He is perhaps best known for his frequent on-screen deaths, but in real life, fans far and wide wish the veteran actor a happy birthday Sean Bean. From the victim of Pierce Brosnan’s James Bond to the beheading game of ThronesChances are you’ll see Bean die every time he’s on the big or small screen. However, because he always plays those unfortunate roles perfectly, Bean is universally popular, as evidenced by all of the fans’ birthday posts.
“Happy Birthday to the Great Sean Bean!” A fan writes. “May you have many more years unlike your characters.”
“Sean Bean’s appreciation tweet on his birthday,” says another fan, including several photos of Bean.
Another joked: “FUN FACT: Today is the birthday of the Yorkshire actor and non-rhyming name Sean Bean. According to his film career, he has already died 14 times this morning.”
Another fan posted a GIF of Bean as Boromir and tweeted: “Happy Birthday to Sean Bean, here in the LORD OF THE RINGS: THE Fellowship of the RING!”
“Happy Birthday to Sean Bean CEO who dies on screen,” tweeted Magnolia Pictures.
With a Gold eye Reference, the official Twitter account for James Bond also tweeted: “For England James?” Happy birthday to Sean Bean, who played 006 in GOLDENEYE. “
Oddly enough, Bean is celebrating his 62nd birthday on the 10th anniversary of Game of Thrones, which apparently premiered on Bean’s 52nd birthday on HBO. As with most of his other roles, Bean didn’t live long game of Thrones, but his role as Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark is still fondly remembered by fans. Many fans use pictures of Bean on the HBO series to wish the actor a happy birthday.
As early as February, Bean addressed the constant death of his characters in various films and TV shows. While he’s talented at dying on screen when the script calls for it, Bean also suggested that he had just enough deaths for a career, and he’s ready to play characters with a slightly longer lifespan at this point.
“I’ve died on screen more than 20 times, but I’ve never died more violently,” said Bean, referring to his game of Thrones Demise. “I didn’t kneel down and thought, ‘Oh God, my head is going to be chopped off.’ It was more about the disbelief that I would never see my family again. The horror set in and then … the blow. “
The actor added, “Beheading myself was creative. I’ve never really had complaints – and never have. I’ve had some wonderful deaths, but I would like to branch off to the land of the living.”
Fortunately, Bean’s character is still alive and well on the TNT series Snowpiercer. The series was renewed for a third season by the network in January, and it remains to be seen if Bean will make it to the end of the show. In any case, we wish Sean Bean and the fans a very happy 62nd birthday, regardless of how well his characters fared.
Topics: Birthdays, Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings