up roles that involve playing dead. In an interview with The Sun, he explained that he has turned down many roles as many individuals now know that most of his characters are always ending up dead.

Bean is aware that his name has become synonymous with characters that meet gruesome and grisly deaths on screen, so he thought it was high time he fought the stereotype.

He added that he felt he had to cut that out and start a journey of survival, otherwise, it will all be a bit predictable.

He even admitted negotiating:

“I did do one job and they said, ‘We’re going to kill you’, and I was like, ‘Oh no!’ and then they said, ‘Well, can we injure you badly?’ and I was like, ‘OK, so long as I stay alive this time’.

Bean said that at first, he was comfortable with his Game of Thrones character Ned Stark getting killed, and he even took it specifically because they told him they would kill him off, as he didn’t “want to get stuck in one of these series that lasts seven years.”

However, as the show has become a global hit, he added that he wishes he had got stuck. But it had been evident what the author, George R.R. Martin, wanted to happen to Ned — and it did.

Moreover, Sean is not the only one fed up with his dead roles, as fans have also grown tired of seeing their actor die every single time.

They even started a viral campaign since 2014, titled “Don’t kill Sean Bean”.

Here’s the full list of Sean Bean characters who have died:

  • Ranuccio “Caravaggio” (1986)
  • German Soldier “War Requiem” (1989)
  • Tadgh McCabe “The Field” (1990)
  • Carver Doone “Lorna Doone” (1990)
  • Robert Lovelace “Clarissa” (1991)
  • Gabriel Lewis “Screen One: Tell Me That You Love Me” (1991)
  • Sean Miller” Patriot Games” (1992)
  • Lord Richard Fenton “Scarlett” (1994)
  • Alec Trevelyan “Goldeneye” (1995)
  • Dave Toombs “Airborne” (1998)
  • Jason Locke “Essex Boys” (2000)
  • Patrick Koster “Don’t Say a Word” (2001)
  • Boromir “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001)
  • Cleric Errol Partridge” Equilibrium” (2002)
  • Robert Aske “Henry VIII” (2003)
  • Dr. Merrick “The Island” (2005)
  • John Ryder “The Hitcher” (2007)
  • Bryant “Outlaw” (2007)
  • Loki “Far North” (2007)
  • John Dawson “Red Riding: 1974” (2008)
  • Pyke Kubic / Reese Kubic “Ca$h” (2010)
  • Ulrich” Black Death” (2010)
  • Markus Kane “Death Race 2” (2010)
  • Jones “Age of Heroes” (2011)
  • Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark “Game of Thrones: Baelor” (2011)
  • Harry “Silent Hill: Revelation” (2012)
  • Frank Stinson “Wicked Blood” (Bad Blood) (2014)
  • Inspector John Marlott “The Frankenstein Chronicles: Lost and Found” (2015)
  • Regis Lucis Caelum “Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV” (2016; animated)

There have been numerous hilarious memes and reactions to Bean’s unfortunate acting career, and it seems everyone has had enough.

Fortunately, it seems that it has finally come to an end. All his fans out there can relax now, as Bean makes it out alive in his upcoming project, the BBC drama World On Fire and the role of Douglas Bennett. Set in World War Two, it sees Sean tackle a character much different to the swaggering hardmen we were used to.

He joked: “I survive in World On Fire, I’m at home in Manchester and I’m safe.”

We believe his new stance will bring no more on-screen deaths.

Long live Sean Bean!