Sean Bean has lost count on how many times he has died in front of the camera. The former Game of Thrones star, whose characters have died about 25 times throughout his 33 year career, has even inspired a website- dontkillseanbean.com.
Surprisingly, Sean Bean is not the leader when it comes to dying on screen. He is fourth on the list behind John Hurt, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price.
Speaking to Radio Times, Bean admitted to being aware of the various montages & memes of his characters’ deaths on the Internet and he doesn’t take them “to heart”:
“I have died quite a few times to be fair. I’ve seen that reel of clips – it sounds a bit macabre, but I watched that back, and I’d forgotten some of the scenes I’d died in. For some reason, the parts I play, like Boromir or Ned Stark, have a life online long afterwards. I keep seeing, what do you call them – memes? ‘One does not simply ask for a drink’ instead of ‘One does not simply walk into Mordor’ – that sort of thing. They’ll probably be my unintended legacy.”