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Hiroyuki Sanada

1960 - Today

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Hiroyuki Sanada (真田 広之, Sanada Hiroyuki, 12 October 1960) is a Japanese actor and martial artist. He is best known to international audiences for his roles as Genbu in Ninja in the Dragon's Den (1982), Ryuji Takayama in Ring (1998), Seibei Iguchi in The Twilight Samurai (2002), Ujio in The Last Samurai (2003), Kenji in Rush Hour 3 (2007), and Scorpion in Mortal Kombat (2021). His role as 'The Fool' in the Shakespeare play King Lear also gave him notable theatrical notice in the United Kingdom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hiroyuki Sanada has received more than 5,435,863 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Hiroyuki Sanada is the 810th most popular actor (up from 1,142nd in 2019), the 250th most popular biography from Japan (up from 483rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular Japanese Actor.

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  • 5.4M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.47

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 33

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.51

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.85

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among ACTORS

Among actors, Hiroyuki Sanada ranks 810 out of 9,996Before him are Richard Schiff, Cybill Shepherd, Martin Balsam, George Takei, Nathalie Baye, and Patrick McGoohan. After him are Charles Chaplin Jr., Lloyd Bridges, Denholm Elliott, Bekim Fehmiu, Yoshiko Yamaguchi, and Virginia Cherrill.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1960, Hiroyuki Sanada ranks 42Before him are Sarah Brightman, David Duchovny, Nena, Stanley Tucci, Barham Salih, and Hassan Nasrallah. After him are Richard Ramirez, Reed Hastings, John F. Kennedy Jr., Kim Wilde, Jennifer Grey, and Anne Parillaud.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Hiroyuki Sanada ranks 250 out of 6,048Before him are Emperor Go-Mizunoo (1596), Prince Yasuhiko Asaka (1887), Emperor Go-Kashiwabara (1464), Amakusa Shirō (1621), Masaru Ibuka (1908), and Hōjō Tokimune (1251). After him are Yozo Aoki (1929), Tamon Yamaguchi (1892), Emperor Sutoku (1119), Tsuguharu Foujita (1886), Emperor Shōmu (701), and Emperor Ingyō (376).

Among ACTORS In Japan

Among actors born in Japan, Hiroyuki Sanada ranks 7Before him are Olivia de Havilland (1916), Joan Fontaine (1917), Liv Ullmann (1938), Sonny Chiba (1939), Ken Watanabe (1959), and Takashi Shimura (1905). After him are Setsuko Hara (1920), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (1950), Tatsuya Nakadai (1932), Masako Nozawa (1936), Ken Takakura (1931), and Hibari Misora (1937).

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