Top 10 Sean Bean Deaths

Script written by Alex Crilly-Mckean. As an actor you’re expected to play dead once in a while; Sean Bean has made a career out of it. In this video, WatchMojo.com counts down our picks for the top 10 Sean Bean deaths. For this list, we’ve taken the most brutal and creative ways Sean Bean’s characters have died in film or on TV, and have mashed them all together for you! Please enjoy the bloodbath! But do be warned, there are definite spoilers ahead, so SPOILER ALERT. Special thanks to our users Ankay Ambitious, Shannon Hammond, roaddoGGaliG, thomasposenauer, Jodela, Glenn Collins, DracoMagicScot, Bart Riley, Andrew A. Dennison, Priscilla Torres and Allison Kraus for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by Alex Crilly-Mckean.

Top 10 Sean Bean Deaths


As an actor you’re expected to play dead once in a while; Sean Bean has made a career out of it. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 Sean Bean deaths.

For this list, we’ve taken the most brutal and creative ways Sean Bean’s characters have died in film or on TV, and have mashed them all together for you! Please enjoy the bloodbath! But do be warned, there are definite spoilers ahead, so SPOILER ALERT.

#10: High Strung
“Henry VIII” (2003)

This historical drama shows what happens when you get in the way of a horny king who wants to chance state and church for his own benefit. Our man Mr. Bean plays lawyer-turned-rebellion leader Robert Aske, and needless to say, the Monarch isn’t exactly happy about him stirring up trouble in York… To the point where the King actually deceives him into implicating himself of treason so he can honor Mr. Aske with a sendoff appropriate of such a criminal. Way to hang in there, Sean.

#9: Buried Alive
“Don’t Say a Word” (2001)

The life of a professional thief can be rough, especially when your crew backstab you and takes a gem worth $10 million that you rightfully stole. Determined to get even, Sean Bean hunts down the daughter of the traitor in order to acquire the gem’s location, that’s lost somewhere in her memories. Unfortunately he forgot he was in a Michael Douglas movie, so he didn’t stand much of a chance. Hope you can hold your breath, Sean.

#8: The First of Many
“Caravaggio” (1986)

This is it folks, the first film where Sean Bean died. And it wasn’t a pretty one either. In a film that follows the life of a gifted young painter Caravaggio, who enjoyed the pleasures of men and women alike, Bean played one of two lovers caught in a bizarre love triangle with the artist. After jealousy caused him to murder his girlfriend, who happened to be Caravaggio’s other lover, he gets quite the response. Ain’t love a bitch?

#7: Do Not Mess with Harrison Ford
“Patriot Games” (1992)

Talk about overkill. As the leader of an Irish terrorist group, Sean Bean spends this movie gunning after Harrison Ford for killing his older brother during a kidnapping attempt gone wrong. A memorable and vengeful villain, he unfortunately forgot that screwing around with Harrison Ford will ultimately lead to a very painful if not very awesome death. Cue the anchor. And cue the explosion.

#6: Treading Upon His Dreams
“Equilibrium” (2002)

Definitely not one to laugh at, this is one of the more emotional deaths that Bean has portrayed. In a world where emotion and expression are outlawed, Bean and his partner, played by Christian Bale, are enforcement officers that execute “sense offenders,” those citizens who oppose the law and live outside of it. After succumbing to emotion and thus sealing his fate, Bean quotes Yeats’ poetry before being executed by his partner.

#5: For England, James?
“GoldenEye” (1995)

Now this is how you hold a grudge. As Alec Trevelyan, Bean portrayed one of Bond’s greatest friends and greatest enemies. A former member of MI6, he fakes his death and establishes a crime syndicate, with plans to use the satellite GoldenEye to destroy England’s economy – all in the name of revenge. He almost succeeds, too, until his plans come crashing down on him. Literally.

#4: Giddy Up
“Black Death” (2010)

Now this is just painful to watch. As a member of a group of knights on a quest to find a necromancer in a land that is ravaged by the Plague, Bean is captured by villagers who’ve renounced god. Refusing to give up their faith in a higher power, the knights are put to death, lucky old Sean included. It’s not a clean death either; he’s tied between two horses who gallop in opposite directions. The result is messy, but fortunately his death offers one last “screw you” to his enemies by giving them all the Black Death.

#3: Holy Cows
“The Field” (1990)

This is quite possibly and quite accidentally the funniest death scene out there. As a young Irish farmer struggling to help his mentally deteriorating father, Bean rushes to his dad’s aid during one of his episodes, but ends up running straight into a stampeding herd of cows. What follows is one of the most bizarre yet amazing ways for a character to die we’ve ever seen. Those poor cows.

#2: Bring Me His Head
“Game of Thrones” (2011)

Being the good guy can only get you so far. As Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark, Sean Bean played the honorable Lord of Winterfell who risked his family and himself to aid his King in a kingdom that was tearing himself apart. Sadly, his honor ensures his downfall when he gives the wicked queen regent Cersei and her vile offspring Joffrey a way out before he exposes them. This ends with him up on the chopping block with no way out. Should’ve played the game, Ned.

Before we unveil the number one way Sean Bean has bitten the dust, here are few blood-soaked honorable mentions:
- Requiem for a Bean
“War Requiem” (1989)
- Hook, Line & Sinker
“The Island” (2005)
- Two Faces, Too Frozen
“Far North” (2007)

#1: My Brother, My Captain, My King
“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001)

One of the most memorable deaths ever put to film; there is no doubt that Sean Bean’s portrayal of Boromir of Gondor was heartbreaking when it came to his demise. In order to redeem himself after losing his will to the One Ring, Boromir fends off as many Uru-Khai as possible to save the lives of Merry and Pippin. After sustaining several arrow wounds at the hands of the Uru-Khai leader, Boromir dies in the arms of Aragorn, at peace knowing his kingdom finally has a king.

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