Hiroyuki Sanada

Active - 1982 - Present  |   Born - Oct 12, 1960 in Tokyo, Japan  |   Genres - Action, Drama, Science Fiction

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  • Began his film career at age 5.
  • Toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company in a 1999 production of King Lear, with Nigel Hawthorne playing the title role.
  • Won a Japanese Academy Award for his work in The Twilight Samurai (2002).
  • Received an honorary MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 2002.
  • Has a black belt in karate.