Friday, 23 December 2011

Pure Talent -Sean Bean

Sean Bean

Although being in the business for quite a long time,Sean Bean is receiving more attention nowadays.Of course he starred in  the Lord of the Rings as  Boromir,but its now he is being seen as a lead that could carry a film.To be frank ,Sean Bean is probably the most underrated actor of the decade.He didn't give any Oscar worthy performance  throughout his career but no one can deny that the man cant act.So I would like to focus on two projects which utilises his capability to the maximum

The  historical horror Black Death was one of the film that surprised me of its quality.I was expecting a  bad film,but it turns out to be one of my favourite.Sean Bean played the knight Ulric who was commanded to capture the necromancer played by the radiant Carice Van Houten that could bring the dead back to alive.He played this knight  who never renounce  his faith no matter what and a knight with a golden heart.His performance was one of the reason why the film never feels boring.

Then we have the HBO Games of Thrones where Sean Bean plays another honourable Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell.Besides Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke ,it was Sean Bean most praises are directed to.His performance in the both the episode 'The Pointy End' and the 'Baelor' received critical acclaimed.Lord Eddard  execution  scene was one of the jaw dropping scene for those who haven't read the novels.They killed the main character!I loved the scenes in the dungeon where he was confronted by the eunuch.His performance definitely needs an Emmy nomination.

Why do you think Sean bean is underrated?I believe he had fallen in to the stereotypical roles.He had been playing lots of costume and knight/lord roles.It would  be great to see him in Albert Brook's role in Drive or even Woody Harrelson's role in Rampart.

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